Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.79
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Kentucky University
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Dennis Cain
Transportation Analyst
Parking and Transportation Services
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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:

VeoRide provided bike share services to the campus community in 2019.


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

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Enterprise provided Car-Share services on campus in 2019.
https://www.wku.edu/transportation/2017updates/2018-2019_carless_program.php


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:

There are currently 3 EV charging stations on campus. Two are for public use and are located in the LEEDS certified garage.


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:

1. WKU Topper Transit provides convenient, FREE transportation to all visitors, students, faculty, staff, etc., on campus, to and from nearby apartment complexes, and to and from nearby commercial areas.

2. Parking and Transportation developed a "Car-Less" program to provide incentives for campus residents to leave their vehicles at home during the Fall Semester.

3. Recognizing the increasing demands and necessary balancing between employees'personal lives and the workplace, alternative work arrangements may assist a unit/department in recruiting and retaining of employees and in maximizing employee potential. Employees may benefit from alternative arrangements through more concentrated time off, a decrease in the number of commute days and by working a schedule that allows for increased productivity because of work flow changes. In seeking to make workplace expectations and employee needs as compatible as possible, supervisors/department heads are permitted to consider and approve alternative work arrangements when requested by employees and when unit/ departmental needs can accommodate such. Supervisors/department heads are
accountable for ensuring continued efficient operations. A compressed workweek refers to a workweek (totaling 37.5 hours) that is condensed into fewer than five (5) days. Under this arrangement, employees may work longer days for part of a given week in exchange for shorter days or days off during the remainder of the week.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data provided by WKU Parking and Transportation Services.

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