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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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

  • The 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 State 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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Bikes@Naz: A Sustainable Wellness Program

  • Nazareth College (NY)

Bikes@Naz is one of the best Bike Share programs in the country. With over 60 bicycles, we also have one of the largest programs. Bikes@Naz 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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The Paradox of Public Transport Peak Spreading: Universities and Travel Demand Management

  • University of Sydney

The characteristics which make public transport attractive and contribute to high public transport use by specific market segments create the paradox in which encouragement of peak spreading of public transport ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Commuting to college: The effectiveness and social efficiency of transportation demand management policies

Commuting is the single largest impact a University has on the environment and represents a noticeable share of urban traffic, when the University is located within a city. There is ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Factors associated with students' parking-pass purchase decisions: Evidence from an American University

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

The primary objective of this research is to provide an in-depth understanding about factors affecting university students' parking-pass purchase decisions by integrating concepts and variables developed in various disciplines. A ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Potential of Carpooling among Unfamiliar Users: Case of Undergraduate Students at Istanbul Technical University

This paper analyzes the passenger-carpooling potential among undergraduate students using a model for estimating choice based on combined revealed and stated preference data. The data are obtained from a survey ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Cycling promotion schemes and long-term behavioural change: A case study from the University of Sheffield

  • University of Leeds (West Yorkshire)

Cycling has a range of health, environmental and economic benefits compared with motorised forms of transport. There is a need to encourage more cycling, yet previous evaluations of cycling promotion ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Sustainable transport challenges in a suburban university: The case of the Autonomous University of Barcelona

This paper provides detailed accounts of the transport patterns at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), including its motivations, barriers and user preferences, and explores the main transport challenges faced ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Photos from Colorado State University

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Posted Sept. 23, 2016
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Loyola Chicago Transportation Images

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Columbia University Bike-Share Program

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Zagster (MA)

Columbia recognizes the many benefits of bicycle travel and is continuing its efforts towards growing bike culture as part of the University’s commitment to a healthy and sustainable Columbia ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Timber Frame Bike Shelter

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Renewable Energy & Ecological Design Major (REED) Adam Zais '16 building a Timber Frame bike shelter on campus.

  • Posted Sept. 12, 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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