Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.66
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Wells College
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
No

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:
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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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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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):

There is no public transit service available in the Aurora NY community.

The Wells college free shuttle service between Ithaca and the Aurora campus is open to faculty and staff commuters living in the Ithaca area.


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:

Wells College encourages the use of ridesharing using the Zimride Tompkins platform. We do not have parking fees or any way to provide preferential parking for carpoolers.


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:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

The College observes "summer hours" during the months of June through mid-August. The College goes onto a 4-day work week schedule with all offices closed on Friday.
In general, the summer schedule operates as below:
• Core business hours for the summer are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. All offices will remain open during core business hours for the summer or arrange adequate coverage during those hours.
• Employees work 8 or 9 hours per day depending on their regularly scheduled time (35 or 40 hours/week) for four days plus a 30-minute lunch break.


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:

Wells College provides housing as it is available for faculty and staff as a convenience to the College and its employees. Rents are set at a level which approximates market rental rates, as it is not the College's intention to subsidize housing or to incur taxable liability for its employees. It is generally expected that tenants will remain in College housing no longer than five (5) years. When available, housing will be offered
according to the following priority:
1. Administrative positions which, in the opinion of the President, require that the incumbent live in the Aurora area as a condition of employment.
2. Faculty:
a. Full-time faculty who are not currently in College housing. Priority will be based on academic rank, and within rank, on time in rank.
b. Faculty in College housing who desire new quarters. Priority to be determined as in
paragraph one (1) above. In case of ties, application date will be the determining factor.
3. Staff:
a. Full-time administrative staff who are not currently in College housing. Priority will be based on application date.
b. Administrative staff who are already in College housing who desire new quarters. Priority will be based on application date.
4. Retired faculty and staff requesting apartment housing.
5. All others. Priority for assignment determined by the Chief Operating Officer.


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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