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 with Washburn ID.

The Topeka Metro buses are free to ride for anyone with a valid Washburn ID. There are bus routes that stop at the edge of campus on both 17th Street and 21st Street.

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

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

The Shunga Trail which runs alongside Shunga Creek, South 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 its location, may be found at: Shawnee County Parks and Rec.

Need to get a bike fixed? Here's a couple bike repair 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 many bike racks on campus and be safe out there!