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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Sustainable Transportation uOttawa

  • University of Ottawa (ON)

Students walking around the University of Ottawa campus on a summer day. Cyclist in the foreground


Sustainable Transportation at Concordia University

  • Concordia University (QC)

Concordia University offers a free shuttle service between its campuses. The shuttle runs on B20 biodiesel. Concordia also offers many services and programs for cyclists.


Three bike share stations on campus and others nearby;

  • Ecole de Technologie Superieure (QC)

Students promoting the ÉTS discount with a bike share provider


More than 150 outdoor bike parking spaces available on our campus

  • Ecole de Technologie Superieure (QC)

Student storing his bike in one of our 150 outdoor bike parking spaces


Electric bike collaboration between UMN Morris and Regional Fitness Center

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

UMN Morris student (August Bushy) and Regional Fitness Center staff member (Clare Sorensen) show the two electric bikes available for college students and community members to ride.


UMN Morris student explaining the electric bike program to community members

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

UMN Morris student, August Bushy, is explaining more about the UMN Morris and Regional Fitness Center electric bike program collaboration.


UMN Morris community members celebrate the two new electric school buses at Morris Area School District

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

A UMN Morris student worked with the Morris Area School District to write a grant to get two fully-electric schoolbuses. These community members (in the air) are from the Muenster ...


Transportation at Boston University

  • Boston University (MA)

Boston University is well situated within an urban center and is well integrated with a robust transportation network connecting the University with twelve neighboring communities.


Scope 3 Business-related air travel Greenhouse Gas emissions at Royal Roads University, Victoria BC

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

I completed an analysis of GHG emissions for all air travel during the 2019 calendar year at Royal Roads University; this analysis included travel emissions of the University Executive; its ...

  • Posted June 13, 2022
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Transportation Technology and Policy MS

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) program provides an opportunity to do interdisciplinary research to address pressing transportation, environmental, economic, policy and social challenges facing California, the U.S., and ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Transportation Technology and Policy PhD

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) program provides an opportunity to do interdisciplinary research to address pressing transportation, environmental, economic, policy and social challenges facing California, the U.S., and ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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MS Transportation

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Master of Science in Transportation (M.S.T.) degree program emphasizes the complexity of transportation, lying at the intersection of technology, operations, planning, management, and policy-making. The program is ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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A greenway for sustainable transportation of the university campus: Diyala University as a case study

  • University of Baghdad
  • University of Diyala

Transportation is one of the aspects that enable us to achieve sustainability on a university campus, by taking environmental, social, and economic requirements. Walking is a green mode that can ...


Climate Impact Offset Charge (CLIO) for University of Pennsylvania Air Travel

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

As of July, 2021, the University of Pennsylvania enacted a University-wide travel sustainability policy that created the Climate Impact Offset (CLIO) charge to pay for projects that offset the carbon ...


How can universities in emerging economies support a more thriving cycling culture?

  • University of Melbourne (Victoria)
  • University of the Philippines
  • Asian Development Bank
  • PayMongo Philippines
  • Philippine Competition Commission

Higher education institutions have played an important role in pursuing sustainable futures, but do they also ensure inclusive futures? This research examines the implementation of a campus-based public bikesharing programs ...


Determinants of transportation sustainability in universities of Islamabad, Pakistan

  • National University of Sciences and Technology (Federal)

The purpose of this paper is to identify the barriers halting the usage of sustainable modes of transportation in a university campus.


Sustainable Mobility in Universities: The Case of the University of Foggia (Italy)

  • University of Bari Aldo Moro
  • Università di Foggia

Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that make up the 2030 Agenda and refer to different areas of social, economic and environmental development, goal 11.2 concerns access to ...


Do University Students’ Security Perceptions Influence Their Walking Preferences and Their Walking Activity? A Case Study of Granada (Spain)

  • Universidad de Granada

A sustainable city must be a safe place for its inhabitants when walking, with the absence of fear of crime being one of its main attributes. Although perceived insecurity is ...


Reducing the carbon footprint in college mobility: The car commuters' perspective in an Italian case study

  • Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

Despite the negative environmental impact of private cars, especially when driven alone, thousands of college commuters around the World are still car dependent. In order to promote eco-friendly commuting and ...


Managing campus parking demand through course scheduling – an approach to campus sustainability

  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • University of Louisville (KY)

Using the University of Louisville as a case study, this study deploys a three-step analytical process to examine the correlation between parking demand and course enrollment, estimate parking demand based ...


Students’ home-university commuting patterns: A shift towards more sustainable modes of transport

  • University of Minho

Students commuting to and from university campuses have important social, environmental and transportation impacts. Based on a questionnaire conducted with 686 students from the University of Minho, Portugal, this study ...


Factors affecting students’ intentions to use a university bus: importance of travel attitudes and service quality attributes

  • University of Nizwa

This paper aims to assess the student’s perceptions concerning to characteristics of a university bus service and private car. A questionnaire was designed consisting of questions on personal and ...


Thinking Ahead: A Tale of Joining Environmental and Social Justice Forces for a Stronger Future

  • AASHE (PA)
  • WorldStrides (VA)

Many organizations have been trialing ways to incorporate sustainability initiatives into their processes as environmental concerns have been elevated by the global community over the years, but there is a ...

  • Posted May 5, 2022
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Mobility and sustainable transportation in higher education: evidence from Monterrey Metropolitan Area in Mexico

  • Universidad autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Nuevo Leon)

This paper aims to analyze the demand for mobility in higher education to understand the critical elements of students' mobility and the potential impact of accessing sustainable alternatives. The demand ...

  • Posted April 29, 2022
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Bike to Breakfast at Utah State University

  • Utah State University (UT)

It rained. It snowed, and Aggies biked. Utah State University Dining Services served more than 100 breakfasts to people who arrived on bicycles on April 20, 2022 as a part ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Why Your Institution Doesn't Know What it's Doing With Telework and What to do About It

  • George Mason University (VA)

During the first year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still ongoing, many institutions transitioned to telework for all employees able to do so. However, as we ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Transportation Demand Management: Arguments for the Diversification of Mobility

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

The statement "we have a parking problem" is all too common on University campuses. However, parking is usually not the root problem. The root problem is the transportation ecosystem serving ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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A Tale of Drivers and Drivers: Addressing Scope 3 Emissions in Our Auto-Centric Culture

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Scope 3 Emissions are so challenging to reduce that many institutions of higher education put them in a separate category from their primary carbon neutrality commitment. Defined as "indirect," these ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Maintaining a Campus Bike Share Program for the Long Term

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

Located in Northern Minnesota, Bemidji State University (BSU) operates within a dispersed, rural, and diverse community. Following a three-year pilot program in which Nice Ride attempted to establish a self-sustaining ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads!

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The future of transportation is not going to be found in a parking lot. COVID-19 disrupted the transportation sector across the country, leading to a drop in traffic and a ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Interactive Urban Planning Sustainability Tools

  • Millennial Cities

Millennial Cities is an interactive web mapping site that provides access to important maps, data, and web mapping applications related to climate change, social justice, the environment, and more. The ...


5 kW Solar Array Physical Plant Building - Vehicle Charging Station

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

A 5 kW system located at the Physical Plant Building to offset a vehicle charging station for electric cars purchased as part of a Reinvention Fund grant through the Sustainability ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
  • Green Power Projects
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Commuting at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the Commuting Internal Analysis Team. Through its ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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University-Sponsored Travel at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the University-Sponsored Travel Internal Analysis Team. The ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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Mobility Electrification at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the Mobility Electrification Subgroup. Through its work ...

  • Posted Nov. 16, 2021
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We Need To Teach Bicycle Riding

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)

Universities are investing significant resources to improve bicycle infrastructure and even provide bicycles via sharing, renting, and even giveaways. Recent surveys in the USA suggest that younger Americans are twice ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Traveling Through STARS to Foster Sustainability on Commuter Campuses

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

Commuter campuses face unique challenges building a strong sustainable campus culture. Traditional colleges tend to have strong campus cultures that have been cultivated over time and may even be the ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Developing and Executing an Equity-Focused Mobility Strategic Plan

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Employers and universities are challenged to make their buildings, facilities, and programs more inclusive and welcoming. The absence of transit access and inclusive mobility programs or amenities may create barriers ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Low Cost TDM Toolkit

  • Harvard University (MA)

As sustainability professionals, it is our responsibility to educate our campus community about available sustainable options. The Harvard University CommuterChoice Program is dedicated to providing the best commuting information, programming ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Don't Be a Maverick: Opportunities for Cost-Sharing Air Travel Offsets

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Second Nature (MA)

In 2019, Arizona State University, Carbonfund.org and Second Nature began a partnership with the goal of convening and organizing institutions interested in: -Cost-sharing carbon offset purchases with airlines -Developing ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Higher Education Telework and Flexible Work Survey

  • George Mason University (VA)

The “Higher Education Telework and Flexible Work Survey" was designed to address a general lack of understanding about how higher education institutions are approaching telework and flexible work as a ...


Humboldt Bike Share

  • Cal Poly Humboldt (CA)

Photo shows bicycles that are a part of the newly relaunched community bike share program, which is a partnership between Humboldt State University, the City of Arcata, and Tandem Mobility ...

  • Posted Sept. 10, 2021
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University of Victoria Image considerations for SCI

  • University of Victoria (BC)

The University of Victoria will be recognized as a Top Performer in the 2021 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI). As part of the recognition, we are submitting several images for consideration ...


FGCU4

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

FGCU photos for 2021 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI)


Bike Parking on the Downtown McGill Campus

  • McGill University (QC)

According to a 2017-2018 transportation survey, 94% of students and 80% of employees use sustainable methods of transit to get to campus.


EV Affordability and Charging Accessibility

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

University of California, San Diego is advancing electric vehicle charging research, development and demonstration opportunities. Current projects include Adaptive Load Management, Vehicle-2-Grid, PV-Energy Storage integrated DC Fast Chargers, ISO 15118 ...


Parking Structure V - Sac State

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)

Park Smart Gold Parking Structure 5 at Sac State


Guide to Estimating Multi-Modal Commuting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)

A greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory is emerging as the preferred tool used to address a climate action plan. It enables an institution to measure progress toward desired goals, including reducing ...


Up”cycling” - Creating a Biking Campus Culture

  • Furman University (SC)

In an effort to foster a biking campus culture, reduce our carbon footprint, encourage student health and wellness, and provide access and needed infrastructure for supporting a vibrant biking community ...

  • Posted April 29, 2021
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Alternative transportation education: implementing an innovative module

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Purpose This study aims to investigate the Colorado state university (CSU) MOVES online, transportation module, which was implemented for the dual purpose of promoting alternative modes of transportation and while ...

  • Posted April 22, 2021
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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