Freeform comments. A14, D114 and E83 were edited for public display. Others are unedited—even those that criticized the survey.
A—Expansion on “other” mode
Carpoll w/another UCSB employee
commute w/ boyfriend
drive after 5 pm because parking is free
drive on nights/weekends if also running errands
drive w/partner & roommates attend ucsb
Drive with family
driving after 5pm
Every day I drop off my boys at 
FRIEND DROPS ME OFF IN THE RAIN AND PICKS ME UP
Friend drops me off/ picks me up
I drive to campus for small trips using quarters
I drive to IV and then bike to campus
I just started riding on the UCSB Vanpool
I ride a bike to the Clean Air Express bus stops
I take the surfliner home to san diego sometimes.
live too far to bike or walk
Long board or skateboard
lovely piggy back rides
never, I live 3-4 miles away
No buses come to my community at the time I travel
Once I've dropped my children off at school!
ride with friend
Roller Blade (5)
run to the gym and back
sleep in front of classroom
take the train to go home from UCSB and to UCSB
to san jose
UCSB Van Pool (3)
With son dropping/picking up at school
B—Comments (Bus Riders)
1) Improve the incentives for TAP (e.g. increase to the
equivalent of 10 days free parking per quarter and free bus passes for
staff, both like they have at UCSD!)! 2) Absolutely do NOT charge
the community to park here in the evenings (e.g. come to a show at
Campbell Hall and have to pay $2, which is especially bogus if they
arrive late and then have to leave again due to no seating), this
presents a terrible image of us to the community members!!! 3) As
for parking fees in general, I challange you to name me JUST ONE
private business which charges ITS OWN EMPLOYEES TO PARK ON THEIR OWN
PROPERTY!! This is especially insulting since we get paid quite a
bit less than our comercial sector peers.
24 bus service is great, but it would be useful to have buses
every 30 minutes until later in the evening (~10:00). Also would
be nice to bundle grad students' bus fare for summer into fees.
A 15x bus departing at 4:40 pm towards the mesa would be helpful
A morning and evening service between the Transit Center and the
Riviera (APS) to connect with the UCSB buses. A bus stop at
the East end of Campus (to serve Engineering)
add express bus ucsb-downtown passing by uptown (la cumbre, las
positas, mission) I have to take bus #11 to go home and takes me 45min.
If I take the 24x, it takes me 15min +30min walk. By car, my trip would
be 15 min...
Allow graduate students a discounted carpool pass.
any kind of tram or train service would be the best thing ever!!!
Arrange for 15X to run through the whole year rather than Sept - June!
Ask MTD to run more buses to the campus.
B7 I don't really transfer because usually the bus turns from 21X
to 24X at the transit center (I don't get off the bus and I never miss
the connecting bus). This is super convenient for me! If this
wasn't the case, I would be willing to spend an extra 15-20 minutes to
insure I don't miss the connection.
Better bus times that fit with general class schedules so I can leave later
bus 27 and 23 are rarely ever puntctual. It would be nice if the
bus operated later at night as it is extreemely inconvenient to walk
home late at night from campus
Bus service later in the evening!!! 15X run through summer.
Bus service to the Riviera is terrible. If it ran
later in the evening it I would use it 2 or 3 days per
week. Put a bus stop on the East side of campus
Bus stop closer to the science buildings
buses more than once an hour would be good
Buss Transport is great if you live on the Mesa. Doentown 24x is
convenient as well, but requires a drive if not really close to carrilo
Can't think of anything really. Bus service is usually great, and
runs frequently. The only issue I have is the changing frequnecy of
buses in the evening, but i understand this given the decline in users.
Carusers do NOT pay their true cost of parking on campus.
If that was charged, many more people would take alternate forms of
travel. Bu subsidizing car use, the campus adds to their parking
problem. It cost over $27,000 just to build a new parking spot,
and this is not considered in the equation. The bus
system is very good from many locations and should be subsidized and
exapnded with campus funds to alleviate parking problems.
Change the 27 back to the way it was last year when it didn't go
through IV. The 27 is often late because of its new route and
people who live in IV are so close to campus they can easily bike or
walk to campus. It would also be nice if the 23 and 24 were
staggered instead of arriving simultaneously at Storke and
Hollister. It would provide for more options for getting to
Continue doing at least as much as is now being done.
Continue express service to Santa Barbara after 10 pm.
Discuss with MTD to consider adding a few more late night
express(24x) lines. Say one at 7:50pm, 9:10pm, 10:15pm, 11pm, and 12am.
Also, consider a discounted summer bus fare for graduate students whom
must work at UCSB during the summer months while they are not
registered for classes. Many (those with access to a car who use the
bus during the academic year) park off campus during the summer months
to avoid paying the bus fare which is normally free with a registration
Don't take away the 15x --- I LOVE the convenience of it. I
can read papers on the way to school and expect to see the bus at the
same time everyday!
East/Westside connection is frequently off schedule--early and
late. I am ompressed by the addition of hybrid buses and hope
they are worthwhile/can be used more. I have rarely had a bad
experience with a driver-they are all helpful and friendly. Time
and routes posted in a more visible place outside the center, for
reading after the center closes, would be nice. Later expresses
to/from the univesity would probably be used.
Everything is fine.
for bikers/walkers from IV, not much you can do to improve it,
pretty much ideal as it is! Perhaps though, a sidewalk on El
Colegio between student health and the point where it stops on El
Colegio (right at the stop-light there at the stadium).
For number 5 and 6: When I leave for school depends on when I
have classes. I don't have a regular schedule. I work around my school
schedule. I have to leave from home at least forty minutes before a
class to get there on time.
Free MTD service for staff who choose to ride the bus to work. It
benefits the University as it decreases the need for parking. it would
benefit the environment because staff members might use public
transportation for other purposes than going to/from work
Get those buses to run a little later (like the 24x ending at
9:38 pm!) Bike lockers for those of us with nice bikes who would
actually ride them if we didn't have to schelp them all over campus cuz
we don't want them to be stolen. Oh, and create more awareness of
alt transpo options for students... they often don't know what is out
Have bus service to and from Calle Real with more hours and
service on the weekends, it is one of the closest shopping centers but
there is almost no bus service.
have more frequent buses going downtown, every 15 or 20 minutes
instead of every 30 would make it much more convenient, the most time I
waste taking the bus is waiting for it or not having one arrive at
campus when I need it so I end up taking one earlier and wasting a lot
Have more line 15 buses after 5:10pm
-Have MTD run additional line 11 buses so that there is 5-15min
waiting interval instead of 30min during the hours of 7-9am and
4-6pm. This will cut down the overcrowding on the bus and
increase the comfort. -Run more buses during the morning
Have the buses drop off at the east end of campus as well.
Engineering II for example is a long walk when it is pouring down rain.
Have the busses run more often.
Having parking avaliable on near the 217 entrance.
I am interested in taking a train from my home in Thousand Oaks, but it is too expensive to go on a daily basis.
I carpool to campus and take the bus home. Your questions don't allow me to describe this.
I commute from Lompoc and I take Clean Air Express. Please note
that my answers to the above questions are based on CAE bus service
I find that it would be very useful to expand further parking
options for the library. I go to the library about 3-4 times a
week and stay till mid. or 2am(on finals) and I feel safer when i can
drive back home. Also I work 5 days a week, and its very hard for
me to come to school on my lunch breaks, because parking is very scarce
I live close so I just ride a bike but parking on campus was a hassle to find and expensive when I lived in the dorms.
I really like taking the bus to work, and the current schedule for the #9 bus is about all I could ask for!
I some times drive to campus after 5pm and use my student
night/weekend permit. I do this once or twice a week on
average. Therefore, it would be very important to maintain the
student night/weekend permits.
I tend to bring my skateboard on the bus so that I can skate on
campus. This combination tends to work best for me. If I miss the bus,
I think it works out pretty well.
I usually ride the bus to UCSB, but walk home. However, I'm
concerned about the lack of bus options in the evening during winter,
when it is dark. Although the transit guide says that the evening
bus should swing by the Family Student Housing on request, some of the
bus drivers are reluctant to follow through with the request.
I want more bus available at night before exams so that I can study at UCSB longer.
I wish there could be late night bus routes for when I get out of lab.
I would like there to be a 24X trip that left campus after 10
pm. Fall quarter I had a class from 7-10 pm so I had to take the
5:15 bus home, get my car, and then drive back to campus in time for my
class so I could get home again. I could have taken the 11 route,
but it takes on average about an hour to get back downtown and that's
just too long for me to be interested. Otherwise I love the
bus. The 24X is a great and very convenient route.
I would like there to be more buses running from the Mesa area
dureing the summer and later in the evenings during the school year.
I would like UCSB to encourage another MTD express bus that runs
along upper State Street, then takes the 101 north at State (near Five
Points shopping center), then 217 to UCSB. I often see buses on
lines 11 (UCSB via State/Hollister) and 24 (UCSB express from downtown)
filled to standing room only, and I think there would be many people
who would take this new express bus. I think the best way to
encourage bus use is by having several express buses that run from
different parts of the city. Currently, only the #24 gets
passengers to UCSB in a time that rivals a private vehicle.
I would take the bus more often if I had a way to get here
outside school quarters (see mt other comment). My bus does not run
outside main school dates, so I have to drive during summer, spring
break, and winter break. But it is too expensive to buy daily permits
for these periods, so I ended up buying quarterly permits, so now it is
not worth taking the bus! If there could be a vacation/summer-only
permit, I could use this during the times when my bus does not run, and
go back to using the bus during quarters.
I'd drive alone if my schedule became considerably busier and it
involved me having to do errands around town on a regular basis.
Otherwise, biking would be a good option if I move to Isla Vista or a
suburb within biking distance of the university. Carpooling would be
good if I move to Carpinteria, etc - areas that are serviced by the
vanpool service for UCSB employees.
I'd love an express bus to mid-state or north-state. it's cheaper
to live there than downtown, but it forces people to drive to campus
(11 takes too long.)
If I didn't have to transfer, I could take the bus more often. #9
bus is too early for me to get to easily (I drive to the #9 stop and it
arrives there at 7:30. If I'm a couple of minutes past 7:30 am, I miss
it and have to try to catch the #11.)
If UCSB want to increase the number of bus users it should
provide incentives to people who are doing so. For instance, the
campus can offer discount on coffee, soft drinks, or items at the book
store to bus users.
Improve punctuality of the bus will help.
Improving the bus system, by allowing more than two bikes on a
bus has always been an idea of mine. I know its hard to do, but it
would allow many more people to throw their bikes on, because once you
are on campus biking is incredibly easy, however someone going to the
other side of campus might not like to walk so far because they know
they won't get their bike on the bus and instead drive.
in summer the 15 stops running, and my commute time by bus goes
from 20 minutes to 50 minutes (via #5 to the ctr, then #24 to UCSB)
usually with a 15-45 minute layover at the ctr. That's too long and so
I end up driving.
It is very convenient to get in to campus, but much less so
returning from UCSB. I have found that it is very difficult to get from
UCSB to the Arrellaga stop. The 24 bus I am on usually transfers to
another route at the transit center. However, there is never a 24 (or
12) at the transit center to transfer and get to the Arrellaga stop.
It takes me 40-50 minutes to bus to school from the State and Las
Positas area. It would have been great to have express service from
UCSB to the La Cumbre area.
It would be great for Staff to be able to ride the bus for free.
It would be great if there were buses to UCSB that started at
points on the Eastside before going to the transit center/UCSB (as
there's already a stop on the Westside at Arrellaga).
it would be helpful if the buses came at more scattered times,
instead of the 24 and 12 arriving at the same time, if one could come
on the quarter hour. in general, buses need to come more often than
they do, at least during heavy arrival/departure times for classes and
It would be nice to have a UCSB bus stop closer to the east gate for people working on the east side of campus.
It would be nice to have more buses (#24) at night from campus to
Santa Barbara downtown. In particular, the frequency of buses drops
considerably between 7.25pm and the last one at 9.38pm. Furthermore, it
would be helpful to have one or two later buses #24 (after 9.38pm).
Moreover: My rating of the buses under B3 (especially point 3) only
applies to the #24 with which I am quite happy. Other buses, like the
#11, are often not on time and rather unreliable.
its good but often crowded and leaves inly every 30 minutes which can be inconvenient
It's hard to say I leave the house everyday at a certain
time. It depends on how I decide to get to campus. I can
leave anytime between 6:15 and 7:30AM. Sometimes I like to get to
campus by 6:35 so I can work out at the gym before going to work.
Large parking garage built near IV on UCSB campus like the one near the Rec Cen
Late #24 buses from UCSB to downtown would be great
later #24 bus home
Less stops on bus, stop only on major streets, cheaper parking on
campus, more bike paths that are accessible to every building on campus.
love the bus station in front of my house!!! connections are
flexible, quick and convenient except on weekends and after rush hours.
i'd like to see more frequent bus rides and electric busses. thnxs
Make a few more stops other than only at North Hall
Make parking cost less.
Make parking permits sensable (in price and in useage). Esp
since we voted to pay extra fees for "free" night/weekend parking,
DESTROY the night/weekend permit system
Make sure that late night bus schedules remain in place,
especially for the 24x to downtown. This route is much more
convenient than the 11 (which takes almost twice as long).
Perhaps promoting carpools more too, I rarely have heard about anybody
in that program, though I have lived downtown for years.
More bus routes
More buses! MTD is cutting most of the buses I ride this
September, and the remaining bus requires me to leave an hour and 10
minutes early to arrive at class on time. I am within biking distance,
~2 miles, but my asthma prevents me from biking all the way to school.
More busses, schedules that reflect class times and run later, nicer drivers.
More cycle paths, with better lighting at night. More buses with bike carriers on front.
More frequent bus routes from downtown to campus on the 24X.
more incentive for bus riding, "bus friendly" areas made known to
students. Honestly, i thikn the transportation is more of a
housing problem than a vehicluar problem. better student housing
control, IV rent control, etc... making it user-friendly for
employees and students to live within walking or biking distace is a
betetr solution that makeing bus service more efficent or parking more
More parking lots, less rules on parking enforcements, bigger signs to enforce parking enforcement.
More Reliable Bus schedule. Every half hour pick up.
more timely #27 buses (which are sometimes inconsistent, like during Dead/Finals Week!)
My answers are based on what I think my schedule will be for fall
quarter classes. This may change, of course, and will certainly
change for winter quarter. I won't be going to UCSB more than
once or twice during the summer.
need another parking structure besides the mesa near the lagoon side of campus, fix cracks and holes in the road
Not charge so much for parking, and whose bright idea was it to
charge students for public parking in Isla Vista? Realistically,
I know how much the average income of UCSB students is estimated to be,
but I have not heard a single student happy about the parking
plan. Instead of focusing on the parking problem, perhaps it
would make more sense to create a foundation for the residents to bring
about improvements. I feel as though the school is focusing on
the wrong aspects within Isla Vista life.
not enough bus routes. sometimes i have to go all the way to
state street from campus to transfer buses, only to backtrack to the
fairview exit because there is no bus that comes there from ucsb. also,
hard to get to/from the grocery stores (albersons/costco) because i
have to wait a long time to catch the next bus. annoying. too much
waiting. not enough stops in isla vista either.
On several occasions I have seen and experienced rude or
belittling behavioring by the MTD bus drivers. Not enjoying or
feeling comfortable on the bus at times leaves me with walking my only
ay of getting around. I wish there were other ways to get around
that can be easily accessed by off campus residents.
one bus stop at cathedral oaks
Organize carpools. Provide more parking. Not charge for parking.
Parking is too picky some times... give us a break!
Parking rules are confusing and day parking rates are expensive.
Perhaps add an additional bus stop by campbell hall and perhaps one as well on Lagoon road.
please see if there is a better way for students to please ask
the MTD to have more lines passing by Goleta to get to campus around
the morning/midmorning time
please see if there is a better way for students to please ask
the MTD to have more lines passing by Goleta to get to campus around
the morning/midmorning time
Riding the bus to and from UCSB works well with my
schedule. I have heard complaints from people that some of the
routes don't work well with class schedules, so maybe timing is an
issue for some students. Keeping the TAP program going is very
important I think too - for expense and convenience.
Route 15x express bus between UUCSB and SBCC is eliminated in
mid-June just in time for summer school! UCSB staff/students lifving on
the Mesa therefore either have to endure a doubling of commute time in
the summer if they continue to use the bus system by transferring
downdown to the 24X, or drive downtown, park on the street and
take the 24X. MTD could run the 15X in the early morning(2-3
routes and late afternoon (2-3 routes) on a reduced schedule during the
Should be more flexible with the sale of the undergraduate
quarterly parking permits. I lived less than two miles from
campus and was not allowed to purchase a quarterly parking purchase and
was forced to purchase daily permits which add up to be much more
expensive than just buying a quarterly permit. I had to drive due to
showers & lockers for bike commuters IN OFFICE BUILDINGS.
Take out the "womens lounges" and put showers in. ALSO SAFE places to
leave expensive bicycles I can't and will not lock my $1000 bicycle
Sometimes the busses do run completely off schedule and that is a
burden. Also, it would help if there was a bus schedule at every
Summer transportation from IV to UCSB is less convenient than
during the school year. It would be beneficial to those who work
on campus during summer for there to be more than one bus that goes to
UCSB, like the 27 during the school year does. During the summer
this route stops running and we only have the 23 which is inconvenient
as far as time we need to catch it and the time we need to be at ucsb.
The #11 bus takes 40-45 minutes to get to campus. This is
the main reason I take it only when my car is not available. If
there were an express bus that I could take without walking over a mile
to the bus stop, I would do so.to take the bus regularly, I would
require a later boarding time and shorter commute.
The #15 bus is very convenient for me. The only problem is
that it stops running during the summer. During the summer, I
ride a motor scooter to the main terminal on Chapala St. and catch the
The #24 is great. Every other line I've tried to use regularly
(to get to other places) has been invconvenient and erratic, however.
The #24 route HOME from campus is inconvenient. The 24 does
not go back to arrellaga/castillo so I have to transfer at the transit
center. The 4:10 (at UCSB) 24 is ALWAYS late and I miss my connection
at the center. Many times I just walk home--it takes 18 minutes
to walk home. My transit time to work is 10 minutes and transit time
home is almost 60 minutes (quite a difference).
The 23 and 24 both arrive after class has already started, so in
order to take either one people have to use them an hour ahead of
schedule or come late to class. The 23 and 24 also leave campus
right as class is getting out (at ten until the hour), so it rather
difficult to catch them. The 27 comes to campus before class begins,
but it often arrives only minutes before the class starts, so in taking
it one still runs the risk of missing the beginning of class.
The bus from my house to campus is pretty good. I would
like to see later night service from downtown to campus so that I could
go downtown at night and get home without my car. Bill's bus is
good, but I live too far from IV to walk. The routes are good,
but later service would be great. I would drive considerably less
The bus from Ventura to UCSB takes WAY TOO long but if there were
one that took as long as the vanpool, or even 15 minutes more time, I
would consider it. Right now, the bus ride from Ventura to UCSB would
take almost 2 hours!!!!
The bus line 25 to Ellwood leaving UCSB is ALWAYS late in the
afternoons. This is such a pain! Thank goodness it is usually on time
in the morning, but it should be on time all the time!
The bus service to campus is generally OK, except for a few
inordinately annoying irregularities in schedule -- but I've taken the
bus home a total of once this year, because I like the freedom to leave
campus whenever I want and stop by other places (e.g. my church,
friends' houses) on the way.
The bus stop closest to my house is not the one that I take to
UCSB, so my answers differ to some questions. The bus stop that I
take to UCSB is ~15 walk.
The bus system is awesome and it should remain free for all
students. I also think UCSB should continue subsidizing rates for staff
The last #22 leaves the transit center at 5:15 which makes
working late a problem. The last #s 24 & 11 to SB leave too early
in the evening making attending on campus events difficult.
The latest bus from downtown to Goleta is 11.15 on weekdays,
which is pretty early, but on weekends it's something like 9.00. This
is really dumb, as it restricts those who don't have a car, and
probably forces people who've been drinking, to drive.
The new bus seats are quite uncomfortable, almost as bad as the
old plastic ones. The only ones that are comfortable are the old soft
blue ones. Also a 1E at 6:00 from the transit center would cut 15mins
off my journey home.
The parking situation on campus is vastly inferior to similar
sized campuses taht I've visited/attended. Being very familiar
with Transportation & Parking Services, I believe there is much
that department could do to improve their organization and
effectiveness--particularly in the area of alternative
transportation. One area where the TPS department could improve
is in outreach, organization, and better encouragement of the car pool
program. Taking the bus is preferable to me, despite the shortcoming of
the MTD bus system. The MTD system should be better regulated in
terms of creating routes & maintaining schedules, etc., but I don't
know whether there is much that UCSB can actively do about that
(besides providing it's own methods of transportation like vanpools,
The reason that I don't drive to school is because I live within
two miles of campus. I live at the edge of IV. I would pay
for a parking permit if I could. I find the bus very incovienent
but better than the other methods available to me at this time.
There is a bus stop across the corner from my house (line 8);
however, I rarely ride that line (to UCSB or to downtown) because its
schedule is inconvenient. My highest priority is usually my total
travel time (reaching the stop plus bus travel). On the way to campus,
I think it's faster to walk 15 minutes to the 11 rather than ride the 8
and transfer to the 11. During the week, the 8 usually stops running at
night before I get home, while during the weekend the line runs only
once an hour and stops at La Cumbre rather than continuing downtown.
(Clearly, that's not part of my commute.) Thus, to get downtown I also
usually walk 15 min to Hollister to the 6 or the 11, because it ends up
being faster or more timely. Occasionally, transferring from the 8 at
La Cumbre is faster than or equivalent to walking. I do not own a
car because of firm convictions; however, it would be substantially
easier with more frequent buses, more *fast* direct routes, and more
late-night bus routes. (That the 11 stops running earlier on weekends
than weekdays is quite inconvenient.) Because I bike commute except in
unusual circumstances, most of my bus use is not part of my
transportation to campus and I am most interested in better service to
downtown from my house.
There is a bus stop two blocks from my house where i could ride
the #1 to the transit center. Then catch to 24X to UCSB. Yet I
choose to ride my bike to the transit center to avoid the wait between
There is a much more convienent bus for me to take to school, but
it arrives at ten after and leaves school at ten till, and my classes
all go from the hour to ten till, so I can't catch it in either
There should be more buses during rush hours...every 15 minutes.
The buses are crowded, and the boosters are unpredictible. The
expresses should run more often on weekends, and begin earlier in the
morning. The little purple buses should run on weekends too. They are
always crowded with shoppers. The 3 should run more often on weekends
and nights. It is always crowded.
this summer i'll have to purchase permit because the 15x line
doesn't run july-sept. bummer. i ride in mostly because its convenient
from my residence. more people would likely bus in if there were more
express bus lines.
This survey seems to be directed toward staff and faculty.
This survey was somewhat difficult because it appears to have
been designed with little thought to Clean Air Express and the Van
Pool. Some of your questions about bus service assume that "bus"
refers to MTD lines. The Van Pool is not an issue for me, but I
can imagine that users of that service would similarly have difficulty
answering questions since the vans and carpools are actually different
things (at least as arranged through TAP). Question B2 should
also have had options such as those available under C4 -- for instance,
I enjoy the bus because I read and work on my laptop computer during my
commute. I could not do that if I drove myself. And because
Clean Air Express only comes and goes once a day and ridership is by
subscription, "I can talk to people I know" is an appropriate survey
question (though not one particularly applicable to me personally at
the moment) for users of that service.
This survey was very awkwardly worded and confusing.
ucsb run transportation system, including elwood goleta mesa and downtown. maybe an isla vista trolley similar to stanford
we could have a bus #25 available after 6:30 Pm, between the
Storke family housing and UCSB, in order to be able to attend
conferences, meetings and sections that do not fit in the 9 to 5
schedule to which we are currently restricted. We also need more
frequent correspondances to other bus for errants we may have in
other parts of town. Cuurently the trip to the county health/social
services takes 2 hours and 10 min (# 9 mesa rd to fairview, 45 min wait
then #8 to turnpike area
While I can take the 24x into campus from the stop on Arrellaga
(about a 15min walk), the return bus goes to the downtown terminal, and
there aren't any convenient transfers in the evening. I have to take
the 11 (local) home. It takes a much longer time. I believe a lot of
upper State St. residents have a similar problem. Also, it can be very
hard to get your bike onto the bus, as there are only 2 bike slots, and
many buses still don't have any bike racks (such as the 3 and the 15).
Why are there no buses that leave from Ventura and got directly
to UCSB??? I bet you, there are more people than just me who comute
Work with the MTD to have more bike rakes for the bycicles. Very
often have to miss the bus becasue there is no room for more than rwo
bike s on a bus.
Would be best if bus schedules for buses that goes through IV to
be adjusted to further fit the class schedules. Ex: Leaving
for IV at 55 of each hour and reaching UCSB at 50 of each hour.
Would ride bike every day but injured back.
you might provide a map of the bus stop numbers if you want that
info; also when you ask what stop is "nearest" i would have to give two
answers: one for euclidian space and one for travel time, making the
second more meaningful, in the sense that that stop is 'closer" even
though i walk a longer distance. additionally, my choice of bus
stop is affected by the time once i get on the bus (#15 goes directly
to ucsb, while #24 goes thru town first). good luck.
A bus route that connects Calle Real between State and Las Pasitas
A bus stop by the East gate (near Engineering) would be a large
incentive for people to ride the express bus from the Transit Center.
Currently the commute time is doubled by the ride from the East gate to
North Hall, then the walk back!
Allow graduate students to qualify for a discounted parking pass if they carpool!
as long as they keep the carppol from Cammarillo I am good. If they lost that I am screwed.
Be able to pay for parking via your phone.
bus line 11 is unreliable, late or early sometimes misses some
stops completely. When I lived in IV last 4 years I used bus excusively
because convenient and variety of lines. parked on campus after 5 when
free. now i drive with livein partner also ucsb student go on and off
campus from morning til late at night 10-12pm.
cheaper parking during summer sessions
consistent shuttle to and from downtown, that runs all hours of
the night. and shuttle to and from IV. A light rail would be even
better. that would be ideal.
Driving alone in a carpool is very good, parking is acceptable
with the stacked parking. Bus service to my location would add at
least 1 hour to my commute each day which is unacceptable considering
that I live a 5 minute drive from campus. If bus service was
quick and frequent I'd consider it.
For 25 years I rode my bike to work everyday. I have just
moved to Ojai and now commute everyday. I travel to work with my
wife who drops me off and she then heads to her office. I will
only have to drive alone during the summer when my wife is not
working. So in the summer I will purchase a parking permit then
the rest of the year I will use my TAP.
For the people that are injured and cannot afford to pay for a
temporary permit, it's terribly inconvenient. with injuries,
walking is difficult, but driving and being able to get a free temp.
permit would allow much more mobility for those who cannot make the
several daily trips to and from class to thier homes in IV or Goleta.
I am assuming this is the same questionaire for vanpoolers.
I am part of the UCSB Van Pool program - not car pool, if that
makes any difference to your survey. I ride the van 3 days/wk, drive
from Lompoc on Thurs. stay overnight in SB and drive home on Fri.
evening. Because I only van pool 3 days/wk. I don't get the free
permits. I also buy an annual parking permit. Works out to be
very close to the same cost as paying for daily parking.
I carpool to campus with my wife in the morning. She works
on campus! I usually take the bus home and she picks me up at the
downtown transit center.
I carpool with a housmate who does not work as UCSB. We
need to stop building on our parking lots!!! I don't get the benifits
of carpooling because she does not come to UCSB.
I carpool with my husband, who is also a professor. We own
only one car and like this. It saves money and forces us to think
about combining trips. And we talk to one another.
I don't use the carpool option but I looked into it and chose
instead to bike and drive alone. TPS was great in getting me a list of
people in my area, plus I found a coworker in another department who
uses the carpool system, but because of the much earlier departure
time, my desire for a few minutes' flexibility at the end of the day,
and the convenience of my house to the bike path, I will continue to
I drive daily in from Santa Maria. My husband works for Raytheon
(begins work at 6:30a.m.) We share transportation. I work off campus
(beginning work at 7:30 a.m.) and DO pay for parking. Is their any way
I could reduce my monthly parking fees.
I feel unsafe on the vanpool but it works the best of what
exists. I would like UCSB to purchase hybrid, & smaller
& safer vehicles (e.g., station wagons)and I am sure there would be
no problem filling them up and/or finding drivers for them.
I feel committed to not driving my own car because of the environmental
costs, but the fact that riding the vanpool is actually less expensive
than driving/parking keeps me going on the vanpool, even though it's a
bumpy ride & we have had a couple of close calls. I
would like to see the train between Oxnard/Ventura & Goleta work as
a commuter train during "rush" hours - UCSB could provide a "minibus"
pick up/drop off for train commuters to/from campus. Amtrack would
probably like the extra business. I would also like to see a HUGE
disincentive for residence hall students to drive. Only physically
challenged students living on campus should have their cars here. Teach
them to use public transportation - it's very available for them &
in Goleta/SB community. They are here to go to school!
I just switched from driving alone to the UCSB Vanpool.
I only carpool when into work because I know I will be at work
VERY late that day. I will also carpool into work only when my
bike breaks (flat tire or some other malfunction). But my bike is
only down for about a day at the most.
I rode the bus/my bike for nearly 5 years to UCSB, then when my
fiance' moved in with me, he started dropping me off at work on the way
to his job. Carpooling with him is cleaner and faster than the
bus (the line 25 takes half an hour to drive 4 miles!). Plus I
can't very well expect a kiss goodbye from the bus driver, now can I?
I take some night classes which usually don't get done until
9-9:30 at night and I don't want to walk home in the dark after class
from the bus stop so I drive on the days I have class.
I take the van pool to work almost every day because it is much
less expensive than driving my car back and forth to
Lompoc. Because of the parking problems on campus, I
rarely leave campus at lunch because it is so difficult to leave and
return and find a parking space in one hour. It would be great if
there was a lunch shuttle service to the Camino Real Marketplace for
staff and faculty. I also think that we should be given an hour
and a half lunch once a week to be able to get off campus and do
errands, etc. because it is so difficult to do this in one hour's
time. The fact that I can borrow a car from parking services if I
am sick and need to go home is an excellent service, but it would be
good if we could also borrow a car for doctor's appointments in Santa
Barbara. I know that this would be difficult to coordinate but it
would be helpful for those of us who take the van pool.
I think that carpools of 2 people should be able to get access to
the carpool parking spots. My choice to participate in a carpool *is* a
conscious decision, and not only did I have to give up the freedom to
come and go as I desired -- but I also have to be very organized in
terms of having what I might need for the day with me. To be honest, I
would prefer later work hours and my carpool co-participant would
prefer earlier ones. So, we did have to compromise in order to set up
our carpool. We do feel good that we're helping out the
environment and parking situation on campus -- but to be honest -- we'd
love to be on our own (and this is after 3.5+ years of carpooling
I use the Santa Ynez UCSB Van Pool 4 days a week and it has been working out well.
I used to ride the bus to and from campus every day when I lived
in Goleta. Now, I live on the Mesa and riding the bus is not
convenient. My wife and I drive to and from campus together every
I want a direct bus route via freeway from cliff Dr. to UCSB
I was on the vanpool from Lompoc for 3 years, but got tired of it
and it left Lompoc too early. I would have liked to have tried
the Clean Air Express, but it leaves Lompoc even earlier than the
vanpool does. I then took a new position that required me to stay
late on some weekdays, so I started driving alone about a year
ago. I have now have hooked up with another woman I met on the
vanpool (who also got tired of being on the vanpool), and we try to
carpool in together as much as we can, probably 3 days a week. My
job requires that I stay late some evenings, therefore I must drive in
alone on those days.
I would like to have a train or metrolink type service available
from the Camarillo area. Currently the Amtrack schedule is not
I would take the bus if it was faster, more frequent pick ups and get me to work by 6:50
If there was a train/subway type transportation for those who
need to commute that will go straight to and from UCSB to Ventura
County and other close by counties.
Light rail would be nice if there were more times for each direction.
Loosen the carpool permit rules - it is not always 50/50 in terms
of who drives etc. especially when there are more than 2 people in the
carpool. There are times when all 3 of us need to park on campus-
we can't do that with a carpool parking permit, but we should be given
some type of incentive financially for carpooling. Also, there
are a lot of North County commuters (Santa Maria) - more focus needs to
be placed on us, not just those fortunate enough to live in SB.
Make loaner transportation available for off-campus
errands. At least half the time when I drive it's because I have
to leave campus for a dentist appointment or other errand.
make the students pay NOTHING for parking; charge VISITORS!!
maybe smaller buses that run more frequently; an express bus that picks up on the east side
more bike racks
more buses, especially more express buses. like a la cumbre
mall express bus. and one that makes a continual loop from UCSB to IV
to Calle Reale.
More parking on campus would be wonderful. Lower parking fees would be even better.
more van pools
My carpool partner had a change in her schedule which means we can no longer carpool.
My problem w/ buses is that they are there for the AM, but not
available after work, thus requiring over a mile in walking distance
from the nearest line still operating.
need another parking structure besides the mesa near the lagoon side of campus, fix cracks and holes in the road
other reasons to carpool: work late on campus and don't like biking thru IV late on weekends because of drunk driving/biking/etc
Schedule changes quarter to quarter. I'm looking forward to biking more in summer.
Sorry if my answers seem funny, I used to bike or walk to campus
because I lived in Isla Vista but am planning on living downtown
starting in July and am going to look into the bus system because I
cannot afford to drive everyday... I included my permanent address
(that of my parents) because I am living in Madrid currently (and by
the way, I love public transit here!!!)
Stop building over the parking lots. I work in Engineering
I, and if I arrive at campus after 6:00am, then the closest parking
spot I can use (S permit) is a 7-10 minute walk from my office.
If I arrive after 7:30am, this is more like a 10-15 minute walk because
I need to park even further away! Get rid of the parking kiosk
when coming in on the highway, this causes too much traffic.
Stack parking is a pain. Although I never use it, I constantly
end up with one or more cars parked behind me when I am trying to
leave. This adds an extra 5+ minutes of waiting... Provide
more bike lockers (and advertise them more).
The actual transportation to campus is not difficult; driving or
biking myself to campus is easy. Parking on campus, however, is
extremely difficult. I work in Engineering II, and the closest I can
park to my building is Lot 12 (Lot 11, if I'm extremely lucky). That
means that it takes 10 minutes to walk to my building. This is
difficult when the weather is bad or when I wear high-heeled shoes. I
know this sounds petty, but it can be frustrating. In addition, there
are frequently bikes, cars, and other vehicles on walkways, which makes
the route to my office less than appealing and occasionally dangerous.
At the same time, there is construction on almost all sides of
Engineering II, and from what I understand, after parking spots are
added, there will be no net increase in the number of parking places.
And there will be several hundred MORE people employed in the new
buildings who will need parking places. What can UCSB do to improve the
overall situation? When planning for new buildings, UCSB should
consider where everyone is going to park, OR UCSB should be willing to
dole out serious incentives for alternative transportation - more than
the free parking hours. Parking is $35 per month. If I ride a bike to
work, maybe UCSB should pay me $35 extra per month for freeing up one
of their parking spaces. UCSB could also reduce parking fees for staff
(since we're certainly not getting paid at market rates). I'd also be
willing to park off-campus if UCSB could shuttle me to campus (similar
to off-site airport parking).
The parking permit fees are ridiculous!!! Most communters are
travelling to UCSB from outside the area because they cannot afford to
live in or near Santa Barbara. However, gas prices are on the rise,
there isn't a decent bus system, and now the parking fees are extremely
high. My commute is becomming a factor in my ability to continue
The TAP program works well for my husband and myself.
Vanpool is great.
We would love to take Amtrak to work but they dont' run often
enough (twice a day and the first one in is after noon). It would be
very convenient for us, and less expensive than driving. In the Bay
Area, Caltrans runs quite often and there is nothing like that around
here, although the track exists, going through carp (and I assume
farther south) right into Goleta, where there could be a shuttle bus to
What about more drivers for vans and new passengers
You should have an option that the free parking passes didn't work EVER. That's why I stopped carpooling.
you should tell students this when they enroll.
Improve the bus option by increasing the frequency on heavily
served routes. For example, I take route 11, but it only comes every 30
minutes. It is a huge bummer if I just miss one bus and have to wait 30
minutes for the next one. Another suggestion is to provide an express
bus to other parts of SB than just downtown.
Add a bike path through the east-side of campus. It
is very inconveniet to get from the Chem Buliding to anywhere by the
1. Biking is faster than busing for me, but biking is not faster
than driving would be. 2. I have never used an outside bike rack
on campus, because I don't think it's safe for my bike. I always bring
my bike in to the office. Around campus, I believe there are a number
of bike racks which are not configured to lock up the frame of your
bike with a U-lock (they're too short); please think about the actual
usefulness of a given bike rack style whenever selecting new ones.
24X needs to run more often... every quarter hour and half hour
A bike path along the walkway in front of Broida.
A bike path from the biology labs and marine buildings by the
lagoon over to the path leading out of campus to Trigo would be very
convenient instead of back tracking through campus. Also, it would be
nice if there was a path that connected the physics bike lot to the
outside path over by the chem buildings.
A bike path link from Broida to Engineering rather than having to bike all the way around campus, which nobody does anyway.
A bit off topic: Don't charge for IV parking.
A few more bike racks on weird parts of campus. Along with the
Broida bike path. A free 2 hour parking area somewhere on campus, for a
class, then work or errands, or in case work runs late, just flexible
a more frequent/accesible bus service may be helpful. I
don't have a car but I still don't think individuals should have to pay
any money on a PUBLIC street without any additional gurrantee of
parking. If there were a parking structure, I know many
indiviuduals who would pay to have a GURRANTEED spot. The parking
plan is particular unfair to low-income individuals who may need to use
a car to transport their children for example to school.
Additionally the MTB bus system is has good hourrs during the "work day
hours" but after they become very limited and difficult to
employ. The bus system is very nice though. I am a fan of
environmentally friendly practices when it comes to transportation but
I sorry charging people for parking on their own street is both
illogical and should be unconstitutional. There are too many
spoiled rich kids that go here whose parents are gonna still pay for
them to have a car and pay the fees. And as much as i think the
school should take more of their money, cuz they have it - it really is
unjust. And by the way I shold get some tution break or something
for not having a car down here - its is fine to be without one - so
maybe incentives that way - not puinishment. I apoligze survey
people, you are not the enemy - but please pass the message on - thanks!
a plethora of parking at low cost
a rainy day bus available in i.v. for those who regularly ride
their bikes, a clear designated place for students to pay a small fee
to park for the day on the occasion they need to drive once in a great
while- in a couple main locations around campus, 30 min. parking
without a meter (to drop off something or grab something from the
UCEN), free parking on weekends and nights for all
A shuttle service from UCSB to IV, that is more frequent than the
bus. Electric cars could be used and it would be environmentlay
a street from IV should go directly into campus instead of having
to go back out to the main road, then people could get dropped off
faster near Manzanita
Add an additional bus stop near the entrance to campus (Engineering area)
Add more bike paths, and more parking for bikes at certain areas.
Add more bike racks, decrease parking costs
Adding an extra bus stop on the east end of campus, and of course, building a parking structure for each new building.
Adding street lights on the busy bile path that starts behind the
Materials department! Often late in the evenings and at nights joggers,
people with dogs on the leash and pedestrians in general walk with no
lights in the middle of the path causing an hazard for themselves and
bicicle riders. This becomes a serious problem in winter when daylight
time is very short and it gets dark before rush-hour.
Allow day time parking without such heavy fees.
Allow more student parking during the day. It's just really hard
to find parking anywhere nearby and then you have to walk so far to get
to where you were going.
Allow people to take good and expensive bikes into buildings/offices, instead of having to leave them at the bikeracks.
Allow students who want to pay to purchase a parking pass even if
they live "Close Enough" in Isla Vista. Although I live close, I have
to get back home to get to my car before work and it wastes precious
time. If I could just drive to school when I needed to, that would be
along with the checked off reasons, I don't drive or take the bus
to school because I live so close to campus that it's just more trouble
to drive than bike or walk.
Although the walk from bike stand to class is less than three
minutes, since the bike path routes are inconvient, it takes at least
five minutes longer to get to the bike racks than it would if there
were more paths with more direct routes. For instances, Chemistry
building or Buchanon from the CLAS area.
Another way to drive into IV through campus would be nice. They
installed an entrance by my house on sabado tarde RD for the bus. It
seems that if they made that open to the public then there might be
less congestion in the main part of IV. I also think it would
make it quicker to get home. Although it would increase the traffic and
make biking to class slower, but I think that would be a good thing.
As a grad student, my day is not finished when I leave at
6pm. I also come back at night (8-9pm) and leave again when I'm
finished (11pm). A long, constantly operating, ground-level ski-lift
would be best.
As there really isn't enough parking on campus, there should be
some off campus lot with shuttles to the campus. I know that for
people working late, buses can be difficult because they start to run
less frequently later.
as unasthetically pleasing as it may be, it would be nice to have
bike parking in more locations, like RIGHT NEXT to phelps (i think it's
phelps... it's that building with 4 large lecture halls near the
eternal flame thing) and possibly more bike paths and/or WIDER bike
paths (i'm sick of almost crashing into 8 people a day in those damn
crowded bike paths during the rush hours)
Athletes should have free parking permits at UCSB because they
have practices before the meters are alowed to give parking passes out,
and for games, its not fair that they have to pay to PLAY FOR THE
Better / more bike paths
Better bike paths
Better bike paths and fixing the pavement of some of them
better bike paths- too bumpy, not well-taken care of
Better bike racks. Run a commuting shuttle system to improve parking. More parking passes w/ TAP program.
Better bus routes!! Someone needs to look into a satellite parking lot...
Better Bus Service. It's frustratingto have to get out of class early to get onto a bus.
better educate students about the bus routes and times, i have never seen a schedule
Better information about emergency rides off campus when
unexpected situations arise. Showers on campus for bicycle
better lighting on bike paths encourage county to upgrade bike path along Goleta beach -- rough surface, pedestrian danger
Bike lanes are too congested and somewhat dangerous!!! T
Bike lockers... and nice showers so we don't stink;-)
Bike path from Library to Chemistry with out riding near Anacappa
bike paths are dangerous. stop signs are needed or something to
help the flow. bike path is needed from engineeering to center of campus
Bike paths are great
Bike paths are wonderful.
Bike paths on campus are overcrowded and poorly laid out.
It would be nice to have a tunnel crossing the road from the campus to
the bikepath along the ocean. I think the TAP program is quite
good. It makes not having a parking permit an option. Not
having a parking permit disciplines me to take bike every day.
Bike-racks are not safe. I really love to bike to campus, but my
bike was stolen once. Campus should provide indoor bike racks which
require a key for access.
Biking is my favorite mode of transportation from home to
UCSB. However, I like the option of riding the bus for free,
especially during the rainy season. Also, my main mode of
transportation has been moving towards the bus as my bike was recently
stolen from locked in the racks at UCSB. So, until I get another
one, the bus will be my main mode of transportation.
Biking is the best way to get to campus from Isla Vista. I
wouldn't consider any other way. Sometimes at night I like to drive to
the library, however. And there is NOT enough parking.
There needs to be another parking lot for library/UCEN go-ers. We
don't like to ride our bikes home in the cold at night. There are
never ANY parking spots and it deters me from studying at the
library. I would love a new parking lot close to the library/UCEN!
Biking is the easiest way for me to get around campus because I
live so close. Next year I will live a few blocks farther away,
so I will probably take the bus onto campus and keep my bike there for
gettng away. The most important thing to me is speed, I think.
Biking is the most efficient way to campus from Isla Vista.
Biking to campus is very convenient and easy for me.
Maintaining and adding to the bike paths is the best immediate
improvement. It would be nice if the buses in SB-Goleta in general came
more frequently and ran later. In particular, I would like to the see
the SBCC express bus run until at least 7pm. It would be nice if
the Downtown express also ran later.
broida expressway.. bus stop near engineering side of campus
Broida hall bike path is needed, because now I have to go south,
take the road to UCEN, which involves mingling with auto traffic, then
with pedestrians at the UCEN sidewalks.
Build additional bus stops at least one and preferably two
points, especially near the East Gate. Increase the frequency of
Build an infrastructure of an underground series of
interconnected tunnels like the vietkong. Just kidding. Aside
from the parking structures already underway, which will be very useful
for drivers, UCSB could put up signs advising cyclists against riding
'double wide' on the campus bike paths. It takes me 24 minutes to go
7.5 miles getting to campus. But once there, ill-trained cyclists add
on 4-6 more minutes on my route to classes.
build fricken parking structures and stop taxing all the students. we're sick of it!!
Build more bike paths on campus that students don't have to bike around campus just to get to somewhere near.
Build more parking spaces in logical places! I'v parked at the
structure by SAASB maybe once and I've parked at the library parking
lot probably 40-50 times, but there's 4x to 5x as many spots at the
structure. Good job on adding spaces to the library, credit where
credit is due.
Build more parking structures. Get rid of night parking spots
that are reserved for faculty and staff... in other words make all
spots available at night for anyone as long as they pay. People
like to drive to campus at night because it is safer and warmer but
when close parking spots are not available this is just pointless.
Build the Broida bike pathway.
Build the Broida expressway quickly. Instigate whatever
plan is needed to make more parking available in Isla Vista for
residents so that we can park outside our own homes without competition
from commuters. Make parking at UCSB free or very inexpensive at
night so that people going to the library, seminars, etc. can drive
instead of walking or biking for SAFETY reasons and be able to afford
it and find spaces.
Build the stupid bike path from the library/Broida bike path to engineering 2 already.
buildings should have inside rooms dedicated to bike
storage. I keep mine in the office during the day. I don't
think I'd like having to lock it up outside. the new so-called
'green' buildings are poorly equipped for bike storage.
Bus service to most parts ends to early in the day, so those of us who need to work late need to find other ways to get home.
bus should come more often, and run later than 12, students often
study or stay in school later than 12 am,we really need the later bus
bUS STOPS OTHER THAN AT THE BUS LOOP. BUS SCHEDULES POSTED WITH
MAPS AT ALL BUS STOPS. SEND OUT STICKERS SO THAT I DON'T HAVE TO GO ASK
busses that run more frequently and drive a more direct route more free TAP passes to grad students cheaper parking permits
Carshare program, raise parking fees on campus, pay people to carpool/bike/bus, etc.
Certain bike parking areas are over-crowded while others are left
fairly empty. Re-evaluation of bike traffic on campus would
really help - case in point, the parking area over near Kerr Hall/South
Hall and the Ucen
Charge people who don't life in IV (such as on-campus people) to park in IV.
cheaper and more parking on campus!!!!!
cheaper parking costs
Cheaper parking prices and cheaper citations because 30 dollars is absurd.
Cheaper Parking. It is ridiculous that I have to pay so
much money to park a car, and the only available parking is over the
Rec Center. There are no classes by the Rec so the walk takes
nearly 10 minutes. There is too little parking at too high a
Clearly mark in all parking lots whether they are open spots or faculty only. The signs aren't easy to see.
Community bikes that can be shared for those that don't have access!!!
connect the bike path between broida and engr I
Coordinate with the MTD to provide more frequent bus service.
create a bike path going through the middle of campus from the library to campbell hall
create a parking lot with 1 1/2 hour parking permits for students
who are only parking on campus to attend a single class. Or
instead of only allowing students to park after 5pm allow students to
park all day but in specific lots where parking will be allowed for
only an hour and half. This will prevent students from parking
there perminantly but will allow students to commute to school
especially on rainy days. Walking or biking when it is raining is
a pain and sometimes prevents me from going to class, but if i could
park and attend class i would.
create a parking structure for students and faculty at the dirt
lot and use a shuttle service that makes quick deliveries. Create
more bike paths and make a skater friendly walkways on campus.
Create a road that goes directly through campus
create more car lots and more bike paths without it being so expensive
Create more parking in Isla Vista by eliminating the red curbs in
every bus stop, and pretty much the whole bus system in all.
create the bike path from broida to engineering
D&: there should be a check place for NO
D2. I choose not to
d3, i tend to ride my bike because it takes less time than
waiting for the bus, riding and then waiting for class to start. it's
just more convenient to bike.
D6 I park my bike in my office. If I did not have this secured parking I probably would not ride to work.
Deal with the parking situation. UCSB should provide
adequate parking, but under the current situation it doesn't.
UCSB has been something of a bad neighbor to Isla Vista, now to the
point where we will probably have to pay hundreds of dollars per year
to park on the street right in front of our houses.
Develop some alternatives to encourage people not to have
individual cars. THis problem is a safety hazard to all
pedestrians and bikers, takes up a lot of space that could be used for
better things, and is the culture behind one of the largest
environmentally destructive situations. Providing more bus
routes, a car share program, bans against solo cars, education on why
cars are harmful and alternatives are important for the health of the
Do something to discourage people from using their cars--I would
feel safer and it would be easier on bike if there weren't so many
cars. I'm not saying cars are evil, but who (of normal health) needs a
CAR to get around Isla Vista? It's pathetic. Encourage people to walk
or bike instead of drive around this small town.
Don't charge for IV parking. It's absurd and I do not think it
will solve the problem, but simply displace it to other close Goleta
Don't charge so much to park.
Dont charge sooo much for parking and have more parking available. Do not charge for parking in IV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't give full time permits to people living in Isla
Vista. Only alow them temperary permits because it's so
don't hire parking meter agents who are dicks.
dont put parking passes in isla vista, it will make it hard for
me to leave that dirty hellhole if i had to pay a few hundred dollars a
year(in addition to maintaining the vehicle and paying insurance which
already put a dent in my wallet) to park my car. maybe place some sort
of signals in the bike paths, even though i rarely bike, i witness
dont take away our nights and weekends any more.
Driving to Campus from Isl Vista is unnecessary and too
difficult. I don't know waht it is like to commute to camous from
outside Isla Vista. One of the suggestions I do have is that the
start of the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde was made into a through road
this year, but only for the bus. I think it should be a through
street for all cars, because driving all the way around campus is a
waste of time and gas.
Dude, I live right by school and have no problems with
transportation. When I lived in FT I used the bus a lot and it
worked fine. Transportation is fine. I don't want to see
UCSB turn into a school filled with cars and parking lots. Screw
that. Everyone needs to get their asses out on bikes and
skateboards. The bike paths and bike parking lots are perfect.
Easier biking routes to campus. Those who live in Isla Vista need faster bike trails to get to campus.
Encourage more carpooling and KEEP the two mile rule where students from IV and surrounding areas cannot buy a parking permit.
Everything is good.
everything should be more sustainable
Expand the bike lanes. Sometimes when coming to or from a
class there is a lot of "bike traffic" and congestion so everyone gets
stuck behind someone slow, or two slow people riding side by side.
Express busses from downtown should be more frequent, every 20
minutes. There should be an express bus to and from Five Points, every
20 minutes. Express busses should go throughout the day, every 30
minutes during mid-day, not every 60 minutes like it is now.
Extend the bikepath between Broida and Engineering.
Extending bus service (frequency as well as locations serviced)
to neighborhoods outside of Isla Vista, Elwood, and downtown Santa
Barbara would help those who live in Goleta (or who would live in
Goleta if there was a bus line that ran at times accessible to a
student and within safe walking distance).
Fire . His own employees distrust his
judgement and he makes arbitrary and capricious decisions without fear
of having to be accountable. Extend and enlarge the TAP program,
specifically to include the holiday breaks and the summer sessions (for
grad students that aren't enrolled over summer but still work/study on
fix all the crazy cracks around campus that catch skate wheels
fix bike path from Francisco Torres to campus
For a student living in Isla Vista, I can't think of much that
could be done to make it easier for us to get to campus. We are
directly adjacent, so really all that can be improved is the quality of
the bike paths. Congestion is a common problem.
For those who live in Isla Vista, getting to campus is not a
problme. However, attempting to get to a reasonably grocery store is
rather difficult to do by bus as it takes several hours. More frequent
buses would make this a much more valid option.
Free bus rides for students is a great idea. Parking prices are
absolutely absurd, so that could use some work. Prices just keep
rising... students already have to pay more than enough for tuition and
free hot dogs on Tuesdays!
free parking for the gym use. it is horrible to pay the machine
one quarter for ten minutes. you're ripping us off. and who wants to go
to the gym after five or on weekends. plus, that machine for the free
night/weekend pass is hard to figure out if you're getting charged the
ten dollars or not.
-Get 30000 community bicycles so no time wasted locking bikes
-Invert the paths, bike path becomes walkway, everything else is for
bikes. Pedestrians beware. -UCSB atheletic teams pull rickshaws.
Get rid of night and weekend parking. Install more safety cll boxes
give more benefits for car pooling, ex- discounted lunches at on
campus cafes which will in turn decrease the amount of people that go
off campus for lunch.
Giving more parking permits as a more reasonable price.
have a bus that goes to the classrooms in IV like embaracadero and iv theater
have a small bus system that goes down Del Playa on the hour every hour.
Have buses come more frequently or have a shuttle specifically for students.
have instant transporters
have more 30 minute parking w/o needing a pass, don't be so mean about ticketing for parking.
Have more buses that go and come from UCSB and at all hours of
the day. And the best thing would be to add a parking structure,
or more levels to the one we already have because it is really hard to
find parking after 8:00 AM.
Have more convenient bike racks closer to buildings, and limit the number of long-term parking permits sold.
have more parking and make it cost less!!!
have more space in the bike lots build an accessible parking garage allow more accessible visitor parking spaces
have shuttles throughout isla vista to bring students to campus. this would cut down on bike path congestion.
have some kind of program for students with children. Its too
expensive for me to park and not safe to have my child at the bus stop
due to the weather.
Have two bus stations on campus. While it is only a 3
minute walk from my home to a bus stop, it is a 10 minute walk from the
bus circle on campus to the engineering buildings.
Help make Hollister Ave. a safer place to ride a bicyle.
That street gets pretty scary. Improve the bike lane by painting
a solid white line instead of just having a faded out picture of a bike
on the pavement every 50 feet and have the words "Bike Lane."
Well, I should say suggest this to the City of Goleta...
Higher publicity of bus stop locations and schedules might make the bus more appealing.
I also ride a motorcycle occasionally. Recently motorcycle
parking has become extremely limited. Especially on the east side of
campus. I think the parking available around eng I and eng II should be
increased, not decreased, even during all the contruction.
I always bike to campus. It is the fastest, easiest way to go.
The ability to bike to campus is a main reason for why I live in Isla
Vista. I wouldn't want to drive to campus each day because it limits
your flexibility, it costs a lot, and it is much more of a hassle.
Also, I like being able to go back and forth from campus, home and
errands during the day.
I am close to campus, and only drive to class if it is a night
class during the winter, so I can avoid the cold bike ride home. If I
had to pay for parking at night, or if it was hard to find a space,
then I would not bother driving even for the night classes.
I am going to live Goleta next year, so my biggest fear is not
being able to get to school on time or that it will be expensive.
Therefore, I propose that more parking spots should be built or better
bus services. Although the school is discouraging students from
using a car, it is the best mode of transportation. It is
convenient and dependable for students. I used the bus frequently
in the summer, but it was late many times causing me to be be written
up at work. Also the school will benefit from it too because they
will get funds from parking permits. However, the permits should not
cost so much. Biking is the best mode of trasportation, but it is
only beneficial for students living in I.V.
I am in the UCSB van pool program.
I am part of the TAP program but I think there should be more
insentives for people who do not drive, including financial other than
the fact that we save on parking and gas. It is important to get people
to use alternate transportation. It would also be good for departments
to make times of arrival al little more flexible for people who use
I believe that walking and public transportation should become
more publicised improved to make it more popular. It is the smart
and convenient way to do things, cars are unnecessary and overused, yes
I understand if you are in a hurry use a car, but I choose to be
without a car because it is more rewarding to go with public
transportation and the bus. To improve I would make the schedules
easier to understand and of course busses more frequent
I bike mostly because I like to, I get exercise, and it's just as
fast as riding the bus. I don't drive because gas and parking
permits are expensive and driving is a hassle. Having the express
bus, 24x, from downtown is a great alternative if it is raining,
etc. I wouldn't ride the bus if it took longer than the express
bus does (15-20 min). The University can really encourage bike
commuting by providing showers/lockers and providing a safe east
entrance to campus. The east entrance is currently unsafe and TPS
as well as Physical Facilties lack the will to correct it.
I bike to work nearly every day, year round.
I can walk to school faster than it takes the bus to get there.
I can't get a parking permit because I live within 3 miles of
campus. Driving is a mess before class and regularly takes 3
times as long as biking (ie. driving takes as long as walking).
The only parking lots available to me are not near any of my
classes. The (future)broida extension of the bike path will save
me even more time.
i chose to live in iv because the cost of a permit and gas and
trafic made it a better choice, and offset the cost of high rent.
walking is a great form of exercise and i like walking, however it
would have been nice to have been able to live further away and commute
to school by car to have the same flexibility
I do not need other modes of transportation. I only hope
that the public transportation available is highly punctual and safe
for both passengers and the environment.
I do not ride my bike to school; because I.V. drivers and bikers
are crazy and I have almost been run down several times, I feel safer
to walk, although with walking I don't feel safe from the crazy
drivers, more law enforcement is needed to make sure I feel that no
cars or bikes are going to run me down. Also, I walk home from
school very late at night, after 11:30 buses rarely run and if they do,
I don't feel safe waiting for them. Also some of the bus drivers
I dont necessarily want to drive to school everyday but I would
like parking at night and on the weekends for such things as the
library and whatnot to be easier. I would go a lot more to
services offered if it was more accessable and not such a hassel
I dont need to worry about transportation because my house is so
close to campus that I could get there faster by foot than by car.
i don't take the bus because i live so close to UCSB
I don't think there are enough direct bike paths to all the areas
on campus especially when coming from Isla Vista and going to ENGR 1
and the other surronding ENGR buildings.
I don't think there is a need to. Most people live in Isla Vista
and bike or walk to campus, which is easy, quick, and convinient.
I don't think there is any problem with transportation to campus,
or with parking in Isla Vista. I have lived here for 2 years and
never had much of a problem.
I drive alone winter quarter because of the dark evening commute home.
I feel that IV should not have parking restrictions(i.e. pay
parking). I use bikes/boards/feet to move around campus and IV,
and i believe that to the best way. Also, the bus system from
UCSB to State St is very good. The only issue i can bring up is the
lack of a bike rack near phelps hall and bucannon. Naturally, of
course, there is no bike path either.
I FEEL THAT MOTORCYCLES COULD USE MORE PARKING AREAS. THEY DON'T
HAVE TO BE BIG SECTIONS BUT SMALL (MAYBE 4-5 MOTOS OR SCOOTERS). THE
CAMPBELL HALL PARKING IS ONE THAT COMES TO MIND. EVEN JUST A COUPLE
SPOTS FOR PURCHASING TICKETS ETC. I AM AMAZED AFTER BEING IN
ITALY, HOW FEW SCOOTERS I SEE IN AND AROUND THE CAMPUS. yES IT IS
BETTER TO BICYCLE BUT WHEN TIME AND DISTANCE DON'T AFFORD A BICYCLE
COMMUTE, SCOOTERS WOULD BE A BETTER SOLUTION THAN A 4 WHEELER.
I feel that the bus system that UCSB has with MTD and the rest of
Santa Barbara is great. I think that it is highly useful and
important in the effort to get single passenger vehicle use down.
Since I lived in IV, I did not need to use the bus that much but felt
that it was useful if I ever did need to take a trip into Goleta or
I feel the transportation is great how it is. However, I
live close enough to campus and love biking/walking so I don't feel the
need to use transportation that UCSB provides.
I find that UCSB is a very bike-friendly campus, and I plan to
continue biking to school a majority of the time (even with a carpool
arrangement), unless I relocate so that my commute takes over 30 to 40
minutes. TAP, particularly the 6 free days of parking for when it
rains or I need to transport materials, makes biking a particularly
attractive alternative for me.
I have a car at UCSB that I use frequently to run errands, do
things for work and to help me enjoy California and the west coast
while I'm at school (I'm from NY). I think that a parking permit
fee of about $30 for the year is a good idea if and only if that money
goes directly toward the improvement of Isla Vista. Anything more
then that I feel is ridiculous to charge college kids who live in a
ridiculously wealthy area especially when it seems the money will not
be going back to us. It seems like the fee is taking from the
poor of Santa Barbara to help the rich. The main purpose of road
parking for me is so that our driveway isn't packed in. I think a
parking permit will cause the limited driveway space that most people
have to be used to a ridiculous level which will just further
inconvenience all of us.
I have lived in many different places and find the bike-friendly
environment here very refreshing. Perhaps more extensive bike
lanes could be added to the communities around UCSB, but the lanes on
campus meet my needs perfectly.
I have my car at UCSB. I don't need better transportation, I need a better parking situation.
I have no problems with transportation, so I don't know what they
could do. Perhaps if there isn't already some kind of shuttle bus
from Francisco Torres to campus, that would be an improvement.
I hope they maintain the bike path along El Colegio Road so that
bike commuters coming from that area do not have to deal with cars.
I just switched from driving alone to the vanpool
I know that this would be extremely expensive, but something like
building a lightrail or bart transportation system throughout Santa
Barbara and Goleta and connect it to the school would be a great idea.
i like the old system of paying for parking. plus it was
cheaper and i liked not having to put a permit in my car for after 5pm
i like walking, even though i have a bike. incidently, the most
annoying thing about walking for transportation is the ridiculous
number of bikes... at certain times of day some bike path intersections
are SCARY. it can take up to 3-4 min to get across on foot!
I live on campus so it is not that big of an issue. Next year I
will also live very close to campus so I'm not sure it will bother me
very much. I think that the biggest issue with the MTD busses is that
the timing of them is not very convenient, especially if one wants to
go downtown on a sunday evening, and they get stranded there for a long
time or have to take the 11 instead of the much speedier 27X.
I live on-campus, so many of these questions do not apply to me at all
I live really close to campus so biking, walking or skating is
the best thing. Anything else is unecessary, and a waste of
gas/time/money. However, when I lived at home freshmen year (15
minute drive from campus), I drove myself everyday. Parking was
not difficult but inconvenient and rediculously expensive.
However, it was much better than taking the bus, which is inflexible,
difficult to get to, and inconvenient. Plus it took too much
time, and with my schedule then, time was money, I needed any spare
time I could get.
I love being able to bike to school almost every day. It's
by far the fastest way to go and most convenient. I very much
appreciate the wonderful bike paths because biking on the street
wouldn't be nearly as good.
I love biking to school. It is a great way to get some
excercise each day, serves to wake me up in the morning, and I can
enjoy the beautifcul weather outside. Sometimes I wish that some
of the hills weren't so steep, and that buchanan hall had a close bike
rack to park in, but overall biking is still the best way to travel.
I love biking to school. The only thing I don't like about
it is it is dangerous. I was in a bike accident earlier this year
because of the carelessness of other bike riders. I think rules
on bike safety should be better enforced on our campus.
I love biking! I thought I would hate it but it's terrific! Of
course, I am extremely lucky within a block of the bike path. At my old
house (617 Cambridge Ave), I couldn't get accustomed to the heavy
traffic of going over Fairview overpass or the roundabout way of taking
the bike path to University Ave then returning along University to
Cambridge. It sucked! One thing UCSB can do is to encourage--or
REQUIRE--managers to be more supportive of alternative means of
transport to campus for their staff. Provide safe and secure bike
parking near the work site or department. We have to work 8 hours;
that's a lot of time for a nice bike to be exposed to an unscrupulous
student! For bussers and Clean Air Expressers, allow flexibility in
schedule--I've been unable to take advantage of the bus in the past few
years because the schedule would get me here at 8:20 instead of 8:00
and my supervisor wouldn't allow that. Allow telecommuting. Or, for
drivers, allow flex schedules like 8:30-5:30 to help alleviate traffic!
That was a great option when I started working in my department, but
then I got a new boss who wouldn't allow that--she said she wants
everyone's schedules to be "uniform".
i love public transportation in santa barbara! it has never
failed me and i am always satisfied with my experience. bus drivers are
friendly and the transportation schedule is always convenient. great
i love the many bike paths, put even more in!!!
I really like riding my bike to campus. I think that there should
be more bike racks on campus and more bike paths going to some of the
I ride my bike because I can't get a parking pass because I live
in IV. I drive on the days that I have class at or after 5 when I
can park. I often arrive on campus from work so it is easier to
I ride my bike to classes and to work because I live on
campus. Why is that not an option for any of your
questions? I don't drive or take a bus to school because I don't
need to. I LIVE AT SCHOOL! I have a car on campus,
but I use it rarely because I don't usually need to go
anywhere. Sometimes I drive to work because I work late and I
work all the way in FT. Other than that I pretty much bike
everywhere on campus and in isla vista.
I rode a motorcycle to school for about two months. It was
very easy and quick, not to mention I did not have to pay for
parking. I will never drive in my car because it is too expensive
to park for only a couple hours, not to mention the parking services
people are very attentive to cars parked too long in metered
spots...I've had probably seven parking tickets in less then two years
here at UCSB, I'm broke!
I support the introduction of commuter rail with van or bus
service from Goleta to UCSB. Amtrak Surfliner could operate from
the north one hour earlier in the morning to make this work, but they
worry about the vast profits they are turining from the travel
public. We need to show rhem that they would be more profitable
with commuter service plus travel service.
I telecommute most of the time, but I generally drive or take the
train into UCSB once per week. The train leaves SLO at 6:30 and
arrives about 9:00 am. It then leaves at about 5:45 pm.
This is perfect timing for me. The only down side is that I have to
call a cab when the train arrives and then get a cab back. The
bus schedule doesn't mesh well with the train. It would be great
if there were some kind of "on-call" service from the Goleta train
station to UCSB and back again.
I think a better question is what might UCSB do to improve
transportation to Downtown Santa Barbara from Isla Vista or the campus
loop, especially during the night. Perhaps more buses running on
Thursday, Friday, and Staurday nights would be awesome and would get a
lot of service. It would actually provide a "service" to the
community by offering other modes of transportation besides Bill's Bus
I think car sharing would be a very useful program.(The campus
provides cars It would allow students who need a car to get around and
do simple errands quicker. Also, I think that the bus schedule
could be a little better for those students taking the train. The
express bus to State Street at times does not allow for enough leeway
time for students to get form the bus station to the train station.
Also when arriving back to Santa Barbara train station, the State
Street shuttle does arrive at a time for students to make it from the
train station to the bus station in order to make the express bus (goes
straight back to campus). So the students then have to wait at
least a half an hour for the next bus back to campus and that trip
takes at least an hour to get back (it makes ever stop along the way to
I think its nice that the university is doing these serveys to
find out about students habits, but I usually assume it is just to
provide later justification for further reducing parking on
campus. As a student, in the dorms, to be in IV the next week, I
will tell you right now that I do not need a car to get to UCSB. Anyone
who drives to UCSB from IV for classes is a gluton. Hovever, I
also work at UCSB. This summer I will be diving with a research group
at the Marine Science Institute and I think it is rediculous that
people who work there can't park there. I personally don't need to
because I live so close, but for other employees who live far away it
is unreasonable. Why does UCSB think they can get away with shoving
their parking problem on Goleta Beach? Also, occasionally I need to
bring my car to MSI to pick up heavy dive equipment and have to risk a
ticket every time I do this. I think the most important issue to
me is that I need a car to get home. The Isla Vista plan jerks want to
charge me $250 a year so that I can see my family on the weekends.
Currently the University charges more for parking. Car owners are under
assault because of poor planning by UCSB, plain and simple. If I were
take alternative transportation via the train it would cost much more,
take about 2.5x as long, and would use MORE fuel because my parents
would have to drive 1hr both ways to pick me up from the closest train
station(in a less effecient truck than my little civic). The University
should provide a cheaper parking alternative at their B1-4 lots.
Currently it is much to expensive considering these spots are not safer
and much less conveniant than parking on the street. The parking
problem in IV is UCSB's problem, and will be a factor considered by
prospective students just as much as its shiney new buildings. Perhapse
we should be building more parking structures than trying to build more
buildings to attract more students to our already impacted school.
I think more parking should be available for a lower price. Seven
dollars a day is way too much, and sometimes there aren't any student
parking spots available. You end up wasting your time and money driving
around waiting for someone to leave. Other public universities do not
charge for parking on campus.
I think that parking on campus shouldn't cost so much or if it
needs to be so expensive they need to come up with a faster way of
paying so that you don't have to get a ticket and then walk it back to
your car before you go to class.
I think that the public parking available at ucsb for anyone who
choses to pay for it is inconviently placed at the furthest location in
the parking lot.
I think that UCSB should invest in a carshare system. This would
be a good change because many people just have their cars for
occaisional trips and don't use them every day. UCSB should also
put more investment into the public transportation system. And
finally I think employees should have insentives for not driving at all
and or carpooling.
I think the bike system at UCSB is awesome. It provides students
with an easy and affordable transportation system. Because our campus
is so oriented towards biking, there is no real need for any major
improvements in parking or other forms of transportation.
i think the broida bike bath will be a great addition to the current system!
I think the transportation to campus is great. I love that riding
bikes is the fastest way to get to class, taking the bus is way too
slow, I've never tried it because my bike is so convenient.
I think this question is aimed more at people who use cars to get to campus...I have yet to hear any complaints from the bikers.
I think transportation is fine. However, more short term parking
(i.e., an hour) should be available for free, or cheaper because those
machines are a hassle and the parking people are asses sometimes.
I think UCSB does a great job with transportation, and I am
especially appretiative of the TAPS program. Anyone who says that
there isn't enough parking isn't trying hard enough to carpool or take
alternate transportation. Don't build any more parking lots.
I travel via bike and live near campus so transportation to and
from class is both comvenient and quick. My only suggestions would be
to improve bike paths- many are bumpy and cracked from tree roots and
can be dangerous in rainy weather- and to pass some kind of legislation
banning cell phone use while biking, if it isn't outlawed already,
because I've had a couple accidents thanks to distracted bikers.
I walk to campus because there is no bus service near me in Isla
Vista. Also, it provides flexibility in my schedule that I can
come and go as I please. I drive alone for evening classes
because I do not feel safe walking at night.
I wished the buses would run at later hours. While there is a bus
going to Santa Barbara at night (line 11), it takes one whole hour to
get there!!! I wished the 24 would run more frequently.
I would like to see UCSB support green transportation and
alternative methods of transportation such as clean burning motor
bikes/small cars/biking. I don't think that UCSB should build any
more parking lots because we have an attractive environment and I think
it will take away from the beuaty.
I would love the trail through the Broida cooridor. Everyone
should have an IVPM and pay for parking-on-demand. That is the fairest
way to do it. My bike commute is worth 25,000/year or more. It is one
of the best things about my life. I wish others knew how easy and
wonderful it can be. Thanks
If I didn't walk, I would ride a bike. I don't ride a bike
because I don't like riding bikes, and the bike paths scare me.
The bus really isn't a practical option for me--by the time I walk to
the bus stop, I'm halfway on campus. And half of my classes are
on the other side of campus (from where the bus loop is), so it is
If parking were cheaper and driving options more friendly I would
live farther away from campus and utilize parking options.
If they could provide some sort of sign up sheet for vanpoolers
to use a car for appts. and such that would keep the cars on campus
down. When we have a 1 hr. Dr. appt here in SB, it's necessary
that we drive that day. This means more cars on the road, less
parking for others, one more car polluting the environment.
I'm in favor of more sidewalks in IV, but overall I love walking
in IV. The parks are nice and the weather is great. It's one of my
favorite parts of going to school.
I'm in the TAP program. I think more time for parking with the
meter should be allowed. Or at least for a temporary emergency
situation. Last year I injured my knee and was not able to ride my bike
for two and half weeks. I was not able to ride my bike but was able to
work fine. After using up my alloted time I had my wife drop me off,
which was inconvenient, and I hate riding the bus. I may need a knee
operation, which would mean a couple of months of not being able to
ride my bike. I'm sure other bikers run across similar situations. If
we could have time added to our cards temporarily for medical reasons
would be great.
i'm moving out of iv without a car, so i will need to start using
the busses (i'm dreading it). i guess a direct ucsb stop from all
the bus stations would help, so that i won't have to transfer.
or, a more frequent bus. offering free rides to students.
I'm not really sure about improving transportation to campus, but
we could definitly use more bike paths on campus, or at least make a
few more path connections.
I'm not sure, this is a hard survey for me to answer because I
lived on campus in the dorms, so it took me 5-15 minutes to walk to my
class at any given time, and I often come back to my dorm between
Imporve parking spaces (i.e. more spaces and lots) and lower parking fees, fix & Maintain bike routes
improve and expand bike paths
improve availity of parking!! stop the parking tickets!
improve quality of bike paths, extend the broida bike path to chem
Improve roads and build parking structures over parking lots. Encourage biking and walking.
Improve the bike [aths by widening them to accomodate everyone; they are too paked and damaged.
Improve the bike paths and bike lots. Better lighting at night could be helpful.
Improve the roads
Improve Transportation--One bus that goes directly to the Amtrak
station in Goleta and that also runs on Sundays and holidays
there. A lot of peope use the Amtrak station to go to their
permanent homes but it is a hastle to go back and forth to
campus. It takes 1 hour to get off from the Santa Barbara Station
to get onto campus due to the waiting for the bus and needing to take
the bus up states street and then wait for a second bus.
in D5 and D6 I answered for why I SKATEBOARD... since I don't bike or walk often
in need of a better parking solution other than these parking permits
Increase number of bike path on campus so it would be
easier/faster to go from one point of the campus to the other (example
bike path from EngII building to Bren School and then to the
librairy/UCEN). More bike stands everywhere in the campus
Increase number of bus routes, and increase frequency of bus routes
Increase number of bus stops on weekends...
Increase the number of bus stops on Isla Vista and have more
buses run throughout IV and Goleta. Also have more frequent stops, not
like every 30 mins, but maybe every 15-20 mins. It would help a lot!
-Increase the width of the bikepath between Goleta Beach and
campus. -Add a separate footpath for pedestrians between Goleta Beach
and campus. It's dangerous how many pedestrians are on the bike
path in that area. -Increase the width of the bike path to
Initiate a car-share program (in progress) for emergency use of
those that use public transportation (e.g., to take child to hospital).
Car-share program will increase demand for buses and alternative
transportation, and reduce demand for parking and new parking
structures on campus.
Instead of huge, mass transit buses, I think UCSB should spring
for students only shuttles. It might be more cost effective, but
I don't know; I'm a comm major.
Isla Vista is a small town. you can get anywhere in isla
vista or on campus with a bike or a skateboard. i strongly
believe that the local area should be oriented for these modes of
transportation and local car driving should be discouraged. i
know people that drive their cars around isla vista and to
school. they do it because they have the money and driving a car
is the social standard mode of transportation. i think they are
lazy and unnecessarily destroying the atmosphere.
It is difficult to get people to give up the freedom of driving
their own vehicle, especially in California. It seems the problem
is parking on-campus. Build a parking lot outside of campus and
have frequent shuttles to campus.
It is good that UCSB has the option to park on campus, but
parking enforcement and the amount of tickets issued and the amount of
the tickets is absurd. The parking enforcement office is
unorganized, uninformed and is very unwilling to help or cater those
people who attend the school and therefore necessitate their jobs. The
school should do a better job with their parking enforcement and stop
giving out such an enourmous amount of tickets to students who cant
It is really good for students who live in I.V., I do think it's
harder for those who drive to campus, because parking is always full
near the library during the day.
It is really good for students who live in I.V., I do think it's
harder for those who drive to campus, because parking is always full
near the library during the day.
It is really hard to park on campus but that's not quite a bad
thing. People that drive are normally lazy unless they don't live
in IV. I think the parking after hours is a little
rediculous. All of the spaces should be available after 5 to all
students and we shouldn't have to use our access cards. We should
get some sort of pass in the beginning of the year so that it is less
of a hassle.
It might be helpful to have parking lots closer to the central
part of campus. If I happen to drive myself to school on a rainy day
instead of riding my biycle, I tend to get more wet walking from the
parking lot to class than I would have if I'd just walked from home.
It would be nice for additional stops, aside from SAASB
It would be nice to have a discount parking sticker for just Tues/Thur or Mon/Wed/Fri.
it would be nice to have some other means of transportation that
carried people from IV to Campus, like a trolley. Also, I am
considering moving out of IV and into Santa Barbara because of the
conditions in IV. I would then have to drive or take the bus
because of the distance.
It's really difficult to drive to campus once in awhile if I feel
sick or for some other reason; this should be at least a little easier
for students, especially considering the amount of money we dump into
the university every year. There also needs to be more parking
near the library on campus so students aren't forced to bike or walk
back to Isla Vista late at night.
Keep bike paths safe and in good conditions.
Keep the bike path along El Colegio from Storke Rd to Campus in
better shape. It is very uncomfortable after a three mile bike
ride to have to ride on a bumpy path. Also there needs to be a
sign so that people will not walk on the bike path between the Arts and
Lecture Ticket office and Phelps Hall. This is a very dangerous
area and I have almost hit people several times.
Late night Ellwood Shuttle/Campus/Campus Housing would be very useful and beneficial
Less Buses through Isla Vista. Increasing the buses to campus is
not environmentally friendly. Lower parking permit prices, the increase
in Isla vista permits will surely guarantee extra sales for the closer
blocks (6500) on campus to park in Lots 22,23, and 27.
limit parking more instead of meeting demand. give priority to
those who have no choice. maybe charge more for those who do have a
choice and use the money to imnrove alternatives
Local: Just what you are collecting these data to study - tailor
bus routes and schedules to staff/faculty needs. Also, increase
dedicate bicycle paths leading to campus Regional: Get serious about
rail transport from North County and the Ventura Basin. To achieve
these goals, UCSB will have to work with other local agencies - this is
not a "UCSB alone" problem.
Lower parking fees and quit trying to steal more money from
college students for parking in Isla Vista. How about a new
parking structure in one of those vacant lots that are everywhere in IV?
lower parking permit prices, do not charge students to park over
nights and weekends. if we can have our friends or ourselves park
over the weekend on campus or at night then that will help the parking
situation in isla vista. it's not a far walk to any where in IV
lower parking rates
lower parking rates on campus so people don't drive to IV and
park. I live close to campus and have to park my car on the
street. if i have to move my car on the weekdays, i generally
won't find a parking spot within 3 blocks of my apartment.
lower the costs of on campus parking and increase availability of parking on campus
Lower the price for parking at UCSB, and the meter thing need to
be longer. And the parking officers need to give students a break
because sometimes, the students is right there when they give out the
parking tickets, that's not fair.
M0RE PARKING IN IV
make a bike path between broida and engineering buildings
Make a bike path directly from broida to engineering II
make a bike rule so that there are no accidents. Provide more
parking spaces off campus and on campus so time is not wasted looking
Make a bus stop for the shuttle at the rear end of the
campus. Near the Chem building or Engineering 1. It takes a
LONG time to walk across campus, and since the shuttle is
UCSB-specific, it might as well travel to more locations that other
buses won't go. The shuttle should reach such stop at 55 and 25
of every hour.
Make a rule that freshman can't bring their cars to school because they live on campus and UCSB has a lack of parking.
Make another bus station on the other side of campus
Make better bike paths. Some need repair.
make bigger bike lanes
Make bike paths smooth please!
Make Busses more frequent, and make better bus stops in event of bad weather, and more of them
Make car parking more affordable and bike paths to all parts of
campus that are convenient(engineering and the science buildings). Bike
racks that are paved and so don't get muddy during the rainy season.
More bike racks in general.
make everyone bike, a somewhat sarcastic answer
Make it cheaper and make underground parking in the already exisiting spaces so we don't have to build up.
Make it cheaper to park on campus. I cannot afford the the cost
for the quarter. They should charge how much they charge for one
quarter's parking for one year instead. Other campuses only charge $30
per quarter. UCSB is not meeting the students needs.
Make large bike only lanes and encourage clean transportation (biking, walking, skateboarding).
Make living in Isla Vista cheaper/cleaner so more people can live
there and walk/bike to campus. That would take a miracle though.
make more bike paths accesing more areas on campus and make more
bike paths accesing areas in isla vista. make biking and walking the
best choice for everyone in the area, except for those that need their
car for work.
make more bike paths and lower the cost of parking
Make more bike paths that would be easier to get to the
engineering and chemistry classes without having to go all the way
Make more bike racks closer to some of the other buildings.
Also, make the bike path go to all the major sections of classrooms on
campus like a path down towards the Engineering bulding.
make more metered parking and have them last 50 min.
Make more parking available for FREE
make more parking structures should be built so that everyone can
find a spot. and parking cheaper (ie the meter) so that i can park for
the amount of time that i want and not pay waaay too much. also, the
meter should be available for more than 40 minutes. the parking should
be 50 cents an hour, instead of 2 hours for 3 dollars. it's insane.
especially since there are so many spaces and so many parking tickets
given out i know there is some money floating around there somewhere.
also, parking by the numbered stalls and pay machines should be
available to those that dont have a parking lot permit during the day,
or at all hours. i needed to park on campus at 3pm and couldnt find
anywhere to park because it wasnt past 5 and the machine would not even
sell a permit.
make on campus parking available to those w/in the 2 mile
range. When there is bad weather in the winter/early spring,
difficult to bike or walk. Also, I go to class from work or an
internship which means i am commuting from more than 2 miles
away. I have to leave these places early to go find a parking
spot near my house and then bike to school.
make parking cheaper
make parking cheaper
make parking cheaper and more available to students
Make Parking cheaper and stop trying to rip off students for all
they're worth. I know the marjority of students but have $$$ to pay but
so of us are on financial aid from low income families.
make parking cheaper!!!
make parking cheaper, and make more parking structures
Make parking cheaper, and open up more spots on campus...That would solve alot of your problems.
Make parking more accessible at night for people with night classes
Make parking more available and much cheaper
make parking more inexpensive and easier to understand
Make S1 TAPS permits cover night/weekend parking in a greater
selection of spot types (A and S 24 hours). More parking near BIO
II, for when I do use it (rarely).
Make sure bike path along El COlegio remains easy to traverse (right-of-way through access to rotaries?)
Make the 24X come more frequently on Saturdays.
Make the bike paths safer. I often don't ride my bike for fear of getting hit by someone.
make the bike racks less of a hassle.
Make the parking meters free for students. They are paying enough
to go to school here, and are not the richest people around. Also,
students need more places to park, there is not much parking available
to students or staff on campus, and these are the people who help keep
the school running.
Make UCSB parking cheaper so I can drive and not bike so far.
Make the temporary parking cheaper--10 minutes for a quarter is crazy.
Making a bike route from the Library to the Engineering buildings
Many of the bike parking areas get exteremely crowded. It would be nice if there were more bike parking spaces.
Many of the bike racks at UCSB are rounded metal bars that are
too low to lock your frame to using a kryptonite U-lock.
Sometimes I do not ride my bike if I need to leave campus becasue I can
not secure my bike for a longer period. Improved bike racks -
they exists in some areas - would be appriciated.
Many of the campus bike paths really need to be resurfaced.
There are lots of dips and potholes that are hard on the bikes.
Also, a path connecting the north and south sides of campus near the
sciences and engineering really needs to be put in. Such a path
would make biking into work much more convenient for me.
many of the questions on this survey didnt apply to me and probably wont for a lot of students living in IV
Many students do find the need at some point to drive to campus,
even if they live close. This includes minor injuries such as sprained
ankles or the need to carry heavy objects such as books, art canvases,
laboratory equiptment, etc. Campus parking is expensive and
inconvenient and a compromise must be made between those who wish to
park simply out of convenience and those who find parking intrinsique
to their work and studies.
Maybe we could have a shuttle service that only goes directly to
UCSB non stop. The station could be located in Santa Barbara and
maybe one in Goleta. So people can drive to the shuttle, park,
and then use the shuttle to get dropped off on campus. It could
run from 8am till 7 pm.
more and better sidewalks everywhere.
More available parking for guests. When I lived in the dorms,
there was nowhere for friends to park who visited. Also more free
parking at the rec cen.
More bike parking
More bike parking spaces. Improve bike path condition.
more bike pathes that run to more classes
more bike paths
more bike paths
more bike paths
more bike paths and more bike lots
more bike paths around campus
More bike paths e.g. between Campbell Hall to Library area.
Repair/Repave bike paths. Better singing of who has priority on bike
More bike paths in Isla Vista would help alot in the dangerous
environment of many cars on the street. It is hard for drivers to see
the bikers/ pedestrians and hard for bikers/ pedestrians to see teh
cars. I better system for bike lanes in IV to school would be much
More bike paths more parking structures, give up on buses.
more bike paths on the far side of campus, ie: between broida and
chem buildings and over by buchanan and to get to the engineering
more bike paths that go straight through campus
More bike paths through campus.
MORE BIKE PATHS TO THE SCIENCE BUILDINGS. It takes me 15 minutes
just riding all over campus to get to the science buildings which fund
most of the university through grants, i think it would be right for
students to have better access to their classes/work. (broida bike
path, chem bike path)
more bike paths!
more bike paths, a paved skateboard path, more bike racks,
More Bike Paths, wider and user friendly
More bike paths. Especially between the Engineering 1 area and
the Arbor. Also more direct route is needed from the Arbor to Campbell
more bike racks
more bike racks
More bike racks Allow biking on campus (not only on bike lanes)
More bike racks and cheaper parking.
more bike racks are needed.
More bike racks around classes would be helpful, and more bike paths.
More bike racks by the engineering buildings! AND, more bike paths!
More Bike racks especially at HSSB.
More bike racks, and a more extensive bike path network would be nice.
More Bike Racks, Perhaps an Isla Vista Parking Structure....or an
on-campus parking structure. Parking on Campus was really hard for me
last year, and I dont think the $2 price for a permit is that
outrageous (at least not for somebody like me, who doesn't park on
campus too often) but I think the lack of parking was a huge issue. I
think UCSB could improve transportation by increasing the amount of
parking spaces available.
more bike spaces near campbell hall
More bike-paths on campus.
more bus stops and more bus routes
more busses, carpool parking discounts
More C lot parking availability
More carpool resources
More carpooling programs, safer bike paths. Add a bike path from Broida to Engineering.
more direct bike paths (such as those that serve the engineering buildings)
more direct bike paths, and BETTER PARKING FOR NON PERMIT HOLDERS/VISITORS!!!
More direct footpaths
More Direct Routes for drivers, more parking, and closer bike racks
more free and unrestricted parking!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More frequent bus stops, especially to downtown and back.
More frequent bus times.
More frequent buses that go more places in Isla Vista, cheaper parking.
More information about the bus system might encourage students to
use it instead of personal automobiles...However, I think that is
really only likely for those who live outside of the immediate IV area,
and is contingent upon more access to bus stops, more continuous bus
routes, and more flexible bus scheduling. Within IV, I feel like
the problems caused by an excess of personal cars within the student
population is less directly related to transportation to and from
capmus, and more directly involved with running errands/making trips
outside of the IV area (i.e supermarket shopping, activities in
downtown SB, etc)...I personally feel that the suggestion of required
fees for street parking in IV is something for which landlords who
provide insufficient off-street parking (despite exorbitant housing
costs) should be held accountable, at least partially.
More IV bus stops
More of the numbered parking spots would really help. They
tend to be more accessible to students when we want to occassionally
park on campus. The only time I drive to campus is when I can use
my free night and weekend pass.
More parking lots
More Parking as well as a lock-out to all non-IV residents.
More parking available to EVERYONE before 5 pm
more parking for both cars AND bikes!
More parking for less money
More Parking for Students, and parking closer to classes
More parking near the library. I dive to campus at night to
go to the library, and there is never enough parking. I don't bike at
night because it is not save.
more parking near the psych buildings. it takes the same amount
of time for me to walk to the psych building from the mesa structure as
it does from my home in iv.
More parking spaces at lower costs!
More parking spaces close to buildings that I access (mostly near
Webb Hall) are needed. Bigger signs that designate where cars with
certain permits are needed. Most importantly, CHEAPER PARKING for
graduate students is DEFINITELY needed. I often take the bus home
before it gets dark so that I can return to campus in my car so that
when I work late I don't have to walk home from the bus stop alone, in
the dark. During the winter, when it gets dark so early, this is a
major inconvenience. I consider it dangerous for female students to be
put in a position where they are particularly inconvenienced/hindered
because they must be especially careful during the nightime hours.
more parking spaces, lower costs of permits
more parking spots and lower cost permits
more parking structures with less cost for parking fees and better/safer bike paths!!
More parking structures, more bike racks
More parking! Also, more bike racks are needed in some places (such as outside Campbell Hall)
MORE PARKING!! AND MAKE IT LESS COSTLY TO PARK ON CAMPUS!!!
more parking, cheaper parking
more parking, cheaper parking fees, better public transport
More Parking, cheaper parking. Allowence for students that
work whose schedule makes it so they need to drive to school to get to
work on time.
More parking, cheaper parking. Changing the free night parking to 4:00pm
More Parking, cheapter rates, and less tickets for things like 32
minutes in the 30 min parking, when you're walking out to your car
more parking, parking structures, ucsb's own metro system, or own bus system
More parking, reduced costs
More people should bike. I think this would be done if there was
a bit more incentive. Has UCSB considered positive incentives like
maybe discounts to events or free memberships in the athletic
facilities or whatever? I mention this because I know many people who
seem to be just a little below threshold for switching to bicycle
More people should walk, it's enjoyable, healthy and refreshing.
More places to lock your bike in popular places like North Hall
and near the Music lecture hall. It is sooo anoying to not have a
place to put your bike when you arrive at your destination.
More roads for cars, more bike racks and paths
More shade along the bike trails
More TAP card incentives for people who bike to work.
Most students live in the isla vista area, meaning that they most
likely bike to class. So, the best thing ucsb can do is to make
sure that the campus is well connected through bike paths, which they
have done a marginal job with, fortunately the Broida freeway will
really help out, unfortunately as a cost to students rather than the
university which should have taken care of that years ago.
I don't take the bus to school because it would be an immense waste of
time in comparison to biking or skating to class, both of which take
about the same amount of time. I see the bus system as an
excellent way for me to get to downtown, but since I have enough
friends with a car, I can usually just hitch a ride with
them. UCSB has NOT done a spectacular job at making the
paths across campus skateboard friendly, and although we make due, it
would be nice not to have to keep in mind where large divets are
located and which paths are so rough that it is actually faster to take
an alternative longer, but smoother root. Also the way the questions in
this survey are phrased they do not incorporate the fact that I often
make 2 trips to campus for class or to return home for lunch and the
like, again a bike or skateboard is just the best means of
transportation for the short distance and varied schedule i have
Most students ride their bikes on campus and yet I know that
entire segments of the campus are without proper bike paths, especially
near the science buildings. Fixing those sorts of issues would at
least help with bike flow.
MTD's addition of line 27 has made it fairly easy to get to class
in a pinch b/c: (a)the ride is so short from my house (B)it comes about
2 times/hr (c) the bus stop is across the street from my house
My bike trip takes just over 30 minutes door to door. This is
faster than I can do the trip by bus, and is almost the same as it
takes me to drive, park the car, and then walk across campus to my
work. The most unpleasant aspect of biking is the stretch on State
Street in Santa Barbara, where there is heavy traffic and many stop
lights, but I imagine that that lies outside your jurisdiction. On
campus I find the greatest problem is the mixing of bikes and
My schedule is all over the place. I spend more than 60
hours a week in lab, on top of a 16 unit course load (college of
engineering is gay). This is why I leave campus at 4-6 in the
morning and leave to go to calls again by 8. I doubt buses would
operate this late/early in the morning.
My wife rides in 3x a week (when it is my turn to drive kids to
school/pick up from daycare) and I ride in 2x a week (when it is her
turn for the kids). We have a TAP card for those RARE times when
we need to have both cars on campus.
need another parking structure besides the mesa near the lagoon side of campus, fix cracks and holes in the road
need better parking structures, mostly by the library
need more bikepaths/access to engineering, chem, and the biological science buildings thru campus (eg. the Broida bikepath)
Need more buses at different times. Also increase buses after 7 p.m. too.
No comments; continued maintainence and expansion of the bike paths is important to improving the transportation issue.
no parking permits in Isla Vista! I hate the new parking stations on campus, they are a rip off!
Not charge students such high parking fees
not charging to park on isla vista streets!
Not have parking cost so much, when it is cold out i cant ride a
bike and i dont want to walk because i have a blown out knee which only
effects me during cold days
Not transporation, but the parking things are ridiculous because
for those people who buy an all day ticket for a spot and then go away,
that leaves people who want to park there later in trouble because they
can't buy that spot.
Not up to UCSB. [I love]? all bike paths
Nothing at all. There is a great transportation system to
UCSB be it by bus, car, etc. I love riding my bike to class every
day. I look forward to it. The Bike routes are convenient
and parking racks are located directly next ot my classes.
However, I think by North Hall, we could use some more racks.
Offer a continuous shuttle system that takes people where they
need to go. Westmont College has a shuttle that takes students to
their desired destinations and returns to pick them up at an agreed
on campus some of the bike roads are in poor shape. when
i'm on my bike i have to constantly stand up away from my bike seat b/c
it's so bumpy. if some construction can be done to fix these
roads on campus that are regularly used that would be great.
On question D4 you need an "other" option. I just like to ride a bike to work.
One of the reasons I live on campus (this is my third year in the
dorms) is because it's very convienient in terms of a [non-existant]
commute. However, because I am limited to my bike, walking, and the
bus, I am not familar with large portions of Santa Barbara where the
bus does not go.
One time when I was thinking of using the bus I did not know the
bus' schedule. In addition I feel that it is too difficult to
drive to school and park.
Open the bus access point down by the Manzanita and San Rafael dorms.
Open the Sabado Tarde gate! Even if it was just open at night it would be helpful.
Oppose further construction in Goleta and Santa Barbara Develop
light rail from outlying towns. Raise cost of parking. Reduce number of
parking spaces. Remove parking and roads in the interior of
Parking at ucsb is the worst imagineable. I have recieved
dozens of tickets for parking in areas which I thought were acceptable
to park in. The parking system is confusing, costly, and
absolutely cruel to the freshmen living on campus.
parking fees are ridiculous!!!!
Parking is a huge problem, they might work on making the rules
clearer, and having more parking and also making it less
expensive. And when people live in the dorms they should take
into consideration that when family members, especially parents (who
are footing the tuition and housing bill) come to visit they need a
place to park and during the week that is not available.
Parking is incredibly expensive and inconvenient. I might
have a chance at having a car at school and being able to travel more,
go home, et cetera (I live 7 hours away from UCSB) but I cannot afford
parking. The parking lottery is unpredictable and so, I could end
up getting a parking lot assignment that is very far away from where I
need to come from or go. It is very unsatisfactory and very
parking is much too expensive considering there is very little of it, where is the money going?
Parking is soooooooo expensive, it's not fair, the system is
messed up! they charge us parking fees with registration and then hike
up prices for permits, then they ticket you the only time you have to
drive to campus for a 15min drop off. it's ridiculous and parking is
the worst problem on our campus for students living far from campus.
parking is SUPER expensive. no one is really willing to park on
campus and while we would need a parking permit to park in Isla Vista,
where can we easily leave our cars?
parking is the only huge problem i see. parking in IV is horrendous.
Parking on rainy days should be differently treated.
parking permits cheaper...bike path through broida
Parking Services is a joke. It is rediculous trying to find
parking on a busy day, and the costs are unbelievable. If you use
a meter, expect to get a ticket if you are 1 second over the
time. Those guys are hawks. Half of the lots on UCSB seem
to only cater to special permits anyway. All of the parking on
campus could use a major overhaul.
parking shouldn't cost so much!!!
Pave the streets better, and more accessibilty for cars to
park. There are plenty of open parking spots, that aren't being
used. More signs and clearly marked road lines could help.
People should stop driving cars. If I were to run for mayor or
city council member of Santa Barbara, I would propose a tax of about
$40,000/yr for car owners in the city and use the money collected to
develop an elaborate public transportation system with streetcars,
subways, and buses.
People walking their dogs interfere with the flow of bikes on the
coast bike path east of campus. Off leash dogs on the path are
unpredictable obstacles, and on leash dogs often stretch the leas
hright across the path, which is quite dangerous. The University
should lean on the county to ban dogs from the coast bike path.
Perhaps it could decrease the cost of on-campus parking so that students do not park in Isla Vista.
Please note my email - email@example.com. I would
like information in taking the train. I have the schedule and it
would work for me if I can get to campus from the train station.
Promote bike riding and the bus system. Work with MTD to
convienience students -the money put into this could be a worthy
investment. Also promote car-pooling. Offer incentive for car-pooling,
or maybe create a system where fellow students and staff (strangers)
can meet each other and work out carpooling arrangements.
Provide better bus route/schedule information or at least good links to them.
Provide contiguous bike paths all over campus (like along
Broida). Improve and increase bus schedules, and make bus drivers
more polite (they are mean).
Provide lockable bike storage on campus. Provide shower
facilities and clothing lockers in most buildings so that those biking
long distances (or at speed) have access to shower and changing
facilities close to their offices.
Provide more bike-friendly routes in Isla Vista. IF UCSB were
connected to the IV community better, commuting would be much easier
for the many that live in IV and have to get to campus within a short
amount of time (*unflexible time restraint).
Provide more incentives for staff/faculty/students living off
campus to find alternative means. I know a cook at Carrillo who bikes
and gets a few passes for bad weather days, but says he would also like
some dividend for biking to work so many days.
provide more parking closer to the library/heart of campus instead of around the perimeter of the campus
Public transportation system is pretty bad. Routes are confusing
and not efficient enough. I live near campus so getting there is not a
problem, but it's a major pain if I want to go anywhere off-campus.
Much more could be done, such as implementing an online planning system
for public transportation that would efficiently constuct the best
route from a given starting point to a given destination.
Put a bike rack by EVERY major building on campus (where there
isn't already one). Charge less for on-campus parking permits for
those who live outside of IV. Make more available parking for
students who drive so they don't have to search forever for a
put a sign and painted lines on ocean road where you have to cross (by the front of campus).
put in a bike path from Broida to Engineering!
Put in more bike racks and bike paths.
Putting a bike path through the middle of campus to the Engineering buildings, and one through the arbor area
Question 12 "I have access to an automobile and can afford to
drive myself to UCSB (and pay parking fees)" is a bit odd. For
example, I have a car and could afford paying for parking but chose not
to. What am I supposed to answer?
Question D3 does not have an option that reflects my reasons for
not using the bus. I don't take the bus to campus because I live
only a block off campus.
re-do some parts of the bike path, specifically infront of the
visitors center, by the rec center tunnel. that bike path is
EXTREMELY unsafe and bad. also, make the bike path between
engineering and the library quickly!!
reduce parking costs. If parking was cheaper i would drive instead of bike. You can also start the free night parking earlier.
Reduce permit costs. Get your revenue from someone else. Oil prices ate our free cash.
Reducing the price of parking on campus
Regular bus schedules
Regulate Bike Path laws, definitely lower parking fees and permits.
Repair bike main bike paths; especially the bike path that goes
from Pardall to the Ucen, and then to the library. It would be
nice to have more bike racks is specific places, because the racks near
the arbor and Cambell hall are always full. The bus stop is too
far from the engineering buildings, so it would take too long to use.
re-pave some of the bike paths-- some of them are pretty rough
and hard on your backside when you are riding to class quickly. Also, a
cut through by HSSB's back lot (the one that runs alongside the
thunderdome past the bus stop) to the main bike path on campus... would
be so much more convenient.
Replace all the old bike racks with the new ones used by Embarcadero Hall
Request that MTD provide more bike racks on their express bus
routes to UCSB and/or allow riders to bring their bikes on the bus when
the racks are full; to my knowledge those buses that do have racks only
accommodate up to 2 or 3 bikes and MTD does not allow riders to bring
bikes inside the buses. I realize there are lockers at various bus stop
locations, however, on most days I would need my bike on campus w/me
for traveling to/from mtgs. on campus, riding home when I have to work
late past convenient bus route hours, etc. The ability for me to bike
to a bus stop somewhere in downtown SB and take my bike w/me to work
would definitely increase the attractiveness of alternative
transportation for me, and I'm sure many others as I'm on a local bike
listserv and see very frequent complaints in this regard.
Right now I only occasionally bike to work because of child pick-up requirements.
rovide more bike racks.
safer and smoother sidewalks to skateboard and walk on... it's
very uneven and dangerous, even when walking it is very easy to trip
secured bike storage might help
Shuttle service at every major intersect every 20 minutes (7:00, 7:20, 7:40, etc)
Since I live so close to campus, the only transportation issues
that effect me are those that have to deal with bikes. I would
assume that almost everyone in IV who is a UCSB would agree with me,
because they all ride bikes to campus as well. But, overall I
dont really have any suggestions about the bike situation. Maybe
more racks in front of cambell hall could be installed because it is
often too crowded to find a free space,
Since I prefer my bike above all else, perhaps investing more money into the bike routes would be helpfull.
Skateboarders are starting to take over the foot traffic areas on
campus and are somewhat reckless. I think that they should have
rules to abide by like bikers. Also, parking sucks.
slighty wider bike lanes so that a slow person on a beach cruiser
can't block the whole lane, forcing potentially unsafe passing.
Prohibit very large handlebars (similar to ban on "monkey bars" for
Slowly build critical mass to make Car share an alternative with
undergraduates insured. Also, need direct connect to Trader Joes bring
MTD Line 8 to UCSB and Isla Vista. Stop wasting money on parking
structures. They only hurt alternative modes and allow private cars to
dominate. We need to have a fundamental shift. UCSB and Isla Vista are
prime for it with more student, staff and faculty housing close by to
support alternatives which allow more community building and better
quality of life.
Smaller buses, more frequent times. More bike paths, safter intersections.
Smaller parking fees, more flexible bus schedules, housing closer to UCSB, more bike paths
smooth out all bumps on the bike path!!
some kind of shuttle system or a more effective bus system that
does not drop you off at the bus stop. it is a random spot on campus
that is far away from so many things that you might as well walk. also,
when it rains it is impossible to find parkign anywhere, buses are full
and late, and everyone usually gets sick from trying to walk or ride
Some of the bike paths are really rough, pave those rough spots.
Some of the questions don't take into account that people who
live in Isla Vista can't get on-campus parking permits, so they can't
regularly drive to campus unless they want to pay $2 an hour every
time. Also, one good reason for not taking the bus (the only one
really applicable for me and most people I know)is that biking or
walking is a much, much more direct way to get to class.
Some of these questions didn't really apply to me since I live in
the UCSB dorms. I ride my bike to class and to my job in Isla Vista,
and I park my car in the B2 parking lot and drive it to my other job by
the airport. I have to wake up every morning at 730 am to buy a parking
pass to park there, and its frustrating.
Somehow make parking cheaper. The cost is pretty ridiculous,
especially if you only need to part rarely, like when going to the
library late at night.
somehow subsidize bus riding for faculty and staff ???
Sometimes i need to drive to campus, and having more availble parking would definately help
Space is very limited on this campus. Perhaps a large
parking lot located off campus but nearby would be helpful with
shuttles constantly running from the off campus parking lot to
campus. I think that transportation on campus also needs
improvement; the bike baths need to be extended wider. Right now
the paths are too narrow making biking conditions slower and more
Stop charging for parking 24/7. The goal of a parking
system is to provide safe and reliable parking instead of ripping
students and employees off.
stop expanding. there is simply no more room.
overflow parking in isla vista is already a problem that may lead its
residents to be required to pay for parking in their own city.
the only other option is to expand overflow parking in other areas (ex,
west campus) and have a shuttle system. such arrangements are
inconvienient and must be cheap if they are to be attractive.
this still does not sove the problem of expansion, but only delays
it. the geographic local of UCSB does not lend itself to
unlimited expansion. stop
Take care of the parking situation without costing students and other residents unreasonable amounts
take out the plastic bumps near the bike paths that mess up skatboarders.
Taking the bus would be more attractive if staff could get a free pass like the students get.
Teach undergrads how to ride bikes safely (i.e., not talking on
cell phones while riding, not riding through red lights, etc.) Make a
bike path on UCen road immediately!
The amount pf stops on campus are not convenient for
students. Campus is very large and the one stop (bus
loop)isnt always to the advantage of the students especially the
Isla Vista students. A stop near Campbell hall or on the loop
would be great. maybe even one near the library. This would
make it a lot easier and convenient on the students. Many times
the reason for not taking the bus is because it would take longer to
take it rather than walking considering where you would be dropped
off. I would love to see more stops around campus. Maybe
The bike lanes around campus are generally very good. But, the
route I take in (along the coastal Bike route past Goleta beach park to
Nable Hall) comes to an end before I actually reach my department. This
means that I, plus many other people, end up cycling on the sidewalk
for a short section. There does seem to be room for a dedicated cycle
lane to continue through this section of the campus. Also, I think the
crossing from the cycle path over the road and into the campus proper
is quite dangerous. Traffic does not always travel at 25 mph along here
and the visibility to the left for people crossing that road on the way
out of campus is poor. Perhaps a speed bump or two either side of this
intersection (as have been used on other parts of the campus road
network) would help matters here.
The bike pathes around here are quite good, why doesn't everyone bike to school?
The bike paths get VERY congested with inconsiderate
bikers. I don't know how much it would help, but it might help if
there was some kind of education program or enforcement of safe biking
The bike paths ignore buildings such as Buchanan, North Hall,
Ellison Hall, and many other buildings that I commonly use, but have to
park my bike very far away.
The bike paths on campus have become fragmented and
non-usable. A bike path that serves the needs of students going
to IV and everyone heading East to SB needs to be part of the building
goals of UCSB. The removal of through campus bike paths, and then
police patrols of riding on the sidewalk is simply not
acceptable. The campus took out the Broida bike path corridor
years ago, they should pay to put it back. The master plans of
the new Bren school shows a bike path running along the road in front
of the building. Where is it? The administration of this
campus claims they are doing all they can to encourage alternative
forms of transportation, but in terms of biking, their actions do not
match their words.
The bike route stops near the Physics building and this is an
inconvenience to me if I have to get to Buchanan or Gervetz. Also,
there are some intersections that are kind of dangerous, like near the
library and at the turn arounds near Storke Tower and Snidecor. And
passing behind thunder dome it is a bumby ride and the bike path should
be leveled off there.
The bike route stops near the Physics building and this is an
inconvenience to me if I have to get to Buchanan or Gervetz. Also,
there are some intersections that are kind of dangerous, like near the
library and at the turn arounds near Storke Tower and Snidecor. And
passing behind thunder dome it is a bumby ride and the bike path should
be leveled off there.
The bus schedule is very confusing and i can never catch a bus when i need one.
The bus service is reasonably good, but the frequency is much to low to be a real alternative.
the bus should run later, and more frequently. i work nights.
The bus system could really be made better, but they frequently
cut back routes and times. Also, the last buses of the day are not late
enough, and I frequently stay late on campus.
The bus system is inconvenient. It only serves to take
undergrads to state street, not the more vital places in santa baraba
like the train station. It also takes FAR too long. Even
the 24x, devoted to an express transport to state street takes too long
and has too many stops.
The Bus system should have more routes (in some cases making what
is now one route into two routes), more frequency and more bike racks.
What also needs to be considered is when class times begin.
The major issue this year is the lack of reliability of the MTD
bus system. Often busses are over 15 minutes off schedule or
late, or don't show up. The busses used to be right on time most
times, but since the new schedules last summer and the elimination of
the 9 to FT, it is a poor choice for getting to work or school on time,
which is very important.
the motion to charge anyone with a car a large fee to park in Isla Vista should not be passed
The number of parking spaces on campus needs to be
increased. While I prefer to bike to work, some days I have to
drive because I need to go somewhere outside of biking distance during
or after work, or the weather is not conducive to bicycling. It's
absurd to have so much trouble finding parking within a 10 minute walk
of my office (in the center of the campus) on those occasions.
New building construction should be required to include parking, such
as underground or above ground parking structures. The public
transit systems in Santa Barbara are woefully inadequate. For
example, I tend to drive the 1.5 miles from my apartment to the airport
because I would have to transfer at least once to get there.
Santa Barbara would benefit greatly from a light rail connection
linking UCSB to the Metrolink in Oxnard as well. While this is a
major capital project, the long-term benefits would be tremendous.
The only good thing about living in Isla Vista is that you can
walk to campus! I will be living in Goleta next year and taking
the bus. Both are very convenient modes of transportation.
The Parking on campus is absolutely ludacris, too many tickets handed out and too much money to park.
The proposed extension of the campus bike path is an excellent idea.
The reason I don't drive to school is because it would be
impratical considering that I live in IV and biking is just better. I
don't live far away therefore I really don't need to use my car or take
the bus. This option was not offered in the questioning and considering
how many students live in IV I think it should be. I don't think any
student who lives in IV would need to drive to school.
The reason why I don't use the bus system to get to UCSB is
because I live right next to campus. I would seriously have to be
the lasiest person in the world to take the bus from here.
The University desparately needs a bikepath between Broida and the Engineering/Chemistry buildings.
There are a number of "globe" lights on the bikepaths on campus
that haven't been working for ages. These need to be fixed or
replaced to offer better safety while commuting by bicycle early in the
morning, or late at night.
There aren't enough loading zones or temporary parking around
buildings for when you just need to drop something off from a
car. For instance - I often have to load or unload my car from my
lab in Noble Hall, but there is no temporary parking or loading zone in
front of the building (lot 7). The loading dock in the back of
the building is really inconvenient as it requires a long walk and lots
of locked doors (difficult when you're carrying an armload of
There need to be more bike racks and those areas need to be well
lit at night. Also, the bike path lighting system needs to be
maintained (especially in areas like Stork field bike path because it
gets very dark).
There needs to be a bike path that connects from near Webb and Broida Hall to the Chemistry Building.
There needs to me more bike paths all over campus because
everyone loves to bike! I think there should be more buses
that go down town on Thursday nights and the weekends.
there should be a requirement that a person lives more than a
mile away to be able to park on campus. Also, a parking structure away
from campus with a bus every 20 minutes might be a good option.
There should be another bike path going from Broida to
Engineering. It is a pain to be in a rush and have to stop, get off
your bike, and walk, or risk getting a ticket from CSO.
There's no reasonable bike route from the East gate into the
middle of campus. Everybody is forced to ride on the sidewalk,
which is illegal. The so-called "Broida expressway" will help,
but then, I've been waiting 7 years for this to happen, so I'm not
holding my breath.
This doesn't have anything to do with improving transportation...
but for most of the questions in this section I could not find a
suitable answer to the questions so I was forced to answer
differently. I live so close to campus that it would be
ridiculous to take the bus.
This is not meant for people who live on campus...
This might not be under your control, but the proposal of parking
permits and meters in Isla Vista is excessive, unnecessary, and unfair
to students who already pay extreme fees, tuition, housing costs, and
campus/downtown parking costs. It is horribly unfair.
This survey doesn't seem to apply to me. I bike to campus because
I live a couple feet away from campus- I don't really use the bike to
get TO campus, I just use it to get AROUND campus, and obviously cars
and buses won't help with that. None of the reasons you list for not
driving and not taking the bus describe the situation. Last year when I
lived in FT, I took the bus to campus whenever it rained (along with
everyone else in FT, which made the wait time HORRIBLE since I would
frequently have to wait for the second bus that arrived before there
would be room for me) but other than that I still just rode my bike.
this survey is not presented in a clear and practicle
manner. many of the question have zero relivance to the method
which i choose to get to class
this survey isn't as complete as it could be. The reason i
don't drive a car is mainly because i have no reason to. if i am
that lazy that i would need to drive a car 3 blocks away, i really
shouldn't be going to college in the first place. or what if it's
something more, bad scheduling or something else. And also for
the schedule, how do you really know what my schedule is like.
what if i drive to one class, walk home in the middle of the day,
ride my bike back for a late night class and drive back home
again? or during midterms or finals, i might be skipping classes
or driving to classes if i have projects i need to carry? for
transportation, i would say do things that would encourage better and
safer driving. have more carpool spots open. redesign the
parking lots better so you can have more spaces. if it's
possible, set up more parking lots or allow parking to be easier for
Those of us who bike should be able to purchase a night/weekend
parking permit with the *same privledges* as if we bought a regular
permit (i.e., A parking for faculty). We should also be able to
pay for A parking (assuming we qualify) by the day.
Thoughtful use of space on campus must be used. If parking is to
be removed to make room for a new building, build a parking garage into
it. Also, as someone who works in the housing office and has to watch
my co-workers fight for parking daily, I recommend allowing a person
with a A/S permit to park in the 30 minute zones for 2 hours. This
allows them temporary relief from parking woes w/o having to constantly
leave their job to play "parking hunter" every half hour. I know that
RDs and ARDs can get 3 hr permits for 30 minute zones, so why not
extend the same courtesy to our other full time staffers?
To campus is probably not the issue, it is that once people are
on campus there is little parking. The new parking structure by the new
engineering building is going to block that beautiful new building! Our
campus is looking like other UC's: a mess of parking lots. A 'Broida
Expressway' bikepath needs to be built as well, and the potholes
removed during the summer from existing paths. Also, a bullet train
from LA-Santa Barbara-San Luis-San Jose-San Francisco would be great!
too many bikes on campus. the paths and bike racks are far too crowded
Transportation to campus is convenient for me living in
I.V. However, I think that the school needs to have more
on-campus parking for nights and weekends when students need to go to
the library to find a quiet place to concentrate which is not offered
in I.V. All the new buildings are removing many parking lots and it is
a big hassle to go to campus to study.
trips from downtown to campus that go later into the night.
two or three more bike paths that cut through campus! Easier access to Bren Hall!!
UCSB can work with MTD to offer bus service in the evening
because a lot of students go to night classes. Also, maybe you
can have better lighting at the bus stop in the night time.
UCSB could put in a bike path through the center of campus that leads straight through to the engineering buildings
UCSB doesn't always seem to encourage biking if you consider that
bike paths and parking area are constantly
rerouted/reduced/closed. Having just one path along the perimiter
of campus puts an awful lot of bike traffic in one place during class
changing time. The demise of the paths near Bren school and Broida
gives me the impression that UCSB considers bike paths an inconvenience
that should be done away with.
UCSB needs more bike routes. Also, the bike route to
Campbell takes as much, if not longer, time as walking. Every
time I bike right after a class, it is so congested that sometimes, my
friends who are walking beat me to the designated destination.
ucsb should not require permits to be displayed during nights and
weekends. a trip to the permit machine and then back to the car and
then to where you are going takes a very long time.
Use shuttle points for IV and the campus, just those specific points and make them frequent, as in 10 minutes or so.
vote against the IV parking pass movement! I depend on my car for
work-only so I can afford to go to school/live in IV. I ride my bike to
school and only use the car for work or errands.
Walking is great!
We could use more bike racks near HSSB.
Well, I think that if the buses came more frequently and had bus
schedules inside the bus, I think I would probably take it more often.
Also, I would feel a lot more comfortable taking it if the bus signs
were not so damn cofusing and acutally told me what bus I need to take
to get to a certain place.
Well? Stop doing surveys and actually do something constructive
like lower parking fees on campus, give up the idea of raping Isla
Vista residents for a laughably exhorbitant $125 fee to fight for the
same non-existant parking places, complete the Broida Bike Expressway
at university expense and stop profiteering the situation by giving
huge tickets there to "guilty commuters". Hang on lemme catch my
breath. How about employing some of the same funds and energy that go
toward avenging underage drinking in IV and address the bicycle theft
problem. You can't ride your bike to work if it's stolen, the CSO
tickets your parked bike because there isn't any bike parking available
or it's partially full of disassembled and abandoned bikes. Did I
mention the bike paths are incomplete, inadequate, underfunded,
neglected, and dangerous by design. Shall I go on? It isn't
pretty. Is it? How about: For for staff to participate in The
Transportation Alternatives Program we now have to sign off on $100
worth of a gizmo and card which if lost/stolen we will be billed for.
This replaced the free card system which the university no longer hires
human beings to check at the gate. I presume they hired more parking
enforcement officers to reflect their insatiable appetite to fleece
students, lower ranking staff and lower ranking faculty and
lecturers. Lots of laughs. The university and the IV foot patrol
always advise securely locking your bike to an solid object. Look at
the bike racks the university supplies and
When I lived nearer the bus stop, I took that instead of biking
on days when I didn't feel well or when it was raining. Now that I live
probably 10 minutes walk from the nearest bus stop (not exactly sure) I
tend to drive alone if I don't feel well or if it's raining. Generally,
though, I just prefer to bike. It gets me going in the morning.
When I was living further away from ucsb i did not take the bus
because the route was vey inconvenient, for further travel perahps
there could be stations one could drive to, park and take a direct bus.
Why is UCSB SO worried about raising the rates for parking?
Driving is a #$%&ing privilage, not a right. Just like gasoline
prices, everyone complains that the costs are too high, but they still
get in their damn cars and drive short distances. I have absolutely no
sympathy for these people. I occasionally drive my car to UCSB and when
I pay for parking, it's an inconvenience, but it WAS my choice. I agree
that our public transportation is not nearly as well developed as it is
in Europe and Asia, but is it purely a coincidence that Americans are
so fat and lazy? We're in the middle of a HUGE budget crisis, the UC
has raised the price of tuition once again and now transportation is
worried about raising parking fees?! This just seems completely
rediculous to me. Raise the fees until there's a marked decline in
single-occupancy drivers. Then you'll know the price at which drivers
are willing to pay to drive to campus. If anyone complains...IGNORE
them. They're only concerned about themselves anyway.
wider bike paths because inbetween classes is almost worse than rush hour
work on getting more stop lights on el colegio road.
Work out a deal with a DSL or cable modem company to lower the
cost of internet access, making telecommuting more affordable. Pay
Staff members more money so they can afford a house near the
campus. Build housing on top of existing buildings on campus and rent
them to faculty and staff, eliminating the need for them to
Work to improve bike paths both on and off campus. Also, bike
lanes on the side of roads are lost to parking, police don't enforce
the "no parking" in bike lanes during communting hours. Offer a permit
that allows a person to park less than full time per month for people
who want to commute by bicycle, but need a car for some days.
work with community to improve bike lanes. maybe have a shuttle for people who live locally.
Work with MTD so people who live on Cathedral Oaks
dont have to spent 40 minutes on the bus trip each way that by the car
is only 3 miles long!
yay for bikes! :)
You need more parking available but I know that is a difficult thing for most college campuses.
you should give bigger rewards to those that do not go by car
D—Expansions (Walkers and Bikers)
ANYTHING BUT THE BUS--I had to take the bus most of my freshman
year because my bike got stolen and the bus never came on time or
didn't come and I was always late. Then it would make 10 stops before
getting to campus. I'm never taking the bus again in Santa Barbara or
bike, and i love it, would rather not walk, drive or skate
Bikes, bikes, bikes!!!!
By "other", I meant walking to/from more convenient bus stops on
days when I might not drive or bike; in this regard, adding more
frequent MTD bus routes from campus in the evenings would make this
mode of transportation more appealing to me. I frequently work late in
the evenings (sometimes unexpectedly/unplanned) and by the time I leave
campus there are very few bus lines running, if at all, from UCSB.
Car-share is an innovative transportation technology where users
can reserve a car for use (online or by telephone) and pay only for the
time and distance that the car is driven. Car-share reduces demand for
parking and increases use of public transportation.
Combination of driving part of the way and then biking the rest.
Depending where my class is on campus, I either walk or
skateboard. If the class is across campus (e.g. Cambell Hall or
Chem 1179) then I skate to save time. If my class is close by I
Gas/ Electric motor bike
I answered "Other" as you did not provide a "no" option :)
I bike and walk because sometimes I miss the bus. It really sucks on rainy days because sometimes i feel stranded
I do not need any other mode of transportation
I have a motorcycle that I use for travel between the campus and
my apartment if I am in a hurry or I have a lot of books. Otherwise I
skateboard to class.
I have been commuting to work on my bike for 15 years.
I know how to skateboard, and enjoy it, but I haven't bought one
because I'm intimidated to use it on campus. But it is so nice
because it's way faster than walking.
I like biking. I'm Not considering another mode. I live close enough to campus it takes me 2 seconds to bike there.
I live close enough to campus to bike or walk every day.
i plan to switch to skateboarding becuase i will be living closer to campus makign it easier for me to not need to to bike
I ride a skateboard with 70mm wheels, that is about 32"
long. It is pretty fast, and I dont need to worry about the bumps
in the road, or the bumps across the bike paths.
I skate to school
i skateboard cuz i'm not charged and i don't have to worry about all the stupid people that don't know how to ride a bike.
I skateboard to and from class everyday
I skateboard to campus every day, it is very much superior to bikes and walking, and driving to campus is ridiculous.
I skateboard to class everyday. It's fast, convenient (I can take
my board all the way to the classroom), and it is great exercise.
Skating to class is often one of the best parts of my day.
I skateboard with a long board, it is almost as fast as a bike
and quicker because i dont have to lock it up, rather i can skate up to
the door of my class and store it inside
i skateboard. it is really fun.
I use a skateboard more than bike, because it is harder to find bikelocks.
I use a skateboard, that way I dont need to lock up my method of transportation so it takes less time.
i use a skateboard. easier because its just as fast as a bike. plus, u dont have to deal with crowded bike paths and bike racks.
I use a skateboard. Very handy. I live too close to campus to use the bus.
I use the train from time to time. There is no direct
liason between UCSB and the train station and makes life worse for all.
I USED MY CAR ONCE TO ATTEND MY EXTENSION CLASS, GOT A TICKET EVEN THOUGH I PUT MONEY IN THE KIOSK. NOW TAKE THE MOTROCYCLE.
i usually ride a skateboard to class on sidewalks. it is as fast
as a bike and i can take it into class w/ me becasue it is small;
another main reason is because it is environmentally friendly.
I would like you to email me about how I might take the
train. I can park in Camarillo, leave my car all day, drive home
at night. But how to get to campus? And can UCSB subsidize
the train? CSUN does this for my husband and provides a shuttle
from the train station to campus. Thank you.
Im moving from an office to a lab space which I will share with
others, which might make it easier to justify the expense of a
computer at home and a cable internet connection which would make
telecommuting feasible. I would have to pay for the internet connection
It often floods some parts of campus in winter. Rowing a boat to class is common sense.
Listen, i'm participating in this survey as a student and
honestly, the best and most popular mode of transportation is riding
ones bike. there is nothing in this survey that leads me to believe it
is catered toward receiving a students opinion. therefore, if the
population that you are truly focusing on is faculty, don't waste my
time. Bikes are used often, they can be used more, however, i don't
personally know anyone who doesn't have one. You can't ask in a survey
where someone admits they ride their bike if the are considering
switching to biking as a way to get to campus. Good luck...
My husband and I roller blade along the sidewalk and bike paths
from the Ellwood area to campus 3-4 days/week. We drive in on
wednesdays because we have fencing practice and bring all of our
equipment. If you like, double the weight of my response to count
for him, his answers are the same is mine.
Q. D3 is an awkward question, because I would say that I tend TO
use the bus when there is rain or bad weather. Your question assumes
that I'm tending NOT to use the bus.
riding on the handlebars- it should not be illegal
Skateboarding is the best way to go because you don't have to
stay on the bike paths so you can cut around campus more quickly. In
addition, you don't have to worry about your bike getting stolen or
spending the time to find a spot and locking up your bike because you
can take your board into class with you. Lastly, skateboards require
very little matinence if any.
Skateboarding is the easiest form of transportaion because I can
skate from my door to the door of my class all within minutes and it is
Skateboarding, although takes longer than biking, it is quicker than walking ...
skateboarding, the best there is. You don't have to worry
about indirect bike paths, locking your bike, and then the walk from
the bike path to class. It is all around faster and more
conveinent than biking.
the campus lends itself to skatebaords pretty well, except for
some unsmooth roads and stairs, its almost perfect, and cheap to do.
UCSB van pool
UCSB van pool
UCSB Van Pool service. This will end as we know it since
14-15 pasenger vans will not be continued under State mandate, so we
must find another mode soon.
UCSB Vanpool program
E—Comments (Solo Drivers)
I would love to see a commuter train that went very close
to UCSB. I commute from Oak Park, and if I wanted to take the train I
would have to drive to the station, take the train to Santa Barbara,
and then take several buses to the campus.
A more user-friendly van-pool system throughout Santa Barbara and
Goleta residential areas would be more useful than the city bus.
A shuttle from lots would be cool, but Some students need a car,
so why not just build structures on the existing lots?
ability to buy day parking passes the night before so that i do not have to wake up at 7 in the morning to buy it
Add more parking structurs
Add more parking, add a direct bus from the amtrak station to campus
add parking structures
Adding shuttle service to downtown goleta and elwood with
frequent runs everyday and a limited number of stops could be a good
Adequate motorcycle parking near Engineering would be nice.
Even before construction deleted it, what was provided was hopelessly
inadequate. I took to driving my truck all the time.
advertise in the nexus the bus schedule everyday
allow for more flexiblity in just about everything...ie bus, cars, etc
allow more parking for students.. most spots you need s or a
permits, and other spots you can't park until 5 which isn't convenient
during the school day..we don't all have enough money to pay so much
Allow people to take good and expensive bikes into offices/buildings, instead of having to leave them in bikeracks.
Allow students living in IV to purchase a permit if they're
willing to pay. Raise the price if you have to, but it is not always
safe to walk or bike alone at night. Driving helps women in IV feel
Alot of kids commute from 70-100 miles away so with traffic our
time is really limited to get to a parking lot and get to class, if
there was a way to get through the entrances faster it would help alot
An inexpensive off-campus parking lot w/shuttle sounds
promising. It would be helpful if the shuttle ran until 9 pm, but
an underground subway! ...building more parking structures, but
taller and with a greater amount of underground parking spots then the
one we already have, would be a very productive way of dealing with the
As a staff member, question E9 does not refer to my parking fees
but I tried to answer as best I could. Thanks and good luck
As much as I would like to ride my bike more or take the bus, I
have to pick up my child from school and usually have to take her to
some kind of lesson immediately. Our scheduling is very
tight. In a few years when she's in high school I'll be able to
look at other options.
As noted in part B, if there were an express bus that served the
Upper Eastside, San Roque area, one that would have a later boarding
time and a shorter travelling time, I would seriously consider taking
it. Can UCSB use its clout to make this happen?
At this point the transportation is not an issue but parking on
campus is.50% of the people I work with arrive to work prior to 7:00
A.M. and Since September I feel the nights and weekends fee that was
supposed to deter students from parking on campus has failed.Whoever
extended the A.M. hours for students to park on campus (7:30) should
try parking in lots 4 & 5 before 7:15 in morning these lots have
more cars in them than this time last year.
Basically, I have too many other responsibilities outside of
school to rely on busing..otherwise I would use it...I have children
who have activities and appointments that I need to get them to at odd
times...there needs to be adaquate parking and when new buildings are
being considered to build, it cannot be at the expense of a current
parking lot..that is not acceptable. I already have lots of
difficulties when looking for a parking spot..not usually in Lots 22
and 23...but alot of times I need to park near the rec center (Lot 16)
I believe..However, it is usually filled..then I have to drive to Lot
22 and walk to the Engineering Building...that takes forever!!! I
don't think the problem is as much transportation as it is parking.
Be more responsive and considerate of students.
Because of where I live and the need for flexibility, a car is
essential. I think parking structures are the only adequate
Build more parking structures. There is a large majority of
students that live downtown and off campus and the bus situation is
just rediculous to even think about taking from downtown. I know that
the buses would be an even more inconvience for my friends and I than
the parking already is. Build more parking structures or give the
already marked parking spots to students instead of someone else. Or
allow the "C" permit to park in more places.
Build more parking garages, stop taking away big parking lots,
create alternative parking spots while campus is under construction.
Build more parking. Don't sell so many
permits. Currently I have to drive around for 30 min on
some days to find a space. I can't take the bus b/c this would
make my commute about 1 hour each way (since I'd have to bring my child
to daycare first and then hop on 2 other buses to campus). It
would be really silly for me to have to commute 2 hours a day when I
live a 10 minute drive away.
Build multi-storeyed parking lots on campus.
Bus circle on East side of campus, the bus circle is way too far from Biology buildings.
Car sharing or Segway sharing
Consider lowering the fees. I don't have a choice, I have
to commute two hours one way, and it is a financial burden to pay the
astronomical fees that are required. Since the new parking
meters, the situation is worse now than ever. If a student has to
leave, the fee is paid again, and the parking "hawks", are not only
ruthless for giving out tickets for temporary parking, they are
downright mean about it. Why isn't there any temporary
parking? I don't understand the mentality over this issue at
CREATE A SHUTTLE SYSTEM
Create more. Possible create underground parking under the new structures that are being built
Cut the cost of parking permits!
decrease the parking permit fees
Didn't they try the shuttle idea with that stupid tram that nobody rode?
Discount parking permits for graduate students, either RAs or
TAs, as our salaries have no allowance for that expense. I realize this
will never happen :(
DO NOT let the city get thier Grubby Little Hands on hwy
217!!! At all costs! I dont think you can effectivly do
anything to improve transportation short of huge shifts in both public
policy (i.e creation of light rail systems, better bus infrastructure,
streamlining of 101 corridor) and public perception and
convienence. Once gas prices get too high, people will start
either 1. switching to more fuel efficient cars, or 2. migrate to
alternate transportation such as carpools or buses if available.
Make it so expensive to drive in alone and you will eventually force
the lower income people into these solutions.
Dont charge so much for a parking permit. Have more parking spots
available. DO NOT CHARGE FOR PARKING IN IV!!!!!!!!!!! Free parking at
night and during certain times.
Don't raise parking fees. Staff has not received a cost of living increase or merits. Parking should be for free
Driving is a privilage, so is parking, so pay if you want that privilige
driving is unavoidable. flexibility, heavy loads, frequent
unexpected needs. Parking is currently too expensive, which is
why I park off campus and walk.
Due to the distance of my drive (I live near LA and teach at SB),
most other options aren't really options for me. If there were
some sort of means where I could take advantage of public
transportation, I definitely would. Thanks.
E10 - I would switch to any kind of transport that would
approximate or reduce my trip time, including walk time from the
E4 I ride my bike 4 days a week and drive Friday so I have the
ablity to go out with friends after work. My bike ride home is 1 hour
long so riding home first is not convenient.
E9 and E10 were to happen I would find a new place to work.
E9.I wouldn't pay for a parking permit. I live close enough
that parking on campus is not worth $100, so even though I have a car,
I use it mainly for visiting/picking up friends in the evenings, or on
the weekends. E10. I would switch if added 6-10 min. because to ride my
bike takes 15, and if it added too much, the convience of having my car
wouldn't be greater then the time lose
encourage carpooling and the bus, and take away parking. :-)
enforce permits more
express bus from midtown (say at the State street overpass to
101) to UCSB; the 11 takes 55 minutes to go from my stop to
UCSB. In addition, I get carsick, and stopping and starting
all the way through Goleta and half of Santa Barbara makes me feel sick
by the time I reach my destination.
express buses that leave often, with parking next to bus
stop, so people can drive and park at bus, then take the bus to UCSB-
this would work best downtown and Goleta.
Finding parking plus walking to and from the car takes about half
an hour and at lunch time it makes us practicaly the
prisoners of the campus. After lunch only valet parkings are
available and makes me feel bad to park with valets and not to pay them
at the end of the day. Also the walk from lot 6 to Eng I
involved either walking on dusty contruction site of the road or on the
sandy walk path that you have bring an extra pair of shoes for change.
Finish the parking complex near Engineering II and stop tearing down parking lots
fix mesa road off of los carneros, need more lots for undergrads,
it is outrageous what we pay for parking and still have trouble finding
a spot and how far we have to walk to classes
for faculty, driving and parking on campus are essential. We
bring in a ton of stuff and have to make class schedules at fixed times
and be flexible to make meetings at god knows what time.
Free motorcycle parking seems to be an excellent idea. I have never seen the motorcycle lots more crowded than now.
get rid of all parking for anybody who lives anywhere near
campus, or build some more parking structures. those of us who
MUST drive in (e.g. from Buellton) have no option, and it's not fair to
rape us financially just to make us want to ride on the magical mystery
tour bus, or ride a donkey, or whatever other liberal drivel you are
trying to shove down our throats. for some of us, even a vanpool
is not an option...i have a long, frequently-changing schedule which
rules out anything of that nature. but seriously, if you built my
helipad i'd stop driving to school...my commute from the valley would
be less than 5 minutes!
Give incentives for carpooling or other forms of transportation
(preferred parking spaces, coupons to be used at various vendors around
campus, etc.). Increase frequency of buses to campus (i.e. every 15
minutes rather than every half hour so that if the bus runs late you
can get on one 15 minutes earlier rather than a full half hour earlier
and if one misses the bus it doesn't hurt them as much in terms of
class time missed).
Have a drawing every other year for reasonable priced parking permits. Keep the price
Have an off campus lot that out of town/county commuters can use
for half the price of a permit, then shuttle people to and from the
lot. (similar to the long term airport parking) Make the shuttle
available from 5:30am to 9pm.
Have more van pools running at different arrivl and departure times
having a bus system starting in ventura county that ran all day
would be great. I has to be flexible though. that's the
reason i don't use vanpool.
I almost always drive to IV and then walk to campus. It's a long
walk, sometimes late at night, but I have no interest in paying to park.
I am answering this portion hypothetically, because this is what I will consider doing next year.
I am Disabled, as such I must park on campus as walking for any
distance would make taking classes, etc IMPOSSIBLE. The Parking
permits must take this into account and make exceptions for the
Disabled population. The practice as it is now is a barrior to
disabled students as the cost of a permit is VERY HIGH!!!
I began having my husband drop me off because parking was
impossible on campus and I refuse to give my key to a valet, ever. I
don't use the vanpools because it is more expensive for me to ride than
to have my husband and I both carpool together. My husband doesn't work
on campus but he does work in Goleta, yet travelling together doesn't
count as a carpool for UCSB parking purposes. I would use light rail in
a heartbeat if it were available and ran often enough. UCSB needs to
lower the vanpool rates, add more vans to its pool, and offer a
reliable, safe, and frequent shuttle service from/to off-campus
I believe the quarterly parking permit is already too expensive
for the quality/quantity of parking available. If temporary TAP
permits were to become unavailable, I would plan on working from home
those days which I was not able to use alternative
transportation. I have been able to use the TAP permits to
respond to off-hour emergencies. In the event the TAP permits
were not available, I would not be able to effectively respond to these
type of emergencies.
I bring my dog to work and I wouldn't have gotten a dog if I
couldn't bring her to work. Most (all?) of the alternative travel
options would prevent me from doing that. I grew up in NYC and lived on
mass transit. From my home to UCSB by option other than carpool is just
non-viable because of the geography.
I certainly hope that parking doesn't increase. Rates are
ridiculously high enough as it is for students suffering from
I commute from Santa Maria so a lot of this is not applicable to
me. I am forced to drive alone daily and I would carpool but I don't
know of anyone else here that attends UCSB.
i commute from the san fernando valley every monday, wednesday,
and friday. I do not plan to move closer, rather into santa
monica/west LA area. public transportation is to taxing and such
a great distance, that it is not considered.
I currently work part time because I have small children. I
don't consider using another form of transportation because my
childcare comes to my home and I want to minimize my time away from
home and maximize that time at work. Since my work schedule is
flexible I could probably adjust it fit into a bus schedule if the time
it took to make the commute was nearly the same, but from talking with
neighbors the bus takes twice as long. I would love to ride my
bike but the distance takes me too long.
I didnt know about valet parking. Is that just for staff?
I dislike the valet parking on several accounts: 1. block
you in and are less than helpful when asked to move 2. refused to let
me park in an empty stall b/c he was "saving" it for someone -- last
time i checked parking was first come, first serve!
I do not see any problem. There is always enough parking, and never any traffic delays.
I don't drive very often, mostly when I need my car to drop off
or pick up items from my office. When I do drive, I split between
using TAP permits to park on campus and parking at Goleta Beach or in
IV. I suspect that I would drive even less frequently if IV
institutes parking permits (as suggested) and the police get more
aggressive about Goleta Beach parking. I would hope that if this
does happen, it would encourage others to use the bus or bike more
frequently as well. I do think that for those who don't have
public transit or bike options, there should be some form of satellite
parking (e.g. at the airport long-term parking). This is common
at many other universities around the country and it seems silly to me
that people spend as much time driving around, looking for a space, as
they would to park easily at a satellite location and then take a
shuttle up to campus. Perhaps the University could set up an
arrangement with the county to build a large parking structure at the
site of the old drive-in which would be shared by the airport and the
i don't just have a car just because it is more convenient for me
in going to/from school and the flexibility it gives me in my schedule.
I live in sacramento and with my parents running a business six days a
week, in order to get home, the easiest, cheapest and most convenient
option is to drive myself. if i were to try and use public
transportation to get home it would take 9-10 hours vs. the 6 hours it
takes for me to drive home. i also make frequent trips out of town to
visit friends and family who are up to three hours away. if i could not
bring a car it would make this impossible. i feel as though this aspect
of why people bring cars to college is being completely ignored. it
would be extremely inconvenient if i was not able to drive myself
between home and campus and make it near impossible to go home on
I don't ride my bike because of timing issues and distance,
although I would love to, if I could make it work. It's yucky to have
to change into office apparel when you're all hot and sweaty from
riding 14 miles to work at a fast pace so as to arrive on time. In
addition, one has to come up with two outfits for the day and figure
out how to carry one without getting it too wrinkled. Then you need
time to change when you get there. Spending all this extra time on
clothing forces you to have to hurry on the ride, detracting from the
enjoyment and resulting in more sweat by the time you get there. If the
dress code was relaxed for people who bike to work, this would be a big
incentive. When I've worked in postitions that allowed me to work in
the clothes I put on for my bike ride, I've ridden such distances as
from IV to Montecito and from the top of San Marco Pass to lower
Milpas. I realize the drawbacks of this suggestion, but I believe
others would be encouraged to ride if it meant they could dress down
for work. If I could get up and put on one comfortable outfit for the
day, I'd put up with all the other inconveniences just for the sake of
this new comfort and freedom. I might even enjoy doing my job more. I
could also use the money I save on dress clothes to buy a better bike,
which would make me even more enthusiastic about leaving my car at
home. Faculty members who ride bikes to work are allowed to teach and
attend meetings in shorts. Why should administrative analysts be denied
the same option? Easy access to bike lockers would also be an
I drive to campus on Fridays since I have breakfast with
friends. A high speed ferry from Ventura to the
Goleta pier may be worth looking at, this might take care of the
Southern problem. A few more ucsb vanspool vehicles may be needed
to northern cities (ie Lompoc, Santa Maria, Los Alimos etc).
I drive to school too oftern, considering I live in IV. Next year
I am moving down town and will definately be using the bus more
often. I would definately appreciate a more frequent bus schedule
so that I may switch my predominant mode of transportation. I also like
the shuttle idea. What I don't think is productive would be to
instill parking permits in IV (it's been rumored that this might
happen). Thank you!
I find parking on campus to be convenient. The only
complaint I would have is that there are obviously no parking lots on
one side of the campus. I took the bus my first quarter but found
that for days I really needed my car, I was ending up paying almost as
much in daily parking passes as I would for an entire quarter pass
(even with TAP). The main problem in taking the bus for me was
that frequently there were not enough seats on the bus for all riders
and my balance is not good enough to stand up on a moving bus.
Also, some days I could take just one bus all the way to my stop (at my
previous apartment) and some days I had to take two. I much
prefer the convenience of having my car. Is there any way you
could build another tall structure like the Mesa Structure in coming
I had a long term permit this past year (all 3 qtrs) but it ended
up being in B4. I never used it after my first month of having it
but held on to it in case of an emergency. Next year, I don't
plan on getting one. I may have to purchase an IV Parking Permit
if they're still going to do that, however, as parking is not available
where I live.
I hate taking the bus no matter what, because if you miss your
bus, there is not one available for another hour. Further, the bus gets
you to school either, 15 minutes late or 45 minutes early. It is just a
big f drag! If you want my opinion, the parking permits should
cost less than what they do now, and not go up in price! I would rather
walk to my car if I had to park off campus then wait for a shuttle that
would take more than a half hour to arrive.
I have just switched from driving alone to the vanpool.
I have no choice but to drive. If parking permits went up
drastically or parking were off-campus, I would be forced to withdraw
from school. From my perspective, an improvement would be more (and
more flexible) van pooling from the LA area. THE NEW PARKING STRUCTURE
IS GREATLY NEEDED and will, hopefully, solve a lot of the parking
I haven't had a problem with transportation to campus...don't
increase the permit price, it's high enough already. Some people need
cars because of busy schedules and they shouldn't be punished with
increased parking fees they will be pressured into buying cuz they have
I hope there can be more C-parking lot on the east side of the campus (near the Engineering buildings)
I leave campus at different time from day to day, without
prediction. But it's nearly always after 6pm. So, that part
of the survey may not mean much for me. Bus route #25 runs
every hour (x:20). If there was maybe 1 additional run to UCSB in
the morning (between 7:30 and 8:30) I would take the bus MUCH more
often. For me 7:20am is too early and 8:20 is too late. Taking the bus
does not take any longer than driving and parking for me.
I like to drive my car to campus and will continue to do so because i do not like to be sweaty from riding my bike to class.
I live 1.5 mi from the nearest bus stop down a 2 lane, hilly road
with no shoulder to walk on at the sides. Then the bus is not direct
but requires a transfer to get to UCSB. Travel time is over one
hour. There is no legal parking at the bus stop area either. The
best option I can think of is to have satellite parking with shuttles
to campus. They could operate ~ every 10 minutes from 7:00 - 9:00
AM, 11:30-1:30pm and 4:00 to 6:00pm and during the remainder of the day
and evening on the half hour. The parking fees now charged
should cover the cost of the shuttle and relieve the congestion on
campus. People could opt to park on campus for more money to continue
to utilize the structures and accomodate unusual days.
I live 60 miles from campus (in Santa Paula). Additionally I work
in Camarillo. Hence, it is of utmost importance that I have the freedom
to drive to school then to work as soon as class is over. No other mode
of transport would suffice in my case.
I live in an area where buses do not have good schedules or
routes (Montecito) and I would have to make 2 to 3 transfers.
There is also no van pool to Montecito. If there was some
commuter train I could pick up that would be nice but there is nothing
like that. I live too far to make bicycling a good commute
occasionally. I don't see any other options
i live in lompoc and there is no public bus service to
UCSB. the clean air express is available but its departure and
arrival times don't fit with my schedule at all. I would prefer
there be a late am bus and a later pm bus than currently exists.
I live in Ojai and already spend too much time commuting. I will
try to go to TTh classes from here on. I don't know what I would do if
either price or time were increased by much. I might stop working and
go to school full time to get finished more quickly.
I live in VenturaCounty (Oxnard), and the only reasonable means
of transportation is by car for me. I would like to see the metro rail
extended to Goleta.
I live off of Stork Rd. and used to bike to and from campus
mostly during Fall and Spring quarters. During Winter, I've recently
gotten parking permits. Due to health reasons and a significant change
in what and how much I take to campus, I have been purchasing quarter
permits all year this year. Suddenly, Spring quarter comes up and I am
told that my address was not valid to buy a permit. When I tried to
figure out what the deal was, I tried the phone numbers provided they
just gave me the run around. I went to the office and the lady there
bluntly said there was nothing she could do. She was cold and not
welcome to listening to reason, nor did she offer any explanation for
my situation. Now, not only did this sudden change in policy catch me
by surprise, but my neighbors across the street had valid permits. I
think there needs to be more parking spaces, of course, but it has to
be assumed that there are parts of Isla Vista that cannot bike to
school when it rains. Therefore, on rainy days it is near impossible to
find parking. I understand more buildings are overtaking parking lots
and funds are scarce, but I think it is a problem that should be placed
as a priority. I also have gotten tickets while picking up equipment or
dropping things off by the Film Studies office in Elison building.
There definitely needs to be more than one loading spot, and after a
certain hour we should be allowed to park in there. Due to the nature
of our projects, we often are leaving campus after midnight and park
right by Elison as a matter of convenience.
I lived on campus last year and will so again next year so many
of these questions were hard to evaluate, but either way, I would still
drive and do not like public transportation, it is too inconvenient.
I noticed that your survey did not specifically ask how many have
children who attend a Goleta/SB school who live outside of the
Goleta/SB district. I think this is an area to explore and it is
my reason for using my own car. Also, some of my thoughs
for possible option to look into, if not already: Direct bus
transportation from Solvang (also areas such as Ventura, etc) to
Dos Pueblos (RT) for students who attend DP from outside the Goleta/SB
district A metro link or buses transportation
availability from Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Carp, Ventura, Oxnard,
etc to Amtrak Station, then have UCSB shuttle pick up every 10-15
I occasionally drive for all the reasons listed above, but I have
to say that I hate it! There is so much construction! Parking
availability is terrible in the middle of the day, so I can't really
leave at lunch anyway. Plus, I have gotten tons of door dings, scrapes,
and dents in my car from parking on campus! The bus is pretty
convenient but I'm lucky and get to bike--that's cheaper than bussing
I prefer to take the bus, provided that it runs every 15
minutes. It takes me more than 1/2 hour to get to UCSB by bus, I
don't mind the distance as much as I mind the delay in catching the bus.
I rarely drive but it suits me to come in sometimes in the
evening or at weekends or if I am leaving after work to go on a trip.
So the Parking permit is already too expensive for me and I like to
I relie heavily on the use of my own automobile because I am a
mother who needs the use and flexibilty of immediate transportation to
reach my child and assume the duties involved aside from being a
student at UCSB.
I suggest that incentive programs consider promoting small change
rather than sweeping lifestyle changes. For example, the TAP program
grants only a few car passes per quarter and that's not enough to make
the program doable for many people. Approaching the problem from the
opposite direction, if most folks left their cars at home just one day
a week (or even every 2 weeks) it would make a noticeable difference
overall, and be a more reasonable behavior change for most people.
Instead most incentive programs have a real "all-or-nothing" attitude,
which makes them less of an viable option.
I take the bus when possible and drive only when necessary
because of other obligations, so in answering E10 I assumed that it was
necessary for me to drive.
I think expanding parking spaces to the East side of campus would
be the most important thing - with all the construction going on near
the Engineering Sciences building, it is forcing me to park at the Mesa
structure since the Campbell hall lot is always full after 9am. A
structure near the East entrance would solve all my parking problems.
I think if there were UCSB buses that only traveled between
campus and I.V., Goleta, and Ellwood that ran on the every half hour
from early until late that students had to only pay a small fee would
I think parking is already expensive but I don't know what else I
could do. I have as tight schedule and have to be at work several
days directly after class, and those are generally the days when i will
not carpool-because I don;t have enough time.
I think Parking is bad. I've spent a lot of time trying to
park and waiting for an open spot in the lot. Also, the parking
lots closest to campus are not available for students, the ones who pay
for the parking lots. I have to park on the other side of campus,
after paying over $300 out of my pocket, after paying too much to go to
school, and walk 10 minutes to class. If someone put a little
time and effort into planning a suitable layout for parking, then it
would be much appreciated by the students who don't live in Isla
Vista. I am pretty sure you know the maximum students allowed at
UCSB, so make enough parking spots close to campus for this max. # of
students, and build it. Doesn't sound that complicated to me,
especially after the price paid for tuition. The reason for my
bitterness is because I pay my own tuition and have worked throughout
my college career.
I think that having a shuttle from off-campus parking would be
great if it keeps the price of parking down and allows for more public
transportation. We need more public transportation from outlying
area like Ventura and Montecito.
I think that the new parking lot near the sciences will be a
great addition, because being a science major I have had to walk or
bike across campus from the mesa structure for the past two years, so
it is as if I pay for a permit but am still parking really far from my
I think that UCSB needs to put in another multi-level parking
stucture instead of one of the regular lots on the other side of campus
from the existing parking structure.
I think with regards to only off campus parking that would be far
ridiculous by all means. Its bad enough that a parking permit for a
commuter costs so much when in fact the person may only be on campus
two days a week. In my opinion the parking services seem to be getting
very money greedy and as each year goes by they find more and more ways
to add to their vast pool of cash, and yet they complain that funds are
limited. Where does the line get drawn!
I travel 85 miles here. I would consider Amtrak if there
was a campus shuttle. I would love to use vanpool except that it
leaves campus too early in the afternoon.
I used to take the bus all the time. But my route (15X) is
ONLY available during main school quarters. It does not run at
all during summer, spring break, winter break. In the end I was
spending so much money on one-day permits for these periods, it was
cheaper to buy an ongoing quarterly permit! I would prefer to ride the
bus, but how do I get here outside of school quarters? I have to work
all year round! The problem is that the 15x is suposed to be the
"SBCC shuttle", so when both SBCC and UCSB are not in session, it does
not run. But not everyone who takes that route is a student!
I usually get dropped off on campus in the morning, then bus to
downtown Santa Barbara at night to pick up the car and drive home.
I usually have my partner drive me to campus if I missed the bus
to campus or if I need a ride home and the bus doesn't come for another
hour. I filled out this part in terms of getting rides to campus rather
than driving a car myself.
I want to be able to continue to drive my motorcycle to campus everyday if need be. I need the flexibility.
I want to take the train but need transportation from the train station to campus.
I wanted to do the vanpool but I was never contacted and the
information I received was not very detailed. I think if students
were better informed about these different alternatives of
transportation, they would definitely be willing to use them rather
than drive themselves.
I wonder who designed these off-base questions about "regular
schedule": Faculty do NOT have a regular schedule, that's the problem!
And re. E9: A parking permit is a necessity & any fee increase is
simply a salary reduction. Re. E10: The real answer is that if you make
driving difficult, people would only come in to teach & otherwise
work at home -- too bad for the students & those who'd see the
University as an interactive enterprise. I like to be on campus 5-6
day/week but almost feel like that's unwanted.
I work full time and the bus takes an hour to get downtown when i
leave campus. I work till ten at night and the bus ride home I can miss
and have to wait too long for the next bus.
I work long days, often into the evening, and don't like the idea
of using a bus that would leave me off at the downtown terminal.
I would appreciate the addition of more flexibility with parking
permits, i.e., approving more requests for quarterly parking permits
within Isla Vista. I like to have as many transportation options
available as possible, so that I can choose the one that is most
convenient at any given time, rather than be forced to pay hourly
parking fees or use an alternate method of transportation.
I would consider taking the bus if there was a stop on the other
side of campus (on the engineering side). It takes too long to
ride the slow bus and then walk all the way across campus.
I would consider the bus, but the ride home (15 minutes in a car) is 40 or more mintues.
I would get another job if things got significanly worse here!
I would like to take the bus more, but it does not leave
frequently enough and the bus station circle is far from where I work
I would LOVE to take the bus, and have in the past (as a graduate
student). But there is no convenient route from my home, the
fastest taking over an hour, and running only once an hour. As I teach
on campus, I cannot afford to be late, and the duration of the trip
makes taking the bus impractical.
I would suggest that all future buildings be required to provide
adequate parking for the average capacity of the building within a five
I wouldn't mind parking off campus and riding my bike to class and around campus and in IV.
I'd like to ride my bike a few days a week, but it would cost me
my time and effort. I'd like to see UCSB offer some kind of
incentive....but what? Scrip that could be exchanged for
I'd love to see a local train from the Ventura area to campus,
with multiple stops along the way. Then of course a shuttle service to
campus from the Los Carneros stop would be necessary.
If I cannot get to my child if she is sick, then UCSB in not a
good work environment. Rather than change transportation an
option for E10 should be to find another job. I used to
bike. It added 15 minutes to my trip home. I would not be
able to bike to daycare so I would have to bike home and then drive in
the case of an emergency and for daily childcare. Bus service is even
less practicle for a working Mother.
If I could be "on the clock" (paid) for the extra time shuttling
from an off-campus lot added, and if I didn't have to pay for parking,
I'd gladly take the shuttle.
If it is more than 20 minutes, it would be faster to park in IV and walk to campus.
If more regular bus service and more varied time intervals was
offered I would take the bus. Also, I am occasionally on campus until
10pm-2am and there are no bus services then, which is a big part of why
I drive myself to and from school.
If possible make the undergraduate commuter permit cheaper.
If the bus did not do a 45 minute loop, I would consider
it. I don't live near the UC and expect to take the same time it
takes from out of town. I have a child in school and am not OK
with being unable to leave immediately when I am needed.
If the campus made it financially beneficial to me to ride my
bike more, i.e. pay as you go parking permit, I would probably ride in
a little more.
If there was a frequent shuttle bus through Isla Vista (that
stopped for example on Camino Corto) I would use it. I sometimes
bike but since I am the primary child picker-upper I usually drive
(it's a little too far to walk my kid home from UCSB).
If there was a shuttle that ran every 15 minutes and had stops
around campus (not just the bus loop); with one going to Married
Student Housing, and another going into the outer IV area (near
Franscisco Torres) and down to Hollister and then back to campus, I
think you'd find more people taking the shuttle. However, you
have to have a shuttle at every stop, every 15 minutes, like they do in
large metropolitan areas. If a shuttle comes every 30 minutes,
the wait becomes so long that driving becomes a necessity. This
is why MTD struggles -- the wait is TOO LONG. Convenience is the
major consideration for most people.
If there were a train schedule between Carpinteria and Goleta, I would use it.
If UCSB charged to park on a DAILY basis (regular permit would be
for XX number of days of parking), then people would have more of an
incentive to NOT drive. Currently with the huge disparity between
owning a monthly permit ($35) and paying daily ($7) the incentive is to
own a monthly permit. If a person owns a monthly unlimited parking
permit, there is no incentive to carpool, bus or bike on a limited
basis. Having a permit with a limited number of days of parking would
give a person a financial incentive to NOT drive occasionally, and
maybe that person could gradually shift to other modes of
transportation, or at least not drive daily.
If UCSB provided a car for the occasional off campus trip in an
emergency (e.g. if my daughter gets sick or hurt at school and I need
to pick her up, if I have to go pick up a visitor from the airport) the
rigidity of the bus would be mitigated. Also, before my daughter
going to school was an issue, my schedule was much more flexible and I
tried to use the bus, but was frustrated that it doesn't run late
enough. I run experiments. Sometimes I need to follow an
experiment into the night. I don't necessarily know in advance if
it will work and therefore I can't plan when I will have to stay
late. Knowing that I couldn't catch a bus after 11pm (or so) made
me switch to driving.
if ucsb provides low cost shuttles for off campas parking i would be more likely to park off campas.
if you don't have room, STOP admitting so many new students
If you have to take kids to daycare you're stuck. I
wouldn't mind parking off campus more cheaply if there were constant
shuttles. But if you have daycare call and say your kid is sick
and it takes 30 minutes to get to your car, it doesn't work. parking
and driving issues are other reasons to have much better quality, much
more accessible daycare ON CAMPUS, not miles away.
I'm in TAP and pay daily/hourly parking, so the monthly permit
cost question e9 doesn't apply. Having the in-car-parking meters
available to grad students would be a big improvement, so we don't have
to guess how long we'll be parked, and so that we can still park in S1
lots without buying a monthly permit.
I'm not sure if it is possible, seeing as the MTD isn't part of
UCSB, but I would definitely take the bus if it were more
convenient. If there were more buses, more routes, more (and
closer) bus stops, and if the buses were run much more
frequently. Perhaps UCSB could see about getting an MTD bus that
was specifically JUST for going between campus and houses in Goleta,
with frequent trips and more bus stops? If UCSB can't do anything
about the buses, then building more parking structures would help,
especially over near where the new Mesa parking structure is.
I'm pretty satisfied now; if parking permit fees go up substantially, I'll have to consider something else.
Improve bus schedules. I would consider taking the bus;
however, with the current bus schedules, it would take me more than an
hour to get to UCSB. When I drive alone, it takes 15
minutes. I do plan to bike occasionally.
Improve parking for graduate students. I don't want to come
to work at all when it involves hunting for parking, parking far away,
and a lengthy walk to and from my workplace.
Improve salaries at UCSB so that staff could afford to live in the area rather than have to commute so far every day. :)
In experimental science, schedules often vary by the day given
the nature of the experiments. I cannot usually predict when I will
finish, and when I come in is largely dependent on the results of the
previous day's experiments. This makes carpooling difficult, and also
bike riding, when work frequently goes into the night.
In response to question E9, I might liken the scenario to one in
which a woman is raped by two overpowering men. Another woman is
raped identically by 3 overpowering men. How awful, but is there
a difference between 2 and 3? Rape is rape. Fee
increases? Parking permit costs are already rape.
Increase the number and locations of available motorcycle parking spaces
Increasing parking permit cost only makes parking available to
the more well off in the ucsb student community. There are, in
fact, only a limited amount of parking permits available on campus as
it is, so the cost of the permits shouldnt influence the amount of lone
drivers to the ucsb campus. This leads me to believe that the
only plausible reason for permit fees in the first place is for ucsb
monetary benefit (one among many) and has very little to do with
control of the type of transportation to and from ucsb. That
being stated, bus transportation in general is too much of a hassle for
most ucsb students who have the money to drive and find parking in isla
vista or on campus because of time and convenience. A student
needs a car to drive to the store for groceries or go to the movies and
so it is convenient for that same student to use it for school
transportation. Carpooling doesnt work due to vastly differing
school schedules and increasing any type of car fee does not discourage
lone drivers it simply adds another monetary hardship to the already
over-taxed ucsb student.
Instead of qtr/annual permits, implement a "pay per day" system
for ALL users. Current system makes it too easy/convenient to use one's
vehicle daily and doesn't foster incentive to use other methods of
transportation on those days when such fits into one's schedule.
Alternatively, implement process where one who purchases qtr/annual
permit under current system, could receive "daily credits" to apply
against cost of next qtr/annual permit purchase, or receive some other
type of incentive for using another form of transportation (something
akin to this is in place for carpools . . . why not apply to other
forms such as biking, bus, etc.). In other words, there needs to be
some type of reasonable/workable incentives available for ALL forms of
alternative transportation and available for ALL UCSB commuters on a
fair/equitable basis. In my mind, this is the only way to induce change
. . . well, this, and for the P&T committee to stiffen their spine
and not cave-in to the demands/gripes/etc. of our "esteemed and
it seems like the faculty spots are more often than not empty
when i need a spot.... the faculty parking is often prohibited to C
permits from super early to 9:00 at night..... from 4:00 to nine the se
spots are never full also, i drive every time i go to school...
and i dont notice a problem in UCSBss transportation... in fact i think
the amount of parking and traffic is stellar compared to other colleges
ie city college and UCLA
It would be best to have more convenient motorcycle parking, (by
the Engineering 2 building) and smoother/safer roads to ride on, THEN I
would consider commuting on a motorcycle. As it is, the patched up
roads are too unsafe for unsure riders and the areas near our building,
(Lot 11) have unsafe crossings at 5pm when everyone speeds around the
curve well over 25 mph!
It would be much better if the bus schedules were shifted in such
a way that they arrive 8-10 minutes before the hour instead of 10-15
minutes after the hour. Also, not many bus lines run as often
during or around lunch time. It will be much more convenient for the
people who wants to go back home during lunch time.
Ive been driving to campus everyday because I had surgery on my
knee. If I did not have a handicap pass, driving to school would
not be an option because the parking problem is horrible. I
rarely see an open spot that is not a handicap spot.
Just please don't start making us pay to park in the streets of
IV. We already struggle with bills enough being poor students. And, our
parents are already struggling enough with the tuition increases. Come
Keep the stacked parking and add to other lots if needed. It is a
good way of providing affordable, flexible on-demand parking. The
valets are curtious. I like knowing I can arrive a little late if
needed and still find a place to park. I pretty much have curtailed all
mid-day errands off campus but that is OK...I exercise on campus
instead and do errands after leaving campus.
Keep up the good work....this is an important issue that affects us all and I hope the survey yields productive information.
light rail alongside 101
lower cost of permits for people who commute from out of town or offer a carpool program or bus transportation from other towns
Lower permit costs.
Make it clearer on where it is okay to park and where it isn't.
Make parking cheaper! Stop stealing our
money!!!!!!!!! We pay enough just to go to school there.
You are constantly giving invalid tickets also--for example--tickets
for not parking in ONE stall, when sometimes it is not possible due to
OTHER cars...or if stalls are not even marked...THAT SUCKS...STOP
GIVING STUPID TICKETS LIKE THAT ESPECIALLY WHEN SOMEONE GIVES A WITNESS
TO VOUCH FOR THERE PARKING JOB--STATING THAT IT WAS WITHIN THE MARKED
STALL!!!!!!!!!! UCSB is SO GREEDY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Make parking structures on campus. They do not take much
space across the lot, they are just taller. If the university has
money to make a new Arbor, then they should consider something more
important to students such as suitable parking.
Make S or A parking permits more readily available to students. I
always have to resort to buying a parking spot with the machine
everyday which costs up to $3 or $4 a day and sometimes I accidentally
go over the alloted time by 20 or 30 minutes and get a $30 ticket.
Make the permits cheaper, add more parking structures like Mesa
Parking Structure, give more than 6 TAP free parks, lower the cost on
parking meters back down to 25 cents per 15 minutes. Don't remove
parking in order to build more buildings unless you are going to
provide a parking structure somewhere else!
Many of us have to drive alone due to distance from UCSB,
different schedules quarterly, driving to and from work in between
classes. Three other people live in Lompoc who are students at
UCSB (who I know). Not one time in any quarter were we able to
coordinate our classes such that we could car pool.
more A spaces. don't let goleta put stoplights on 217.
More convenient, express route.. publish the schedule in the nexus.. more non faculty lots closer to class
More frequent and regular bus service. Bus schedules often
unreliable except in peak commuter hours so not great for those of us
who may arrive mid day and leave late.
More frequent busses leaving later at night, improved Isla Vista
safety and quality of living so I could live there and do without a car
(I live downtown because IV is unsafe, overpriced, and does not offer
good jobs within biking distance). Long distance transportation
is also a factor since even if I lived in IV I'd need a car to get home
to Sacramento once in a while; driving is the best option since the
train takes 11 hours, the bus isn't much faster, there's no easy
transportation to LAX and flying out of SB airport is very
expensive. If there was off-campus parking with a shuttle I'd
expect permits to cost a lot less. I am grateful for the 30
minute parking spaces centrally located on campus available at all
times for C permit holders because as an art student they make it
possible for me to unload heavy things and run quick errands on
campus. This survey only allowed for "big factor" and "small
factor"-- a medium factor choice should have been available as
More frequent express buses to the Santa Barbara Mesa and other locations
More frequent shuttles/buses to campus with sheltered stops along the way.
More metered spots and more spots in the heart of campus, not
just around the outside. If I want to go to the Ucen I have to
park in the mesa structure and walk for 20 minutes.
More Parking closer to classes
More parking is needed for Staff. Students should not have as many parking spots as they do.
MORE PARKING LESS COST!!!!! build more parking
structures, where the ucen/on campus parking lots are could be way more
cost effect in terms of parking, if instead of building 10 new
buildings and recruiting less student population... lets build
another parking garage on top of the new one thats going
up... and make it 3$ all day to park, that would be great
:-) but that would happen only in my dreams...
more parking lots and stop charging so much!!!!!
more parking lots closer to classes. reduce fees.
More parking multi-level structures
more parking services!
More parking spaces
More parking, cheaper parking, free (or very cheap) shuttles from
UCSB to locations in Goleta (Calle Real and Camino Real) at lunch time
or other times during the middle of the day.
More S spaces available near offices and lower parking
costs. It's disappointing that we have to pay so much to go to
MORE STUDENT PARKING!!! I shoudn't have to take a bus or shuttle
to get to school and I shouldn't have to live in the pit they call IV
just to avoid transportation costs.
More vanpools? Bus schedules that run early (5 AM) in the
morning and later at night (after 10PM)? Really look at ways to
improve transportation options for the huge amount of people that
commute from out of town (Ventura/Lompoc/Buellton). These are the
people that are spending much more money on fuel and parking.
These are the people more likely to change their transportation habits
because they have more invested. These are the people that can't
afford housing in Santa Barbara/Goleta and can't afford rising parking
fees and costs of fuel. These are the people ready to make a
My answer to E10 is so elastic because i drive only when i don't want to wait another half-hour for the next bus.
My only form of transportation is a motorcycle. UCSB has taken
some good steps to make this a viable alternative form of
transportation. I don't know how well publicized the benefits of
motorcycling to campus are, but I'm glad they recognize the space and
fuel saving aspects of this type of transportation. Improvements
would be to adjust the stop light sensors to detect motorcycles. (esp.
at the intersection of El Colegio and Ocean road.) The bus
system would be more useful if the cost wasn't so high. I can pay
$0.20-$1.00 for gas to get most places in the area on my own schedule,
or $1.25 for a bus pass and have to deal with the wait for the bus.
My responses in the fill-in questions above may not represent my
situation accurately. I live on campus, but I have a part-time
job in Santa Barbara proper. The hours I can work are limited by
my class schedule and the business schedule of my employer. The
reason I cannot use the bus is that it takes too long -- not that the
ride takes too long, necessarily, but that it takes too long from the
point where I leave my room to the point where I arrive at my
job. The bus only comes every half hour. This is not
frequent enough. With a car, if I finish lunch at 1:05 I can be
at work by 1:25. If I have to wait for the bus, I will still be
sitting at the bus stop at 1:30. The bus schedule does not match
my schedule. Moreover, I can't even TAKE the express bus because
my destination is not the transit center (it's on upper State Street
near Las Positas). If there were a bus that came every ten
minutes and would take me to the corner of Las Positas and State, I
would not need my car. I would use this bus even if it took, say,
25-30 minutes, instead of the 15 or so it would take me to drive in my
car. It is simply not feasible, however, for me to wait 20
minutes for a 35-minute bus-ride each way. On Mondays I can leave
no earlier than 1:20 and must be back no later than 5:00. I am
hugely in favor of public transportation, but the buses need to run
about 3 times more often and must more efficiently service a vastly
greater number of stops before they become a viable opti
my round trip is 85 miles per day. i am not aware of any
other mode of transportation in to school available to me. are
My schedule changes every quarter. This quarter, I come to
campus at 10:30, and then leave at 12:15 on Mondays &
Wednesdays. Then, I come back to campus at 4:30, and leave at
6:15. The survey did not allow me to enter two trips to campus on
the same day, so I put the second trip to campus (the afternoon trip),
on Tuesdays & Thursdays. If you can fix this manually, please
do. I wanted to get the extra trips on the survey, even though
they are on the wrong day.
My schedule changes throughout the year. I would heavily
consider carpooling with another staff member if I could maintain my
flexibility in schedule, so if some days I needed to drive myself
because I knew it would be a longer day than normal, if I could have a
limited number of drive alone trips. However, this kind of
information concerning such programs have been inconsistent so I don't
know if I would get free parking passes or not, depending on the
program I chose.
my spouse and I are both employed at ucsb. between us we have 1
parking permit, and 2 TAP passes (as a carpool). 90% of the time, we
share a bicycle, and one rides the bike to work, and the other rides
the bike home. This provides a) flexibility to have a car at work in
case one us needs to leave mid-day, b) excercise, and c) free parking
for the second car when both are at ucsb.
My work requires that I travel by car multiple times per day so a car is required.
Offer "rebates" and/or discounts to people who would otherwise
drive. Stanford University has a great program for dissuading
single drivers; including preferred carpool parking slots, rebates for
biking in, and "offsets"/"rebates" [money] for taking alternative modes
Offer a shuttle system for people that do not live in the Santa Barbara area, such as Lompoc, Ventura, Carpenteria.
Offer an off-campus shittle to Goleta areas during the day.
Check out "The Hop" offered in Boulder, Colorado and the CU
campus. It is cheap with the convenience of leaving campus for
Open the gate between Phelps Road and Storke Family Housing. This
is a direct rout for people in the Ellwood Area that would save at
least 3-5 miles a round trip, and hundreds of gallons in gas per year.
Oppose further construction in Goleta and Santa Barbara Develop
light rail from outlying towns. Raise cost of parking. Reduce number of
parking spaces. Remove parking and roads in the interior of campus.
answers to E3: I do not know where bus stop is located near
I do not know where bus stops are located at UCSB Other answers
to E4: I enjoy
I can smoke while I drive!!!
other reasons to drive alone: work late on campus and don't like
biking thru IV late on weekends because of drunk driving/biking/etc
Parking in SB is not easy and I think UCSB does an outstanding
job. I have never had trouble finding a spot to park, any day at
Parking is ridiculous on campus and in the surrounding community.
People are often forced to park illegally and get tickets, and even
staff members like myself can often not afford to park on campus. Staff
permits should be paid for by the university and parking should be
readily availaible. Parking can be a very bad start to a morning at
work and leads to a level of job dissatisfaction.
Parking is terrible! That would be one of the influential
reasons. I think UCSB is making parking very difficult in order
to have drivers use other means of transportation.
Parking is too crowded and too expensive. Limited entrances
onto campus make traffic bad. A carpooling network would be very
Parking Rates for staff need to stay what they currently are as
long as there are no or nominal raises due to the State Budget.
Parking lots need to be planned for and built BEFORE Research Buildings
are built on top of perfectly good existing lots to begin with. When
Research Buildings are built on top of existing parking lots, the lot
replacement funds need to come from the funds that are paying for the
new Building and not from the pockets of regular employees and
Partner with other agencies to build light rail or other high speed transportation from the south and north.
PAy employees accordingly so that they could live close enough
totake advatage of the alternate methods of trans. Valet parking
is unavailable unless you work 8:00-5:30pm A lot of campus is here
earlier and later than this and so we need to walk across campus in the
dark to the police station to get keys...everyday! If we were to use
this. Build new parking structures before building over the
existing ones! The campus is growing, students, faculty and
staff...the staff, faculty, and even some students, can no longer
afford to live close by...busses from Ventura, Lompoc, Santa Maria and
Santa Ynez Valley(if avaialable at all) are not conveiniently timed for
a lot of staff and the number of seats does not increase often... so
more people have to drive...it takes just one emergency with a carpool
partner to sour that experience(being 40 miles form home with an infant
and a toddler and no way to get home if something happens???
Frightening experience... so more people opt to drive themselves...and
the number of parking spaces available decreases every quarter.
People who live in IV (or within a 3 mile radius of campus)
should not be allowed to drive in and not given a permit. One Example:
People from IV drive in to campus and park there to work out at the rec
center. They should bike to the gym if they want a work out.
People like me who commute for over 1.5 hours a day for school should
be the only ones given permits. For the occaisional rainy day, the
temporary parking meters are enough for those who live in IV. Simply
raising the price of permits will not solve the problem. That
will discourage people like me who really need to drive (because I have
no access to buses, trains, etc) from buying one. Raising the
prices of permits will only cut into parking permit revenues.
please make more parking for students near the engineering buildings.
Prekids my wife and I both rode in every day (Rain or
shine). With 2 kids in school and childcare (here on campus)
until 5 pm each day we can't afford to spend 30 min to get home (~5
miles out) and still have time to do homework eat dinner have
baths... I don't know about postkids, we will be well into our
50's by then- car communting is likely to always be a big part of
getting to work for us.
price is horrible, ticket enforcment is nazi like
Promote home offices, telecommuting.
Provide monthly passes for ucsb staff/faculty for free.
Reduce admin. overhead for people who want to get bus passes. Make them
available at several spots on campus. UCSB helps little with
housing for their staff, so at least they could support staff with
transportation. Increase bus frequency and coverage (and don't
make this dependent on students being in town (e.g. school year). Add a
tramway between UCSB-SB (I can dream, can I?) Ok, add a shuttle that
leaves every 20mins during the week (not only 8-5pm). Bus sizes can be
adapted for the early/late hrs, so that costs can be
reduced. Provide ways to do split modes of transportation
more easily. Some days I do several errands after leaving school where
I need the car. Some days I could use the bus, but I would need to pay
double for a parking permit and bus pass.
provide more convenient parking lots for the c permit
Provide more inlets into the university, also more frequent bus
schedules as the day progresses I find it hard to catch a bus after any
of my classes to get to work on time. Otherwise I would take the
metro over driving my car because it saves on gas and also on the
expensive parking permits.
Provide more literature on ride-share programs and setup a
shuttle system that people can enroll in to get from their home to
school without having to stop at several bus stations. For
example, a shuttle could stop along Hollister Rd at the Santa Barbara
Shores entrance, then at Entrance Road, and again at Pacific Oaks if
there are people whom would use the service at each stop and the only
stops would be for people signed up for the service.
Provide more parking on east side of campus. The parking
structure under construction will help some, but its 600+ parking only
a fraction of what is needed. Lots that have turned into
buildings held many more vehicles than that prior to them being turned
into buiding. Charge fee to all buildings that displace parking
spaces that are sufficient to replace the amount of parking spaces
displaced in an area near the displaced parking spaces. Parking
space maintenance is one thing but charging commuters year after year
for parking is rediculus. I've been on campus since 1973.
During that time I've had to pay a fortune in parking fees to the point
where it's getting to be rediculously expensive. After 30 years
of paying parking fees, I would expect to own a space by now not have
to spend ages hunting for one.
provide more parking spots so that parking fees may be kept the
same (as opposed to raising them) and get rid of IV parking permits
(that is THE WORST idea i have EVER heard in my 4 years here!)
Provide some sort of forum (website, etc.) where students who
don't live in IV can find people to share rides with. Make copies of
bus schedules readily available around campus or easily accessible from
the UCSB website (currently, a person who wants a schedule has to wait
for a bus to get it). Also, give students easy access to SB/ Goleta
bike route maps. Provide incentives for people who make an effort at
sharing rides (cheaper parking or better parking locations) or using
alternate transportation, because it isn't an easy thing to do, but if
enough people are inspired to try something different, it will be
better for all commuters.
Providing a frequent shuttle back and forth to Isla Vista is the
single most helpful thing UCSB could do. My students tell me
Providing better security for bikes would motivate more people to
ride rather than drive to school. I would prefer to ride my bike
but I am afraid it will get stolen. I also think a tues/thurs
parking permit is a good idea. I would buy that if it was
put some parking lots that are CLOSE to campus and that are CLOSE
to the isla vista residence. the only way to get to the library from
isla vista is a long ride down from dp to el colegio and then to ocen
drive, take that past the 217 adn the swing and pull in to a lot that
isn't even for the students. more people are driving, add more parking
closer to things, that would be my suggestion.
Question 8: My reason for NOT EVER taking the bus in the fall and
winter is the need to walk 1/2 mile across downtown after dark
(evenings). This would be alleviated by a 25c/trip to-the-door
shuttle. In general: I plan to use TAP during from June - end of
daylight savings time. Errands and shopping can easily be
rescheduled, but doctor, dentist, optometrist, and other vital
appointments cannot be worked around using the bus, so periodic daily
permits are critical to me.
Question E10: Having a shuttle would require 1 hour
loading/unloading zones close to all buildings for transportation of
items. It doesn't indicate what other options would be available
to switch to, and how these would provide less of a delay than the
off-campus parking. My current travel time is about 5
minutes. This question makes no sense. Are you saying you
will send a shuttle past my house to make the delay less? Are you
going to park on the surface streets in my neighborhood? Question 7:
Choices don't describe problem. It's not flexibility, it is
variability. Many times I need to be here before 7:30am, or leave
after 6:00pm. I won't know until 1/2 hour before, when problems
occur at work.
Question E-3: Bus is too expensive. I would gladly take the
bus if it weren't so expensive. I have enough days where I have
to drive (errands or going to work out after work) that I still have to
buy the parking pass so riding the bus at $2.00 a day doesn't save me
much money. I find that when I'm taking city college classes and
have the free pass I ride the bus a lot. I'm used to much less
expensive bus passes elsewhere.
Quit getting rid of all the parking lots before you have new parking structures built.
Raise the cost of parking.
Raise the parking fees but only in conjunction with a viable,
efficient bus service with more frequent routes and flexible
Reduce parking costs on the outer perimeters. Increase
parking costs in the main campus area. Provide more and better bus
services. Provide more facilities for bicycles.
Send us information about specific bus routes and times--or have it as a link on a website.
Shuttle seems inconvenient-- might as well just take the bus if I am going to rely upon someone else's schedule.
Shuttles from bus circle to surrounding buildings and shuttles from buildings to bus circle.
Since I teach a lot, my schedule varies by day and by quarter. I
drive mostly because of the flexibility, but I could see myself taking
the bus at least some days during each quarter. The problem is that I
have to pay for the parking permit for the full quarter anyway, so
what's the point of taking the bus since I already paid to park?
Perhaps if there was a pro-rated sort of parking system, I'd be more
inclined to take the bus.
Some of the questions did not pertain to me. My answers
would vary for different reasons such a stopping at the store for milk
or taking an evening class downtown, going to visit Mom or pick up kids
for a weekend visit. Hard to say how perfect the survey is for
me. I usually park in a handicapped space, although there are
days I don't need it. I feel that I am freeing up more spaces for
regular parking if I do this. I think more parking structures
around campus would be a plus. I was delighted when Parking
Services began charging for parking at night and on the weekends.
So many people don't take jobs here b/c they have to pay for parking
and the price to too high. It was $5 a month when I began
here. In 24 years it has gone up $40. Ouch!
Some questions I could not answer because the options did not
apply to me. The options for "how important are these stops" were
too extreme. Improvement. I like the bike paths. The
rule that one must push one's bike across the intersection of El
Colegio and Stadium Rd is offensive. I heard someone got a fine
for that once. How regrettable. In the absence of visible
police I will only obey that rule when there is a sign to cars that say
"push cars across intersection." Indeed a sign for cars on
Stadium Rd. saying no right turn on red would protect biker and
pedestrian safety better.
Some staff must drive to work. Other modes of transportation are
simply not an option. Charging employees a fee to park is ludricrous.
special parking for commuting students
Speed limits in the parking lots...
Staff and Faculty should not have to pay for parking! Students
ESPECIALLY first year students and students living on campus should not
be allowed to bring cars (note UC Davis thank you) Also, b/c housing is
so accessible to students there is no need to provide parking for them
on campus, they can park in the meter parking if necessary. Staff
and faculty on the other hand have rigid to very flexible schedules
(fac.) and most of staff cannot afford to live anywhere near UCSB and
NEED to commute long hours everyday wasting time and money. The
least the University could do is provide free parking.
Staff should not be allowed to park in the yellow designated
stalls. They park in the Yellow areas when there are open spaces
in the white areas. This limits the parking available for the
students. SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED. IN LOT 21 STAFF PARK IN YELLOW
SPACES SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY LIKE THE PARKING SPACES BETTER. ie.
preceived safer parking for their cars. Check out the corner of
lot 21 at Ocean and ElColegio.
Stop building buildings on existing parking lots. We have enough
buildings to service the campus, and any essential need could be met by
replacing older, low-slung structures with higher buildings on the same
footprint. Transportation to campus would be just fine if only the
parking capacity weren't constantly reduced. The point of this survey
seems to be to probe the willingness of the campus community to stop
driving to campus. That's not the way to solve the parking problem!
Just stop reducing the number of parking spaces on campus.
Stop building new stuctures and eating up the remaining parking
spots... improve bike lanes and areas throughout Goleta and Santa
Barbara (lots of seperate bike paths from city streets). Make bike lots
more accessible and safe with improved security. Make area's for
Staff/Faculty bike parking (seperate from Large student lots).... I
have no peace of mind if I left my bike here. I firmly believe its not
safe and will be stolen or vandalized. I can not trust biking to work
for that reason.
STOP BULLDOZING AND BUILDING OVER PARKING LOTS WHILE NOT PROVIDING ADDITIONAL PARKING AREAS!!
stop pulling out all of the damn parking if you add a
building then add parking for the new people that are going to occupy
the building do not just add people and not add parking It
doesnt take genius to figure this out Have you ever thought that
possibly class attendance could be affected by the fact that it is
either too expensive/inconvenient to get to class I think most people
would agree to pay more to have underground parking
Stop taking away parking lots by constructing new buildings, focus on improving the ones already standing.
stop ticketing for every little thing. give students access to A
and S parking spaces. stop spend money on science buildings while the
rest of us pay upwards of $300 for yearly parking passes to wait for a
spot, be late, walk 10 min to our humanities classes.
The cost of parking is ridiculous. I feel like the
university is taking advantage of the college student. I already
have ridiculous cost of rent, ridiculous cost of books, and now
ridiculous parking. The parking is too limited at too high a
the last section E4 - E10 is problematic for a bike user on the
TAP program, since some of the questions do not really fit (E9, E10)
The metered parking permit (the kind that gives you some number
of hours per month for a reduced rate) is a fantastic idea.
Because I drive only 1-2 days of the week and bike the other 3-4 days,
I would participate in this, but the price/time tradeoff didn't quite
make sense for my situation.
The off-campus shuttle idea sounds good to me, especially if it
keeps the cost of parking down. It's not much of an incentive for
clericals when pay increases go to pay for parking hikes!
the parking permit is too high as is. the high fees are
unreasonable when an individual live too far to bike and such it seems
unfair that they must pay such a high fee more a matter not in their
control. the fees seem as though they are a punishment for living
outside of isla vista when, in fact, many choose not to live their as
it does not offer a suitable environment for many to study and such.
The question above "I tend not to use the bus to UCSB because..."
does not allow for specific enough responses. For example, one of
the responses is "Nearest bus stop is too far away." I would've
liked to check this box, but the physically nearest bus stop to my
house is literally accross the street (at West Canon Perdido and San
Pascual streets), however, that stop is for the Westside route bus, and
is not serviced by the downtown-UCSB direct bus (I think that's the
24x, UCSB Express?), so I'd have to make a couple transfers to get to
UCSB using that bus stop. If I want to catch the 24x, I'd need to
walk 14min from my house to the stop at W. Carrillo and Bath Street,
which for me adds too much time to my commute (once you include the
rest of the stops on the route to UCSB and the walking time from the
Bus Loop to my office near the residence halls).
Another example is the response "I don't feel safe at a bus stop," -
well, I feel perfectly safe walking to and waiting at a bus stop during
the day, but I don't feel too safe walking from the bus stop downtown
to my home at night, in the dark (because I usually go to the Rec Cen
after work, so by the time I get on the bus, it's getting dark, and by
the time I start my walk from the bus stop downtown to home, it is
dark). Also, at certain times during the year, I need to use my
car for travel/transport on-campus, for work. We have
The transportation system is sometime not convenience because
when questions need to be answered and the information provided are
complicated to understand. The parking meter does not make sense
for people who are using it for the first time. More simple
informations need to be provided and the meter stall machine where
people would insert their info in should be easier too.
The valet parking seems like a waste.
thea howard I think the best option is better bus
service. I happen to live on an express route so it is not a
problem for me, but most people do not love close enough to a bus and
the bus ride just takes too long. Also, most people have errands
to run and so need their cars at least some days of the
week. Another important consideration is
housing. If there were more affordable housing in SB for people
who work at UCSB this would save a lot of the transportation
problem. Lastly, mamy more students drive to campus now than in
the past. I am not sure of the reason for this, but it would help
perhaps if there was more free transportation to and from IV.
There is a bus stop right outside my apartment and right outside
my building on campus. Neither I, nor my fiance, take the bus because
the schedule is HORRIBLE. We wouldn't be able to get home at night. We
need a more frequent bus schedule and free bus service during the
summer. I have more flexibility during the summer months to take the
bus but I'm not going to because I would have to pay for it.
There is NO convienent parking for the Science Buildings.
It is at least a ten minute walk each way from the nearest parking lot
to almost all of my classes. The long commute time on top of the
long walking distance leads me to miss class every so often.
There needs to be parking available to the East side of campus, not
just the humanities buildings. Although this was my only year i
had to commute by car, this was VERY frusting, especially at $110 a
There needs to be another multi-level parking garage near the new buildings.
there seems to be a lot of parking available by manzanita village in the csa lots. Are people just too lazy to use it?
There was no option/mention of a commuter train/lightrail from
Ventura to UCSB to Santa Maria with a shuttle pickup to campus from the
Goleta station (frequent during travel peak hours). With low
salaries and more people moving out of the area AND congestion worse on
101 this seem like a good alternative (save time and money). It's
a long term process that UCSB ignores for quick fixes like stack
parking. This place is supposed to be the brains of the area
let's start using them and think long term (100 years!)
Think globally. It's not all about parking. Our bike paths are
substandard. The roads on campus are problematic. The intersections on
the west and northwest of the Mesa structure are a joke.
This entire survey is poorly designed for undergraduate
response. I used to live in Isla Vista and bike to campus.
I have recently moved to Goleta and will be most likely driving from
This survey makes me realize I should bike and bus more. I bought
a bike expressly to commute (4 miles each way) but it takes 15 minutes
longer to bike and another 10 to change clothes when I arrive. I am a
dept chair on a tight schedule. But I also need the exercise. I'll try
to do better than once every two weeks! The bus goes right by my
house, but once an hour, and it moves up my departure time to campus to
a half hour earlier. (7;15 instead of 7:45). But it is so
convenient I shoudl do it more. We are a one-car family by choice, so I
have that added incentive to do public transport--to not leave my
partner stranded at home w/o the car. (He is on medical retirement.) SO
I mainly take the bus or bike when he says he must have the car that
day--but that is not that often.
To accomodate students and improve transportation to campus, a
shuttle from Isla Vista to UCSB would be useful, similar to the system
at other UC's.
UC Riverside's parking permits are 1/3 of the price of ours. Maybe you should see how they keep prices low.
UCSB can significantly improve transportation/parking problems
(as well as other work-life issues) by encouraging supervisors to
support telecommuting and other forms of flex schedules. Given
today's technological resources, there is no reason why every staff
member must travel (sometimes many miles) to be on campus every day
rather than telecommuting one, two, or three days/week. E9/E10:
decision on hypothetical scenarios is based entirely on before/after
work commitments -- child must be dropped off/picked up at different
child-care locations (and times) throughout work-week.
UCSB could change the parking system for those not holding
permits. The current method has quite a few faults; it seems the system
could be simplified by printing out a receipt to act as a permit rather
than simply "renting" a spot for the day. This way daily permit buyers
could leave campus and return and park without paying twice.
UCSB might offer regular shuttles from routes not well served by
busses - perhpas a website could allow users to locate themselves and
their needs to see if a shuttle would be cost effective for the
user. I would gladly pay the full cost of my parking sticker if a
shuttle offered pickup at the nearest intersection.
UCSB should restrict student parking on campus (including
graduate student parking); that would free up more spaces for faculty
and staff. Faculty and staff should have #1 priority for parking
lot spaces. Students could park off campus and be shuttled to
campus. Alternatively, UCSB could restrict student parking to
juniors and seniors. Freshmen and sophomores can walk, bike, or
take the bus. Other campuses restrict student parking privileges
to upperclassmen, so this would not be an undue burden.
Unreasonable cost and inconvenience may cause me to seek employment elsewhere
Usually, I park for free in Isla Vista on Sabado and then walk to
my bike that I keep at IV theater locked up and that saves me money for
a parking permit.
We ned more parking and cheaper too. We pay way too much money
each quarter to attend school and for us to not find parking at times
it is unacceptable. And the parking is too expensive.
We need parking for students around the Engineering 2
building. Apart from being on the opposite side of campus from
the closest "C" parking, there are approximately 75 students studying
in the CAD labs every weeknight until they close at 2:00AM. The
few S and A parking lots nearby are always full at night.
Ideally, I'd buy a pass for C,S,A (I'm a student) if you made it
available for students at an extra charge(many of us would pay up to
$1000 extra to be able to park near the lecture halls) Thanks.
Were there an express bus (one that takes 101 to UCSB and doesn't stop) near the upper State St. on-ramp I would take the bus.
What about light rail, or a train from downtown to the mesa to UCSB?
What about loaner gas scooters, mopeds, use of transportation
vehicles- in cases where you need to go off campus. What about loaner
bikes - if you want to ride to Isla Vista or the beach. We work at this
campus everyday, need a place to relax, more outdoor picnic areas would
be nice, entice us to stay here during the lunch hour. I go to visit my
parents everyday at lunch - they live in the goleta area about 10
minutes away from campus. I have children and in the event of an
emergency I have to feel secure enough that I could get a quick ride
to them in Santa Barbara.
When I cannot find parking the parking meters are the only
option. The single greatest thing that can be done to make my
parking at UCSB more workable is to change the parking meters to not
put a 40 minute limit on the meters. NO CLASS is ever 40 minutes
long and it seems that it is just a ploy for the parking nazis to give
you a ticket. Why not make the limit 2 hours?
When I drove to school, I parked on campus fall quarter and paid
for the expensive permit. But after fall, I didn't get a permit
and would park in IV and walk or skate into campus. I knew where
to park everyday and how early and at what time I needed to arrive to
get a spot.
When I first came to campus I thought $110 was outrageous for
parking, but I have found it is worth it to avoid the hassle of the
bus. Getting to campus on the bus takes 15 min., but getting home
usually takes 45 min. I don't like that I add to pollution, and
that it costs more, but I don't see a better alternative. I would
carpool, but I would lose the flexibility of departure time and making
When I lived nearer to campus, there was a direct route to campus
that ran every hour. It wasn't the most convenient thing in the
world, especially since it stopped running after 6:00pm, but I took it
every day for two years. Since I've moved, using the bus requires
at least 2 transfers and adds SO much time to my travel that the cost
savings isn't worth it.
Where is the promotion of motorcycle riding to work? If
parking is cramped, instead of removing more motorcycle parking on
campus, (which is happening), there should be vigorous campaigning to
get more people on two wheels of all kinds. In Europe, bikes,
(motor or otherwise) are given preference even in places with weather
much worse than ours here in lovely S.B. MORE MOTORCYCLE PARKING!
you must keep in mind that my driving times change every
quarter.also it is difficult to carpool because of every student's
differing schedules, especially students who must take labs late into
You should provide a link to a list of parking lots and numbers.
I don't pay attention to that detail when I park. Question E9 will
result in a policy change, whether that's it intention or not. E8 is
phrased as a yes/no question but the choices don't match. Would have
suggested asking specifically what effect a new parking permit system
in Isla Vista will have on driving habits, considering its been in the
news weekly for the last month.
Your answers are too limited. Often what I really wanted to
choose was not there. I drive because it is faster and more
convenient, but I also stop by and see my mother every day after
work. This would not be an option if I rode the bus. I also
need to be able to pick my daughter up if she gets sick at
school. If the parking gets too expensive I will consider looking
for a different job (not at UCSB). The same is true if the only
parking available was off campus. I'm a long-time UCSB employee
and I resent how my parking options have become so expensive and
limited because the administration chooses to build new structures in
our existing parking lots.
Your survey is not well written in regards to motorcycles, which
are not required to have parking permits, are generally not a carpool
for of transportation and have extremely limited parking areas
already. To improve transportation at UCSB, bus should be
requiered to arrive on time, because i have been penalized in the past
for their incompetence. UCSB should stop it rediculous practice
of build on top of parking lots and should instead build new facilities
off campus. UCSB already rips it students off for their
education, the least they could do is provide parking for them.
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