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Alternative Transportation

A drive-through access and waiting area for Eau Claire Transit buses is located near the southeast entrance of Davies Center. The campus is served by two bus routes — one for the upper campus, and one for the Water Street area. All buses are equipped with bicycle racks.

Since 1997, UW-Eau Claire students have provided financial support to the Eau Claire Transit service through a portion of student segregated fees. During the 2010–2011 academic year, the amount paid to support the city bus service was $23.25 per student. Because of this annual financial support, students, faculty and staff may use the Eau Claire Transit system free of charge when they show their Blugold Card.

To encourage non-automotive commuting, bicycle parking racks are permanently installed on each side of Davies Center. Covered parking for bicycles is provided a short distance away, under McIntyre Library. The inverted U design of the racks is widely acknowledged to keep bikes secure and free from damage.

Parking is available in the lot south of Davies Center, but the number of spaces was reduced when the new building was constructed. Not increasing the number of parking spaces is helping reduce pollution and land development impacts from single-occupancy vehicle use.