Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.06
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date June 15, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Western Technical College
OP-21: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Amanda McCray
Intern
Sustainability Institute
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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:

Yes. Bicycle parking is available at all buildings on campus. Showers, and lockers are available at the Administration Center and Integrated Technology Center.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle parking and storage facilities:

Western provides short-term bicycle parking (e.g. racks) within 50ft of all occupied buildings but does not have long-term bicycle storage within 330ft (nearest bike storage unit is 0.4 miles from residence halls).


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bicycle/pedestrian policy and/or network:

Western adheres to local community policy on bicycle accommodation, providing bicycle and pedestrian paths.


Does the institution have a bicycle-sharing program or participate in a local bicycle-sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the bicycle sharing program:

Western is looking into developing a program in the near future.


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?:
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):

Western offers free MTU bus passes to all students, staff, and faculty. Western offers the SMRT bus for those that live in our outreach (satellite areas).


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:

Western is promoting the state of Wisconsin RideShare program. There are parking spaces specifically marked for carpool. These spots are premium in where they are located, being closer to the academic buildings.


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?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:

Western is in talks with Community Car to bring the program to La Crosse and is dependent on other partners in the area.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the telecommuting program:

Telecommuting is utilized by many employees to reduce travel.


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:

Under certain circumstances a person can either work from home or work four days a week. They would have to meet with Human Resources to determine eligibility.


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:

Preferred parking is offered to those who use fuel-efficient vehicles when traveling to campus.


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