Every April, the Office of Sustainability and Parking & Transportation host Active Transportation Month (ATM) to motivate the WashU community to kick the car habit and try active, low-carbon means of transportation. The month is filled with events and activities designed to celebrate and take advantage of the many sustainable methods of transportation available.
Dozens of WashU staff members and students have already started participating in the Active Transportation Challenge, which offers the chance to form teams and track commutes in terms of miles logged, calories-burned, and CO2-saved using the website shiftyourcommute.com. Teams are awarded points based on miles logged and events attended. Prizes will include a Garmin fitness tracker, Urbanears headphones, and bike lights! One of the easiest ways to earn points is to submit a photo showcasing your commute. See photo contest rules here.
Upcoming ATM events include the following:
Relay For Life
April 9: Francis Field Track, 7p-midnight
The Office of Sustainability is tabling in support of the American Cancer Society. Stop by to say hello and enjoy the many activities taking place around the track.
Bike Tune-Ups by Big Shark Cycling Co.
April 11: School of Medicine’s Hope Plaza, 11a-2p
April 13: North side of Danforth University Center, 11a-2p
Big Shark mechanics will be on-site to provide FREE, professional tune-ups!
Breakfast for Bikers
April 15: Kaldi’s on DeMun, 7-9a
Enjoy coffee and pastries and learn about resources for bike commuters. This event is co-sponsored by Trailnet.
Tower Grove Bike Ride
April 23: Leaving from Brookings steps, 10:30a-1:30p
Join us for a pedal-powered excursion to the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market. A picnic lunch will be provided! Sign-up here.
Join the Facebook event to stay updated on all ATM news!
Questions? Contact Caroline Ling, Alternative Transportation Associate, at email@example.com.