Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.39
Liaison Amy Knisley
Submission Date Aug. 24, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Warren Wilson College
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.13 / 2.00 Alison Climo
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Institutional Effectiveness
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

The gym is available for showers but there is no institutional bike storage area.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Some dorms have indoor bike storage as well as outdoor bike parking and storage.


Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:
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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:

Our Community Bike Program has shifted over the past 10 years to a Community Bike Shop. The Bike shop builds bikes out of recycled parts to provide to students for free, and it repairs student owned bikes only charging wholesale parts costs. We found that most students have there own bike and, therefore, the best service is a bike shop that can keep the bikes rolling on down the road.


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the mass transit program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

The College subsidizes Asheville City transit for all students, staff and faculty so that they can ride for free. The bus services campus 6 days/week from 8 am till as late at 2:00 am on weekend nights.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the GRT program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

The College has partnered with 2 other local universities, UNC Asheville and Mars Hill, and contracted with ZimRide to provide students, staff and faculty an on-line carpool/ride share matching program.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program, such as a commercial car-sharing program, one administered by the institution, or one administered by a regional organization?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

We are an experiential education institution where all staff are engaged with students. Hence, telecommuting would not work.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week program:
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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:

Approximately 35% of employees live on campus in College-owned rentals or staff owned houses. Rentals are provided at below market rates and staff owned homes are sold at a discount (the land is sold for only $1).


Does the institution have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:

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