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Parking & Transportation Analyst
Parking & Transportation
Bike racks are standards for new construction and are placed throughout campus.
Any faculty, student or staff member who lives off campus and does not hold a limited or annual parking permit may join the Pedal Club. Pedal Club members must commit to cycling for most of their commutes to UC San Diego, register their bicycle with the state of California, and maintain a valid registration sticker. In return they receive:
- 10% discount on accessories, parts, and labor at UC San Diego Bike & Skate: http://bikeshop.ucsd.edu/
- Free shower access (without a recreation card) to the main gym or Canyonview pool. (RIMAC not included).
- A complimentary 10-day parking permit each quarter. (First-year students are not eligible to receive these parking permits.)
- Emergency rides home: Pedal Club members can register in advance for Guaranteed Ride Home, a SANDAG program that provides rides in case of illness, unscheduled overtime, or family emergencies. Registered users dial 511 when they need a ride.
- Pay no Zipcar application fee and receive rental credits (when they meet eligibility requirements).
As of the 2013 bicycle parking supply survey there are a total of 2,910 racks with capacity for parking and locking 7,196 bicycles. This includes 29 inverted U racks with capacity for 58 bicycles in an electronic access lock secured bike cage.
UC San Diego has a 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Planning Study and Design Guidelines:
In 2017 UC San Diego launched a new campus bikeshare program with Spin, one of North America’s leading stationless bikeshare companies. 300 bikes are currently available for use on campus: https://transportation.ucsd.edu/mobility/bikeshare.html.
Transportation Services partners with the Campus Police to recycle abandoned bikes. These bright yellow refurbished bikes sport the Triton Bikes logo and come equipped with wire baskets and locks. Students, faculty, and staff can check out a free Triton Bike to ride on campus. https://transportation.ucsd.edu/mobility/triton-bikes.html
All transit bus routes directly serving UC San Diego are free to students with a Triton U-Pass and to employees at a reduced rate. Passes are distributed quarterly on-campus with more than 20,000 passes distributed quarterly. Campus shuttles augment public transit service for nearby commuter and campus communities, providing over 3 million additional free commuter and campus rides each year. Also, reduced-rate regional transit passes and Coaster commuter train passes are available at the Commute Solutions office with subsidies ranging from 23% to 100%. Approximately 90% of commuter bus rides (public transit/shuttles) to/from campus are currently 100% subsidized and free of charge to riders. Transit and Coaster Club programs offer incentives to riders who purchase campus-subsidized monthly passes and offer pre-tax benefit through payroll deduction as well. The campus also partners with the regional transit agencies to provide specially subsidized student transit passes for on-campus purchase. Campus has developed a pilot electronic renewable pass for Faculty and Staff to access the fully subsidized Bus Zone program with nearly 2,300 distributed to date.
Pre-registered participants can use this program up to three times per year, for only a $3 co-pay, in the event of personal or family illness or emergency, unscheduled overtime (with a supervisor’s approval), or their rideshare partner becomes unavailable. Participants receive a ride home in a taxi or rental car based on how far away you live from work, and other factors.
Carpooling by currently 60 vanpool routes in service. Carpool participants may transfer the eligible parking permit between drivers. Carpools with three or more members receive an access sticker to park in preferential reserved carpool spaces. UC San Diego also provides an occasional use parking permit to eligible individuals that carpool or vanpool; this program precludes parking permit ownership and allows participants to park their own cars free for a limited number of days. Carpool ride-matching system available securely on-line with more than 6,000 cumulative registered campus users. Vanpool drivers ride free; riders receive subsidized monthly rates. Vanpool vehicles provided preferential parking privileges; on-site vanpool coordinator.
There are currently twelve vehicles allocated by Zipcar to the UC San Diego program on campus fleet with an additional three vehicles at the Hillcrest Medical Center for a total of fifteen (15). These vehicles are available to UC San Diego students, staff, faculty, and visitors for Zipcar car sharing. Hourly rate includes gas and insurance at no additional cost. Reservations can be made on-line or over the telephone. There are allocated parking spaces; these spaces are not permanent stations for Zipcars at UC San Diego, though locations for the Zipcar spaces are generally in place for multiple years. UC San Diego Transportation Services adjusts the locations on occasion in an effort to address demand. Transportation Services is working with Zipcar to accommodate the growing demand, including weekend expansion of the university Zipcar fleet.
This year the campus installed an additional 18 Level II EV chargers bringing the campus total to 78 Level II and 4 DC fast chargers. In addition to these, the campus added 50 "make ready stub ups" that can be used for future charger installations. Along with the campus' 8 Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) chargers, this makes UC San Diego's EV charging infrastructure. In addition, more than 300 members of the campus community taking advantage of leasing and sales offers in the past year. Estimated impact from fleet purchases so far has resulted in well over 2.75 million averted pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Due to its success, the UC San Diego program is now being expanded to the entire UC system.
UC San Diego offers a variety of flexible work arrangements, depending on the needs of the workplace and the individuals doing the work. UC San Diego defines telecommuting as a work arrangement in which the employee performs some or all assigned job duties at home. The employee and supervisor may communicate by email, phone or fax.
UC San Diego offers a variety of flexible work arrangements, depending on the needs of the workplace and the individuals doing the work. UC San Diego defines flexible work arrangements as any other work schedules other than the traditional 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Flexible work arrangements can include alternative workdays, telecommuting, compressed work week, or job sharing.
By living close to campus, students, staff, and faculty can take advantage of free MTS bus pass program and free shuttles as well as discount tickets for other transit sources, along with participation in bicycle commute incentive program. The campus has made a sustained effort to construct additional campus residential units totaling nearly ten thousand beds. A new light rail station is now being built with stops on campus and one nearby. The project will be completed in 2021: http://onthego.ucsd.edu/projects/trolley-lrt.html
The campus operates free dedicated shuttle routes connecting the Coaster commuter train stations to campus and to University medical centers. Transportation Services provides on-campus commuter information desk at the main parking office and services include on-campus sales of student transit passes and electronic smartcard passes in partnership with regional transit agencies. Campus owned shuttle vehicles offer bike racks.
Contacts for electric vehicles: Byron Washom, Dave Weil, Kevin Norris
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staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.