Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Debra Shepard
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Wentworth Institute of Technology
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Debra Shepard
Sustainability Consultant
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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:

Through its affiliation with the Colleges of the Fenway, Wentworth participates in the "Blue Bikes" city-wide bicycle sharing program. Wentworth sponsors a Blue Bikes station in front of the Apartments at 525 Huntington Ave. residence hall.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Through the Colleges of the Fenway and MASCO CommuteWorks, Wentworth employees and students can join Zipcar at a discounted rate, and Zipcars are located within walking distance of the main campus.


Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
No

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:
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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 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:
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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:

Wentworth's comprehensive commuter programs are managed by the department of Student Engagement (https://wit.edu/student-life/commuters) and through Human Resources (via the MASCO Commuteworks program: http://www.masco.org/directions/commuteworks) for faculty and staff.

A centrally-located secure bike shelter is available on campus, and shower facilities are also available. Wentworth also offers discounted MBTA passes and preferred parking for carpool vehicles. Events and campaigns to promote alternative commuting include periodic bicycle tune-ups on campus, bike-to-work week, bike safety training, commuter challenges/raffles, emergency ride home, and RideAmigos to find the best commuting routes and carpool matches (https://gomasscommute.com/#/pages/masco).

As shown in the commute modal splits, the majority of the campus community travels to/from campus using sustainable modes.


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