Transportation

Transportation2018-06-13T16:25:59+00:00

Biking and Walking

The Wake Forest Reynolda Campus connects to a number of restaurants, museums, and facilities that are accessible by biking or walking. WFU is also frequently assessing infrastructure to increase connectivity on campus and with the surrounding Winston-Salem community.

SharetheRideNC

On September 30, 2017, Wake Forest University will be making the transition from Zimride to ShareTheRideNC. ShareTheRideNC is a statewide ride-matching service sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART).
To continue your commitment to ride-sharing at Wake Forest, register with ShareTheRideNC and select Wake Forest University as your primary affiliation. Remember, registering does not obligate you to carpool, but we do hope it motivates you! This quick walk-through video explains how to register and start finding matches on STRNC.org.

Zipcar

Wake Forest offers a car-sharing program as an alternative to bringing your own car to campus. Zipcars are an affordable option that are available by the hour or by the day. During the academic year, cars are parked on campus near the first-year residence halls, between Kitchin and Poteat Halls, and by Polo Hall. They are available 24-hours-a-day; rates include gas and insurance. For more information or to join the network, visit www.zipcar.com/wfu.

Shuttles

Wake Forest offers several shuttles to meet the transportation needs of various campus groups. The Gold and Black shuttle lines serve the commuting needs of the approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students who live in apartment complexes within two miles of campus. Two off-campus apartment loops are completed on regularly-scheduled intervals throughout the academic day. Printable schedules and route maps are available on the Ride the Wake page. The Gray Line shuttle serves faculty and staff working in the Deacon Blvd area and all members of the campus community who travel between Student Drive, the campus core, and the Deacon Blvd area.

Carpool

Carpooling saves money, gas, and time looking for a parking space. Faculty and staff members can register a carpool and receive a free, reserved space by filling out the carpool application. Complete the application and return it to Transportation and Parking Services via email (parking@wfu.edu), fax (ext. 6150) or campus mail. Be sure to review the carpool program procedures and policy. If you’re worried about needing to run an errand off campus, Zipcars are available by the hour. Not sure how to find a carpool partner? Read our guide How to Find and Register a Carpool, which includes a number of frequently asked questions about carpooling.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

A charging station for electric vehicles is located on Gulley Drive immediately behind Tribble Hall, next to Manchester Plaza.  It can accommodate the charging of two vehicles at a time.  Charging a vehicle is free with a three-hour limit.

The charging station is locked, but can be activated in various ways:

  • Call 888-758-4389 (24/7 ChargePoint Driver Support).
  • Download and use the ChargePoint mobile app.
  • Contact the Transportation and Parking Office to obtain a ChargePoint activation card on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Call 336-758-PARK (4255).
  • Call Transportation and Parking during business hours.
  • After business hours on weekdays and weekends, contact 336-758-4255 (Leave a brief message for an immediate return call).