Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
OP-18: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 Shelly Janowski
Sustainability Coordinator
Facility Services
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

There are no bicycle lockers. Shower facilities are available on campus, but not specifically for commuters.

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)?:

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Bike racks are located throughout campus for students & staff preferring to bike to campus.

Students may store bikes in their residence hall rooms.

A covered bike shelter was installed in 2016 and another has been installed near the new Chemistry and Biology building opening fall 2018

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?:

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

The Campus Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Task Force is presently working on a plan. A survey went out in March 2018 to all students, faculty and staff in order to collect data and make recommendations for the plan.

Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Effective April 2018 campus is utilizing the SPIN campus bicycle program. https://www.spin.pm/

Prior to that, the Student Government Association of the University runs a free bike rental program available to students. Bikes can be checked out for as long as necessary. The program is run by students, for students, and has a fleet of 85 bikes. All 85 bikes are usually checked out unless they're being repaired.

Does the institution offer free or reduced price transit passes and/or operate a free campus shuttle for commuters?:

A brief description of the mass transit programs:

Students with a valid UWSP identification card may use the city of Stevens Point bus transit system free of charge through the U-Pass program. The bus line passes several points on campus and then travels throughout the city of Stevens Point, surrounding communities and several different student apartment complexes. The U-Pass system also runs late at night giving students a safe mode of transportation at all times of the day.

The Campus Cab transports all students from campus to their residence, either on campus or within a five-mile radius of campus. The program is supported and funded through the Student Government Association and its mission is safe transport for all students.

Does the institution offer a guaranteed return trip program to regular users of alternative modes of transportation?:

A brief description of the guaranteed return trip program:

Does the institution participate in a car/vanpool or ride sharing program and/or offer reduced parking fees or preferential parking for car/vanpoolers?:

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

UWSP RideShare Facebook Group matches commuting needs.

Rideshare, Etc Online is a free rideshare matching service for commuters. You can quickly find a variety of transportation options based on preferences you make. Receive a match report showing individuals with similar commutes and work hours. https://www.rideshareetc.org/rp2/Home/Home

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?:

A brief description of the car sharing program:

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:

Not at this time, but we are actively pursuing EV charging stations in our next lot rennovation

Does the institution offer a telecommuting program for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point seeks to provide options to the normal work environment that utilize technology to increase employee productivity and improve employee satisfaction. Toward this end, the University supports telecommuting as an alternative work arrangement for some University employees. This telecommuting program is intended to be an innovative work option that benefits the University community. Telecommuting is a cooperative arrangement between the employee and the employer, not a basic right of all employees. A telecommuting arrangement is based on the needs of the job, the department or unit, and the University and on the employee's past and present levels of performance.
Telecommuting policy found at http://www.uwsp.edu/hr/Pages/Policies-Procedures1.aspx

The university supports telecommuting by allowing employees access to portable computers, cell phones and other devices, and allows employees to load some common site licensed software on home computers.

Does the institution offer a condensed work week option that reduces employee commuting (as a matter of policy or standard practice)?:

A brief description of the condensed work week option:

Alternative Work Patterns
State policy encourages the use of alternative work patterns by full-time or part-time employees when such schedules are consistent with efficient and effective University operations. Alternative work patterns include job sharing; alternate work weeks such as four, ten-hour days; and, staggered work hours, such as 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., with a thirty-minute lunch break. Requests for alternative work patterns should be made to the employee’s immediate supervisor who will determine if the proposal is
feasible for the work unit.

Wisconsin State Stat 230.215
(1)  Declaration of policy. The legislature finds and declares:
(1)(a) (a) That employment practices which provide flexibility in scheduling hours of work often result in increased worker productivity, reduced absenteeism, improved employee morale and a more economical and efficient use of energy, highways and other transit systems.
230.215(1)(b) (b) That traditional full-time work patterns fail to meet the needs of many potentially productive citizens who, due to age, health or family circumstances, are effectively prevented from engaging in full-time employment.
230.215(1)(c) (c) That a greater number of permanent part-time employment opportunities are necessary to allow citizens a higher level of participation in the work force and to permit a greater utilization of the skills, talents and abilities of all citizens who want to work.
230.215(1)(d) (d) That it is the intent of the legislature that all agencies of state government participate in developing and creating flexible-time work schedules, additional permanent part-time positions and other alternative work patterns in order to maximize, in a manner consistent with the needs of state service, the employment options available to existing and potential state employees.
230.215(1)(e) (e) That it is the intent of the legislature that all agencies of state government make available permanent part-time employment opportunities in classified positions.
230.215(2) (2) Flexible-time employment scheduling. In this subsection "flexible-time schedule" means a work schedule which includes required days or hours during which an employee subject to the work schedule must be present for work and designated hours during which the employee, with the approval of his or her supervisor, may elect a time of arrival to and departure from work. Every agency shall develop a plan for the establishment of employee flexible-time schedules. The plan shall attempt to maximize efficiency of agency operations, the level of services to the public, energy conservation and employee productivity and shall consider traffic congestion, transit facilities and other relevant factors.

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 employ other strategies to reduce the impact of commuting (e.g. preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, cash-out of parking programs)?:

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

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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