Community Transportation

Reduced On-campus Parking Creates Opportunity for Alternatives

Reduced On-campus Parking Creates Opportunity for Alternatives

The east end of the Danforth Campus is about to undergo a major redevelopment that includes seven major components — three new academic buildings, an expansion of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, two new multi-use facilities, an underground parking garage and an expansive new Central Green.

The new underground garage is aligned with the University’s new parking and transportation strategy, and will provide convenient access to the Danforth Campus, especially east end destinations. With 790 spaces, the garage located at the base of the Brookings steps will provide convenient, safe, accessible and attractive parking. Vehicles will be able to enter the new underground garage from Forsyth Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway and a vehicular drop-off area for the east end also will be accessible from Skinker Boulevard.

To support members of the Washington University community at are choosing the low-cost ParkSmart permit option for parking on West Campus, a shuttle service began March 31st.

Shuttles run Monday through Friday from West Campus to the Danforth Campus every 15 minutes, with service beginning at West Campus at 7 a.m., and the last pickup at Mallinckrodt Center at 10 p.m.

The shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers at the corner of Jackson and Forsyth at West Campus. It will make a right turn on Lee, a right on Jackson, and a left turn on Forsyth to the Mallinckrodt bus plaza. It will then travel back to West Campus via Forsyth, making a stop at Hoyt for those who need access to the east end of campus. Additional stops may be added.

More information on transportation alternatives can be found on the Parking and Transportation website.

Want help figuring out your alternatives? Schedule a consultation with Becca Gilberg, Alternative Transportation Coordinator: or 314.935.9275.  She can provide fully customized alternative commute plans, in-person consultations, and group presentations.