Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

Horizon Village, a new residence hall, has a bicycle storage "garage" with capacity for some 100 bicycles for residents.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50 ft (15 m) of all occupied, non-residential buildings and make long-term bicycle storage available within 330 ft (100 m) of all residence halls (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

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Does the institution have a “complete streets” or bicycle accommodation policy (or adhere to a local community policy) and/or have a continuous network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and lanes?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Bicycles, helmets, and locks can be checked out by students from the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.


Is the institution certified as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists (U.S.) or under a similar third party certification covering non-motorized transportation?:
No

A brief description of the certification, including date certified and level:
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Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the mass transit program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

Titan Card (ID) can be used for free service on the Oshkosh Transit System (OTS), and on Titan Transit. Parking Services pays the City of Oshkosh for OTS service, and Titan Transit is paid for by the Oshkosh Student Association.


Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip (GRT) program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the GRT program:
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Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

The campus has a Zimride network established in 2010. The subscription is paid by the Student Technology Fee.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program, such as a commercial car-sharing program, one administered by the institution, or one administered by a regional organization?:
Yes

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Our Zimride program was started in 2010 as a communication tool to promote ride sharing and carpooling among our students, staff, and faculty who post on the cite either looking for, or offering rides.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
Yes

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Currently have 2 charging stations, one in the parking garage and one at facilities services.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Telecommuting is negotiable between employees and their supervisors. The university supports telecommuting by allowing employees access to portable computers, cell phones and other devices, and allows employees to load some common site licensed software on home computers.

A University-wide survey by the Affirmative Action Office in 2008 (Wisconsin System Climate Assesssment) found that only 16% of employees surveyed disagreed with the statement: "I feel that my supervisor/manager is receptive to accommodating a telecommuting arrangement".


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
Yes

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

Condensed work week is negotiable between employees and their supervisors. Classified staff work rules stipulate that flexTime is permitted (with supervisory approval) to include core hours, alternative work patterns, and job sharing. For unclassified staff, Wisconsin Statute 40.05 (4)(bp)3.a. state that each full-time unclassified employee will designate a workweek consisting of 40 hours, defined by either (a) automatic consent to the standard business week, Monday through Friday from 7:45am to 4:30 pm or (b) by mutual agreement, in writing, with the department chair and in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). (FLSA defines a normal workweek to consist of 40 hours worked within a fixed and regularly reoccurring period of seven consecutive 24 hour periods. Hours worked per day may vary providing the sum total equals at least 40 hours during the designated 7-day period.)


Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:
No

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:
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Does the institution have other incentives or programs to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:
No

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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