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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Demystifying Bike Share: Explaining Current Systems, Options and Implementation Strategies

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Universities, colleges, cities, and towns have been looking to bike share systems to encourage ridership and to reduce the barriers to entry for bicycle transportation. Currently the system options in ...

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Creating a "Living Laboratory" for Transportation Electrification at Portland State University

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University is home to the nation's first Electric Avenue, a two-year project to understand and evaluate electric mobility strategies and technology. Located in the heart of the ...

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The Bike as a Didactic Tool

  • The New School (NY)

At The New School the bicycle does more than bring people to campus; it is a pedagogic device to both the benefit of the student and the institution. Parsons The ...

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Building a World-Class Bicycle Commuter Program in an Age of Austerity

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

Imagine a $4 electronic bicycle tag that automatically and reliably verifies and logs bike trips in real time. And then imagine: Health insurance companies that give payments to bicyclists; Retailers ...

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Free Bikes For Students: UAF Green Bikes

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

Ever biked at -40ºF? Students in Alaska do! UAF Green Bikes program strives to make UAF a more enjoyable place to study, work and live by increasing sustainable transportation, student ...

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Comparative Analysis of University Bike Sharing Programs and Strategies for Success

  • New York University (NY)

This presentation will share the findings of an operational analysis evaluating a spectrum of bicycle-sharing programs implemented at universities around the US. Programs have exhibited a wide range of sources ...

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Driving Sustainability at Luther: A Rideshare Website Demonstration

  • Luther College (IA)

The Luther College Rideshare website is an open source project undertaken to streamline student engagement in sustainable activities, specifically carpooling. The concept of a rideshare board has been in existence ...

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USU Bicycle Master Plan: Developing Unique Plan Components Specific to Campuses

  • Utah State University (UT)

The purpose of the USU Bicycle Master Plan is to promote safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized modes of transportation on the Utah State University Campus. USU seeks to ...

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Parkaholics Anonymous: A 12 Step Intervention

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Looking for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and commuter impacts while increasing operational efficiencies and effectiveness? Discover how a land-locked university with 18,000+ students, growing enrollments, and shrinking ...

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Assessing Biodiesel Vehicle Performance in a Public Transportation Facility that Serves a University: Appalcart Biodiesel Fleet Performance at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalcart is a Public Transportation Authority that has a cooperative relationship with Appalachian State University (Appstate) to provide free public transportation for the Town of Boone and Watauga County in ...

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Assessing the Impact and Potential of a Student-Initiated and Maintained Small-Scale Biodiesel Production Facility: The Biodiesel Facility at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Since 2006 Appalachian State University (Appstate) in Boone, North Carolina has had a small-scale Biodiesel Research and Educational Facility capable of producing 100 gallons of biodiesel a week. The facility ...

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Not Just a Bike Path: Assessment of Bike Culture at California State University, Northridge

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

California State University, Northridge has been active in improving the bicycling conditions on campus for the past few years. Based on research, some of which was conducted by students through ...

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A Solar Bus Stop Rises in Student Learning Opportunity

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (NC)

The project started in 2004 when a faculty member from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (AB Tech), filled out a purchase order and sent away for an aluminum frame bus stop ...

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Moving Forward: Better Bike Accommodations for a More Sustainable Campus

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

Under the umbrella of Institute for Sustainability at California State University Northridge (CSUN), a campus commuting survey of 2,264 randomly selected faculty, staff, and students in 2010 showed that ...

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Innovating Parking; A Necessary Evil

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

This session will describe recent efforts at Lewis & Clark College to design and build innovative and more environmentally friendly parking lots. While parking lots are often associated with all ...

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University of North Florida Commuter Preferences Survey of a Commuter Institution

  • University of North Florida (FL)

The University of North Florida's Environmental Center survey of students, faculty and staff regarding their commuting preferences when traveling to and from campus. The process of developing the survey ...

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The Strategic Mobility Plan for Campus Sustainability in Transportation

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

To encourage the campus commuting population, a three-pronged Strategic Mobility Plan was created to increase ridesharing and on-campus walking and biking through education, facility improvements, and program development. The plan ...

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Developing partnerships to reach campus sustainability goals: ASU's Collaboration with UPS

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • UPS (GA)

Leading universities are looking closely at their campuses environmental impact, and finding novel ways to reduce carbon emissions and waste. ASU has four specific sustainability goals including Carbon Neutrality, Zero ...

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Connecting the Community College to the Community: Collaboratives for Green Transportation

  • Delta College (MI)

For most commuter campuses, the carbon emitted via transportation translates into significant emissions. Commuter campuses whose faculty, staff, and students overwhelmingly rely on the automobile for their primary means of ...

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Building an Electric Car in the Classroom - An Experiment in Project Based Learning

  • Alfred State College (NY)

In the fall semester of 2010 a class of seventh semester seniors in the Alfred State College Mechanical Engineering Technology program successfully produced a road legal, all-electric vehicle from a ...

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