Start or Join a UCSC Carpool

How To Find a Carpool Partner

Zimride discontinued their service on 12/31/2020

Fortunately, we have an exciting new solution for carpooling: RideAmigos. Follow these easy instructions or watch a short video on how to register.
  1. Click “Register to Join.”
  2. Enter your name, email, and choose a password. You must use your UCSC email address to be verified as part of the UCSC Network. You will automatically be added to the private UCSC network.

That’s it! You’re now registered.

What’s Next?
You can enter your commute as soon as you register, or you can skip this step and enter an individual trip later. As part of the private UCSC network, your trip details will only be visible to other UCSC affiliates. If you want to open up your options to the Santa Cruz Region, you can choose to share your commute or trip with the public network as well.

Cost Sharing
At this time, RideAmigos does not accommodate cost sharing arrangements through the platform, but you may still make arrangements to share driving costs with your fellow participants offline.

Questions & Tutorial Videos
For questions regarding getting signed up and posting trips, visit the Cruz 511 FAQ’s or check out these helpful tutorials from RideAmigos.

Safety Precautions
Your safety is important to us and we encourage you to choose the travel option that is best for your safety. If you are planning to carpool, please make sure you are taking the appropriate precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

UCSC Carpool Parking Permits

A variety of carpool permits are available based on eligibility. Join the hundreds of others who have already discovered the convenience and savings of carpooling to campus. Whether you are a UCSC student, faculty or staff, carpooling can equal less expensive commuting and lower parking fees! Detailed information about UCSC carpool permit options is available on the Carpool Permits page.