UCSC Bike Shuttle Information

TAPS operates bike shuttle service from the CVS on Mission Street (at Olive) on weekday mornings during fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters. No fare is required at this time; however, because the service is funded by student and staff parking fees, the Bike Shuttle service is provided to UCSC affiliates only.

A PDF showing safe routes to the UCSC Westside Bike Shuttle is available.

Follow TAPS on Twitter (@ucsc_taps) for real-time schedule change announcements. 

UCSC 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 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Trips depart from Olive Street on the hour, and at :15, :30, and :45 after the hour. On rainy days service is provided on the hour and on the half-hour from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.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.

Fall 2018 Service Dates: 9/24/18 – 12/14/18; no service on 11/12/18, 11/22/18, and 11/23/18
Winter 2019 Service Dates: *1/04/19 (*modified service), 1/7/19– 3/22/19; no service on 1/21/19 and 2/18/19
Spring 2019 Service Dates: 4/01/19 – 6/13/19; no service on 5/27/19

Rain Day Schedule Modifications
On rain days the Bike Shuttle operates two trips per hour, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (last departure at 11:30 a.m.). Shuttle departs CVS at :00 and :30. Rainy weather cancels all regular :15 and :45 trips. 

Westside Bike Shuttle Service During Quarter Breaks
The Bike Shuttle operates on a reduced schedule during quarter breaks (Curtailment/Intersession). During quarter breaks departures are at 7:10 a.m., 7:40 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 8:10 a.m., 8:40 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 9:10 a.m., and 9:40 a.m.

Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Intersession Service Dates: 12/17/18 – 12/21/18; 1/02/19 – 1/03/19
Winter 2019/Spring 2019 Intersession Service Dates: 3/25/19 – 3/28/19; no service on 3/29/19

UCSC Bike Shuttle Service During Summer Quarter
During Summer quarter the bike shuttle operates on 30 minute frequencies between 7:10 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. Monday through Friday, with two added trips at 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Trips depart from Olive Street at 7:10 a.m., 7:40 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 8:10 a.m., 8:40 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 9:10 a.m., and 9:40 a.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.

Summer 2019 Service Dates: 6/14/19 – 9/20/19