Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Path to Gold- Uniting Milwaukee One Bike at a Time

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

UWM Urban Planning Professor Schneider along with the UWM Office of Sustainability, are core team members for the Milwaukee Path to Gold effort. The program takes on the path to becoming a bike friendly city as a path for the whole community to health, prosperity, and independence. It is through that lens, that Milwaukee could achieve a truly diverse and city-wide bicycling community. UWM's role shares and relates the discourse for how plan for a better bicycling community through stakeholder engagement. Since our students, faculty, and staff come from all over the city, UWM is a central node for all transportation planning. The Path to Gold effort is building community advocacy and pairs it with City support. Core team members, along with UWM, include the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bike Federation, UW-Extension, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, and Marquette University. Path to Gold community members come from a diverse group of businesses, planners, bicycle advocates, universities, and public health. The Mayor of Milwaukee has agreed to support this effort and is currently readying the announcement and preparing for financial support as well.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Since the beginning of this effort in the summer of 2015, 66 community members have shown interest. The core team has met with Mayor to relate the Path to Gold message. UWM, as a major player in this effort, has a seat at the city and community's table to influence the transportation options that impact the wide variety of our urban population.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation Yes
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability Yes
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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