|Submission Date||March 3, 2017|
Washington and Lee University
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation
|2.00 / 2.00||
Student Programs & Recreation Director
Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
W&L does not have any defined indoor bike storage, but we do have areas where bikes may be stored inside. We also have adequate outdoor storage facilities, shower facilities and lockers for bicycle commuters in at least one building.
Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
Covered parking/storage is available outside the residence halls.
Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
The Blue Bike program allows W&L students, faculty and staff to "check out" bikes from a central location at the main campus library. Bikes can be checked out for just a trip across campus or for a long term loan. All bikes come with a lock and helmet to increase user-friendliness for the new or 'occasional only' bike rider. This program has expanded from a small donor-inspired initiative to a widely used, high visibility program and has greatly increased biking on campus.
Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
A brief description of the mass transit programs:
W&L has an arrangement with Maury Express operated by Radar Transit to provide free passes for students.
Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:
The Traveller Dispatch service provides rides on request within a five mile radius of campus seven days a week from 10PM-2AM.
Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
The University provides a fixed route shuttle service, used primarily for student transit to off campus social engagements, WED/FRI/SAT from 10PM-2AM. The fleet of four 28 passenger vans provides a total approximately 2,000 student rides a week.
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?:
A brief description of the car sharing program:
Three cars are available on campus for students to check-out so they can attend service learning opportunities.
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:
One station is located in the parking lot that serves student housing as well as a popular student center. Its is adjacent to a designated EV priority parking spot.
Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
A brief description of the telecommuting program:
The University has a Work/Life program that facilitates non-traditional arrangements, such as telecommuting and flexible schedules, based on the needs of the individuals and departments involved.
Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
A brief description of the condensed work week option:
The condensed work week is a standard option for employees who wish to pursue it, as their specific responsibilities allow. It is most popular during the summer months when employees choose to work longer, but fewer days during the week.
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 offers a mortgage benefit through which employees may secure a mortgage with an exceptionally low interest rate through the University, rather than a bank. This puts homes within the immediate area of the institution, a typically higher priced area the more, within range of a larger group of employees. the University Wellness program also incentivizes physical activity through reduced insurance premiums, encouraging those within walking distance of campus to commute on their feet (or bikes).
Does the institution employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
There is preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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