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TAPS Bike Shuttle Program
TAPS operates bike shuttles from two Santa Cruz locations; from Olive Street, next to the Mission Street CVS Store, and from downtown Santa Cruz, on weekday mornings; no fare is required to ride. Cyclists can load their bicycles on the trailer and catch a ride on the shuttle van to campus and enjoy the cycle down in the afternoon.
Westside Bike Shuttle Service During Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters
During Fall, Winter and Spring quarter the bike shuttle operates on 15 minute frequencies between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Trips depart from Olive Street on the hour, and at :15, :30, and :45 after the hour. Starting at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday service operates on 30-minute frequencies at :30 and :00 with a final departure at 1:00 p.m. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday there is an additional trip at 8:50 a.m. On rainy days service is provided on the hour and on the half-hour from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Drop-offs on campus are at the Physical Plant Metro Stop on the lower campus, and at the Engineering 2 Circle on the upper campus.
Westside Bike Shuttle Service During Finals Week and Quarter Breaks
The Westside Bike Shuttle operates on a reduced schedule during UCSC finals weeks and during quarter breaks (Intersession). During finals week there are departures every 15 minutes from 7:00am to 11:30am at :00, :15, :30 and :45. During Intersession departures are at 7:10 am, 7:40 am, 7:45 am, 8:10 am, 8:40 am, 8:45 am, 9:10 am, and 9:40 am.
Westside Bike Shuttle Service During Summer
During summer the Westside CVS bike shuttle departs from the Mission Street CVS at 7:10am, 7:40am, 7:45am, 8:10am, 8:40am, 8:45am, 9:10am, and 9:40am.
Downtown Bike Shuttle Service During Fall, Winter & Spring Quarters
The Downtown Bike Shuttle departs from Cathcart Street at Pacific Avenue. Passengers should wait on Cathcart Street near the commercial loading zone that is beside Old School Shoes (located at 1017 Pacific Avenue). The Downtown Bike Shuttle operates Monday through Friday, departing Cathcart and Pacific at 7:25am, 8:25am, 9:25am and 10:25am. UCSC affiliates can use the service by riding their bikes to the pick-up location. Bike Shuttle service is reserved for passengers that load a bike onto the trailer; those without bikes may not ride. The Downtown Bike Shuttle drops riders and their bicycles at two on-campus locations: the Physical Plant bus stop and the Cowell College Circle.
Please note: The Downtown Bike Shuttle does not operate during summer.