Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.75
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date May 1, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.13 / 2.00 Michael Stifter
Director
Facilities Mgmt.
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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:

Secure bike storage is offered under breezeways in various residence halls and campus buildings. 50 bike lockers are available for rent on campus on a first-come/first-served basis. Showers, lockers, and under-roof bike storage is available at the Regional Development Institute building.


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:

All non-residential buildings have short-term bicycle parking racks within 50ft.

Stratton Hall has long-term bicycle storage available. All residential buildings have bicycle parking racks.


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?:
No

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:

A bicycle rental program is run and funded through Kinni Outdoor Adventures, effective summer 2013. The rentals are free to students, with nominal rental fees for faculty, staff, and community members.


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?:
No

A brief description of the mass transit program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):
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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?:
No

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

A car/vanpool rider board was installed in the University Center in 2012.


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:

Since October 2012, Students, employees, and community members can purchase an annual membership to Car Share, which gives them hourly, daily, or overnight access to two Toyota Prius' located on campus near the campus fleet. Fuel and insurance are included in the hourly rates.
http://www.uwrf.edu/Facilities/CarShare.cfm


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:

Each situation or request is handled individually.


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:

UWRF offers a condensed work week for some employees.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of other sustainable transportation initiatives and programs:

We Bike River Falls promotes bicycle friendly transportation and recreation options through education and awareness programs for a safe, healthy, and sustainable community. We Bike RF holds the Bike to Work Week: Commuter Challenge.

We Bike River Falls is a collaborative project through the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development (SCISCD) and the UWRF Office of Student Life and engaging a broad group of university faculty and staff, students, River Falls citizens, city officials, and others.

https://www.uwrf.edu/WeBikeRiverFalls/Index.cfm


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:
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In the future, UWRF intends to provide shuttles for classes at the Hudson Center satellite campus as well as for the mobility of International Students.

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