A few changes are coming to the transportation system of UWM starting this fall. These changes look to save money for students who do not use these services, as well as encourage an active lifestyle for students.
The UWM Student Association has decided to decrease funding to subsidized parking, citing that all students were paying about $1,500 per parking spot even though a majority of students did not use them.
The Student Association hopes that this change will not only free up spots for students who actually need them, but will help create a culture in which students rely less on cars to get around.
“This policy change will cultivate a more modern and sustainable transportation culture for UWM students in years to come,” claimed the Update on Changes to Parking Subsidies for 2015/16. “Ultimately, the decrease in funding will assist UWM to provide parking for those who truly need it, while making strides to become a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly campus.”
In addition to the changes to the parking system UWM will also be launching its Bublr Bikes stations on campus. There will be six bike stations on campus that will allow UWM students to rent bikes for free with their free one-year Bublr Bikes memberships. Non-UWM students will also be able to use the stations and UWM students will be able to use any station in the city for free.