Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.21
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 1.00 Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

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

Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

There are designated parking spaces in some of the campus lots for fuel efficient vehicles.

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

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

A brief description of the incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus:

Does the institution have other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting?:

A brief description of other programs or initiatives to encourage more sustainable modes of transportation and/or reduce the impact of student and employee commuting:

Bicycle Rental is offered through the Recreation Department's Kinni Outdoor Adventures Rental Center, which also provides bicycle tune-ups.

"Get on the Bus" is hosted by Student Life and is a great opportunity to visit fun places in the Twin Cities. Each Get on the Bus experience focuses on a different location, event, or activity. Most of these opportunities are free or very inexpensive. Popular trips include: Mall of America, Como Zoo, Midtown Global Market, Minnesota Twins baseball game, Minnesota Swarm lacrosse game, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre.

"Twin Cities Shuttle" The Twin Cities Shuttle is an inexpensive opportunity for students to explore the Twin Cities. The shuttle picks students up outside the University Center building and drops them off at the Mall of America at either 9 a.m. or 3 p.m. From the Mall of America students can explore different areas of the Twin Cities using the Metro Transit system. Shuttle tickets are only $10!

River Falls Taxi: Round-trip taxi service is provided at no charge with the presentation of a valid UW-River Falls student I.D. to: River Falls Medical Clinic, Pierce County Reproductive Health Services, Saint Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team Center.
Trips within River Falls are subsidized and cost $2.75 per person.

Airport Shuttle for international students: The airport shuttle is available to only international students to ensure they have travel to and from the airport at the end of each semester. International Student Services will do all the arrangements for those students who need to be taken to the MSP International Airport.

Additionally, the University Center offers the following amenities/services to assist commuter students:
-Free lockers for daily storage - bring your own padlock
-Water Bottle Filling Stations
-TV Lounge Area
-Game Room/Study Areas
-Vending machines located near the North Entrance
-Bulletin boards for posting by the C-Store
-Ride-share board by the C-Store
-TV and couches outside of C-Store
-Coffee Shop w/televisions
-Falcon Shop for UWRF apparel and classroom accessories
-First National Bank for convenient on-campus banking
-General Access computer lab with PaperCut enabled printer
-Game room with couches and console gaming systems
-Tables for studying

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