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It’s Campus Sustainability Month and there are so many events planned we can’t list them all here. So click on the hyperlinks and find out how to enjoy alternative transportation, bike tours, lectures, and more.

Here are two events happening this weekend:

Saturday,  October 7, 9:15am-12pm, Meet at Brookings Hall Arch

Saturday October 7, Meet at 3pm on Forsyth in front of Hillman Hall, return at 6pm

More Campus Sustainability Month Events:

Any updates related to these events will be posted on this webpage, so keep an eye open on the calendar and get ready to participate! If you wish to volunteer your time to make Campus Sustainability Month a success, please email sustainability@wustl.edu.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate sustainability during #CampusSustainabilityMonth and throughout the rest of the year!

Dan Hazlett and Matt Gordon of Anheuser-Busch InBev are constantly trying to incorporate new technology into their supply chain to ensure fresher, better-tasting beer to the consumer. In this highlight, they describe the complexity of the beer supply chain, from breweries to distributors to retailers. They mention some of the challenges associated with shipping and inventory management, as well as some of the innovative technologies they are employing to improve the visibility of their payloads, from the breweries all the way to the retailers. This would allow them to take into account weather and traffic, and schedule more accurate loading and unloading times.

Some of the new initiatives at AB InBev are focusing on three main areas: scaling out the visibility capabilities to import/export operations, integrating tracking and planning applications across the whole supply chain, and developing smarter algorithms and predictive analytics. All of these efforts will enable AB to improve the efficiency of their already outstanding supply chain, and shorten the time between the brewery and your stomach.

For more supply chain digital content and cutting-edge research, check us out on the socials [@theboeingcenter] and our website [olin.wustl.edu/bcsci]

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Washington University in St. Louis’ new parking and transportation management strategy is rolling out July 1.

“Over the past year, a small and dedicated team has worked on developing a new parking plan that will better serve our community,” said Dedric Carter, vice chancellor for operations and technology transfer. “The resulting plan represents a significant change for our campus. We understand that change can be hard, but in this case it is a necessary shift to address critical parking issues and to ensure better operational practices are in place moving forward.”

Several changes will be implemented with the new parking system. In addition, starting July 10, enforcement of the new policies will be increasing.

“The team in Parking and Transportation will do their best to continue to inform the campus about these changes but encourages everyone to visit the Parking and Transportation website for the most up-to-date information,” Carter said.

Danforth Campus parking zone map

New zones

Starting Saturday, July 1, all permit holders for the 2017-18 academic year will need to park in the zones to which they have been assigned. The new zones include: the east end (Zone 1); south core (Zone 2); north core (Zone 3); South 40 (Zone 4); and the North and West campuses (Zone 5).

Garages by zone include the Danforth University Center (Zone 2); Snow Way and Millbrook (Zone 3); Shepley and Wallace (Zone 4); and West Campus (Zone 5). In the coming months, new gate technologies will be placed in four of the garages (DUC, Millbrook, Snow Way and West Campus) and improved way-finding signage also will be incorporated.

There is no parking in Zone 1 during the east end renovation project of the Danforth Campus, but parking will remain available in the core of campus, on the South 40 and at North and West campuses throughout the east end construction. The West Campus shuttles circulate to the Danforth Campus every 15 minutes Monday through Friday. The service is free, but passengers must show a valid university ID to board. Washington University reserves the right to refuse service to those without appropriate identification.

Visitor parking

Starting July 1, visitor parking on the Danforth Campus will be consolidated to the Danforth University Center, Snow Way and Millbrook garages. Visitors parking in these locations will use daily hangtag permits until pull-and-pay garage technology is implemented later this year. At West Campus, visitors can park in designated spaces in the West Campus Garage. The parking meters near the DUC and along Forsyth will be removed and replaced with permit parking in those areas.

Additionally, daily permits no longer will be sold at the Campus Store and must be purchased from the Parking and Transportation office at North Campus. Those purchasing daily permits are encouraged to engage with visitors in advance to assist with proper permitting and parking locations. There will be a limited quantity of daily permits available for purchase at the DUC garage entrance for those arriving without prior arrangements. Those visiting the Knight Center and parking in the Millbrook and Snow Way garages can purchase permits inside the Knight Center. Permits purchased at the DUC and Knight Center are available on a first-come, first served basis. There are also a small number of parking meters on the South 40, just south of the Wallace Garage.  

Accessible parking

Those with accessible parking needs may park in any accessible space in their assigned zone. Red permit holders may park in any accessible space in any zone. If accessible spaces are not available, accessible permit holders may park in the next closest parking spot. To access another zone, yellow accessible permit holders should use an Official Business Permit or park in a garage and secure validation from the department being visited or pay the hourly rate for visitor parking. Only vehicles with a state-issued accessible tag and a paid Washington University parking permit may park in an accessible parking space on campus.

Permit distribution

Faculty, staff and basic services contractors who still need to pick up their permits can do so at the Parking and Transportation office after June 29. Those who did not enter the lottery (or did not complete the confirmation process) and want to purchase a permit can contact Parking and Transportation to determine what permit/zones are available or to join a waitlist.

All students will be able to pick up their permits from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 28-30 in the Gargoyle (lower level of the Mallinckrodt Center), but those who need them sooner also can visit the Parking and Transportation office for pickup after June 29.

As a reminder, parking permits will be valid from July 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018 (13 months), for the coming year only. In future years, all parking permits will be valid for 12 months, starting Aug. 1 and ending July 31.

Additionally, Parking and Transportation has improved and formalized the parking appeals process as the practice of “only ticket forgiveness” has ended. The appeals process is designed to resolve issues with citations closer to the point of the incident as a needed improvement for operational practice.

Important updates and reminders

The university campus should be aware of several parking, traffic and route changes, including:  

  • Fourth of July changes: On Monday, July 3, the West Campus shuttle will be in service from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Campus Circulator will operate from 7:40 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the Metro buses and trains will follow Sunday schedules. The spaces directly in front of Mallinckrodt Center will be unavailable July 3. The West Campus shuttle, Campus Circulator and Campus2Home will not operate Tuesday, July 4, but normal schedules will resume Wednesday, July 5. Some spaces on the east surface lot of West Campus will be unavailable on July 3, 4 and the early morning ofJuly 5 for the university to accommodate parking for Fair St. Louis.
  • No parking on Hoyt Drive: Parking is prohibited along the north and south entries to Hoyt Drive. These areas are for drop-off and pickup only. Cars left unattended are compromising the designated fire lanes and blocking traffic. Those in violation will be towed.
  • New bus drop-off location: There is a new loading and unloading zone for buses in front of the Campus Store, which will provide a safe space for those accessing campus. Commuters who need to be dropped off or picked up also can use the space if it is not occupied by buses. Vehicles must depart quickly and cannot idle or wait for passengers. Those in violation will be towed.
  • Smoke stack on Throop Drive: Now through mid-July, the two parking spaces on either side of the smoke stack and the western two accessible spaces behind Urbauer Hall will be unavailable.
  • Throop Drive at the Forest Park Parkway intersection: There will be a series of changes made to Throop Drive at the Forest Park Parkway intersection, including revisions to lane striping, concrete islands and traffic signals that may require occasional traffic lane blockage.
  • West Campus shuttle temporary route: A new route is in place that runs from the Mallinckrodt bus plaza during construction on the Steinberg Circle. Visit parking.wustl.edu for details.
  • DUC Garage: The first level of the DUC Garage and the ramp leading to the second level are now designated visitor/admissions parking only. All permitted parking will be prohibited in that area. Permitted parking will be available on the second and third levels of the DUC Garage as designated. In addition, until the new pull-and-pay garage equipment is installed and implemented campuswide, the garage gates will be placed in the up position. For now, visitors who want to park in the DUC Garage need to purchase a daily permit at the Parking and Transportation office at North Campus.
  • Wallace at Forsyth: Through Aug. 1, Missouri American Water will be replacing a water line that runs southbound down Wydown and into Lot 50 (the Alumni House lot). There will be flaggers available to help with traffic control. The impact to Lot 50 will be kept as minimal as possible.
  • Student Health Services spaces along Shepley: The Student Health Services (SHS) parking spaces along Shepley are unavailable through Aug. 1. Students wishing to visit SHS should utilize the SHS spaces on the first floor of the Shepley Garage.
  • Parallel spaces on Wallace: The parallel spaces on Wallace just east of the Wallace Garage are unavailable through Aug. 1.
  • Snow Way Garage: The stairs and space just east of the stairwell on all levels of the Snow Way Garage are unavailable through Aug. 1 for repair work. It is advisable to use the elevator, which is centrally located in the garage.

To learn more about the new zoned parking system, visit www.parking.wustl.edu. For questions that require individual responses, call the Parking & Transportation hotline (314-935-3616) or email the team (newparkingplan@wustl.edu). Visit www.parking.wustl.edu/commute-options/ for details on alternative commuting options.

October is Active Transportation Month (ATM) at WashU. The goal of ATM is to motivate staff, faculty, and students to kick the car habit and try active, low-carbon means of transportation. If you cannot imagine going car-free, consider carpooling or budgeting time to try transit one or two days during the month. If you are an everyday cyclist, try and commit to going grocery shopping or getting to and from the laundromat on two wheels. Whatever your commitment to active transportation is today, we ask that you step it up during the month of October!

This fall’s ATM begins on October 1 with a bike trip to Grove Fest, an annual event featuring street performers, live music, and great food from local Grove businesses. It continues with free bicycle tune-ups by Big Shark Bicycle Company on the Danforth and School of Medicine campuses.

A pivotal component of ATM is the Active Transportation Challenge, which offers the WashU community the chance to form cyclist teams and track their commutes in terms of miles logged, calories-burned, and CO2-saved. Last fall, 81 teams logged 931 car-free trips, and we hope that even more will participate this year!

Active Transportation Challenge teams will earn points for commute totals, attendance at events, and participation in a photo contest. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and an invitation to our awards ceremony lunch. Teams will also be eligible for trophies and other prizes based on points earned. To learn more and sign-up, click here.



Bike trip to Grove Fest, 3-6pm
The Office of Sustainability and Outing Club are co-sponsoring the ride. Participants will leave from Brookings Hall on the Danforth campus. Helmets are required! To register, click here.


Free bike tune-ups by Big Shark Bicycle Company, 11am-2pm
North Side of Danforth University Center (in partnership with the Parking & Transportation Department)


Free bike tune-ups by Big Shark Bicycle Company, 11am-2pm
Hope Plaza, School of Medicine (in partnership with the School of Medicine’s Transportation Services)


Coffee for Commuters, 8-9:30am
Danforth University Center, Room 234


Active Transportation Challenge Awards Ceremony, 11:30am-1pm
Danforth University Center, Room 239

Don’t forget: Pairing up your activities with the WashU Moves Challenge will also set you on your way to healthy and sustainable habits!

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