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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 place to shower, change, and get ready for the workday. The Hub is also accessible to people wanting to exercise over break or lunchtime. There is still room to become a member so apply now if you are interested! 
  • The beloved bike tune-up series is returning this spring! This is a great opportunity to not only get important service for a safer ride (for free), but also to learn essential maintenance tips to keep your bike running better for longer. To accommodate the growing demand of free tune-ups from WashU bikers, we will be hosting not two, but THREE tune-ups on the Danforth campus this semester! Free bike tune-ups will also take place on the Medical campus, but dates are not finalized yet. Fill out this quick form if you would like more info when available.
  • Shared e-scooters are about to make their way back on the streets of St. Louis. To ensure that e-scooters are used safely and in compliance with the WashU e-scooter and motorized device policy, a series of educational events will be hosted on the Danforth campus. Operators Spin and Bird will be along to introduce the new geofence and designated parking locations, as well as to distribute free helmets to their riders.
  • In partnership with OISS, a group bike ride will take place during WashU Earth Week on the Danforth campus and surrounding neighborhoods. International students will learn to make sure a bike is safe to ride, explore campus bike infrastructure, experience riding on streets, and all this while discovering local businesses and restaurants. Interested in organizing a group bike ride for your department or group? Please reach out to clarasteyer@wustl.edu.
  • In April, we will be hosting a launch party for the WashU Rides Commuter Platform! This will be the opportunity to learn about this new tool, connect with fellow commuters, and find out how you can earn gift cards for participating! If you want to receive more info about the launch party once details are finalized, please fill out this quick form.

Want even more? Look out for Trailnet’s events, a local bike advocacy nonprofit, which include breakfasts for bikers and plenty of group rides.