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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Students’ mobility attitudes and sustainable transport mode choice

  • University of Bergamo

This study aims to explore the propensity of university students to use different sustainable transport modes, taking into account individual and specific trip characteristics, as well as students’ psychological traits ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2018
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Dockless Bikeshare Successes: Minimizing Risks Through Proactive Planning and Communication

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Whether to reduce their carbon footprint, alleviate parking pains or address the first/last mile challenge for alternative commuters, institutions are increasingly looking to shared dockless mobility devices such as ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Mitigating Air Travel Emissions: Measuring, Pricing and Collaboration

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Presenters will discuss their approaches to tracking airline miles, estimating emissions, and counter-acting these emissions. Carbon neutral air travel requires data availability to accurately estimate emissions, but perhaps a larger ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Case Study of Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) Programs at Eight US Universities

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Many universities across the US address sustainability on campus and aim at reducing the environmental footprint. Universities' strategies to reduce the carbon footprint include promoting alternative modes of travel, such ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Alternative Transportation in the Rural Context

  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

SUNY Cortland and other smaller comprehensive colleges function as economic drivers to the local economy, and especially in the case of smaller colleges located in more rural settings. In this ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Designing Despite the Department of Transportation

  • College of Charleston (SC)

In a state, South Caroline, that is lacking in alternative transportation infrastructure and can barely maintain the infrastructure, how can a place of higher learning creative transportation? Most roads in ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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A Sustainable Parking Framework and Strategies to Encourage More Sustainable Transportation

  • Thompson Rivers University (BC)

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is transitioning from a commuter campus to an urban campus with a vibrant heart. Guiding the process are strategic sustainable priorities consistent with the United Nations ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Environmental Impact and Cost Savings Data for Low Speed Electric Vehicles on College Campuses

  • Polaris Industries (MN)

In this discussion we will review environmental and financial data from two separate universities that have reduced their carbon footprint and the cost of their campus fleet operations through the ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainable for Your Bottom Line: Electric Buses and Simple Infrastructure for Your Campus Fleet.

  • Proterra (CA)

Campuses are growing and evolving, and with that, our transportation needs are changing. Now more than ever, we need smart solutions that provide safer, more reliable and cleaner transit. As ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainable Transportation Solutions

  • Polaris Industries (MN)

College and universities frequently struggle to meet state sustainability mandates while maintaining a strict transportation budget. Also, as student populations grow and traffic becomes a greater problem safety is also ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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From Cars to Bikes - A Campus Transformation

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Rundell Ernstberger Associates (REA) (IN)

The transformation of physical environments on college campuses typically comes in the form of a formal master planning effort with great vision and fanfare. BUT there are other, more granular ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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How University Transportation Practitioners are Transforming USGBC's Global Transportation Emphasis

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MA)

Transportation is the fastest growing source of global C02 emissions. Two years ago, the USGBC added Parksmart, a parking-structure and transportation certification program, into its suite of offerings. Universities have ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Gold 1 Garage - Parksmart Case Study

  • WTW Architects (PA)

Sustainable parking structures are being designed and constructed across the country and around the world. Parksmart℠  is the world's only rating system defining and recognizing sustainable practices in parking ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Abandoned Bikes on Campus: Redistribution and the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Eastern Mennonite University (VA)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA and Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Harrisonburg, VA are presented with a number of bikes abandoned by students each year. As cycling gains ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Do It Yourself Green Challenge - Cost Effective Way to Improve Health, Environment, & Climate Change

  • My Open Road (CA)

87% of all human produced CO2 emissions comes from burning fossil fuel for electricity/heat, transportation, and industry. The transportation sector is the second largest source of CO2 emission. The ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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5% Discount on Registration on the National Council for Science and the Environment's 2019 Annual Conference for AASHE Members

  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

The National Council for Science and the Environment is pleased to offer AASHE members a 5% discount off registration to NCSE's 2019 annual conference. The conference will take place ...


How to Build the Best Bike Share Program for your Campus

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Bikeshare is quickly becoming the most popular sustainable transportation program on many college campuses, with several different models available for consideration. Join this webinar to learn how to conduct a ...

  • Posted Sept. 20, 2018
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The Climate-Friendly Global Academic Conference with a Human Touch

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • University of Graz

Aviation is responsible for a large proportion of the climate impact of professional life in university communities. One much-discussed option for reducing this climate impact is to shift some conferencing ...

  • Posted Sept. 13, 2018
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Global academic conferencing: A semi-virtual approach

  • University of Graz

Scholars and their institutions contribute significantly to global warming by flying to conferences. An intercontinental return flight in economy class can be compared with burning a ton of fossil carbon ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2018
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UIC Campus Bike Rack Inventory

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

In the summer of 2018, this project was undertaken to inventory all bike racks at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Knowing for certain the capacities and locations of the ...

  • Posted Aug. 10, 2018
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Campus Engagement: The Handlebar- Dickinson's Bicycle Cooperative

  • Dickinson College (PA)

The [email protected] initiative promotes sustainable transportation, builds community and provides biking education to the campus. Students can borrow bikes from the college, including Green Bike, refurbished by students in ...


Nord Family Greenway

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

The Case Western Reserve University Nord Family Greenway is a 300-foot-wide parkland in the heart of the CWRU's campus that was recently renovated to enhance pedestrian and bike access ...


Sustainability at the University of Ottawa

  • University of Ottawa (ON)

These pictures show the president of the University of Ottawa and several employees from Facilities show off bikes from the bicycle fleet in front of the Tabaret Building, as well ...


UC Irvine Pump2Plug Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

University of California, Irvine’s Pump2Plug program facilitates the adoption of zero emission vehicles in Southern California by encouraging faculty and staff commuters to convert from fossil fuel vehicles to ...


UC Irvine Pump2Plug Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

University of California, Irvine’s Pump2Plug program facilitates the adoption of zero emission vehicles in Southern California by encouraging faculty and staff commuters to convert from fossil fuel vehicles to ...


University of Vermont Eco-Reps Greenride Bikeshare Campaign Case Study

  • University of Vermont (VT)

In early April of 2018, Burlington, Vermont, and the University of Vermont campus welcomed Greenride, a pilot regional bikeshare. Though long in the works, there was little student awareness of ...

  • Posted June 28, 2018
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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 program for EV adoption through the replacement of gas-powered vehicles with electric vehicles. With ...


Loyola University Chicago Biodiesel Program

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

The Biodiesel Program, part of the Searle Center for Sustainability Innovations in Loyola’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability, saw its humble beginnings grow from an ingenious student idea to one ...


UCI Bus Love: UC Irvine’s Transition from a Bio-Diesel to Electric Transit Fleet

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is the first college campus in the nation to transition over to a fully-electric bus fleet. The student-funded-and-operated Anteater Express campus shuttle service has ...


SIMAP: Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

SIMAP™ is a carbon and nitrogen accounting platform that can track, analyze, and improve your campus-wide sustainability. Our proven algorithms, based on nearly two decades of work supporting campus inventories ...


Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Upgrade Project

  • Northwestern University (IL)

Northwestern University is committed to fostering environmental and ethical stewardship. The University’s Strategic Sustainability Plan establishes a vision for reducing the University’s environmental impacts. In the area of ...


Trying to Increase Carpooling at a Major U.S. University: A Survey and an Intervention

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Many universities are attempting to reduce the CO2 emissions created by employee commuting. One way to do so is to encourage carpooling. A focus group and an online survey were ...


Pedestrian Planning on College Campuses

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

College campuses provide an ideal setting to promote walking, and on-campus pedestrian planning efforts can provide leadership for the wider community as well.


The Unsustainability of Academic Aeromobility in Australian Universities

  • University of Melbourne

This article analyzes how certain forms of unsustainable hypermobility – primarily air travel – are embedded in the institutional orientations of Australian universities, and hence, into the professional practices of academics in ...


Wesleyan launches Spin bikeshare

  • Wesleyan University (CT)
  • Spin Scooters (CA)

Wesleyan students enjoy the new Wesleyan bikeshare program with Spin.


Bike Ride for Earth Week, UW-Madison

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

As part of Earth Week on the UW-Madison campus, the Office of Sustainability partnered with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin to run a ride that focused on teaching safe biking ...

  • Posted April 25, 2018
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New Bikeshare Program Gets Rolling at UVM

  • Champlain College (VT)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Gotcha Bike (SC)

Undaunted by grey skies and cold temperatures, about a dozen hardy UVM students, faculty and staff helped launch Phase I of Greenride Bikeshare, the first public bikeshare program in Chittenden ...

  • Posted April 23, 2018
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The concept of woonerf zone applied in university campuses: the case of the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

In this paper, the concept of transferring the idea of woonerf zone from residential areas to university campuses is examined and the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Tackling mobility environmental impacts through the promotion of student active travel

  • Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia

Concern about sustainability is rooted in the growing awareness that human activities have significant environmental impacts. Tackling impacts generated by mobility practices can pass through active mobility promotion. However, this ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Sustainable Transportation & Planning Graduate Certificate

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The academic merit of the STSP Certificate is multifaceted. It includes the development of technical knowledge of transportation and mobility systems as well as research skills, academic writing, direct experience ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Transporting Dalhousie: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Students’ Transportation Choices to and from Dalhousie’s Studley Campus

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

This study analyzed and identified factors influencing student transportation choices to and from Dalhousie’s Studley Campus, addressing the knowledge gap in student transportation behavior. Our aim was to understand ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Biking at Dickinson

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Learn what The Handlebar Bike Cooperative offers to the campus community and how Dickinson makes biking accessible to everybody.

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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Healthier Campus Initiative and Bicycle Friendly University Webinar

  • League of American Bicyclists (DC)

Learn how to become a certified Bicycle Friendly University through The League of American Bicyclists. The information provided is practical for employees at colleges hoping to switch to an alternative ...

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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North American College/University Market Carsharing Impacts: Results from Zipcar’s College Travel Study 2015

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • Zipcar (MA)

In partnership with Zipcar, researchers at UC Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), conducted a survey of collegiate Zipcar members to better understand the impact that carsharing has on ...


Sustainable Campus Transportation Toolkit: A Toolkit for Best Practices in Sustainable Transportation on Vermont College and University Campuses

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This toolkit provides Vermont colleges, universities, and institutions with a set of strategies, case studies, and supporting information that may be utilized to improve the sustainability of campus transportation systems ...


Transportation Sustainability Research Center

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Transportation Sustainability Research Center was formed to study the economic, social, environmental, and technological aspects of sustainable transportation.

  • Posted Feb. 5, 2018
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Best Option For Reducing On-Campus Private Car-Based CO2 Emissions: Reducing VKT Or Congestion?

  • Middle East Technical University

Reducing carbon footprint, especially from private cars, is an inevitable goal of sustainable transportation programs. Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, has a fairly large campus, for which ...

  • Posted Dec. 22, 2017
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Do your neighbors affect your bicycling choice? A spatial probit model for bicycling to The Ohio State University

  • California State University, Fresno (Ca)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Neighborhood social effects have recently become a focus of interest in transportation research, whereby transportation mode choice is not only affected by an individual’s characteristics and transportation system conditions ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2017
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Empirical Study of Parking Problem on University Campus

  • Beihang University

In recent years, more and more university employees tend to choose their residences in places outside the campus. As a result of this change, the number of private cars owned ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2017
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Parking at the UC campus: Problems and solutions

  • University of Coimbra

This study underscores the importance of adopting integrated parking management policies that ensure not only more rational use of the available parking spaces, evenly balancing supply and demand and bringing ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2017
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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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