ZSFG employees have many sustainable options for getting to work that can save time, money and eliminate the stress of sitting in traffic.
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.
Lyft Line rides are now eligible for UCSF staff for payment with your pre-tax commuter benefits.
ZSFG is now offering a Carpool Parking Program which allows ZSFG staff to enjoy a preferred parking space in the 22rd St. Parking Garage and a discounted monthly parking permit fee. For more information, go here.
Bike to Work
Bicycling is a low-cost, healthy, and sustainable commute choice. High security bike cages, lockers, and showers 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.
On-demand bike locker parking is available at ZSFG, learn more at BikeLink.
Oversized Bike Parking
Bike parking for larger bikes, family and cargo bikes, is available at Building 20. Oversized bikes are always accommodated in the bike cages.
Located next to the bike racks outside of Building 5 south entrance, the fix-it station offers repair tools and an air pump.
Ford GoBike is available at ZSFG on 23rd Street at San Bruno Avenue. 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.
UCSF Bikes! is a staff run biking forum, socialize with fellow bicyclists, and participate in the committee. Join the conversation on Chatter: Sign into MyAccess, under applications type “Chatter”, click on “Chatter” search for “UCSF Bikes!”, Join the group.
SF Bike Coalition
Learn the rules of the road, look for the best bike route, and learn how to prevent theft with the SF Bicycle Coalition.
Showers at ZSFG
Do you bike, walk, jog, break a sweat and need a shower at work? ZSFG has two showers on campus for employee use.
Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
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 can use the 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, a $3 savings. Request your card here.
Sheriff’s Department Escort
For your safety, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department provides employee escorts to the following locations: 24th/Mission Street BART station, nearby bus stop, parking lot, and to your parked vehicle.
Call 206-8063, Monday – Friday, 3p.m.-11p.m.
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.