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October is Active Transportation Month

October is the first of two Active Transportation Months (ATM) at Washington University hosted by Parking & Transportation, Office of Sustainability, and WUSM Operations & Facilities Management. The goal of ATM is to motivate staff, faculty and students to kick the car habit and try active, low-carbon means of transportation. 

If you cannot imagine going car-free, consider carpooling or budgeting time to try transit one or two days during the month. If you are an everyday cyclist, try and commit to going grocery shopping or getting to and from the laundromat on two wheels–try challenging yourself to use sustainable transportation within a 3-mile radius of your home. Whatever your commitment to active transportation is today, we ask that you step it up during the month of April!

ATM is a good time to remind the WashU community of the resources our university offers to active commuters. Free bike registration is available to all members of the Danforth campus community. Don’t forget you have access to the amenities of our Active Commuter Hub, a space for registered members to shower and get ready before work or class. The Danforth campus has six bike repair stations and within the Active Commuter Hub, a bike parts vending machine (cash only for now) that is available to all WashU community members. Last year, WashU was given a gold level Bike Friendly University designation. The Medical Campus was also recognized as a Bike Friendly Business at the silver level.

Parking & Transportation has created a one-stop Smart Commute page to help our Danforth, North, and West Campus community stay informed about the many options to get from point A to point B! Also feel free to peruse the Office of Sustainability’s Resources for Bikers.