Operations and Initiatives


  • Facilities Management has supported the purchase of flex fuel vehicles into the UWRF campus fleet along with the development of a neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) ordinance. University Production Services, Postal Services, and Police and Parking utilize electric vehicles throughout the year while Grounds and Maintenance rents 3 e-gators in the summer months.
  • 46.40% of UWRF students use a more sustainable method of transportation to and from class such as walking, bicycling, carpooling, and/or vanpooling.
  • 25.40% of UWRF employees, faculty and staff, report using a more sustainable method of transportation such as walking, bicycling, carpooling, and/or vanpooling.
  • UWRF has many programs and organizations that support sustainable transportation including:
    • Students living on UWRF campus have access to 90 individual bike lockers.
    • UWRF provides students with bicycle parking near all residential, and non-residential buildings within 50ft.
    • UWRF supports multiple community bicycle programs such as the RF Bicycle and Pedestrian plan created in 1995, and the We Bike River Falls campus community collaboration.
    • In 2015, UWRF collaborated with the City of River Falls to establish the Blue Bike Program, citizens of River Falls.
    • In 2013, all bicycle rentals were available for free for students at Kinni Outdoor Adventures.

An active ‘UWRF Carpooling’ Facebook pages links students in need of a ride together along with a carpooling billboard in the UWRF University Center.