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Commute by Bicycle

Why Bicycle?
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.

bicycle locker Bicycle Lockers
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:
  • 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
bicycle locker diagram The diagram shows the exterior dimensions of a bike locker and the paired wedge-shaped interior.

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. Traffic Solutions 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 and Online
TAP distributes free maps showing the bicycle paths on campus and county-wide. Click here to download the Transportation Alternatives bicycle map. Visit the TAP office to pick up a campus map and/or the Santa Barbara County Bike Map created by Traffic Solutions. View and print single-page portions of the Santa Barbara County Bike Map on the Traffic Solutions website.

The Bike Map App
Bike Map SBC icon If you're looking for information you can store on your Android, or 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 Android app is free for downloading here. The Apple 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.

Join TAP!
Click here to apply for TAP membership. All applicants are subject to verification of residence and University status.