Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.75
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date May 1, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kelly Cain
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Cascade Avenue - State of the Art Campus Corridor

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

Cascade Avenue is a collaborative redesign and construction of the primary corridor through campus in partnership with the City of River Falls and WI State DOT. The corridor is a holistic systems approach to traffic calming for pedestrian and bicycle safety on a state highway and primary city street through campus. In combination with LED lighting, native species xeriscaping, storm water management, roundabouts with monuments for campus identity, and many other features, the corridor and its adjacent parking facility serves as a testament to many sustainability outcomes.

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

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 ---
Research ---
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate ---
Buildings ---
Dining Services ---
Energy Yes
Grounds Yes
Purchasing ---
Transportation Yes
Waste ---
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment Yes

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

In addition to what is mentioned above, the project utilized local construction and excavating firms. The project came in approximately 10% under budget and nearly 6 months ahead of schedule. The project was also not only designed collaboratively with the agencies noted above, it was also jointly funded by said agencies.

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