Wayne State University supports and pursues innovative ways to provide alternative transportation to the campus community. WSU is working to reduce the economic, environmental and public health impacts associated with vehicle traffic to and from campus.  These initiatives take the form of alternative transportation and mobility opportunities for the campus community.  Wayne State is also exploring opportunities to integrate the City of Detroit's anti-idling ordinance into its campus operations, commercial business, and support activitities. 

Wayne State University also features over 100 bike racks around campus.  Through support of bike infrastructure on campus, WSU seeks to help the campus community reduce the use of automobiles on and around campus by reducing fuel consumption and resulting envionmental impacts associated with vehicle usage. For example, bike racks have been strategically located around campus as shown above in front of the A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building.  For more information about transportation at WSU, please click here to visit the WayneRides website.  Additional information on Parking and Transportation can be found here.

WSU Bike Tour Highlights Green Infrastructure

The Green Ride

The Office of Campus Sustainability partnered with the Sierra Club Great Lakes Program to offer The Green Ride, a bicycle tour of local green infrastructure, urban farms, and sustainably developed sites. The tour stops included visits to the green roof on the WSU Schaap Chemistry Building, SEED Wayne campus gardens, as well as the wind turbine and solar array site atop the Engineering Technology Building. Additional sites included the Green Alley, Spirit of Hope Urban Farm, Hope Takes Root community garden, Milliken State Park, Hannan House, and Detroit Science Center.




Caisheng Wang, WSU associate professor, explains the technology behind the solar array on the Engineering Technology Building.

An up-close view of the solar array during the bike tour.


Hope Takes Root, a community farm, located in the North Corktown neighborhood of Detroit.


Melissa Demaschke, Great Lakes Program Organizer with the Sierra Club, describes the wetlands and natural habitat of Milliken State Park on  Detroit's riverfront.

Milliken State Park