Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
OP-17: Support for Sustainable Transportation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Chelsey Sloan
Sustainability Assistant
Sustainability
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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:

Western is a founding partner in a new community-wide bike-share program called “Drift Bikeshare.” Western will host one kiosk and five in the initial system of eight kiosks and 40 bikes spread across downtown. Students and employees will enjoy 50% off of memberships in this system to be rolled out the summer of 2020.


Does the institution participate in a car sharing program?:
No

A brief description of the car sharing program:
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Does the institution offer preferential parking or other incentives for fuel efficient vehicles?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives for fuel efficient vehicles:

Fuel efficient vehicles get to park closer to front doors and electric car charging stations are available on campus for free.


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

A brief description of the electric vehicle recharging stations:

Western has four Level 2 charging stations for students and employees that can be used for free.


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

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:

Preferred parking is offered to those who use fuel efficient vehicles when traveling to campus. There are six "carpool only" parking spots close to buildings' entrance, encouraging students and employees to carpool. Students and employees have free access to La Crosse MTU city busses and the SMRT Bus commuter bus system which provides connections to nearby cities and villages. Western has installed a ChargePoint station that’s free for students and staff and are planning to install ChargePoint stations at each of our remote locations.


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainable transportation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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