Santa Barbara’s bicycle-friendly climate and network of bicycle routes makes commuting by bicycle a viable alternative almost year-round. Over 10,000 people bicycle-commute between their home and UCSB on a daily basis.
Electric Bicycle Discounts for those Employed by UC Santa Barbara
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
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 mid-September, a lottery is held to assign un-renewed 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 Locker 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
Free Bicycle Maps of the Campus and the County Online
- UCSB bicycle map that shows parking, tool and pump locations can be seen here
- UCSB bicycle map that includes bicycle locker locations can be seen here.
View and print single-page portions of the Santa Barbara County Bike Map on the Traffic Solutions website. The Santa Barbara County Bike Map shows you area bike lanes, bike paths, riding tips, and routes.
Google Maps Provides a Bicycle Layer
Visit https://www.google.com/maps or open Google Maps App on your smartphone.
Get directions then indicate you plan to travel by bicycle icon to see the suggested bicycle routes from origin to destination.