Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.93
Liaison Kaatje Kraft
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Whatcom Community College
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Blanche Bybee
Science Lab Supervisor
Science
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

We have a bike room for changing clothes, repairing bikes, and showering.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

We have two covered bicycle racks both with pumps provided for bicyclists to use. In addition we have additional uncovered bicycle parking within 50ft. of the non-residential buildings not served by the covered parking. We do not have residence halls on our campus.


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?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:
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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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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 programs:

Through a partnership with our local transit authority we offer a discounted bus pass program to all of our employees (faculty & staff, full and part-time). Employees can get a quarterly bus pass at 25% off the regular price.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

A GRT program is available through our institution's partnership with Smart Trips, our county commuter trip reduction (CTR) agency. Employees who log their alternative trips through Smart Trips can utilize the GRT program if a need arises. A taxi will be provided for them and paid for by Smart Trips.


Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:
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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 that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

During the summer months the institution closes on Friday afternoons to save energy. Classes are not offered on Fridays and employees are offered the opportunity to adjust their work schedules to work four ten-hour days or four nine-hour days and a four hour day on Fridays.


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 employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
No

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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