UWM Focuses on Transportation and Parking Issues

With changes to the main campus, emergent satellite campuses, more housing options, and a dynamic student body, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee continues to face transportation challenges for the 30,000+ people a day it serves. Parking, bus service, and even bicycle parking are among the more challenging issues faced daily by students, staff and faculty.

In Fall 2013, UWM hired an interdisciplinary transportation consultant team to kick-off a comprehensive parking and transportation study. This effort will look closely at all of the transportation needs of UWM, from all perspectives, and will include reviews of:

  • Parking location, pricing and eligibility
  • Shuttle services – who they serve and how well
  • Bicycling – how do we build off recent campus successes
  • MCTS – How can it work better for UWM
  • Alternative Transportation – how do we take advantage of all options

The study is going to understand how transportation systems work today, get input from students, faculty, and staff on ideas for improvements, and then make recommendations for how UWM can improve transit, facilities for cyclists and walkers, and best manage parking.

As part of a dynamic outreach effort – UWM is hosting a Transportation Week on campus from November 19-21 to hear from you! Watch for details on campus and follow us at #UWMmoves.

Before (and after) Transportation Week, there are a few ways to give your feedback – all are encouraged to participate!

  • Tell us how you get around by mapping your trip
  • Give us the details on what works for you and what can be improved on an open comment board
  • Tell us what you want to see with a quick survey
  • Take pictures or videos of your favorite (and least favorite) transportation and parking elements and tweet them using #UWMmoves  – prize(s) for best entries