Ridesharing, Carpool & Vanpool
Sharing your ride to work is called ridesharing; sharing the ride with just one other person can cut your commuting costs. Whether you chose to carpool or vanpool five days a week with the same people or occasionally share your ride as a driver or as a passenger, SF Environment and 511 can match you with others who want to share a ride to ZSFG. Learn more at SF Environment Rideshare. UCSF employees can match using MyCommute.
Bike to Work
Bicycling is a low-cost, healthy, and sustainable commute choice. High security bike cages and lockers are available on campus. To register to access the bike cages or to reserve a bike locker, email email@example.com.
Buses and shuttles to the campus are outfitted with bike racks. Learn the rules of the road, look for the best bike route, and learn how to prevent theft with the SF Bicycle Coalition.
Cut your transit costs by as much as 40% through a pre-tax payment for transit expenses like MUNI, BART, Caltrain, SamTrans, Golden Gate Transit and the ferries. City and County of San Francisco employees use the WageWorks Commuter Card to store pre-tax money you elect to deduct every paycheck, UCSF employees use HR Simplified and the Pretax Transportation Benefits Card. The cards can be used to purchase transit passes or link it to your Clipper Card.
The cards are meant to pay for transit expenses only. If you park and then take transit, you are eligible for up to $250 in benefits to pay for parking at a BART or Caltrain station. The parking lot must be run by BART or Caltrain. You must first be enrolled in the pretax program to be eligible for enrollment in the Parking Plan.
Emergency Ride Home
Find yourself sick at work? Carpool ride is unavailable? Need to pick up a sick child from school? Bike have a flat tire? Commuters working in San Francisco who walk, bike, take transit, carpool, or vanpool to work and experience a personal or family emergency while at work, can use Emergency Ride Home and be reimbursed for the cost of the ride. Emergency Ride Home is free to employees and requires a reimbursement form with receipts. UCSF has its own Emergency Ride Home program for reimbursement.
Membership based hourly car rental is called car sharing; car sharing allows you to leave your personal car at home and still have access to a car when you need it, no car payments, no auto insurance payments, gas is included and a parking space is waiting for you when you return. Multiple car sharing options are available in the 23rd St. garage: City Car Share/Carma, Zipcar, Getaround, and Scoot cars and scooters.
Walk to Work
If you live close to ZSFG or to public transportation, consider walking to work. It costs nothing, creates no pollution, and requires no fuel. It’s an excellent way to exercise and connect with your community. The ZSFG community ranks high in a walking score, see the results.