Whether you are coming, going or simply exploring, there are several affordable and eco-friendly transportation options for those who live, learn, work and play in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. These modes of transportation are easily accessible and safe for students, families, and workers and residents of downtown Winston-Salem.

Business 40 Updates 

Major improvements are underway for Business 40 in downtown Winston-Salem. As a result, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will close the 1.2-mile section of Business 40 between Peters Creek Parkway and U.S. 52. The closure is scheduled to begin on November 11, 2018, for construction. Learn more about the construction project and its timeline.

Zipcar at Innovation Quarter

The Innovation Quarter now offers a Zipcar service in partnership with Wake Forest University.

Affordable and eco-friendly, Zipcar is a car-sharing service that offers access to community vehicles at hourly and daily rates. The Innovation Quarter designated Zipcar, located in the Allegacy parking lot on the corner of Fifth Street and Patterson Avenue, is available to anyone 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license. To use the service, simply apply for a Zipcar membership through the Wake Forest University account.

Zipcar rates include gas, insurance and up to 180 miles per day to go wherever you need to go. Members can reserve a car online or with a smartphone for as little as an hour or up to seven days.

To learn more about how Zipcar works or to apply for membership, visit Zipcar online.

Shuttle Services

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center offers handicap-accessible shuttle services for employees, faculty and students with various routes to and from Medical Center facilities, including stops at Innovation Quarter. The Innovation Quarter shuttle runs every 20 minutes from 7:36 am ­– 5:16 pm with stops at Eden Terrace, the Dean Building, Wake Forest Biotech Place and 525@vine. View the full schedule.

Vans run Monday ­– Friday and are available for visitors, students, faculty and staff. For shuttle service assistance, please call +1.336.716.7433.

Wake Forest University

Ride the Wake, a shuttle service for Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff, offers two routes that both stop at the Innovation Quarter.

The Wake Downtown shuttle provides direct, daily shuttle service between Wake Downtown in the Innovation Quarter and Wake Forest University. Shuttle service runs every 15 minutes on weekdays (7:25 am ­– 11:10 pm) and every 30 minutes on weekends (10 am ­– 6:25 pm). View the full schedule.

The Innovation Quarter/Brookstown shuttle provides daily shuttle service between Wake Forest University, 200 Brookstown (location of the Documentary Film Program) and the Innovation Quarter. Shuttle service runs every 30 minutes from 7:20 am – 6:20 pm. View the full schedule.

Public Transportation

Winston-Salem Transportation Authority (WSTA)

WSTA provides a variety of convenient and cost-effective public transportation options, including fixed-route buses and Trans-AID services (door-to-door transportation for elderly or disabled citizens). Bus services include daytime, night and weekend routes throughout Winston-Salem, including stops at the Innovation Quarter. View bus stop locations and schedules.

Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)

PART offers affordable and efficient transportation throughout the greater Piedmont region, offering various bus routes to major towns and cities.

To reduce congestion during the Business 40 closure, PART will increase service on several routes. View bus stop locations and schedules.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The Innovation Quarter offers a Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) charging station for the most innovative cars on the road. The two-car charging station, which was the first of its kind in downtown Winston-Salem, is located near the corner of Patterson Avenue and Fourth Street in the heart of the Innovation Quarter.

Zagster Bike Share

The Innovation Quarter is proud to sponsor and host a Zagster bike share station, located at the corner of N. Patterson Avenue and Fourth Street next to Bailey Park. There are also two stations on the Long Branch Trail at 7th Street and Fogle Street. Zagster, a national bike sharing program, partners with the City of Winston-Salem and the National Cycling Center to provide Winston-Salem publicly accessible bikes as a mode of transportation. There are currently 10 bike stations employed in and around downtown Winston-Salem.

Zagster is a membership program with hourly or annual rates and is available to locals and visitors of Winston-Salem alike. Download the app or text +1.202.999.3924 to get started or learn more about how Zagster works.