Alternative Transportation - Close to Campus

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Not every student/employee needs a vehicle. There are other options within the community. UW-Stout is a compact campus and Menomonie is a small community. It is relatively convenient to get around within the community and campus area. 

Faculty/Staff Incentives:  A set of incentives is available to faculty/staff who come to campus using alternative modes of transportation, such as:


Program Qualification

  • Bicycle registrants commute to campus primarily by bike during the non-winter months of the year.

Program Incentives

  • Eight courtesy day-permits per semester
  • Discounted daily permits after the eight free permits
  • Discounted monthly permits during the winter months - November thru March



Program Qualification

  • Pedestrian registrants commute to campus primarily by walking.

Program Incentives

  • Eight courtesy day-permits per semester
  • Discounted daily permits after the eight free permits


Bicycle Parking Regulations >>


  • Bicycles may only be parked in a bike rack.
  • If a specific bike rack is full a cyclist must find an open space in another campus bike rack.
  • University Housing offers a winter storage area for residents.


  • Bicycles may be parked on campus while the owner is currently enrolled in classes, employed or living on campus.
  • Bicycles cannot be stored on campus when the owner is not actively engaged in any of the above mentioned activities.
  • Bicycles may not be left on campus during the summer when the owner is not present.


  • Menomonie City ordinance requires that bikes be registered.
  • Bikes may be registered (free) at the Parking & Transportation Office.
  • Registration is an effective tool for theft prevention and return of lost/stolen bicycles.
  • Registration facilitates contact of bicycle owners rather than citation/impounding.

Enforcement Action

  • Any bicycle parked/locked in an area outside designated bike racks may be issued a citation and removed.
  • Any bicycle left unused in an academic area bike rack for more than one week may be removed.
  • Any bicycle left unused in a housing area bike rack while the owner is not currently a resident of University Housing may be removed.
  • Cut locks are the responsibility of the bicycle owner.
  • Impounded bikes will be charged a weekly storage fee.
  • Unclaimed bikes will be disposed of in accordance with WI State Statutes.

City of Menomonie Ordinance

City of Menomonie ordinance restricts use of certain vehicles on sidewalks in the central business district.

Examples of restricted vehicles are:

  • Bicycles
  • Skateboards
  • Roller blades
  • Any other kind of play-vehicle

StoutBikes Program Information

StoutBikes is a bike share program for students of UW-Stout.  Students can check out a bike for an entire school year to travel around campus and in the Menomonie community.

How It Works

Students may rent a bike during the school year (September to May) or during the summer.  Rental cost is $25/yr or $10/summer with a $50 deposit that is refunded upon return of the bike.  The cost is added to your student university billing.  Students should complete the online registration form to participate in the program.  Bikes are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To engage in this program you must read and consent to the  Liability Release Form linked here and verify that you've done so on the online registration form liked below.


StoutBikes provides a convenient, enjoyable, and environmentally friendly transportation option to UW-Stout's campus community that strives to:

  • Promote less automobile use
  • Offer students a convenient and inexpensive way to get around campus and in the community
  • Relieve campus parking congestion
  • Promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle

StoutBikes is a collaborative program between the Stout Student Association (SSA), Cycling Club, Physical Plant, University Parking & Transportation, the Environmental Sustainability Office, and Simple Sports bike shop.

Application Form

Questions and comments are welcome.

Contact Us

UW-Stout Parking Services
110 University Services Building
817 South Broadway
Menomonie, WI 54751
M-F 7:45 a.m. - 4:25 p.m.
P (715) 232-1792
F (715) 232-1142

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