Office Hours: (M-F)
Academic Yr: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Summer: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
462 N. 10th Street
Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: (307) 766-9800
Fax: (307) 766-9804
SafeRide is an on-call public transportaction service that operates late nights on the weekends to offer nonjudgmental "safe" rides home. Rides are offered to UW students, faculty, staff, and Laramie community members and visitors. SafeRide's service areas include the Laramie city limits. However, SafeRide will not pick-up/drop-off at specific locations within downtown Laramie. Riders wishing to be picked-up/dropped-off downtown will need to utilize the SafeRide office located at 3rd Street & Garfield. There is no on-board fare for utilizing SafeRide.
Academic Year: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Summer: Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Riders requesting rides simply call 307-766-7433 (307-766-RIDE).
Be sure to notify the dispatcher if a rider requires a lift and/or wheelchair tiedowns.
Individuals that are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired may contact SafeRide at (307) 766-7433 through a relay service or by dialing 711. Click here to reach the Wyoming Relay website.
Please obey the following rules to ensure the safety of all riders and drivers. The Rider Code of Conduct includes, but is not limited to:
UW Transit & Parking Services appreciates the cooperation of all riders, so that we may provide a safe, clean, and enjoyable trip for all.
Failure to comply with the Rider Code of Conduct may result in denial of rides.
SideKicks are the ride-along volunteers that help keep SafeRide operating. Sidekicks help keep SafeRide "safe" by relieving the driver of distractions. There's just too much going on for one driver to be able to safely operate the van alone. Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) may volunteer to act as Sidekicks.
Assist the driver in navigating the streets of Laramie
Record pickup and drop off locations
Help keep passengers safe and help enforce the policies of SafeRide (under the direction of the driver)
Talk with the passengers and ensure everyone enjoys the SafeRide program
SideKicks are picked up by a SafeRide driver shortly after 8:30 pm, for the next several hours they help transport 50-100 passengers safely around town. The dispatcher stops taking calls at 2:00 am signaling the final stretch of the night. SafeRide continues to provide rides to passengers waiting at the SafeRide office (3rd & Garfield) until everyone who wants a ride gets home safely. Sidekicks are generally dropped back off at their homes at around 2:30-3:00 am.
Adopt-a-Night for the 2013 Fall Semester will start taking reservations 2 weeks before the semester begins. Through the Sidekick RSO Incentive Program, University of Wyoming official RSOs have the opportunity to earn $100 per Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday evening for providing an adequate number of SideKicks for SafeRide. In order to earn the full amount of the money, RSOs must follow through in providing the required number of Sidekicks.
SafeRide uses several volunteers each weekend and are almost always looking for more help. To volunteer or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.