We want to hear from YOU!

Thanks to all 2,190 participants in the #UWMmoves survey! We’ll be posting some preliminary results on this page soon. 

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UWM TRANSPORTATION STUDY PRELIMINARY FINDINGS

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128 thoughts on “We want to hear from YOU!

  1. This survey does not address motorcycles. The current system of obtaining motorcycle parking permits is not user friendly. The motorcycle parking spots are poor and motorcycles should be able to park in regular spots.

    • Great feedback! Four things you can do:

      1. Please use the wikimap (http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/UWM-Transportation-Week.html) to identify areas where motorcycle parking spaces need to be improved (and how) and if others are needed.

      2. Describe to us how getting a motorcycle parking permit is not user friendly; need more detail.

      3. Next week is Transportation Week on campus; would you like to help us lead a motorcycle parking/access session? This would be a scheduled visit to some of the motorcycle spaces to identify issues/find solutions.

      4. Take some pictures or videos of motorcycle parking problems and tweet them using #UWMmoves

      • Thanks for the reply, unfortunately, it is Feb. 2014 and I am just seeing it now. To address your questions/requests:
        1) I work in Engelmann, and we have several small spaces on the east side of the building and one space on the SW corner. A larger bike is at risk of being hit in any of these spots, which is why I suggest the bike parking in regular spaces. It should not matter if I bring my auto or motorcycle.
        2) In May 2013 I asked about a motorcycle permit, when I bought my hunting permit. I was told I needed to pay $70 extra which is silly since I am already paying for my hunting permit. I had to wait until Sept. to get a free motorcycle parking permit, missing the entire motorcycle riding season. Motorcycle permits should be issued (with a hunting permit) anytime of the year.
        3) Sorry, too late
        4) n.a.

        Thanks for your time and attention to this matter.

    • I completely agree. I motorcycle when weather permits. Parking is inadequate and poorly maintained/patrolled. The # of spots on the east side of campus should at least double.

      • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

      • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  2. I agree with Chris. The survey has completely ignored motorcycles and large scooters. They are an energy effect mode of transportation and take up much less space that a car, yet it seems you have completely ignored the fact that there are more of these vehicles being used each year.

    • I agree with this. Especially in the parking garages of residence halls on South Campus. There are motorcycle spaces at Cambridge and RiverView, but they cost the same amount of money as a full car space which is crazy because we already pay the fee for a motorcycle parking pass on campus.

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    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  3. There needs to be some attention given to the traffic snarl on Hartford between 7:30 and 8 a.m. caused by cars trying to enter the Northwest Quadrant parking area from the west.
    There have been many mornings when the traffic is backed up to Oakland Avenue. This makes even getting into the Cunningham lot a problem. Either they should be using the other entrance or there should be someone there to direct traffic to make sure no snarls take place.

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  4. Please give some consideration to travel options for those of us who live some distance from campus (over 25 miles). Freeway driving is still the fastest and most reliable way to get to campus. Perhaps the freeway flyer system could be expanded, or supplemented? I drive an hour each way (longer in winter and on bad traffic days), daily. There are quite a few of us distance commuters out there, who travel in on I43, Hwy 41 or 45, and I94.

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    • Exactly. I also ride a motorcycle during the season. A nearby park/ride would help, except that as an academic staff member, buying a bus pass costs more than my motorcycle permit. There needs to be a way to provide lower cost alternatives to longer distance and motorcycle commuters who are also faculty/staff

      Better (read expanded) motorcycle parking closer into campus would help too. I get to campus quite early to miss the I-94 traffic and get a parking spot so do not have a problem…unless I need to ride off campus for a meeting etc during the day. Then I lose the spot.

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    • I have an hour drive one way as well. I don’t need more time added to my drive just trying to get to work. There should be more parking options available to staff (a designated parking structure or more park and ride options).

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      • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

    • Completely agree! I drive from Racine and still have to drive to College Ave (15-20 mins) just to catch the 40U, which is another 40-55 minute ride. Expansion of the U buses, more park and ride pick-up locations, and more direct routes to UWM (skipping downtown) would be extremely useful.

      • I completely agree. I also drive up from Racine. The UBus is nice but there should be a similar service on the south side of campus so I don’t have to drive up to Capitol. Also, I prefer to park on campus because I get extremely motion sick on buses and waiting for buses even with driving seems to be a waste of time. As much as I hate paying for parking, I would be much more willing to pay if we could pay by 10 or 15 min increments instead of an hour.

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    • Agreed. I have been taking Bluemound or Capitol instead of I94 to get from Brookfield to UWM (only 14 miles, but still nearly an hour drive with traffic/weather). A few years ago I used to be able to take the coach bus that ran from Brookfield Square to the UWM library, but its times have changed and it is no longer a feasible option — I’d have to leave Brookfield at 5am and leave work at 3pm. I would love to be able to take the coach bus again and not worry about parking fees, gas, etc.

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    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  5. As a UWM Professor Emeritus who is now engaged in grandparenting three grand kids under age 5, two of whom attend the UWM Children’s Center, I am concerned about the lack of short-term parking near the entrance of the new Center at the former emergency entrance of Columbia Hospital. Individuals who do not have UWM parking permits will have very limited options for dropping off and picking up kids at the Center when it opens in January. It is critical for parents who do not work at UWM to be able to park for a few minutes to, get the kids inside in the morning and out before 6 in the evening.
    The traffic problems on Hartford noted above by Lenore Wilkas, will be further exacerbated by added Child Center traffic entering and leaving the drop off driveway. Additional short term spaces near the Center and possibly one-way traffic on Hartford at peak hours should be considered and implemented before years end..

    • Good thoughts on the future issues of transformation. There definitely will be issues too. I have a very similar problem. I am a UWM student parent and employee who will also face challenges with the new location. We don’t own an automobile. So, we usually take the MCTS Red Line bus route after school. The present children’s center is only 1 block from where we board the bus (UWM Union). Boarding that bus stop is great for days of poor weather because we can hang out in the lobby of the union until the bus arrives. However, the new children’s center makes that trip (to the Union) 5 X’s further and therefore, not an ideal walk to board the bus. Although, there is another Red Line bus stop on the corner of Maryland and Hartford, but on cold rainy days or frigid days of freezing temps it will NOT provide the protection or comfort to my two young children, as that of the UWM Union lobby…

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    • I completely agree with Art Brooks comment and add my concern about parking related road rage in the student parking lots. The rage begins as space vacancy decreases; students race to lots to secure a space. Oddly, once inside the lot and guaranteed a space, some students continue to drive at dangerous speeds. My husband and I are grad student parents of a child attending preschool at UWM. We are immensely grateful for the free parking, but we are concerned that students racing to and through the lots will eventually result in the serious injury or death of a Children’s Center student, as they are shorter and more difficult to see.

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    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  6. Both the survey and the interactive map require the user to choose only one method of transportation – including “I drive to campus”, “I bike to campus”, and “I take the bus to campus”. How are we expected to respond if we drive to the UPark lot and then take the shuttle, or bike to a bus stop and then take the bus?

    • Draw your route in separate line segments; one for driving, one for shuttle, etc. Leave comments to explain your multi-modal journey to campus!

    • Agreed. Not only are some commutes multimodal, as you say, but many people use different means of transportation on different days, depending on weather, lateness of stay on campus, etc.

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    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  7. I am at a conference in Phoenix, and their new light rail is wonderful, connecting downtown to museums and entertainment, the airport, and the Arizona State University campus. Milwaukee needs light rail. Picture it: Bayshore Town Center to UWM main campus to KSE to downtown to School of Freshwater to airport (North-South). Downtown to Miller Park to UWM Innovation Center/Medical College of Wisconsin (East West). People would then vote for spurs to connect to the main routes.

    • Light Rail is ideal for Milwaukee, San Diego has a metro, Seattle has a metro, and many other cities have them. Washington DC’s Subway system is amazing for getting around and goes straight to Several Universities. It would be wonderful here!

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    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  8. I have to agree with John Dorosz, I live near South Milwaukee,WI and I do enjoy the Capitol & Humbolt lot. Only problem is that I think its a bit too far out of my way. Maybe a shuttle from somewhere south of the Hoan bridge in the 794 Corridor would be great. Its better than having to deal with 94/43 NB/SB traffic during the day. I think this type of shuttle would make travel to campus more efficient as not having to go all the way north to get to campus. As well as anyone living in the southern suburbs of Milwaukee & Bay View.

      • Good thought. Now that it is non-riding season, I drive from I-94 to Layton to Lincoln Blvd and hope to find an open spot. A shuttle would enable me to park farther away especially during the winter snow.

    • There used to be a park ride at the Marina that was similar to the Capital & Humboldt lot, I used it all the time. I agree there needs to be another park and ride lot for those of us that find Capital & Humboldt out of the way.

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    • I love the idea of a U-Park somewhere on the 794 corridor. I tried using the Capitol lot but it added time to my commute and was not as convenient to get to. Going North or past campus twice (there and back) is inconvenient for those of us living South. Having Children my time is limited as we have a busy schedule.

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  9. Short term parking near your destination can be a big problem. We often need 5-10 minutes to run into our offices to pick up something. It is discouraging to turn a very short trip into a long one because of access.

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  10. Would be really great to have a UPark lot south of campus. There is a huge, undeveloped track of land at 1st and Greenfield. UWM should lease or purchase this and develop into a parking lot; and piggyback on the SFS shuttle to provide another off-campus parking option.

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  11. Would be great if UWM had more park and ride lots. The one that they had at the Lakefront would be convenient for many commuter students. Personally talking sometimes it’s very hard to find parking in the Northwestern Quadrant just because there are so many students wanting to find parking. And I know other students would agree with me on that statement. Especially if we have classes that start lated in the day.

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  12. I live in Washington County, as well as some of my colleagues, and we would very much appreciate transit from Washington County to UWM. Right now I take multiple side streets and end up taking the UPark to campus from Capitol and Humboldt but it takes me a total of an hour each way and a lot of gas money to come to work every day.

    • YES! I live in Washington County and have carpooled with others from UWM when our schedules coincide but it would sure be nice to have a transit option from Washington County. It would be awesome if UWM could work out an agreement with Washington County Commuter Express to provide options for those of us commuting from that area. I’ve seen Ozaukee and Waukesha County type of transit options at UWM and would definitely utilize Washington County transit options if available.

      • I agree with Shannon. There used to be (and may still be) a “freeway flyer” that picks up in Washington County, but it drops off in downtown Milwaukee, and one would then have to take the MCTS #30 or another bus to get to the Kenwood Campus. Travel time all told ends up being nearly 90 minutes one way, and there are a limited number of runs made. I have also driven down to Goerkes Corners to pick up the Waukesha County flyer, but that adds an additional 30-40 minutes to the trip each way, as well.

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  13. I had a parking appeal this spring . My questions were not addressed in the rollow up letters and when I made my third appealI was told that you only have two chances.

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  14. I live in Sandburg and have a parking permit. I need my car here to drive to work each day and for when I go home. There is no reason why a pass should be $550 each semester!! I already pay way to much just to attend and live at UWM. Most schools charge $200 for the whole year. Just wish it was cheaper!

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  15. I work at the Klotsche Center and it’s upsetting that I have to commute to work and there’s no employee parking pass. I know the bottom two floors are designated for students but I don’t get there early enough to find a spot. It’d be nice to have a employee pass so I can park where ever in the lot and not have to worry about getting a $35 ticket.

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  16. there are way too few parking spaces available. It is so annoying having to wake up early so i can race to UWM and steal a free parking spot before other students get there. I am also an AFROTC student. I’m always driving between MU and UWM so i don’t have to sit on the bus for an hour or more everyday. Too often, when i come back from MU all of the spots are taken. Marquette University allows their commuters to buy a yearly parking pass so that they are guaranteed a spot everyday. UWM should offer this at the K. I think the one at MU is somewhere around $150 a year or $150 a semester. This would make it so much easier on commuters. we have enough stress as it is.

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  17. Please, PLEASE, Please place EV stations around campus. I plan on purchasing a battery powered car and would like to see recharging stations around campus. The is success of this within the UW System already!

    • There are already 6 stations on campus (2 inside NWQ, 2 Outside NWQ and 2 in EMS). There are also plans for more stations in the coming year. They are a limited 4 hour space at $1.50/hr.

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  18. This survey would benefit from a space to leave comments or to choose multiple answers.
    E.g, for the Question on bike parking, I don’t really have a preference for indoor or outdoor
    but covered is certainly preferred. If there could be some covered spaces near the children’s center
    with space for bike carriages, it would certainly make it easier to bike with kids. I don’t mind
    riding on the street if it’s just me but I go out of my way to ride on the bike path when the kids
    are with me. A dedicated route that connects the Oak Leaf trail to campus would help. I usually ride
    on Hartford from the trail but I’m always nervous cars won’t see the bike carriage or won’t give
    us enough space. Also on the question about parking near or far, I would prefer to park near the
    children’s center when dropping off the kids but I don’t mind walking a bit to get to my office.

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  19. I agree with many of the comments about more park and ride options for people who come from further away. To be honest, I think this conversation needs to join up with a larger conversation with the city of Milwaukee, the county, and neighboring counties about a more substantial public transportation system. Perhaps our conversation can be brought to that table as well? What better experts that we can turn to on campus to get that larger conversation started, including Urban Planning and Urban Studies. We are clogging up the roads with cars and rely on one form of public transportation (buses). The most successful and more racially integrated cities rely on two forms of public transportation. Certainly a light rail that not only served the city itself but also extended out in the direction of the major highway spurs would alleviate many of these issues all together. In the meantime, it definitely has become difficult to afford the monthly parking pass (especially when I have now paid a total of an additional $68 (on top of the $85 each month already) to park in the union garage due to the extremely cold days in January and February. When it is less than 1 degree (and a wind chill in the negative digits) in the morning when arriving on campus, it is tough to even walk just a few blocks from the surface lot. Further, charging $11.25 for a 9-hour day is a pretty high cost. Another major university in the city, which offers covered parking, only charges $5 no matter how long you are parked in the lot. To sum up, my major concerns are the length of time spent on my commute (which is becoming more and more draining, and frankly, I don’t think sustainable for my future) and the high cost of traveling/parking combined together.

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  20. Poorly designed survey questions 3 4 5 6 10 need options for all not just two choices. And an Other Comments section at the end!

  21. In my opinion, the MCTS made a mistake by putting the GPS-arrival time data feed in the hands of what, so far as I can tell, is a student organization. Encourage the App Brewery to finish the job or to allow others to do so.

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  22. I would like to see some protected faculty parking space that does not require $1000+ for an academic year permit. On a campus with more community-based initiatives that require faculty go off campus for portions of days, it is NOT OK to not be able to return to campus and find parking. There are days when I am at CHW for research and then drive back here to teach and end up spending 40 minutes driving around looking for parking. Similarly, many programs rely on provisional faculty who are working other jobs and come to campus to teach. These people need to be able to access parking in a timely manner, or we will lose the value that community-based people coming to campus richly contribute to instruction. Parking needs to be considered from the perspective of teaching and the business of the university, as well as student convenience/access. (40 minutes of looking for parking x faculty pay x 5 days a week x 16 weeks per semester x 2 semesters = a huge loss of productivity for the university).

    • You can purchase an in-car meter and park at surface lots, Sandburg, and the Pavilion. I believe after initial set up costs its .75 per hour.

      • Purchasing the in car meter will not alleviate the concern. My first year working for UWM I was informed of this option. After purchasing the meter, I was so disappointed because I was still unable to find a spot to park. It was a waste of money!

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  23. I am most frustrated that, as a UWM Teaching & Researching Assistant, I can not get a UPass during the summer semester, since I am technically not a student. My students are able to ride in on an air conditioned bus, but as the instructor, I have to haul my materials through the high heat only to arrive winded and sopping wet. When will we as teachers get the respect that has been earned?

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  24. I’m not sure how to change this, but as a grad student whose many courses are online, not by my choice, the lack of the UPASS is frustrating. I pay more for my classes than being onsite and don’t see a huge difference in the quality of teaching compared to onsite courses. Plus I work on campus. It doesn’t matter anymore now that I live a lot closer, but for years I lived 8 miles away, and though commuting on my bike was usually my transportation, riding through really bad weather required me to use the buss. As anyone can attest to, working on campus does not really pay that much and with rent and bills to think about the UPASS was critical as paying upwards of 5 dollars a day for transportation adds up fast. It is unfair how it is setup for who gets and who doesn’t receive the pass. If online courses are going to be a lot more expensive than onsite courses then the UPASS option should be included as many of us still need it. The system doesn’t recognize that a lot of us are living in Milwaukee but are forced to take online courses even though we may not want to and getting a semester of nothing but online courses means we don’t get the UPASS.

    • amen to this. students taking classes purely online STILL pay the segregated fees associated with upass, yet they don’t get to use the service. Not to mention the extra ‘convenience’ fees of $350 per class…

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  25. With all the off-campus expansion going on at locations such as the County Grounds and the School of Freshwater Sciences, I believe UWM has a huge opportunity to alleviate some of the parking issues for the entire UWM community, and at the same time increase access and visibility of these facilities to the entire UWM community.

    Currently, at the School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS), there is already a shuttle bus that makes several trips daily between SFS and the main campus – with plenty of extra seats. There is also room there immediately adjacent to the buildings (unlike on the main campus) to construct a large parking lot that could be used as a park-and ride for the general campus population, as well as those who work at SFS. This would vastly increase the demand for the shuttle service, the expansion of which would then increase access to SFS facilities and resources to the entire UWM community, making it much more likely that, for example, students in other disciplines would take electives in Freshwater Sciences or even minor in it.

    In addition, just as importantly, being adjacent to a well-lit, heavily utilized UWM facility would, I believe, make people feel much safer using the lots. Contrast that with the Capitol/Humboldt lot, which is in the middle of nowhere with a little trailer for the security guard. I know for a fact that many people don’t use the Capitol/Humboldt lot because they feel unsafe leaving their cars there.

    I urge UWM Parking and Transit to consider these issues and take steps to encourage people to use these new facilities to alleviate parking problems for all UWM students, faculty, and staff, while at the same time increasing the access, and therefore the value, of these off-campus locations, for all.

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  26. I know that UWM doesn’t control crosswalks on Milwaukee streets, but there’s an urgent need for a crosswalk on Hartford somewhere between the entrance to the Cunningham parking lot and the entrance to the NWQ. There are more parents of young children parking there since the move of the Children’s Center, and it’s difficult to cross the street at busy times–but it’s also difficult to walk far out of the way to cross at the corner crosswalk when crossing with (a) young child(ren). Could Parking and Transit please press the city on this issue?

    Also, the stairs within the NWQ parking lot could use better safety protections since they’re so frequently used by young children going to the Children’s Center.

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  27. It’s disheartening to have spaces that faculty/staff use on a daily basis in the K garage to be taken and used for student parking. Add to the fact that outdoor equipment is taking up valuable spaces and a poorly designed 4th floor flow for student parking and an unbelieveable price for parking for staff/faculty…where is the initiative for Best Place to Work?

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    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  28. I’d like to enter to win the iPad Air, but I do not tweet. Is there an alternate method for entering a video or photo about my commute?

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    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  29. Maybe provide priority parking for those who travel 25 miles or more. (Including staff). If not for the whole day, maybe for a certain block of hours. I travel from Racine & I hate having to come here by 8 a.m. just to get a spot at NWQ when I don’t have classes that start til 11 or later. Also, I’m not sure if this is for the city, but maybe have a pedestrian crossing light on Maryland in front of Lapham. Traffic gets backed up especially around the early afternoon & drivers are starting to get aggressive because students aren’t being considerate. They have these lights on Wisconsin for the Marquette campus.

    • I would definitely agree with Nichole on the need for a crossing light on Maryland, or some other pedestrian-safety measures. Maryland Ave is busy enough most times of the day, especially mid-day, and for drivers trying to get out of the Lubar parking garage at that time it is a nightmare. Students are crossing every which way and darting from the Union loading dock and from between parked cars, I have seen many close calls. True, there is a crosswalk just north of there which has a crossing guard at times, but many students do not seem to use that route.

      • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  30. I think there should be the option to pay a premium for a semester long parking pass at the Union and EMS garage spaces. Marquette has a similar system that is much less of a hassle than going and paying the meter every single day in the EMS garage, not to mention that most parking spaces are filled by 9:30 Monday through Thursday. Parking on campus now is nowhere as easy as it should be.

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  31. The one park and ride lot is on Capital. If you are coming from the south east it requires driving greater distance and spending a lot of extra time and expense to access that lot. It is ridiculous that grad students are not allowed access to the transit discounts, nor access to the lots. As I was informed tha on-line grad students “aren’t suppose to be on campus”! even though we pay $1,000 more per on-line class. We require campus access just as everyone else does.

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