Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.54
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Austin
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 1.00 Blanca Gamez
Assistant Director
Parking and Transportation Services
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

The Orange Bike Project is a program housed under Parking and Transportation Services Center at the university that provides students with more sustainable choices for transportation. They have volunteers, enthusiasm, and access to used bikes, tools, and a space in which to work. Through their program, students are able to “check out” a bike just as if they were checking out a library book and keep the bike for the entire semester. This allows many students to make their bike their primary mode of transportation. Further, the Orange Bike Program now offers a Daily Rental Program, where commuter style bikes can be rented on a short term basis for an economical fee.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

The University of Texas at Austin has built a long term relationship with Zipcar who is the official car share vendor for the campus community.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
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Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
Yes

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

"It is the policy of The University of Texas at Austin to permit telecommuting work arrangements when it is in the best interests of the University and when it will enhance the productivity of the employee. (Handbook of Operating Procedures)”

Human Resources supports the creation of flexible work weeks and condensed schedules per agreement between supervisor and employee by providing an interactive form to create a request for the flexible schedule, and tips for making the request. Many employees at UT use a flexible work arrangement.

Short term bicycle parking is provided within 50 ft of 97% of all occupied buildings on the main UT Austin campus. The Pickle Research Campus has a far lesser demand for bicycle parking and only 1% of buildings have short term bicycle parking. Long-term bicycle storage is available within 300ft of all residence halls in the form of long-term bicycle racks.

The UT Shuttle System is the largest university shuttle system in the country, with 14 routes and over 7.5 million passengers annually. The shuttle system provides an easy and cost effective way for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to access the UT campus. UT students, faculty, and staff may ride the shuttles at no charge with a valid UT photo ID.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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