Commute Options

Commute Options

September 19, 2013
      
        Nearly 56,000 employees and students commute to UCLA on a regular basis.        

UCLA Transportation strives to provide smart and sustainable commute options for students, staff and faculty by offering discounted public transit passes, bicycle incentive programs, vanpool programs, carpool parking discounts and more. By embracing a low-car or car-free lifestyle, staff and faculty support UCLA's efforts to create a vibrant, sustainable and healthy campus.

Choose your smart commute:

      
    UCLA commute options     

      
        Walking     
      
        

Walk

        

When you walk to class, Westwood or to a meeting, you'll become physically healthier and your footprints will be carbon neutral. Walking helps prevent cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.

Use a pedometer to count your daily steps. Walking for two miles a day can decrease your risk of heart disease by up to 40%.

   
 
      
        

Bike

        

UCLA is a Bicycle Friendly University. There are over seven miles of bike route, 3,000+ bicycle parking spots and three DIY bike repair stations on campus. The UCLA Bike Shop sells bike accessories and provides basic repairs and maintenance services for all types of bikes. Bike maintenance and safety classes are also offered each quarter.

Nearly all public buses coming to UCLA/Westwood have bicycle racks so you can bike to your neighborhood bus stop, ride the bus here and then bike where you need to be on campus.

    
      
Bicycling at UCLA     
 
      
        Public Transit Bus     
      
        

Public Transit

        

Did you know that people who switch their commute mode from driving to public transit lose approximately seven pounds in the first year?

UCLA is served by a total of six public transit providers that offer local, express and rapid express service. If you are a student, staff or faculty member, UCLA Transportation will subsidize 50% of your transit pass fare.

    

Vanpool

Sit back, relax and sleep or study while you commute to campus in one of over 160 UCLA commuter vans serving approximately 85 Southern California communities.

UCLA Vanpools serve communities as far away as Oxnard, Lancaster, Moreno Valley and Laguna Hills. Save time on your commute by taking advantage of carpool lanes and save money on gas, car maintenance and insurance.

UCLA Vanpool     
      
        UCLA Carpool     
      
        

Carpool

        

Save money by carpooling to or from campus. With Zimride you can find one-time rides or create or join a carpool to campus with fellow Bruins within the UCLA community. You can save even more with a discounted UCLA Carpool Parking Permit.

    
      

Join the Bruin Commuter Club

        

If you are a UCLA student, staff or faculty member and commute to campus using one of the modes above, you may be eligible to join the Bruin Commuter Club (BCC). BCC provides special access to products, services, information, benefits and incentives for sustainable UCLA commuters.

    
      
Join the Bruin Commuter Club     
   
        Best Workplace for Commuters     
      
        

UCLA: Best Workplace for Commuters

        

UCLA, as an employer, meets the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits—a standard created by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).