Campus Sustainability

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Questions & Comments

Contact Kristine Hicks, Facilities Services Energy/Sustainability Manager 785-670-1132.

Submit your suggestions.

Sustainable Transportation

Topeka Metro Transit in collaboration with Washburn University is offering students, faculty and staff rides for free during the 2014-2015 school year.

Topeka Metro is excited to offer FREE rides to Washburn University and Washburn Tech students, faculty and staff for the 2014-2015 school year; when you board any Topeka Metro Bus along one of their fixed routes, just present your Washburn ID to the bus operator and your ride will be free.  Route information may be found on the Topeka Metro homepage, or let Topeka Metro help plan your bus ride along their fixed routes using the Google Transit Trip Planner.

Carpooling and Vanpooling

Interested in Carpooling? Those interested may go to, and click on "Sign Up!", to register as a rider or a driver.  The information you enter will be available for others to find a carpool "match".

Those interested in a vanpool, which would consists of 7 or more people, should email Kristine Hicks, the Washburn Energy / Sustainability Manager.  If there is enough interest, she will contact Enterprise Rideshare.

Bicycling and Washburn

Topeka Metro Bike Share Program is Coming Soon!

Bicycle your way to campus.  Bicycling is an environmentally responsible way to get to campus.  

The Shunga Trail which runs alongside Shunga Creek, North of campus, is a perfect route to get to and from the Washburn campus.  The trail is an easy and pleasant 10-mile paved ride that may be accessed just South of 21st and Washburn Avenue.

More details about the Shunga Trail and it's location, may be found at: Shawnee County Parks and Rec.

Need to rent a Bike? Here's a couple bike rental locations near the Washburn campus.

  • Jerry's Bike Shop
    • Jerry's Bike Shop is just a 10-minute walk from campus, located in the College Hill neighborhood.
    • 1415 SW Lane St, Topeka (785) 234-0162. (Directions brought to you by Google Maps.)
  • Capp's Bike Shop

Park your bike at one of the bike racks on campus.