Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.46
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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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:

West Chester University initiated a bikeshare program in August of 2016 with a contract with Zagster for 15 bikeshare bicycles and three docking stations located on North Campus, South Campus, and East Campus. See http://bike.zagster.com/wcupa/ for more information. Current contract valid through August 2020.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Two zipcar car share vehicles are located on WCU's North campus. For more information, see http://www.zipcar.com/universities/west-chester-university.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Two Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations are located within the Sharpless Street Parking Structure.


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:

West Chester University initiated, in the Spring of 2019, a new free shuttle route for WCU students and employees. The Uptown Loop connects north campus to major apartment and condominium complexes and employment and retail centers (such as the Chester County Hospital and the Bradford Plaza Shopping Center) in West Chester Borough. WCU also has designated 17 preferred parking spots on campus for Rideshare Parking (two or more parking permits must be displayed, confirming that staff and / or students have carpooled). And WCU contracts with RideAmigos to offer commute management opportunities to employees and students, facilitating the creation of carpools and informing our community of shared and non-motorized modes of transportation.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Most of these programs managed by the Office of Sustainability, which provided text for responses (Bradley Flamm, Director, bflamm@wcupa.edu).

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