Biking

Biking

UCSF Biking will be at the Farmer’s Market
UCSF Biking, Sustainability and Skip Scooters will be at the UCSF Farmers’ Market. Get access to bike parking and meet fellow bicyclists, register with Skip Scooters to get a free helmet, and learn about UCSF’s efforts to reduce waste.

Farmer’s Market @ Parnassus
Wednesday August 14, 2019. 11:00pm - 1:00pm

UCSF Parnassus: Located in the Elevator G, Breezeway
Get more info here.

Farmer’s Market @ Mission Bay
Wednesday August 21, 2019. 11:00pm - 1:00pm

UCSF Mission Bay, located at Gene Friend Way Vendor Plaza in front of Publico
Get more info here.


And more… Upcoming SF Bike Coalition Classes & Workshops

Smart City Cycling 3: Road Practice
Saturday, August 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Get more info here.

Adult and Family Learn to Ride Class
Saturday, August 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Get more info here.

Smart City Cycling 1: Classroom Workshop
Sunday, August 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Get more info here.

Bicycle Permit & Registration

If you have a valid UC ID, bring a completed Bicycle Permit Application to our Parnassus or Mission Bay parking office to obtain a free permit and gain access to our Parnassus, Mission Bay or Mt. Zion bike cages. As an added layer of protection, registration stickers are required for all bicycles parked inside UCSF bike rooms and cages.

Parking Office Hours & Locations for Bike Registration
Parnassus
7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday
500 Parnassus Avenue, MU-Level P7, Room 26

Mission Bay
8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday
1625 Owens Street, Suite 104, Community Center Garage

Bicycle Permit Application

Bike Parking Locations

When you ride your bike to UCSF, you’ll always find parking. With sturdy racks or well-lit cages, you’ll find multiple options to easily and securely lock up your bicycle on each campus.  Found a spot, but not sure how to use a crank case bike rack? Watch the tutorial.

Laurel Heights – 3333 California
•  Enter through the California Street entrance and merge left when driveway forks.

Mission Bay – Multiple Locations
•  Community Center Garage 1625 Owens Street - bike cage
•  Genentech Hall
•  Smith Cardiovascular Research Building
•  3rd Street Garage - bike cage
•  1835 Owens Street Garage - bike cage

Mission Center Building – 1855 Folsom Street
•  Racks are located near main entrance. Enter parking lot on 15th between Folsom and Harrision.

Mount Zion – Multiple Locations
•  1701 Divisadero Street
•  1800 Divisadero Street
•  2325 Post Street - bike cage
•  2330 Post Street
•  Loading dock area across from 2340 Sutter Street - bike cage
•  1657 Scott Street
•  2420 Sutter Street - bike cage

Parnassus – Multiple Locations
•  Ambulatory Care Center
•  Clinical Science
•  Dental Clinics
•  Health Sciences East
•  Kalmanovitz Library
•  Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
•  Millberry Union Parking Garage - bike cage
•  School of Nursing

San Francisco General Hospital – Multiple Locations
•  22nd Street, just east of Potrero Avenue
•  Potrero Avenue, between 22nd and 23rd Streets

Veterans Hospital – 4150 Clement Street
•  Rack located between the main hospital and Ambulatory Care Clinics/Diagnostic Services/Pharmacy buildings

Bike Parking Policy, Abandoned Bikes & Lock Cutting Service

Bike Parking Policy
1. Bicycles brought on campus must be parked in designated bicycle parking areas only and must display a current permit.
2. Bicycles parked in non-designated areas are subject to removal and impoundment.
3. Bicycles may not be stored in secured areas and will be tagged for removal and impoundment if they are not moved for a consecutive 7-day period.
4. Bicycle locks may not be attached to storage racks unless they are securing a bicycle. Locks not securing bicycles will be tagged and removed.
5. Bicycles that are impounded will be held for 90 days and the owner of record, if known, will be notified by mail (email and phone). Owners may reclaim bicycles from Parking Operations during this time period with appropriate identification. Thereafter, the bicycle shall become the property of the University. A $50.00 storage/impound fee will be required to reclaim the bicycle out of impoundment.
View the full UCSF Campus Administrative Policies, Parking, section L. Bicycle Parking.

Lock Cutting Service
If your bike is on UCSF Property, and you have lost your bike keys or your bike lock is malfunctioning, Parking Operations can help (proof of ownership via bike registration is required). The lock cutting service is available by appointment only. Call the Parking Operations for Parnassus/Mount Zion at 415.476.2566 or Mission Bay at 415.476.1511 for more information or to make an appointment.

Lock cutting service is often needed because a bike owner suddenly discovers that the key will not turn in the lock, or the key breaks off in the lock when the owner tries to force it open. To prevent “stuck” locks, the following steps are recommended to be followed at least once a year or more often if your bike spends a lot of time in the rain:
• Drip several drops of machine oil (or chain lube) onto the lock mechanism
• Turn the key back and forth a few times to get the oil between the moving parts

Bicycle Shower Program

Biking to campus is a great workout. To make sure you look as fresh you feel, we’ve created a Bike To Work Shower Program in partnership with the Fitness & Recreation Centers at UCSF. Get access to a hot shower before starting your day!

•  Available to UCSF employees with a current UCSF bike permit
•  Choose one location: Mission Bay or Parnassus
•  Allows 30-minutes of access daily to the locker room for shower use only
•  Monday-Friday, 5:30 am-10:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 am-8:00 pm
•  Shower towel service included
•  Rental locker available for additional fee

For Bike to Work Shower fees, contact UCSF Fitness & Recreation at 415.476.0348.

Bicycle Routes & Trip Planner
Bicycle Clubs on Campus

Curious about beginning a bike commute, want to find fellow biking enthusiasts? Join a campus biking club.

UCSF Bikes!
We are bicycle commuters and enthusiasts. Let’s promote the bicycle for everyday transportation. Our UCSF bicycle culture is strong and growing!
Goals:
•  Friendship, fellowship and fun
•  Promote UC bicycle culture
•  Discuss campus resources, infrastructure and bicycle security
•  Share commuting and bicycling tips
•  Post bicycling volunteer opportunities and other bay-area bicycle gatherings of interest
•  UCSF Healthy!” 
Connect on Chatter via My Access
View the UCSF Bikes! Events Calendar

Folks on Spokes
A registered campus organization dedicated to getting people on bikes and reducing the barriers to bike commuting at UCSF.
Get more information
Follow on Twitter
View the Folks on Spokes Events

Local Bicycle Resources

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. We are one of the largest and most effective bicycle advocacy groups in the country. Through our day-to-day advocacy, education and working partnerships with City and community agencies, the SF Bicycle Coalition creates safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans. Get more information on maps and routes, bicycle law, urban bicycling workshops, theft and locking, issues and improvements, bike parking, and bikes on public transit.

Go to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition website for more information.
UCSF can Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for only $25 (a $10 savings).

SFMTA Bicycling in San Francisco
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco responsible for the management of all ground transportation in the city. The SFMTA has oversight over the Municipal Railway (Muni) public transit, as well as bicycling, paratransit, parking, traffic, walking, and taxis.  Get more information on Vision Zero, bike projects, maps, data, and getting around on two-wheels in the city.

Go to the SFMTA Bicycling in San Francisco website for more information.

511 SF Bay
511 is your one-stop phone and web source for up-to-the-minute Bay Area traffic, transit, carpool, bicycling, and parking information. It’s free and available whenever you need it – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – from anywhere in the nine-county Bay Area. Get more information on bike commuting, maps and routes, bicycle access, safety, and cycling organizations.

Go to the 511 SF Bay website or call 511 for more information.

Bikeshare

Ford GoBike
Ford GoBike consists of a fleet of on-demand, specially designed, person-powered and electric bikes that are locked into a network of docking stations throughout the city. The bikes are parked and must be returned to designated stations.

There are two Ford GoBike stations located near the Mission Bay campus: at the corner of 4th Street and16th Street, and at the corner of 4th Street and Mission Bay Boulevard South.
There are two Ford GoBike stations located near the Mount Zion campus: at the corner of Masonic Avenue and Turk Boulevard, and at the corner of Parker Avenue between Golden Gate Avenue and Fulton Street. Go to the Ford GoBike Station Map to see all the stations.

Go to the Ford GoBike website for more information.

Jump
JUMP consists of a fleet of on-demand, specially designed, electric bikes and scooters. Bikes are parked inside the JUMP zone shown on the map in the app.

Go to the Jump website for more information.

Important Phone Numbers

Emergencies: 911
To report hazardous road/bike path conditions: 311
To report bike accidents: Campus Security Police 415.476.1414
To report bike thefts: Campus Security Police 415.476.1414

For more information, contact:

Georgina Arias, Transportation Demand Manager
(415) 514-2966
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