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Fall 2022 Biking and Parking Need-to-Knows

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All Things Biking in Davis 

If there’s one constant on the UC Davis campus, it’s bikes! The abundance of bike lanes, roundabouts and bike resources around town make biking an easy and reliable way to get around. Check out some of those resources below!

Helpful articles like “Bicycle Need-to-Knows” and “Aggie Cycling 101” outline some of the most important tips and hacks for biking around campus and in town. While these listicles are far from exhaustive, it’s a great place to start if you’re new to the area or just want a refresher!

Safety first! Help foster a safe biking environment on campus by wearing a helmet. The Helmet Hair, Don’t Care program provides FREE helmets to those who complete a short bike education training and sign the HHDC pledge. New this year, the program will also be providing rechargeable bike lights

Need bike help? Check out the Bike Barn for repairs, parts and advice from fellow students.

Most of all, have fun and be safe! Visit the Transportation Services website for more information on biking in Davis.

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Parking Updates for Fall 2022 

Parking on campus is getting an update. Read on for information on prices and new parking zones.

Starting from September 1 this year, parking rates increased from the original range of $2–3.60 to $2.25–4.60. This tiered permit system will help Aggies choose what they want to pay to park as well as better distribute parking congestion on campus. Students should continue to use ParkMobile to purchase daily parking permits. Hourly parking is also available through terminals in the parking lots.

Transportation Services cited management costs and a lack of revenue during the pandemic as the main reasons for the increase. The department also stated that they’re working on alternative revenue streams with university administration to keep future increases to a minimum, as Transportation Services is currently 100% funded through parking revenue.

Parking zones have also been adjusted to include more L lots (one of the most affordable parking options on campus) as well as new C+ Zones.

L Zones are typically farther away from the main campus and usually require a bit of walking in exchange for a cheaper rate.  Lot 30 (near the Rec Pool) and Lot 57 (near the stadium) will become L Zones as early as September 2022.

C+ Zones are new, flexible parking spots for both students and employees within A Zones, areas that were previously reserved for employees during the day. Now, anyone with an A or C+ permit may park in the C+ spots. Both the A and C+ permits are offered at the same daily rate. Drivers may find these new spots in lots like the Pavilion Parking Structure and the Quad Parking Structure.

Check out this Transportation and Services update for more information about parking rates, as well as parking zone changes and where they’re located.



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