alternative transportation

WFU Area Bike, Ped, Transit Study Complete

2015-11-13T09:57:29-04:00January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Home Stories, Transportation|Tags: , , |

As was reported last week in the Winston-Salem Journal, Alta Planning + Design delivered a final set of recommendations for improving safety and access for bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders in the two-mile radius surrounding the Reynolda campus. The 88-page report is available to the public. The report recommends five priority areas for improvement and a [...]

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Update: WFU Area Transportation Study Meeting

2014-01-13T13:40:10-04:00January 16th, 2014|Tags: |

A public meeting will be held to present the recommendations of the Wake Forest University Area Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Study.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm with a presentation. To learn more about the study visit http://www.walkbikeridewfu.com/. 

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WFU-Area Transportation Study: Public Open House

2013-11-12T09:31:03-04:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |

The Project Team will hold a public open house from 4:00 - 5:30pm. The team will share information about the study and talk one-on-one to hear ideas. At 5:30pm they'll give a short presentation explaining the process and goals for the study, and at 6:00pm, break up into small groups to brainstorm solutions. For more information about the bicycle, pedestrian and transit study [...]

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The Z’s of Alternative Transportation

2013-12-11T16:45:41-04:00September 12th, 2013|Categories: Campus, Home Stories, Transportation|Tags: , , , , , |

“Alternative” may have connotations of “underground” or “independent,” but the Office of Sustainability hopes alternative transportation brings to mind a sense of open sharing and community at Wake Forest University. With options including the car sharing program Zipcar and the campus carpool network Zimride, Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students have access to transportation without bringing [...]

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University Corporate Center Plugs In

2013-12-11T17:04:22-04:00June 19th, 2013|Categories: Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories, Transportation|Tags: , |

The University Corporate Center now has three parking spaces dedicated to electric vehicles.  Parking and Transportation installed outlets at these spaces, allowing Wake Forest staff to charge up during the work day.  Alex Crist, the director of Parking and Transportation, explains “the decision to dedicate three spaces was instrumental in a couple employees making the decision [...]

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Where Are They Now: Nathan Bedsole

2018-06-22T15:49:30-04:00April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Home Stories, Where are they now?|Tags: , |

Nathan Bedsole (BA ’11) is an unusual addition to our series of alumni spotlights - for several reasons.  First, as an undergraduate at Wake Forest University, he had no official affiliation to the Office of Sustainability.  Instead, he devoted his undergraduate career to Wake Radio and, starting in the fall of his senior year, a job [...]

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WFU Campus/Community Bike Ride

2013-12-12T16:35:46-04:00November 14th, 2012|Categories: Home Stories, Transportation|Tags: , |

Earlier this month, nearly sixty people turned out for the WFU Campus / Community Bike Ride.  The event was designed to increase bicycle awareness on and off-campus, and to draw attention to the need for improved bicycle and pedestrian corridors between WFU and downtown Winston-Salem. The event was the result of a collaborative effort among several [...]

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Catch a Ride for Fall Break

2013-12-12T16:41:51-04:00October 5th, 2012|Categories: Campus, Get Involved, Home Stories, Transportation|Tags: , , |

Zimride is a ride-sharing program that has harnessed the networking capacities of social media infrastructure to facilitate carpooling. While ride-sharing is a familiar concept, the Zimride program is quite different than the more classic variety of ride-sharing programs that inevitably involves a bulletin board and spidery strings of yarn. Zimride began to reinvigorate ideas about ride-sharing [...]

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21st century ride sharing comes to WFU

2013-12-12T16:49:25-04:00August 21st, 2012|Categories: Cultural Climate, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Transportation|Tags: , , , |

Photo courtesy of zimride.com Wake Forest University’s alternative transportation options have expanded over the summer with the addition of Zimride, an online ride-sharing network.  Zimride works by connecting drivers who have extra seats with riders going to the same destination or somewhere else along the way.  Drivers and riders connect via Zimride’s website or [...]

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