Bike. Run. Drive: My Active WashU Commute

Written by Rachel Twedt, Multimedia Content Management Specialist, University Marketing & Communications There are many great reasons to actively commute to WashU by foot or bicycle – not having to search – or pay – for a parking spot; no sitting in traffic; saving money on fuel; a reduced carbon footprint – but the reason […]

10 Activities to Stay Happy & Healthy During Confinement

We are living through strange, stressful times. As messages echo on social media platforms and news channels provide information in a panicked scream, it is important to prioritize your health and the health of those around you. As many are cut off from their normal routines, jobs, and interactions, usual methods of self-care and wellness […]

This Spring, Active Transportation is the Way to Go

After a long and cold winter, what better feeling than offering your body some physical activity in fresh air? Join the Office of Sustainability, Parking & Transportation Services and friends for a season of exciting events and programs centered around active transportation. In support of WashU active commuters, the recently-opened Active Commuter Hub provides a […]

Bike Repair Stations Upgraded on the Danforth Campus

Every day, hundreds if not thousands of bikes are ridden to and around WashU campuses. Nearly 30% of the WashU student population commute by bike, benefitting from the health, financial, and environmental benefits offered by this active and fun mode of transportation. Over the past few years, WashU – a Bike Friendly University at a […]

WashU Now Offers Free Bike Registration through Project 529

Recognized a Silver-level Bike Friendly University in 2017, WashU supports bicyclists and seeks to expand the use of bicycles among its community. One way WashU has recently reinforced its commitment to supporting bicycling is by rolling out a new bike registration program, through the 529 Garage, the industry’s first mobile-based bicycle registration system designed for […]

Summer Bike Tune-Up Series

This summer, the Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Parking and Transportation Services (Danforth) and the Operations & Facilities Management Department (WUSM), is bringing back the free bike tune-up series. We will be hosting four free tune-up sessions, on both the Danforth and the Medical campuses: Medical Campus, Hope Plaza, 11a – 2p Thursday, June […]

Active Transportation Month Returns this April

Join the Office of Sustainability, Parking and Transportation Services and friends for a month of exciting events centered around Active Transportation! With many fun and educational events throughout the month of April, we aim to recognize and support our active commuters, encourage current drivers to utilize alternative transportation, educate about mobility and safety on campus […]

Free Bike Tune-Up Series Returns on the Danforth and Medical Campuses

Free Bike Tune-Ups

This fall, the Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Parking and Transportation Services (Danforth) and the Operations & Facilities Management Department (WUSM), is bringing back the free bike tune-up series. After construction in the East End and parking changes, alternative transportation has become increasingly significant at WashU, leading many car commuters to drop the car […]

Summer Commuter Resource Fair Series Returns, on the Danforth and Medical Campuses

This summer, the Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Parking and Transportation Services (Danforth) and the Operations & Facilities Management Department (WUSM), is bringing back the Summer Commuter Resource Fair series, featuring services and service providers that support employees and graduate students in their transportation choices. Alternative transportation – which includes biking, walking, public transit, […]

A Program to Enhance Transportation Safety

“Walk Smart. Bike Smart. Drive Smart.” – The Pedestrian and Vehicular Safety and Education Program has the straightforward goal of making the WashU School of Medicine campus a safe place for all types of commuters. The WUSM community had the chance to see this program represented at the recent Earth Day festival in Hope Plaza. […]

Dockless Bike Share Programs Launch in St. Louis

As of Monday morning, Mayor Lyda Krewson has officially announced the launch of Bike Sharing in the City of St. Louis. Ofo and LimeBike, two private companies who have been granted permits to operate within the city, have deployed hundreds of colorful bikes around various St. Louis neighborhoods, available for anyone and everyone. This milestone […]

Active Transportation Challenge: April 9 – April 30

As part of this spring’s Active Transportation Month, the Office of Sustainability and Parking and Transportation Services are bringing back an old favorite offering, the Active Transportation Challenge! The Challenge galvanizes teams of faculty, staff, and students to drop the car habit and to use alternative forms of transportation when commuting to WashU: walking, biking, […]

April is Active Transportation Month

Join the Office of Sustainability, Parking and Transportation Services and friends for a month of exciting events centered around Active Transportation! With many fun and educational events throughout the month of April, we aim to recognize and support our active commuters, encourage current drivers to utilize alternative transportation, educate about mobility and safety on campus […]

WashU named a Silver Bicycle Friendly University

Today, we are proud to announce that the League of American Bicyclists has officially recognized Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award, joining 54 other visionary colleges and universities from across the country. This designation is a significant accomplishment for the University and recognition of the commitment to […]

Commuter Resource Fair Series Continues

This summer, the Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Parking and Transportation Services, organized a series of Commuter Resource Fairs, featuring services and service providers that support employees who carpool, bike or walk to work. According to the Mobility Survey conducted in 2016 by an interdisciplinary team of students, faculty and staff, 28% of WashU […]

Neighborhood Guides: What Are Your Favorite St. Louis Destinations?

Calling all St. Louis natives and newbies alike: What are your favorite places in St. Louis? We are updating our St. Louis Neighborhood Guides, and we are crowd sourcing favorite destinations. The Neighborhood Guides, which provide public transit and bike routes to each area, are designed to instill students with a sense of place beyond […]

Cold Weather Biking Tips

Do you commute via bike, or are you interested to give it a try? Riding safely and with the right gear is extremely important during the winter months. Here are tips to keep you and your bike moving smoothly in the cold. Pumping your Tires: In the cold, tires tend to lose pressure quickly. To help prevent […]