October is Active Transportation Month (ATM) at Washington University. 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 October!
ATM is a good time to remind the WashU community of the resources our university offers to active commuters. This past year, WashU was given a gold level Bike Friendly University designation. Free bike registration is available to all members of the Danforth campus community. We have reopened 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. Parking & Transportation recently released their Smart Commute page to help our community be aware of their many options to get from point A to point B!
ATM SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
- October 19 – Bike Tune-Up and Commuter Fair, 11 am – 3 pm
- October 25 – Breakfast for Bikers, 8 – 10:30 am
- October 26 – Free bike registration and U-lock sale, 11 am – 1 pm
- October 27 – Bike Tune-Up and Commuter Fair, 11 am – 3 pm
- October 28 – Free bike registration and U-lock sale, DUC Edison Courtyard, 11 am – 1 pm
WUPD will be selling U-locks at all events at-cost for $25. Students can purchase them via student billing and employees may pay with a check.