Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.86
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Villanova University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:

In September 2014, we launched the Nova Bike Share. Students (undergraduate and graduate) can rent a bike for a semester or year free of charge. There are currently 50 bikes in the program. Students who participate in the program receive a bike, lock, maintenance and winter storage. The program continues to be very popular among students, selling out within hours of registration opening.
Bikes for the program come from Devereux's bike shop, where unwanted bikes are dropped off and fixed up for reuse. Devereux works with adults with intellectual disabilities to teach them work skills they can use to help support themselves, such as bike maintenance.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Villanova has partnered with Zip-Car car-sharing program to make vehicles available for all students and employees as well as community members. Villanova community members also receive a discount on the program costs.


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

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Many of our large parking areas have designated parking for fuel efficient vehicles, marked by signage and spot painting.


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:

Yes, Villanova has 9 dual plug level 2 chargepoint charging stations on campus, three in each of our largest parking garages. They are made available for all of our community members.


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:

Villanova does not currently have a program in place to reward the purchase of a regional home by employees.


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:

Villanova supports a program in which villanova employees can use pre-tax dollars to pay for public transportation costs.


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