Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
OP-T2-27: Facilities for Bicyclists

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Deborah Freed
Alternative Transportation Manager
Transportation and Campus Services
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Does the institution have indoor and secure bike storage, shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters in at least one building?:

A brief description of the facilities:

Both gyms on campus have shower facilities that are available to all bicyclists on campus, as well as lockers. Some additional buildings have shower facilities for employees.

The Alternative Transportation Center opened in fall 2013 and serves to better meet the needs of campus commuters by offering an array of information and services – including multi-modal route maps, transportation brochures, tools for self-service bike repair, and one-on-one bicycle maintenance lessons at the Hokie Bike Hub, housed within the center. The Alternative Transportation Center promotes and encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation to get to, from, and around campus. Its lobby hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and is staffed by the Alternative Transportation Assistant.

In 2013 Virginia Tech installed its first ever fix-it bike stations across campus. The fix-it stations, conveniently located in several highly trafficked areas on campus, include all the tools needed to perform basic bike maintenance. The stations are currently located near the main entrances of the Squires/ Graduate Life Center Plaza, Dietrick Hall, and Randolph Hall.

The local NBC TV affilitate WSLS featured the newly installed Fix-It Stations:

The local CBS TV affiliate WDBJ featured the newly installed Fix-It Stations:

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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