Bicycling and Walking

Consider taking advantage of the many options for car-free commutes if you live close to campus:

  • For students and employees residing in the Borough, bicycling and walking to campus are great options that reduce your carbon footprint, save you time looking for parking, save you money on gas and permits, and allow you to fit some exercise and fresh air into your busy day!
  • Plan your route using Ruti, which can help you map your route and plan for any high stress areas.
  • On days with inclement weather, it’s easy to hop on WCU’s free Uptown Loop Shuttle Bus from many locations in the Borough for a dry and safe commute to campus
  • WCU supports biking and walking through the following services and programs:

 Students walking on campus

Sustainability Council's Transportation Committee

Interested in advocating for better walking and biking options on, to, and from campus? Anyone – student, faculty member, employee, or community member – is welcome to attend and become active in the efforts of the SC Transportation Committee to make sustainable transportation easier, more convenient, and affordable to all of the WCU community. See the calendar on the homepage of WCU's Office of Sustainability for meeting dates and times or write to

 to be added to the weekly email bulletin distribution list to learn about this and other opportunities.

Bicycle Lending Library in the Francis Harvey Green Library

The Bicycle Lending Library is located in the Francis Harvey Green Library. Students and employees are now able to check out a bicycle, helmet, and lock at no charge for two weeks or a full semester. For more information about the program, including weekly bike maintenance workshops, and to request a bicycle, navigate to the Bicycle Lending Library homepage.

Bicycle Fix-It Stations

WCU has three bicycle fix-it stations, fully equipped for basic bike repairs and to add air to tires. They’re located at the new Science and Engineering Center parking garage, the South Campus Clubhouse (within the South Campus Apts. complex) and on the Residential Quad outside University Hall on North Campus.

Campus Bicycle Racks

The university has six weather protected bicycle racks distributed across campus to keep your ride out of the elements.  They are located at the new Science and Engineering Center parking garage, Sykes Student Union, in the Student Rec Center parking garage, at Tyson Hall, in the Matlack Street Parking Lot Garage, and in the New Street Parking Garage. If you have a recommendation for more locations, email us at (

In addition to the covered racks on campus, the large number of traditional bicycle racks on campus make it possible for riders to ride nearly to the door of their destination and find a safe place to lock up.

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