Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 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. All students have free access to the recreation center on campus where lockers and showers are available. Faculty and staff have access through the Healthy Titan program to lockers and showers in our Albee gym facility.


Does the institution provide short-term bicycle parking for all occupied buildings and makes long-term bicycle storage available for students who live on-site (if applicable)?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

There are bike racks by all of the academic buildings and within 50 ft of the administrative buildings. The residence halls have bike racks out the open as well as within shelters.


Does the institution have a bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy (or adhere to a local community plan/policy) that sets standards and practices for campus streets to enable safe access for all users?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle and pedestrian plan or policy:

The streets surrounding the University have bike lanes, and there are connected pedestrian paths throughout campus. The pedestrian mall has a separate lane for bikers. The University is currently working with the city on connecting bike lanes throughout the community, and becoming designated as bicycle friendly through the American League of Bicyclists.


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. There are also bikes available for use in some of the residence halls that can be checked out with their student IDs.


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 programs:

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 program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:
No

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip 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. All students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to carpool, or use Zimride rather over the use of a personal vehicle.


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.

http://zimride.uwosh.edu


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:

There are currently 4 charging stations, 2 in the parking garage and 2 across from the student union.


Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the telecommuting program:
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Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week option:
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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 employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:
Yes

A brief description of other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting:

If you have an electric vehicle, you have the opportunity to charge your vehicle while on campus. The chargers are in two locations with two units in each location:
First level of ramp – Schneider Electric EV chargers
Lot 15 (across from Reeve) – WattStation EV chargers
10 priority spaces for fuel efficient vehicles in the Alumni Center parking lot.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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