Transportation

Introduction

Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants that contribute to health problems such as heart and respiratory diseases and cancer. Due to disproportionate exposure, these health impacts are frequently more pronounced in low-income communities next to major transportation corridors. In addition, the extraction, production, and global distribution of fuels for transportation can damage environmentally and/or culturally significant ecosystems and may financially benefit hostile and/or oppressive governments. Institutions can positively impact human and ecological health and support local economies by modeling sustainable transportation systems.

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Green Bikes at UNC Greensboro

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Learn how a public-private partnership resulted in the first free-flow dockless bike share system in North America. Presentation will highlight the planning process, program launch, and ongoing operations at the ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Infusing a culture of active living via the five E's of bicycling

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

Bike Spearfish! is a unique collaboration between Black Hills State University (BHSU) and Hills Horizon (a local non-profit) designed to infuse a culture of active living via advancing bicycle transportation ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Nudging commuters, big data and bold partnerships: A research-based approach to impacting commuter mode choice at MIT

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Researchers at MIT's Transit Lab, alongside MIT's operational decision-makers, have been examining commuter patterns at MIT for years. They helped launch a pilot collaboration between MIT and the ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainable Collaboration: Solving the Commuter Crisis

  • University of Houston (TX)

Minimizing the number of vehicles traveling to and parking on campus, while also reducing Houston's carbon footprint and improving the region's air quality is a critical goal of ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Gompei's Gears: Implementing and Sustaining a Free Campus Bike-sharing Program

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

Even with hilly terrain and long winters, bicycling is popular in Worcester, Massachusetts, and in particular among the many college students. At WPI in 2014 a student group researched transportation ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainable Transportation Programs: Nationwide Trends & Practical Case Studies

  • American University (DC)
  • University of Arkansas (AR)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • Sightlines (CT)

Emissions created by commuting-related activities are a major component of many institution's greenhouse gas inventories. Yet, these emissions sources are notoriously difficult to mitigate. There are a number of ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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U Drive Electric

  • University of Utah (UT)

Campus Commute

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)

The Campus Commute shuttle system offers faculty, staff, students, and the general public value for their work-related travel between the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses.

There are five key benefits ...


Université Laval, a bicycle friendly campus

  • Universite Laval (QC)

In May 2016, Université Laval earned Gold in the first round of certification for Vélo Québec, a bicycle certification program inspired by Bicycle Friendly America that encourages communities and organizations ...


Bike to Breakfast at Utah State University

  • Utah State University (UT)

USU bikes to breakfast to celebrate the beginning and end of the National Bike Challenge. USU celebrated its 5th year and 4th win in the National Bike Challenge.


Moving the Needle on Commute Mode through Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of South Florida (FL)
  • AASHE (PA)

Offering sustainable transportation options to students and staff is the easy part. What more can you do to foster improvements in sustainable commute mode share? Transportation demand management (TDM) professionals ...

  • Posted June 30, 2017
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UCI celebrates Bike Month

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

GVSU Bike Safety Course for National Bike Month

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • League of American Bicyclists (DC)

This lunch and learn serves as a 45 minute introduction to safe and knowledgeable bicycling. The discussion is led by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists (LCIs) and ...


University of California, Irvine's Pump2Plug Electric Vehicle Adoption Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The UCI Pump2Plug Electric Vehicle (EV) Adoption Program is widely recognized as the first university incentive programs for EV adoption through the replacement of gas-powered vehicles with electric vehicles. With ...


COAST – a groundbreaking alternative transportation program at the University of Houston

  • University of Houston (TX)

COAST- Coogs on Alternative Sustainable Transportation, a new alternative transportation incentive program developed by the University of Houston’s Parking and Transportation Services department, is revolutionizing the way people commute ...


Applying a transportation rating system to advance sustainability evaluation, planning and partnership

  • James Madison University (VA)

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a pilot application of the Sustainable Transportation Analysis & Rating System (STARS), and highlight how a sustainability rating system can be ...


Emerson's Sustainability Coordinator biking to work

  • Emerson College (MA)

Bike2Campus Week at Loyola University Chicago

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Developing a Bike-Share Program for Salinas and CSUMB

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

Our goal for this semester in Sustainable City Year Program was to research and understand the intricacies of pre- and post bike-share implementations in both downtown and urban areas, as ...


Promoting Sustainable Transportation with Campus Car Policies and Public Outreach

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

In fall of 2016 at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), the Environmental Studies undergraduate program began offering its first group-based capstone course that was based on its first Projects ...


A Bike Ride with the Chancellor

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

A much anticipated fixture in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Earth Week festivities is the annual bike ride with the Chancellor, organized by student organization BikeFaceUIUC. More than 30 students ...


Ryerson Earth Day Fair

  • Ryerson University (ON)

At Ryerson's Earth Day fair, students and staff were invited to get outdoors and participate in some fun activities including pollinators, cycling, seeds and more!

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Concordia University - 2017 Earth Day

  • Concordia University (QC)
  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Recycle Bikes

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

Attendees to this presentation will learn: 1. Who key stakeholders are on campus 2. How to set up the program 3. Where to find bikes 4. How to attract students ...

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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Carbon Tax

  • Whitman College (WA)

The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Sustainability Committee passed a self-imposed carbon tax on February 7, 2016. The tax is designed to raise money for the Green Fund, a ...

  • Posted March 13, 2017
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Greening transportation and parking at University of Coimbra

Purpose

This paper aims to explore the potential contribution of integrated traffic and parking management strategies to ensure more rational use of available parking spaces and to reduce fuel consumption ...

  • Posted Jan. 18, 2017
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Sustainability at Central Oregon Community College

  • Central Oregon Community College (OR)

The paper of "Sustainable Development at Central Oregon Community College" was written to influence board members, faculty, and students who were enrolled or employed at the college to consider small ...


The Physical and Behavioral Impacts of Campus Transportation Amenities

  • University of Georgia (GA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • Nelson/Nygaard (CA)

This panel discussion explores the kind of transportation services that best meet students' transportation needs. Their expectations around transportation are being shaped by what they experience on their campuses and ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Campus Cycling: Beyond the Kiosk

  • Florida State University (FL)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Campus Cycling: Beyond the Kiosk' is an exploration of current best practices among leaders in campus cycling programming that will present alternatives to the popular, but resource intensive, kiosk bike ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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From Wisconsin to Utah: Utilizing Deep Engagement and Adaptive Management Strategies for Changing the Driving Culture

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • Utah State University (UT)

Deep institutional changes in transportation takes a new way of doing things, innovative partnerships throughout the community, and planning that follows through with action. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Utah ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Smart Parking: How EV Charging can reduce transportation emissions

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)
  • ICF International (VA)

Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging on campuses provide a service to employees and students, signal environmental leadership, deliver educational and research opportunities, and play an important role in achieving GHG ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Car sharing on Campuses: What We've Learned

  • Zipcar (MA)

Car sharing, once the domain of only big urban cities is now a fixture on college campuses across the country. It's a great fit for dollar-conscious students that don ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Bike Rentals, Education and Outreach: Creating student-led jobs, leadership positions, and access at a commuter college.

  • Portland Community College (OR)

The Bike Program funded 100% by student activity fees was launched in January 12, 2012 to increase access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable transportation at the PCC Cascade Campus. Through ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Oregon State University's Implementation of the Saferide App

  • DoubleMap, Inc. (IN)

SafeRide began serving Oregon State University's students in 1989 as a sexual assault prevention service by women, for women. SafeRide has grown immensely to meet OSU students' continuing demands ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Driving Change: A survey of how institutions are addressing commuting and business travel.

  • Mohawk College (ON)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)

Transportation is often perceived by higher education institutions as an area that is out of their control and therefore difficult to impact change - yet at most schools greenhouse gas emissions ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Developing a Customizable Offset Program for Off Campus Travel

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

During the spring semester of 2016, The Office of Sustainability at Appalachian State University capitalized on the growing momentum of a voluntary Carbon Neutral Commuter offset program by expanding beyond ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Cold is no Excuse! Campus Sustainability in Cold Climates

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

Western State Colorado University is committed to sustainability throughout campus. WSCU is situated in Gunnison, CO., a unique valley that experiences extremely cold temperatures. Sub-zero temperatures are not uncommon on ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Apples to Apples: Standard Measures Yield the Benefits of Benchmarking

  • T2Systems (IN)

Big data isn't the wave of the future-it's the reality of the present. And benchmarking connects the dots to turn the abundance of data a parking organization produces ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Mapping Bicycle Racks and Usage with ArcGIS: Connecting College and Community Initiatives

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

SUNY Geneseo and the Town of Geneseo are collaborating to encourage sustainable cycling in and around Geneseo. This project is aimed at gathering preliminary information to improve the cycling experience ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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[email protected]: A Sustainable Wellness Program

  • Nazareth College (NY)

[email protected]az is one of the best Bike Share programs in the country. With over 60 bicycles, we also have one of the largest programs. [email protected] was founded on ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Transportation: How to Get 25% of Points Required for STARS Bronze

  • WELLS + Associates (VA)

Six out of twenty-five points required for STARS Bronze can be achieved through Transportation (OP19-OP21). All you need to do is survey your students and employee to measure their Commute ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The impact of transportation demand management policies on commuting to college facilities: A case study at the University of Trieste, Italy

Universities, like other types of public and private institutions, when located in a city, have both positive and negative impacts on the area where they are situated. On the one ...

  • Posted Oct. 27, 2016
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Travel, transport and energy implications of university-related student travel: A case study approach

  • University College Dublin, National University of Ireland

This study highlighted significant cultural differences and complexity in travel behaviour associated with travel to university across the UK and Ireland. This paper examines university travel behaviours and the implications ...

  • Posted Oct. 27, 2016
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Proactive sustainable university transportation: Marginal effects, intrinsic values, and university students' mode choice

  • University of Queensland (Queensland)

In the United States, millions of university students drive alone to school. Therefore, decreasing driving alone and related car dependence among university students is as important as doing that among ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Non-motorized transport and university populations: an analysis of connectivity and network perceptions

  • University of Alabama (AL)

This research examines local bicycle and pedestrian networks in the vicinity of the University of Alabama campus to assess the utility of these networks for travel to the university by ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Travel behavior of university students who live on campus: A case study of a rural university in Asia

With their irregular class schedules and considerable freedom in the campus environment, university students are an example of a social group that tends to have complex and unique travel behavior ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Mode choice of university students commuting to school and the role of active travel

  • McMaster University (ON)

In recent years, interest in the travel behavior of students in institutions of higher education has grown. It has been noted that students tend to use a variety of transportation ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Invisible commuters: assessing a university’s eco-friendly transportation policies and commuting behaviours

  • Alabama State University (AL)
  • Tulane University (LA)
  • The University of New Mexico (NM)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

To assess the efficacy of a private university’s environmentally friendly transportation policies, we administered a transportation and energy-use phone survey to a random sample of faculty, non-professional staff, and ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Measuring the potential for bicycling and walking at a metropolitan commuter university

  • University of Michigan-Flint (MI)

An attitudinal survey was disseminated to faculty, staff, and students at a metropolitan commuter university with the objective to ascertain what travel demand management (TDM) strategies will increase bicycling and ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Using parking pricing as a travel demand management tool at a university campus: an example for Istanbul Technical University

This study investigates the potential effects of parking pricing on the private vehicle use of residents of the campuses of large compounds such as universities. For this purpose, a parking ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Benchmarking Data

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Transportation Partners

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