Moving mail by e-bikes at UW

Nov. 19, 2018

With over 80,000 students, faculty, and staff on campus, it’s difficult to comprehend the sheer number of packages, textbooks, course packets and dorm mail UW Mailing Services delivers on a daily basis. Thankfully, those deliveries are now a lot more efficient and environmentally friendly.

UW EcoCAR team ready to compete

May 28, 2015

The UW EcoCAR team is working to replicate last year's success with competition here in Seattle starting May 29. The team took second place in the EcoCAR2 competition in 2014, and is nearly completed with the first year of EcoCAR3 which requires the team to complete their design to convert a Chevrolet Camaro to be as energy efficient as possible while keeping its performance.

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UW takes Gold for being Bike Friendly

Oct. 29, 2014

The University of Washington was recently named a Gold level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists, putting UW among just 12 schools nationwide to earn a Gold or Platinum rating.

"This is a conversation that is happening at campuses and in communities across the U.S. and the University of Washington is proud to be taking the lead," UW Transportation Services Director Josh Kavanagh said.

UW team builds a hybrid with some muscle for collegiate contest

May 24, 2014

On the outside, it’s a basic, affordable, midsized Chevy Malibu.

But on the inside it’s a hybrid like no other, with two separate engines — one biodiesel, the other electric — that together give it the muscle of, well, a muscle car, not the faint and tentative speed of some hybrids.

For the past three years, a team of University of Washington students has designed, planned, tested, rebuilt, rewired and re-engineered the innards of the General Motors car.

Applying The Urban Center Focus In The University District

April 15, 2014

Ross Reynolds speaks with Margaret O'Mara, history professor at the University of Washington, about how Seattle's urban center focus might affect the University District. The urban center focus is one of three planning alternatives being considered for Seattle 2035 as the city prepares for population growth over the next 20 years.

Click here to listen.

Anticipating bus cuts, UW focuses on carpooling programs

May 6, 2014

To cope with the proposed changes in the transit services from King County Metro, the UW Transportation Services (UWTS) encourages UW students, staff, and faculty to take advantage of UW carpooling and rideshare programs in Seattle to get to campus.

“Huskies are smart,” said Josh Kavanagh, director of UW Transportation Services (UWTS). “I have every reason to think that they can navigate this change and for many people, they can still take transit. It may be a less convenient connection or a more crowded connection and frankly, I don’t think that approach is good enough.”