The Transportation category looks at how schools promote alternative transportation options through the policies and practices of facilities management
and of the administration. Points are awarded for:
Campus planning policies that promote a pedestrian- and bike-friendly environment
The availability of bike-sharing programs and bike repair services.
Inclusion of alterna
tive-fuel vehicles in the campus fleet
Providing and incentivizing alternatives to driving alone to and from campus, including public transportation,
and reduced-rate parking for carpools.
Half of schools have instituted bicycle-sharing programs.
These programs, at 50 percent of the schools, offer people an alternative to driving short distances on and around campus.
More than half of the schools have car-sharing programs.
Fifty-one percent of the schools make vehicles available to community members for short-term rentals.
A majority of the schools
reduced-fare passes for public transit.
Whether through subsidies, tax rebates, or
, 61 percent of the schools offer financial incentives to students and/or employees for the use of public transit.
Alternative-energy vehicles are used in 86 percent of the schools' fleets.
These included hybrids, electric carts, and vehicles fueled with biofuel, among many other things.
The average grade for the Transportation category is
For a summary of grade distribution for this category, please refer to the chart on the right.
Leading by Example
Nearly two-thirds of the schools offer financial incentives to students and/or employees for the use of public transit.