Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.13
Liaison Micah Kenfield
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Vassar College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Micah Kenfield
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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 Security Department has a fleet of about 40 bicycles that are loaned out to students on a annual basis.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Zipcars have been available on campus since Fall, 2010


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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Yes, we have designated parking for 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:

Vassar currently offers 6 Level 2 charging stations at two separate locations


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

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

Vassar offers 110 rental units and 68 lease-hold houses for faculty use. All these units are within 5 miles of campus. There are incentives of favorable pricing for faculty to live in these units.


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:

As part of our employee health and wellness program, National Bike to work Week was publicized on campus, and included 3 short talks on bike-to-work tips. Employees who logged their alternative transportation commutes were eligible to win a Vassar Sustainability water bottles.


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