At WashU, we’re committed to providing smart commuting options that are sustainable, healthy and less expensive than driving your car to campus. We offer a wide range of programs, resources, and support to help you find the transportation mix that’s right for you.

APRIL & OCTOBER: Active Transportation MonthS

Parking & Transportation and the Office of Sustainability host free transportation events and a commuter challenge every April & October to celebrate, support and encourage the use of sustainable transportation. Check back for updates!

Ready to Commute Smarter?

Schedule a Consultation

Schedule a Consultation

Discuss your needs with us and learn how to best commute without a car via the Metro, carpooling, and more.

WashU Rides

WashU Rides

A free website resource to help you explore WashU’s smart commuting options, including carpools, bikepools, and more.

Smart Commute Modes

Bearly Drivers Carpool

Bearly Drivers Carpool

Eligible full-time Danforth faculty and staff may share the cost of a parking permit while carpooling.

Bike To Campus

Bike To Campus

Cycling to campus is a free, sustainable and healthy commute option that also provides convenient parking and an easy way to get around campus.

Metro Transit

Metro Transit

Metro provides transportation around the St. Louis region by bus or light rail.

WashU Shuttle System

WashU Shuttle System

Transport around campus and area neighborhoods.

Smart Commuting Stories

Learn how other WashU members are getting around campus.

Support Programs & Resources

Learn more about campus sustainability at Sustainability.wustl.edu.

Active Commuter Hub

Active Commuter Hub

After riding to campus, stop by the hub for a shower, use a hairdryer or lockers for your gear, or check out a bike part vending machine.

Bike Registration

Bike Registration

Love your bike? Keep it safe! Washington University in St. Louis Bike Registration

Daily Usage Program

Daily Usage Program

This permit is ideal if you only occasionally need to park on the Danforth Campus.

Electric Vehicle Charging

Electric Vehicle Charging

WashU provides free electric charging locations across campus, including ChargePoint charging stations and 120V wall outlets for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE).

Enterprise CarShare

Enterprise CarShare

WashU teams up with Enterprise to provide car sharing to the campus community.

Guaranteed Ride Home

Guaranteed Ride Home

Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) provides subsidized rides home from campus in the case of an emergency.

WashU Safe App

WashU Safe App

This app offers enhanced features such as Friend Walk, Mobile Bluelight, safety notifications, access to emergency procedures and more.

WUPD Bear Patrol

WUPD Bear Patrol

WashU Police Bear Patrol provides on-campus walking and golf cart escorts from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and conducts additional safety patrols on campus.

Transportation Safety Policies

WashU is committed to supporting sustainable transportation and commuting options while fostering a safe and enjoyable environment for all. Our policies help us deliver on this commitment.