Ski to Sea kayaking leg a race across the bay to ring the bell

The race may be seen from Zuanich Point Park, the Bellwether development, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, Boulevard Park or Marine Park. To avoid the parking crunch around Fairhaven, arrive early or ride a bike. Whatcom Transportation Authority is offering extra buses on Route 14, allowing people to park at Western Washington University’s Lot C. Buses will run every 15 minutes.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:43pm

WTA seeks input from bus riders on future service

Whatcom Transportation Authority is in the process of planning service for the next several years, including routes that serve the WWU campus, and would like input from bus riders. WTA representatives will be on campus from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 23, in front of the Viking Union.

This is an opportunity for Western students, faculty and staff to learn more, ask questions, get answers, provide input and know what's happening.

Those interested may learn more about the planning process and provide input online.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:46am

Fix-it workshop to be held in advance of Bike to Work and School Day

Planning to ride your bike on Friday, May 20, for Bike to Work and School Day?

Get your bike ready to go at a special event Thursday, May 19. Western's bike educator will be at the Fix-It station at Haggard Hall at noon. He will lead a training on how to use the tools that are available at the station, and he'll help attendees with minor bicycle repairs.

The Sustainable Transportation Office at Western will be hosting two Celebration Stations on Friday, one in Red Square and one at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. Riders may stop by between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for some refreshments and prizes and to get counted.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 11:06am

Trucks to approach Carver from High Street Monday morning

On the next two Monday mornings, May 2 and May 9, workers will use High Street to deliver loads of structural steel to the Carver Academic Facility renovation job site.

Due to space constraints, the truck will enter the area from High Street, between College Hall and Haggard Hall. The truck will arrive at 6:30 a.m. and depart before 8 a.m. on both days. The truck will enter the construction site at the northwest corner and unload inside the construction fencing. Spotters will be on location to ensure the safety of pedestrians and vehicles.

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:55am

Electric bikes available for commuting, university business

Electric bikes are now available for commuting or university business. Thanks to a Sustainable Action Fund grant, three Viking eBikes (electric assist bicycles) are available to students, faculty and staff for loan periods ranging from one hour up to an academic quarter.

Those interested may test-ride a bike at demonstrations near the Wade King Student Recreation Center from 1 to 2 p.m. April 26 and from 2 to 4 p.m. May 23.

For more information about Viking eBikes, visit the Viking eBikes website or contact WWU Sustainable Transportation at or 360-650-7960.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:08am

South College Drive to be closed April 25

Both lanes at the south end of South College Drive will be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 25, while a crane lifts a new energy recovery ventilation unit onto the roof of Buchanan Towers.

The ventilation unit is part of the PW691 BT Kitchen/Bathroom Renovations Project that started in February and is scheduled for completion in May.

Vehicular access to all south campus parking lots will be maintained during the closure. Flaggers will coordinate vehicular access to the fields. Pedestrians will be able to access the university tennis courts and fields through the flag plaza on the west side of South College Drive. Bicyclists will need to use Bill McDonald Parkway or the service road east of Buchanan Towers and Fairhaven as alternate routes to central campus.

The delivery of the crane on Bill McDonald Parkway may also slow traffic.

For questions or concerns, contact Sandy Fugami, Mechanical Engineer, at 360-650-2230 or

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:31am

Parking Services Notice: spring break intersession March 19 to 27

During spring break intersession, vehicles displaying a valid winter, academic, annual or after-hours permit may park in the following lots: 5G, 7G, 11G, 14G, 17G, 19G, 22G, 24G, 30G, 32G, 33G, 12A, C, and all R lots (permits are not valid in metered, reserved, carpool or disability spaces). Evening stamped commuter pack permits are not valid during intersession. 11GCP is not available for intersession parking.

Those who do not have a current permit may purchase one for spring break intersession online or at the Student Business Office in Old Main Room 110. Evening parking regulations remain in effect. For further information call 360-650-2945 or visit us at For after-hours assistance, call 360-650-3555.

Valid spring term 2016 permits must be displayed beginning Monday, March 28, when regular parking regulations will resume.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 4:08pm

Spring quarter employee bus passes now for sale

Spring quarter employee bus passes are now available for purchase. The passes are valid March 28 to June 19.

The employee cost for a spring quarter pass is $23.

There are several ways to purchase a bus pass:

  • If eligible for payroll deduction, employees may submit a ‘Viking Xpress Bus Pass Payroll Authorization’ esign form.
  • Employees also may mail a paper bus pass request form via campus mail to Sustainable Transportation, MS 9197.
  • A third method is to visit the Sustainable Transportation Office in Viking Commons Room 25.

For more information, contact the Sustainable Transportation Office at 360-650-7960.

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:15am

Have a bike that needs fixing?

A free demonstration of Western Washington University's new FIXIT bicycle maintenance stations will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the station on the north side of the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

Additional FIXIT stations are located near Haggard Hall and Arntzen Hall. The stations, paid for by the Associated Students Sustainable Action Fund, are available for anyone needing to perform routine bicycle maintenance of emergency repairs.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 9:45am

Free bike lights available next week

The third annual See and Be Seen bike light giveaway at Western Washington University will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. March 9 and 10 at the Viking Union and the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

This event provides free front and rear bike lights to anyone on campus who stops by the giveaway stations with their bike. This year, funding comes from the Sustainable Action Fund.

Sustainable Transportation aims to promote safe cycling with this event. Bike lights are crucial for cyclists to be seen on the road, and will increase safety for all road users. Stop by and grab some lights to see and be seen!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 9:41am
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