The average person can walk 1 mile in about 15 minutes

Student walks through Red Square on a rainy summer day.

A variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options are about 1 mile from Western's campus. See the map below for popular places accessible on foot in less than 15 minutes.

15 Minute Walking Distance Map

Google Map of Western's campus and the surrounding area, with 15 minute walking routes to various destinations overlaid on map. Route 1: Viking Union to Downtown; Route 2: Viking Union to Fred Meyer; Route 3: Rec Center to Fairhaven.

Get There By Walking

Many destinations are within reach on foot. Even more are available through a combination of walking and riding the bus.

In case of an emergency, Western's transportation safety net has you covered. Be at ease, knowing that emergency transportation options are available to you.

Public Safety Assistants

After sunset, Public Safety Assistants provide a safe escort from any point on campus to another campus location. Call (360) 650-3555, seven days per week, year round to request an escort.

Request an Improvement or Report a Problem

To suggest a pedestrian improvement or report a problem on campus, contact Transportation Services.

To request a pedestrian improvement within Bellingham city limits, send an email to askpw@cob.org.