Reducing Solo Driving

4..11.14--Robin Hattori (red shirt), assistant director, Gephardt Institute for Public Service and Jennifer Harpring (navy shirt), program manager and facilitator, Gephardt Institute for Public Service, participate in the Bearly Drivers Carpool program. Photo by Whitney Curtis/WUSTL Photos

Carpooling

The Bearly Drivers carpooling program shrinks the environmental impact of several single-occupant vehicles to that of a single car and reduces the demand for parking spaces. Participants receive reduced rate parking, prime parking spaces, and participation in monthly prize drawings to incentivize their collaboration.

Car Sharing

The Enterprise Car Share program provides access to a small fleet of hybrid vehicles across several WashU campuses for use by students, faculty and staff. For a subsidized rate of $5 an hour, users can make short trips around the region, lessening or eliminating the need to bring a car on campus. The Car Share program promotes car access over car ownership, leading to a decline of single-occupant drivers and helping to lower the demand for campus parking spaces. The Gephardt Institute of Public Services subsidizes Car Share so that individuals involved in off-campus service projects can drive for free.

Occasional Parking Program

The Occasional Parking Program offers the opportunity to purchase discounted rates for daily parking permits. The program allows the WashU community the flexibility to rely mainly on lower carbon transportation alternatives with the option of commuting with a car when it may be necessary.

No-Idling Policy

WashU, like the State of Missouri, the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, limited vehicle idling on campus as of April 2009. Motor vehicle idling endangers public health, pollutes the environment and wastes fuel and money.

School of Medicine Campus Programs

The School of Medicine Campus is readily accessible via public transportation. Additionally, six shuttle routes provide staff transportation around the WUSM/BJH campus. View the routes on the shuttle map and schedule (PDF).