Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Stout
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution provide secure bicycle storage (not including office space), shower facilities, and lockers for bicycle commuters?:
No

A brief description of the facilities for bicycle commuters:

University Housing provides an indoor bike storage location limited to housing residents for seasonal (winter) use only.
Shower facilities and lockers are available in the Sports & Fitness center. Shower facilities are also available (although not widely) in several campus buildings.
No bike lockers on campus, but University Housing will be adding some in Spring 2016.


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:

Outside bicycle racks are located within 50 ft of all buildings on campus, and are available for both short and long-term storage. Covered bike parking is available at one location on campus, near the Library.


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:

The University does not adhere specifically to a policy. However, bicycles accommodations are established through a network of dedicated bike paths on campus which connect with the city network as well.


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:

StoutBikes is a bike share program that allows students, faculty, and staff to check out a bike on a semester-long basis. There are currently 40 bikes in use on campus and a waiting list ranging from 0-50 people.


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:

The Sustainability Office and Parking & Transportation Services employs an Alternative Transportation Student Manager who is currently working on the application. We plan to have this submitted during the 2015-2016 school year.


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 program(s), including availability, participation levels, and specifics about discounts or subsidies offered (including pre-tax options):

Access to the StoutRoute campus shuttle and the community bus route is free to students (subsidized by SSA) and staff (subsidized by the University).


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the carpool/vanpool program:

The UW-Stout Rideshare program is an online matching system for student/staff ride sharers.

Parking & Transportation Services also commonly directs interested individuals to the DMV’s rideshare matching service.


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:

The program is partnered with Enterprise car rental and is in its first year of operations.


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:

No telecommuting program is in existence. However, it is allowed through informal arrangement in some offices/departments for employees to freely engage in this activity.


Does the institution offer a condensed work week option for employees as a matter of policy or as standard practice?:
No

A brief description of the condensed work week program:

N/A


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:

N/A


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:

Stout Student Association segregated fee supported bus routes – students ride free with ID, University funds staff ridership on bus routes – staff ride free with ID.
Incentive/cost savings program for staff who carpool, bike, walk
Campus departments informally are accommodating of bikers with indoor storage.
The University funds the UW-Stout Rideshare program for matching carpoolers.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable transportation program(s) is available:

*More sustainable transportation may be found at:
http://www.uwstout.edu/services/parking/stout-carpool-program.cfm

Information was obtained through the Director of Parking & Transportation

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