ECRCHS is in the process of developing a “multi-modal” transportation plan that will encourage all members of the community to walk, bike, carpool, take public transit, ride a scooter, or skateboard to campus. We are in the process of assessing our transportation needs and determining how we can best support those who choose to arrive to campus through means other than a single-driver car (no taxis please!).
In an example of the multi-modal approach, we are installing a skateboard rack with 24 slots for students (and faculty, because you are never too old to ride). Historically there has been little to no opportunity to safely store skateboards, but the administration and facilities teams have purchased racks for students to lock up their boards. The rack from Skateboard Racks for Schools is set into the concrete to provide added security. Not sure how to use the rack? It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
There are two areas with bike racks on campus for those who commute using the ultra-efficient pedal power. One bike rack with more than half a dozen slots is available behind building H3. A larger fenced off area between buildings Z-7 and S-10, down near the wood shop, contains racks with spaces for approximately 50 bikes. Combining exercise and transportation is a win-win!
In order to encourage the adoption of electrified transport — electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt — ECRCHS is installing two “Level 2” chargers from ChargePoint. With dual ports so two cars can charge at each station, ECRCHS has charging spots for a total of four vehicles. The CT4021 Bollard Dual can be seen in the image to the left. ECRCHS encourages electrified transport. We have taken the Department of Energy’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge in an effort to spur and support the adoption of plug-in vehicles on the road.
The charging stations are now available after school hours and on the weekends to all EV users to charge their vehicles. For more information, visit ChargePoint’s FAQ page.
As part of our effort to support alternatively fueled vehicles, El Camino Real Charter High School will be designating several parking spots in the faculty lot for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, natural gas vehicles, and traditional hybrids.
While no current infrastructure exists to board horses, if you take an alternative mode of transportation not listed here, let us know how we can help. Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you get to campus.