Santa Barbara’s bicycle-friendly climate and network of bicycle routes makes
commuting by bicycle a viable alternative almost year-round. Thousands of people
use bicycles to commute to UCSB on a regular basis.
To improve bicycle security, the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) offers
UCSB students, faculty and staff the opportunity to rent a bicycle locker in one
of seven convenient campus locations. To qualify for a locker, you must:
The diagram shows the exterior dimensions of a bike locker and the paired wedge-shaped
- Live more than two miles from campus
- NOT own a UCSB parking permit (Night & Weekend permits excepted)
- Use a bicycle as your primary mode of commuting between home and UCSB at least three
days per week
A bicycle locker rental costs $59 per year, subject to availability.
Every year in September, a lottery is held to assign unrenewed lockers to eligible
applicants. For information about locker rentals and the bicycle locker lottery,
please contact us by email or by telephone at 805.893.5475.
Click to view the Transportation Alternatives Bicycle Map.
The map shows you where to find campus bike paths and bike services —
lockers, self-service tools and air pumps included!
Showers and Personal Clothes Lockers
Faculty and staff who commute by bike may wish to take advantage of the shower and
locker facilities on campus. Towel service is provided with a locker rental. Click
here to learn more.
Bicycling in Santa Barbara County
Discover Santa Barbara County by bicycle! The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition has loads of information about
regional bike clubs, local bike shops and services, and more.
provides a webpage for cycling commuters.
Adventurers who want to explore Santa Barbara County by bicycle should not miss the website of Bike Santa Barbara County.
Free Bicycle Maps at the TAP Office
TAP distributes free maps showing the bicycle paths on campus and
county-wide. Click here to download the Transportation Alternatives bicycle map.
TAP office to pick up a campus map and/or the Santa Barbara County Bike Map
created by Traffic Solutions.
The Bike Map App
If you're looking for information you can store on your iTunes or other Apple device,
Traffic Solutions has the perfect solution:
the Santa Barbara County Bike Map App.
Bike Map SBC shows you area bike lanes, bike paths and routes. It enables you to track your bike trips by route, distance, time and average speed.
The app is free for downloading here.
Plan your trip with Google Maps
Enter start and end points, click Go. Press F5 to close the map.
Click here to apply for TAP membership. All applicants
are subject to verification of residence and University status.