Employee Bike Commuters


Bike Commuter Shower Program at the East Field House

UCSC Faculty and staff who commute to campus by bike may want access to shower facilities after climbing the steep hills around the campus. Bike commuters are eligible to participate in the free Bike Commuter Shower Program which provides access to the shower facilities at the East House. To receive the free Bike Shower Pass, faculty and staff need to apply on-line via the parking permit application; choose "Bike Shower" on the second page. Showing a valid UCSC Student ID Card gives students the same access. For more information send us an email inquiry.


Emergency Ride Home Program

TAPS supports transportation alternatives and offers an Emergency Ride Home program for those UCSC staff and faculty who chose to use an alternative to driving alone at least one day a week. Participants are provided a voucher that allows them access to a free cab ride home only for emergency purposes if they used a transportation alternative: bus, bicycle, carpool or vanpool, or walking. To participate in the Emergency Ride Home Program, register here.


0% Interest Bike Loan

Commuting by bicycle requires having a good quality bicycle and necessary gear. To help faculty and staff purchase a new bike, TAPS offers a 0% Interest Bicycle Loan Program through the membership of Transportation Services, managed by Ecology Action. UCSC employees may qualify for the opportunity to borrow up to $750, interest free, to purchase a traditional bicycle, up to $1,500 to purchase an electric–assisted bicycle and/or bicycle related accessories.

Eligibility requirements as follows:
1. work at least 20 hours per week,
2. have been employed by UCSC for at least one year,
3. be at least 18 years old,
4. be eligible for payroll deduction
5. be creditworthy.
Temporary employees, retirees, volunteers, independent contractors, and field construction workers are not eligible.

Teresa Buika is the TAPS contact for the 0% Interest Bicycle Loan Program. Email her or go directly to Ecology Action to learn more about the Bike Loan Program.