University of Wisconsin–Madison

Walking

Walking Resources

Walking Distances

Want to know how long it would take you to walk somewhere on campus? We’ve provided average trip times for common routes here:

  • WARF Building to the Memorial Union: 23 minutes
  • Lot 60 to Camp Randall: 20 minutes
  • Welcome Center at 21 North Park to Memorial Union: 9 minutes
  • Kohl Center to the Memorial Union: 10 minutes
  • Memorial Union to Camp Randall: 16 minutes

These are just a few examples to demonstrate the “walkability” of our campus. Check out Google Maps walking route planner for other walking time estimates. You can also try using GMap Pedometer, where  you can track the exact distance of your commute, calories burned, and even elevation.

Be a safe pedestrian

As is the case with any mode of transportation, there are simple things you can do to be safe when commuting as a pedestrian.

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Look where you’re going, establish eye contact with motorists and bicyclists, and if you listen to music, limit the volume.
  • Always obey all traffic signs.
  • Carry a cell phone with you in case of an emergency.

When travelling at night:

  • Walk with a friend or group, and in well lit areas. The SAFEwalk Boundaries map also highlights the Lightway Walking Path.
  • Call/text SAFEwalk at (608) 262-5000 for a walking team to join you on thee trip to your next destination.
  • See more nighttime safety tips on the SAFEwalk page.

During severe weather:

  • Make sure you’re wearing appropriate attire and footwear for conditions.
  • Always travel with a friend or in a group.
  • Pay attention to weather alerts, like Snow Action Day Alerts.