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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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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Establishing a Service Bus Route to Meet Student and Community Needs

  • Elon University (NC)

Over 80% of students participate in service, some as a course requirement, while attending Elon University. Many of the community partners at which students do service are within 15 minutes ...

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SOVs Are So Over: Creating a Community-Wide Rideshare Program

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

Three higher education institutions led a coalition of a wide range of organizations to create a community-wide rideshare service that is intended to meet the needs of the community as ...

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Using community-based social marketing to increase the visibility and usage of new ridesharing program

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Our campus climate action plan identifies reducing single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) commuting as the largest opportunity for decreasing GHG emissions through behavior change. A team of graduate students designed, implemented, and ...

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Three bicycle programs that meet transportation, financial and Climate Action Plan goals.

  • Portland State University (OR)

University support for bicycle riding can come in many forms, all of which can decrease demand for car parking facilities, offer an inexpensive and healthy transportation alternative for students and ...

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Think Outside The Car! - Surveying Commuter Choices

  • University of Louisville (KY)

As a large urban institution with three distinct campuses, the University of Louisville has historically been a commuter school in a city built almost exclusively for cars. With about 9 ...

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Destination Green: Its Within Reach

  • University at Albany (NY)

Transportation choices will continue to play an important role in the development of a carbon neutral society. Like many other institutions, single occupancy vehicles account for the third largest piece ...

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Coming Together to Create an Alternative Transportation Program: The Stone Soup Approach

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

There are many challenges for Universities when they work to address alternative transportation. Located in a small city, the local transportation infrastructure is limited. The Vice President for Business and ...

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Adopting and Promoting a Campus Bike Share Program Through Social Media

  • North Georgia College & State University (GA)

One project recently undertaken by the North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) sustainability task force is a bicycle share program in which safe and durable bicycles are readily available ...

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Changing Travel Behavior One Trip at a Time: Meeting the Challenge of the Large Suburban Campus

  • University of South Florida (FL)

In the late 1950s, a small suburban university was built on old farmland. It was envisioned that this school would primarily serve students in the region and would operate as ...

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Can Texting Transform Transit? Evaluating Technology to Improve Public Bus Ridership at Allegheny College

  • Allegheny College (PA)

As a small liberal arts college located in a rural town of 13,000 residents, our institution faces challenges in improving transportation aspects of campus sustainability. Our college's student ...

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Cutting Campus Commuter Carbon & Building Social Capital - Strategies & Tactics for Effective Change

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

Transportation emissions from student, faculty, staff and administrator commuting are a challenge for many colleges and universities, and especially for commuter campuses outside the sphere of public transport systems. Encouraging ...

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Bike Shelter Project: Promoting Green Energy and Green Transportation

  • Ithaca College (NY)

This presentation will detail the results of an undergraduate's semester-long sustainability project exploring the feasibility of a bike shelter with integrated renewable energy technology. The student researched the technology ...

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Bike Sharing and the Urban Campus

  • New York University (NY)

In 2008, inspired by the municipal bicycle sharing programs in many European cities and bike rental programs available at some small campus-oriented schools, an independent student team began designing America ...

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Service-learning opportunities in sustainable construction, infrastructure and transportation development

  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

Students working to further the sustainability imperative on campuses are uniquely positioned to leverage their knowledge and expertise to drive sustainability outcomes in the delivery of transportation infrastructure projects both ...

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The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Campus Scale Biodiesel Production

  • Springboard Biodiesel (CA)

As the leading manufacturer of small scale biodiesel processors in a growing industry, Springboard Biodiesel has helped to install more than 6 mm gallons of annual biodiesel production capacity spread ...

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Creating and Sustaining a Campus Bike Share Program

  • University of Chicago (IL)

Bicycle share programs are an emerging trend on campuses nationwide. They have multiple benefits including building community, decreasing waste and pollution, improving landscapes, encouraging healthy living, and reducing greenhouse gas ...

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From Trash to Transportation to Teaching

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library is a highly successful, diverse and innovative bicycle sharing program. The mission of the program is to promote the bicycle as a cheaper, cleaner, healthier ...

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When virtue's not enough: rewarding sustainable transportation choices through improved bicycle infrastructure and wellness programs.

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In this session you'll learn how the University of Minnesota leveraged federal funds to construct the University Bike Center, a facility that gathered in one place all those things ...

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An International Trend Going Local: WSU Green BIke Program

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Abstract: The youngest generation of bike sharing is speeding quickly and is no stranger to college campuses and universities. The Public Bike System of Montreal Canada and Washington State University ...

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Sustainable Transportation at Stanford University: The Role of TDM

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford has achieved various transportation related sustainability milestones in 2010 through its Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program. This year, the university estimates an employee drive alone rate of 48%, dropped ...

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Sustainable Transportation Planning at an Urban University

  • Portland State University (OR)

As an urban campus, Portland State University is ideally situated to take advantage of Portland's mass transit infrastructure. Additionally, the popularity of biking and the high cost of parking ...

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Promoting Bicycle Commuting on Campus

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

This will be a presentation at the introductory level detailing possible steps that campuses can take in order to increase their population of students, faculty, and staff who use a ...

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ZotWheels - UC Irvine's Automated Bikeshare Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

ZotWheels bikeshare is the first automated bikeshare program in California and only the second at a university in the United States. ZotWheels was designed and implemented by Parking and Transportation ...

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Department Bike Share Program

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU established a Department Bike Share Program in May of 2010 to serve as a model for other departments interested in promoting sustainability. The ...

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Student Driven Campus Biodiesel

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) started producing biodiesel for its fleet four years ago. The project was initiated by an undergraduate ...

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Sustainable Transportation: Solving Infrastructure Challenges and Achieving Emission Goals

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

One of the most powerful campus initiatives to catalyze a just and sustainable world relates to how people get around on a daily basis. The transportation infrastructure at many of ...

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Pathways to a Sustainable Transportation Plan

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Transportation accounts for a large proportion of a University campus' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At Northern Arizona University, a student-led survey indicated that transportation is the second largest GHG contributor ...

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Park(ing) Day: Turning a Parking Garage into a Park

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

SF State inaugurated its first campus PARK(ing) Day event, transforming the top level of the parking structure into a temporary "park" in order to promote alternative commuting options. PARK ...

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The Green Auto Show

  • Presbyterian College (SC)

Recognizing that vehicle choice by young buyers has a profound and lasting effect on consumption of fossils fuels, pollution, and our nation's national security, Presbyterian College sponsored a Green ...

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Creating a Bike Culture On Campus

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Cycling is a dependable mode of transit and offers students, staff, and faculty a healthy choice that reduces the overall carbon footprint of campuses. The University of Minnesota Duluth is ...

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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.

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Transportation Partners

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