TAPS Services

GoClub program: The goClub offers benefits and incentives to thousands of UC Davis students, staff and faculty who choose to give up their single-vehicle parking permit in favor of a green transportation option. There are resources available for those who commute by bus, train, carpool, vanpool, bike, and walk. Some incentives include discounted train and transit passes, emergency ride home, and complimentary, occasional use parking permits. For more information about the goClub or consultation on the green commute options available to you please contact the goClub at (530) 752-6453 or email at goclub@ucdavis.edu. More information is also available online at http://goclub.ucdavis.edu.

Aggie Bike Buy Program: The ASUCD Bike Barn offers the Aggie Bike Buy program to new and returning students, staff and faculty. A customer may select a bike, customize it with accessories, and add a service plan online at an affordable rate. This program is ideal for new students, staff, and faculty who would like to have a quality bike ready for pick-up when they arrive on campus.

Bike repair stations around campus: There are currently over a dozen self-service bike repair stations on campus with more on the way. Each repair station allows you to mount your bike to the station and contains a flathead and Phillips screwdriver, a set of box and Allen wrenches, two tire levers, a Torx wrench and a tire pump. If you find that a repair station is damaged, please contact the TAPS Bicycle Program at (530) 752-2453.

Bike commuter showers and lockers (ARC): Members of the goBike program who are not already ARC members may access special lockers set aside for goClub members and the locker room showers at the ARC. If you are currently a member of the goBike program, you can provide your goClub ID number to the ARC member services desk to access the lockers and showers.

Emergency Ride Home Program for goClub members: ERH is available Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm to qualified goClub members. If an emergency situation develops and other transportation options are not feasible, TAPS will provide an emergency ride to your home or to your commute starting point. More information is available at http://goclub.ucdavis.edu/erh.cfm.

Bicycle Education and Enforcement Program (BEEP): When a bicyclist is issued a citation on campus, they are given the option to take an online bike safety course for a reduced fee to have the citation dismissed. BEEP offers an educational and more affordable option for those who are cited. Anyone can take the online course for free if they have not been issued a citation by visiting http://bikesafety.ucdavis.edu.

Zipcar carsharing program:  Zipcar provides convenient access to vehicles parked on campus, available for hourly or daily rental 24/7. With a Zipcar membership, you may rent a Zipcar online or by phone and have access to a vehicle within minutes. Fuel and insurance are included with the cost of rental. You may join or learn more at http://www.zipcar.com/ucd.

Zimride carpool matching service: Zimride provides a free, online rideshare service exclusively for UC Davis students, staff and faculty. You can post a one-time trip or find a carpool partner for your regular commute. The system allows you to include schedule flexibility and other preferences. You may set up a Zimride account using your UC Davis email address at http://zimride.ucdavis.edu.

Discount transit passes for those without a parking permit: Members of the goClub may be qualified to purchase discounted monthly transit passes for the following transit providers: Unitrans, Yolobus, Fairfield and Solano Transit, and Sacramento Regional Transit. Also, discounted Commuter Checks are offered for train commuters. More information about the benefits of the goClub can be found at http://goclub.ucdavis.edu.

Personal in-vehicle parking meters (Easy Park): The EasyPark PPM is a small device that you activate and display in your vehicle while you are parked on campus to “pay as you go” for parking. While the PPM is on, it deducts funds from a pre-paid bank account programmed on the device so you no longer need to worry about feeding coins in a traditional parking meter. The PPM is valid in Visitor, “C” and metered parking areas on the main UC Davis campus and is available for anyone to use. More information is available by phone at (530) 752-8277 or online at http://taps.ucdavis.edu/parking/permits/easypark

TAPS motorist assistance program: Complimentary on-campus motorist assistance services may be obtained during regular parking enforcement hours for the following: lock-out service, flat tire, out of gas, dead battery. Call (530)752-8277 for assistance.

Bike lock-cutting service: If your bike is on UC Davis Property, and you have lost your bike keys or your bike lock is malfunctioning, TAPS can help. Call the Bicycle Program at 530-752-2453 and we can come out and cut your lock. We do require that the bike have a valid California Bicycle License when we cut the lock. If it doesn’t, we can renew or register the bike anew when we cut the lock. A valid photo I.D. (e.g. student registration card or drivers license) will also be required.

UC Davis Bike Auction: TAPS disposes of abandoned, unclaimed bicycles through two live, public auctions per year. Over 400 bikes are sold at each auction. Information about the next bike auction can be found here: http://taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/auctions/.

Mobility Assistance Program: The Mobility Assistance Shuttle (MAS) provides shuttle service to current UC Davis students, faculty, and staff with documented disabilities (temporary or permanent). The MAS provides on-campus rides to specified locations for academic or work-related purposes year-round. More information can be found at http://cru.ucdavis.edu/content.cfm?contentID=400 or by calling Campus Recreation and Unions at (530) 752-1730.