This new initiative begins Monday, October 2, 2017, and is an effort to prioritize pedestrian and bicyclist safety, improve traffic flow, and reduce traffic impediments.
Both providers will utilize geo-fencing to create a virtual perimeter in order to implement these locations in their mobile apps. After 6:00 p.m. each weekday and all weekend long, Lyft and Uber drivers will be able to pick up riders on campus anywhere it is safe and legal to do so.
Passengers who are on campus requesting rides from either of these two ride-hailing companies during these weekday daytime restricted hours will need to select from one of 13 locations across UCLA:
- Dickson Court
- Slichter Hall
- Molecular Garden
- Gateway Plaza
- Dykstra Hall
- Carnesale Commons
- Rieber Hall
- Hedrick Hall
- Sunset Canyon Recreation Center
- Anderson School of Management
- Melnitz Hall
- Wyton Circle
- Luskin Conference Center
These locations are all within a three- to five-minute walk from most campus buildings and will be clearly designated with appropriate signage. Drop-offs can continue to occur throughout campus as long as motorists adhere to traffic regulations that restrict stopping in locations such as pedestrian priority zones, fire lanes, bus stops, gated areas, and the middle of traffic.
Designated ride-hailing pick-up locations support UCLA Transportation’s policy of optimizing campus roadways and infrastructure in order to prevent dangerous traffic conditions.
With an average daily campus usage of Lyft and Uber at a combined total of 5,500 pick-ups and drop-offs, the increasing popularity of these services has created a need for regulating where passengers can be picked up on campus. This need has become more apparent when factoring in the biking and pedestrian safety improvements UCLA has undertaken over the past few years, as there are more than 70,000 pedestrians on campus daily.
Campus locations everywhere south of Charles E. Young Drive South will continue to be available for ride-hailing pick-ups and drop-offs, such as at the 200 Medical Plaza building.
For more information, visit bit.ly/uclaridehailing.