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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Carbon footprint of science: More than flying

  • University of Leuven

Previous efforts to evaluate the climate change impact of researchers have focused mainly on transport related impact of conference attendance, and infrastructure. Because these represent only a part of the ...


Academic mobility in the Anthropocene era: a comparative study of university policy at three New Zealand institutions

  • University of Otago
  • University of Auckland

Anthropogenic climate change is a wicked problem, requiring fundamental behavioural and technological responses now, in the Anthropocene, a term denoting the current era of human dominance of biological, chemical and ...


Pedal-powered smoothies to celebrate Earth Day at Case Western Reserve University!

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

We borrowed a bike-powered blender (a Fender Blender) from our on-site gym and had a few of our Sustainability Ambassadors help students and visiting families make their own pedal-powered smoothies ...


College campuses are working to lessen parking pains

  • California State University, Long Beach (CA)
  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)
  • Santa Monica College (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Campuses are building new lots, but also promoting bike-sharing, subsidizing bus passes, joining forces with Uber to create car pools and looking at other alternatives to reduce pressure on campus ...


Smooth(ie) Pedal-Power at Southern Oregon University's Earth Week Transportation Options Grill-Out

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Southern Oregon University Bike Program and ECOS volunteers cheer on a student who's "crushing it" on the bike blender! ECOS- the Ecology and Sustainability Resource Center of SOU hosted ...

  • Posted April 27, 2016
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Flying along the supply chain: accounting for emissions from student air travel in the higher education sector

Higher education institutions (HEIs) can play a key role in facilitating the transition to a low carbon economy, where reporting greenhouse gas emissions is an important step in this process ...

  • Posted March 29, 2016
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Bicycle Friendly University Program

  • League of American Bicyclists (DC)

The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors. Specifically, it evaluates applicants’ efforts to ...


A New Course: How Innovative University Programs Are Reducing Driving on Campus and Creating New Models for Transportation Policy

Universities and colleges across the country are taking steps to encourage their communities, students, faculty and staff to decrease their reliance on personal vehicles. These efforts are working well – saving ...

  • Posted March 29, 2016
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List of Universities with Bicycle Sharing Programs

  • Indiana State University (IN)

Editable Google Doc containing a list of universities with bike sharing programs, including funding information, year started, and additional notes. Feel free to add your campus bicycle sharing program to ...


Conducting a Transportation Study at a Commuter School - Kwantlen Student Association

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (BC)

The Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) is a not for profit organization that operates independently of Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) administration. The KSA focuses on providing support for its members ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Least Car-Friendly - Commuter options for an urban campus

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

In 2011, US News and World Report published a story on the top 10 'Least Car Friendly' Universities in the nation. Loyola University Chicago has taken this as a badge ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Parking is Not Free: How Sustainable Transportation is Paying Off

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • Nelson/Nygaard (CA)

Sustainable campus transportation is not just a commitment or environmental goal, it is becoming a financial necessity that institutions large, small, rich, and poor are trying to implement smartly. Demand ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Bike Commuting Counts! Rewarding Bicycle Transportation with ZAP

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Dero Bike Rack Co. (MN)

Traffic congestion, obesity, and environmental conservation are receiving critical attention both nationwide and globally. North American institutions of higher education are at the forefront of efforts to understand and ameliorate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Step Away from the Car: Transforming Student Travel, One Haunted Bus and Hipster Bike Ride at a Time

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)
  • Alta Planning + Design (MN)

Southern Oregon University has gone all-in to help its students break their driving habits. No excuse is safe! Want to drive home midday for an afternoon siesta? No need – there ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Applying geographic information systems (GIS) and survey data to transportation demand management

  • Skyline College (CA)
  • University of San Francisco (CA)

In 2013, Skyline College launched a transportation initiative to improve access for students and employees and make travel to campus more efficient and equitable while reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicles ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Four years on Green Bikes in Alaska

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

Biking may not be an obvious choice for green transportation in the far north, but a student funded bike-loaner program at University of Alaska has demonstrated biking year round is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Bike sharing service at Kyoto University

  • Kyoto University

Bicycles are a laudable and sustainable form of transportation for universities in Japan but they also create some problems. An estimated 16,500 bicycles are currently used on campus at ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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NYU's Bike Share Program: From Student Grant to Reality

  • New York University (NY)

A case study on the implementation and operation of NYU's Bike Share program. How it became a University wide initiative from a Green Grant awarded to NYU students, which ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Taking it to the Streets: Butler University's Sunset Avenue Complete Street Reconstruction Project Case Study

  • Butler University (IN)
  • Williams Creek Consulting (IN)

Butler University's campus in Indianapolis, Indiana is located adjacent to the Indiana Central Canal and White River. The majority of Butler's stormwater discharges directly to these waterways and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Minting Gold; Creating a Gold-level Bicycle-Friendly University at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Nearly a third of greenhouse emissions are generated by the transportation sector. Oftentimes universities and colleges are one of the largest traffic generators in their communities. The cost of maintaining ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Redefining Campus Mobility

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)
  • University of Utah (UT)
  • West Virginia University (WV)

One common issue: How can a campus and its local community redefine mobility to be less reliant on automobile infrastructure such as parking and the single occupancy vehicle in a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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COBBikes: Concordia College’s Bike Share Program

  • Concordia College (NY)

This poster will provide information and data analysis about a bike share program recently launched at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. In the fall of 2014, 12 bikes were purchased ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Challenge Grants - Leveraging diverse funding sources to secure $100,000 for interdisciplinary projects at UK

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The Sustainability Challenge Grant program was designed to engage multidisciplinary teams from the University community in the creation and implementation of ideas that will promote sustainability by simultaneously advancing economic ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Internet2 pilot program case study: Innova EV Car Share

  • Innova EV (IL)

In this session, Innova UEV Founder, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer Roman Kuropas will chronicle the Internet2 competition that led to a pilot EV Car Share program at four leading ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Plug It In, Plug It In! Driving Electric Vehicle Charging on a College Campus

  • Macalester College (MN)

Electric vehicles, along with other alternative vehicles, are becoming increasingly common. Macalester College has Level 2 and Level 3 electric vehicle charging stations on its Saint Paul campus. Getting these ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Gamifying getting around

  • My Open Road (CA)

How to encourage the use of alternative transportation both on and off campus through social competition and reward incentives.

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Skidmore College - Campus and community transformation through sustainable transportation

  • Skidmore College (NY)

Our college's students, staff, faculty and the members of the greater community have worked together to establish sustainable transportation opportunities. Furthermore, these opportunities play an integral role in our ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Bike Tour

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Participants - limited to 20 - will take the Green Line light rail from DT Mpls. to the University's East Bank station. Once on campus, participants will be provided with bikes ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Reimagining Parking - Parking Lots & Garages As Power Plant Plants

  • Solaire Generation

Onsite renewable energy projects have typically focused on available roof and ground space for installation. A significant opportunity exists to enhance the use of surface and structured parking for onsite ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Getting Rolling: Launching Comprehensive Bike Programming

  • University of Denver (CO)

Bike culture is rapidly growing in across the country. Denver, Colorado epitomizes this movement. Set in the second most friendly state for biking, in a bike friendly city, with streets ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Tale Of Two Campuses - Cycling At Small Colleges And Universities

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • League of American Bicyclists (DC)

Efforts to promote campus cycling have historically focused on large universities (greater than 5,000 students). However, the landscape of small campus cycling is distinctly different from that found at ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Bike Culture from College Campus to Corporate Campus

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • Bikes Make Life Better (CA)
  • Meet your Bike (CA)

Building Bike Culture from College Campus to Corporate Campus Sustainable transportation strategies in all fifty states embrace the bicycle to meet their sustainability goals. But not all efforts are successful ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Road Scholars: Promoting a Car-Free On-Campus Experience with Bikes

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library has 10 years of experience in providing free bicycle check-out and on-campus repair service at the University of Kentucky. In the fall of 2014 WWBL ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Bike2Campus Week: How the third largest city in the United States organized a multi-campus biking challenge.

  • Dominican University (IL)
  • Northwestern University (IL)

How many institutions does it take to create a week long competition and celebration around biking? In the Chicago land area, the answer was ten. The 2014 Bike2Campus Week involved ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Carbon-Reduction Efficacy Analysis of Transportation Alternatives: How to Prioritize Initiatives and Influence the Administration

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • Salt Lake Community College (UT)

California climate change legislation has increased the urgency for the state’s educational institutions to identify the most effective carbon-reduction strategies from their largest source of indirect carbon emissions – student ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Birth of a Bike Share: Channeling Collaboration and Resource Sharing Towards Program Implementation

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Efforts to integrate sustainable initiatives across college campuses have been catalyzed though establishing sustainability offices. However, it often takes a collaboration of multiple campus stakeholders to complete and sustain a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Primer on Campus Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

  • GreenerU (MA)

Though the number of plug-in car drivers is quickly increasing, institutions may be wary of installing electric vehicles charging stations. Mass-market electric vehicles are a new technology that can open ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Electric Public Transportation of Rural Campuses

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)

The Missouri University of Science and Technology, in cooperation with the Federal Transit authority, has installed a zero emissions community shuttle to service the campus population in Rolla, Missouri. This ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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100% Battery Electric buses: The future of sustainable campus transportation?

  • Stanford University (CA)

Is it practical to use battery electric transit vehicles in a campus environment? This session will explore Stanford University’s use of electric transit buses on and off campus. Topics ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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EV Charging on Campus: Graduating from pilot to program

  • Stanford University (CA)

Electric vehicles are moving from the early adoption phase to the main stream market quickly. Along with the vehicles, the infrastructure that supports them is also moving from early stage ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Big Green Get Around: An Alternative Transportation Challenge

  • Transylvania University (KY)

At Transylvania University, The Big Green Get Around (BGGA) is a partnership between the Offices of Sustainability and Health and Wellness that encourages people to engage in physical activity by ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Navigating the implementation of a bus tracking system

  • University at Albany (NY)

Getting people out of their vehicles and using alternative forms of transportation is a huge challenge for colleges and universities. One hindrance of using bus mass transit involves the reliability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Riding the Line Between Risk and Reward with Two Wheels: Sharing Bicycles at UB

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

When our community bicycle sharing program closed, we began searching for alternatives that would meet the needs of our campus in light of our goal of becoming climate neutral by ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Trading Parking Permits for Bicycles: The Earn-A-Bike Program as Part of an Integrated Sustainable Commuting Package

  • University of Louisville (KY)

In a highly car-dependent campus culture, would people be willing to give up their right to parking in exchange for a free commuter bike? What other improvements to our transportation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transforming Campus Life through Successful Transportation Alternatives

  • University of Louisville (KY)

This presentation will focus on a comprehensive package of initiatives which exemplify the cooperative efforts of the Alternative Transportation Committee at our large, urban, public university. With the strong support ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Cap-and-Trade Model for RIT Commuters

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

As climate change awareness grows, several U.S. colleges and universities are tracking their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and have signed the American and University Presidents Climate Commitment (AUPCC), pledging ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Comparative Analysis of Fuel Source Consumption and Economic Costs of Razorback Transit Among Alternative Fuel Sources

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

Razorback Transit is the public transit system of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. This transit system serves the University of Arkansas community (population ca. 25,000) and residents of Fayetteville, AR ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Kwantlen MultiPass Program - More Than Just A U-Pass

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (BC)

In 2011, Kwantlen Polytechnic University was faced with a unique problem to solve when the province of British Columbia announced the rollout of a new Universal Bus Pass program for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Task Force Transforms Sustainable Strategies and Implementation For a Bicycle Friendly Campus

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

A severe debt-service, a campus culture of parking pressures and contention, and a parking committee stagnated by budget pressures, all lead to the inaction on alternative transportation measures. Sustainability in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Aggie Blue Bikes; How AmeriCorps Grants Can Bring Bicycle Lending to Your Campus

  • Utah State University (UT)

Aggie Blue Bikes (ABB) is Utah State University’s (USU) premier bicycle lending, education and advocacy program; its mission is to get more people on more bikes, more often. Throughout ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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