Ridesharing, Carpool & Vanpool
Sharing the ride with just one other person can cut your commuting costs in half and with vanpools save with pre-tax benefits. 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, Rideshare 511, and Casual Carpool can match you with others who want to share a ride. UCSF employees can match using MyCommute.
New apps offer flexibility for one-way, round-trip and sporadic carpooling. Learn about Scoop and Waze Carpool.
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. NEW on-demand bike locker parking is available at ZSFG, learn more at BikeLink.
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.
Ford GoBike! is coming to ZSFG and is already available in the neighborhood. City and County of San Francisco employees get $25 off an annual membership with Ford GoBike! To sign up (SFDPH and SFDPW only) visit member.fordgobike.com/group/sfd, enter the password: 89bh5, and enter your City email address to enroll.
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 Commuter Check Direct. 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.
A free Clipper Card is available to City and County of San Francisco employees, a $3 savings. Request your card here.
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: Zipcar, Getaround, and Scoot cars and scooters.
UCSF members can join Zipcar for $15 for the first year, join here and select “Students,” “Faculty and Staff,” or “Department” in the dropdown. City and County of San Francisco employees also receive a discounted Zipcar membership, email firstname.lastname@example.org, put “Car Share” in the subject, and request a discount.
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.
Discounts on the Purchase of an Electric Vehicle
Discounts are available for UCSF Students, Faculty, Staff and Retirees for the purchase of an electric vehicle. Special promotions change often, check the UCSF Sustainability discounts page for more information.