|Submission Date||March 4, 2021|
University of Virginia
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation
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Parking and Transportation
Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
UVA and the City of Charlottesville partnered with the micromobility provider Veo in Jan 2020 to launch a micromobility share program on campus and in the City. The program provides rentable, electric bikes and scooters. During 2020, 1,155 unique riders rented e-bikes for 2,304 trips covering 1,661 miles.
Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
UVA partnered with the car sharing company Zipcar in 2009 and they have maintained a presence on campus until the service was temporarily suspended in Jul 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just prior to Covid, Zipcar was averaging 176 rides/month with an average of 93 unique drivers/month. We anticipate Zipcar returning to campus during the Summer or Fall 2021.
Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient 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?:
A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
The Darden Garage has three Level 2 chargers and the Central Grounds Garage has one Level 2 and one Level 3 chargers.
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:
The University Transit System (UTS) serves UVA's main campus and hospital as well as several surrounding neighborhoods and is free to ride for all UVA employees. Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) connects those living in the Greater Charlottesville Area to UVA and UVA subsidizes 100% of the fare for all employees. About 1/3 of all UVA employees live within the UTS and CAT service area.
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?:
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:
UVA offers the CavPool program which incentives commuters to carpool and vanpool. The program currently offers free or discounted permits based on commute vehicle occupancy, occasional parking permits for when car/vanpoolers have to drive themselves, five guaranteed rides home, and a $500/month subsidy for vanpools.
JAUNT, the regional transit provider, offers fixed shuttle services to and from several outlying communities ranging from 10-50 miles. UVA subsidizes 100% of the fare for employees.
Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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