Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.35
Liaison Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 2.00 Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:

We have lockers, showers, and bicycle storage all available at the Williams Fieldhouse, which is open during regular campus hours.


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:

In the past five years we have installed new bicycle racks across campus (these racks all bolt to the ground), all buildings now have racks within 50 ft (typically closer) of a main entrance. Residence halls additionally all have enclosed bicycle parking (bike lockers) within 330 feet of the building.


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:

Our campus master plan (2011) identifies standards for pedestrian and bicycle circulation.The plan lays out the following goals for campus and includes details on how to achieve them:
Locate shuttle and transit stops at gateways
- Integrate bike corridors with campus streets and primary pedestrian paths
Meet city parking requirements on-campus
- Identify shared parking zones with city
Establish inviting campus streetscapes and edges
Strengthen East/West primary pedestrian paths:
- Greenwood Avenue corridor
- Pine Street, The Mall
- South of Williams Fieldhouse – Engineering Hall to Russell Hall
Strengthen North/South primary pedestrian paths:
- Longhorn Drive corridor
- East of Williams Fieldhouse
- Jay Street to Center for the Arts
Improve parking at campus perimeter
- Calm on-campus vehicular movement

https://www.uwplatt.edu/planning/2011-master-plan

We also have a campus transportation study completed in 2011 that outlines recommended standards for pedestrian and bicycle facilities
https://www.uwplatt.edu/transportation/transportation-studies


Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:
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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 programs:

The University started a fixed bus program in 2012. Since then (2015), the program has been taken over by the City with routes nearly doubled. All students ride this bus for free. The bus operates from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-T, 7 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. F, and 2 p.m. - 3:30 a.m. on Saturdays. During academic breaks and summer break, the bus operates M-F 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. In 2015 the bus provided 41,458 rides.
http://www.uwplatt.edu/go/bus


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:

We offer Zimride Rideshare for our students and staff. This online software allows members to connect with others to carpool/rideshare.
https://www.zimride.com/uwplatt/


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:

In 2016-17 we had an Enterprise Carshare program on campus. It was cancelled in fall of 2017 due to low participation.


Does the institution have one or more Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle recharging stations that are accessible to student and employee commuters?:
No

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:
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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:

Because we are a rural campus, we realized that we needed a way to get students to a major regional airport for academic breaks. In spring of 2013 we began to offer subsidized bus rides to Rockford, IL and Chicago's O'hare airports at Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks as well as the last day of classes in May.


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