Employees and students at UC Davis Health who ride a bicycle or scooter to work/school may be eligible for the Green Commuter Program.
Per University Policy, all bicycles and other transportation devices parked on campus must be registered. A valid registration means that the bicycle must display a valid University-issued bicycle registration sticker imprinted with a unique registration number. The cost to register is $10, which is a one-time fee per bike. If you have multiple bikes or scooters, or get a replacement, you must register each device.
Once you register your bike or scooter, you are automatically enrolled in the Green Commuter Program (as long as you do not have an active parking permit).
Register your Bicycle or Scooter
UC Davis and UC Davis Health utilize Bike Index, an online bike database, for our bike and scooter registration processes. Bike Index is a non-profit bike registry and the most widely used and successful bicycle registration service in the world!
Protect your bike and get registered! To a bike thief, it is just easier to steal and sell a bike that is untraceable. Registering your bike with the Bike Index database means joining a network of over 673,000 cataloged bikes, 1,240 community partners, and tens of thousands of daily searches.
How to register your bike or scooter:
- Create an account at bikeindex.org/uc-davis-health. Use your personal email address, not your UC Davis email address. (This allows you to access Bike Index even after you’ve left UC Davis.) Bike Index will then send you a verification email.
- Complete your registration by adding your serial number and as many details as possible. See how to locate your serial number: Bikeindex.org/serials. If your bike does not have a serial number, please upload a photo of your bike.
- Verify your information with the Green Commuter Program. Contact Marissa Barber via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parking Office at 916-734-2687.
- Get your sticker. Once you're verified, you will need to purchase a UC Davis Health/Bike Index registration sticker from the Parking Office. Registration stickers cost $10.
Have you previously registered your bike with the Parking Office? After you have completed the steps above, you can renew your registration for just $5, or $10 for any new bike.
Already registered your bike on Bike Index? Wonderful! Simply add UC Davis Health as your organization (click here to learn how), and contact us to purchase a sticker.
Bicycles and other transportation devices must only be parked in designated areas, such as bike racks or bike shelters. Most facilities have bike racks available outside the building. There are also bike shelters on campus that provide an extra level of security.
In order to gain access to a bike shelter, your bike or scooter must be registered.
Parking Structure 4 Bike Shelter
The following shelters use your UC Davis Health ID badge to enter. There is no additional cost, but you must contact the Parking Office or Green Commuter Program to request access to each shelter:
- Parking Structure 3 (Main Hospital)
- North Addition (by the Police Station)
- Parking Structure 4 (off of X Street, near the Imaging Research Center)
- Causeway Connection* (in Lot 12, behind the Library)
- Education Building (only available to students in the School of Medicine or School of Nursing)
The following shelters/lockers require a physical key to enter, available for $10 refundable deposit. You must visit the Parking Office to pay the deposit and pick up the key:
- Parking Structure 2 (next to the Ambulatory Care Center)
- Broadway Building
- Midtown Clinic
Coming Soon: a bike room in Parking Structure 5 (behind the Cancer Center)
*Employees and students at the UC Davis main campus can also gain access to the Causeway Connection Bike Shelter. Once your bike is registered with Bike Index, you can obtain a keycard from the Parking Office. This keycard will only be valid for bike shelters at the Medical Center. Keycards are subject to limited availability. Please email Marissa Barber if you have any questions.
Bike Education Resources
Our friends at the UC Davis university campus have some great resources for all cyclists. Check out their website for more information.
- Take the Cycling Savvy Course- a nationwide cycling safety program that has helped thousands of cyclists learn skills and strategies that make cycling safer and more accessible for everyone.
The City of Sacramento offers a monthly Urban Bicycling and Scooting Class, to teach you the rules of the road and how to stay safe on your commute.
The City of Sacramento also offers a Bikeway User Map- showing bike paths around the city.
If you are the victim of bike or bike part theft, it is imperative that you report the incident to the UC Davis Police.
If your bike is registered through Bike Index, it is also recommended that you report the bike stolen on Bike Index.
Reporting these crimes provides data to help us better understand the needs of the campus. UC Davis Police can easily locate ownership of found bicycles. Please call Parking and Transportation at 916-734-2687 for any questions.