Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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University of the Pacific
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 2.00 Jessica Bilecki
Sustainability Director
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
Pacific has increased its amount of outdoor bike racks and staff have access to shower facilities in the Main Gym.

Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
Through our Pacific Recreation Center students can share bikes for their personal use.

Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:

Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:

A brief description of the mass transit program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):
Mass transit passes may be purchased pre-tax using Pacific's transportation managment accounts.

Campus shuttles are available for students to travel across campus and in town in the evening, rather than using personal vehicles.

Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:

A brief description of the GRT program:
We have a guaranteed ride home program and we are registered. This is in the case of an emergency, the employee would receive a voucher for a taxi or rental car.

Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
San Joaquin County Commute Connection has a database of over 8,000 commuters who are interested in sharing the ride to work, currently 250 staff and faculty are registered.

Pacific offers preferred (A) parking for those who have energy efficient cars and vanpools. Pacific currently has approximately 25 carpool designated spaces.

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program, such as a commercial car-sharing program, one administered by the institution, or one administered by a regional organization?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:
In January 2012, Pacific kicked off a partnership with Zipcar. The Zipcar program at Pacific has two vehicles available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students, faculty, and staff ages 18 and older.

Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
Effective as of 1/1/2016 Pacific now has two new policies at the University known as Pacific Flex. We have new Flexible Work Arrangements as well as an updated Telecommuting Policy.

More information can be found here: http://www.pacific.edu/About-Pacific/AdministrationOffices/Business-and-Finance-Division/Human-Resources/Pacific-Flex.html

Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:

A brief description of the condensed work week program:
While not a global program, individual work groups and departments do have condensed work weeks. Many OIT staff, for example, have condensed work weeks.

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

Does the institution have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
* Physical plant uses mainly electric and solar carts for their transportation.

* Pacific offers a student shuttle service on campus for any student who needs a ride across campus.

*We participate in Bike and Walk to Work Week in May of each year. The past couple of years we have had our bike smoothie machine to draw in the crowds. It is a great way to get a little exercise, laugh and make and drink a delicious healthy snack full of vitamins and minerals. It has been a really crowd pleaser and our Bike and Walk to work week has been getting more and more participation each year. We also have avid bike riders on campus and they really appreciate this event.

* We participate in Rideshare week in October. We have more and more participants in this program each year that we bring new and exciting awareness to how efficient and effective ridesharing can be. Employees love the money savings as well.

*We have great marketing on our current webpage on the University website on Commuting to work: http://www.pacific.edu/About-Pacific/AdministrationOffices/Business-and-Finance-Division/Human-Resources/University-Benefits/Work-Life-Balance/Commuting-to-Work.html

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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