1. UCLA has continued to grow, but we’ve helped traffic congestion shrink.
UCLA's campus population has grown by over 3,000 people during the last five years. However, through our wide range of programs, we have been able to reduce vehicle trips to campus by 25% in the last decade alone, allowing for a significant decrease of greenhouse gas emissions in our region as well.
2. We have an exclusive club just for UCLA commuters.
The Bruin Commuter Club (BCC) provides access to products, services, information, benefits and incentives to UCLA students, faculty and staff who use alternative transportation. As a member, you will receive countless of awesome benefits including discounted parking when you need it, rides home for daytime emergencies and up to four hours of free Zipcar usage a month!
3. We offer discounted transit passes for SIX different agencies.
4. We're a silver status Bicycle Friendly University.
In the past eight years since our UCLA Bicycle Master Plan was first enacted, bike commuting to campus had more than tripled, rising from 800 cyclists a day to around 3,000 cyclists a day. We have high-visibility bike lanes, DIY repair stands, electronic bike lockers and bike shop right here on campus to help you with all your needs. As if that's not enough, students can rent bikes for only $60 per quarter and staff can rent or get bikes for free.
4. We value your health.
Here at UCLA Transportation, we're all about being healthy. Commuting sustainably keeps you healthy physically and mentally, and it keeps the environment healthy by reducing GHG emissions. But it's not just transportation that pollutes our air. We've joined UCLA's Tobacco-Free Initiative Breathe Well to create a healthier, more breathable and environmentally green campus for our entire community.
5. We’ve helped “tackle” hunger in our community.
Every year, we partner with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to host the UCLA Food Drive, typically culminating in the UCLA vs. USC football game. Last year, we collected over 45,000 pounds of food donations, all of which were given directly to the LA Food Bank and the UCLA Food Closet, a UCLA Community Programs Office initiative that provides struggling students with a helping hand.
6. We have the first electric buses at any public university in California.
We recently added two new all-electric buses to our BruinBus fleet, which shuttles 1.3 million people around a year.