Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.47
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Vermont
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Abby Bleything
Sustainable Transportation Coordinator
UVM Transportation & Parking 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:

UVM launched our regional bikeshare program in April 2018 with 105 bikes across 17 hubs. The bikeshare membership is heavily discounted for our campus community, costing 50% the cost of the public membership, made possible through subsidies provided by UVM’s Clean Energy Fund.

Campus Bike Rentals
Our students maintain a fleet of used bicycles available for semester rentals. They are affordable and reliable for commuting across campus.

Bike Maintenance
TPS and UVM Bikes operate a bicycle repair shop (The BEC) to help you learn how to keep your wheels rolling. Stop by with any of your bicycle needs. Students or staff will be there to assist.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

UVM helped launch CarShare Vermont in 2006 and has subsidized a car sharing program on campus ever since.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

the EV (electrical vehicles) charging stations are in preferential parking locations and open to only those driving electric vehicles


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

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

UVM has installed 4 dual-port Level 2 stations on campus, with an additional 3 Level 2 dual-port station being installed in Fall 2019, for a total of 7 stations and 14 Level-two ports. In addition, UVM has two Level 1 single-port workplace chargers


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:

N/A


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:

In December of 2016, UVM’s Parking and Transportation Services hired a Sustainable Transportation Coordinator to oversee all programs related to reducing single occupancy vehicle use and improving fleet efficiencies. UVM provides free regional bus passes to employees and students, offers a low-cost bike leasing program through our on-campus bike co-op, offers a walk/bike rewards program and guaranteed ride home program through our area TMA, offers reduced-cost parking passes for carpoolers, provides free occasional use parking passes to those who commit to arriving on campus without a car. All students living within 0.5 miles from campus are not eligible for a parking permit and first year students are not allowed to bring cars to campus.


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