Infrastructure for biking and walking are essential parts of an active and vibrant campus. Biking and walking provide safe, healthy and environmentally friendly ways to circulate throughout our 1,200-acre campus. On Monday, we dedicated the Hopkins Drive Bikeway, our newest dedicated path for micro-mobility. Protected bikeways like this one enable students, faculty, staff and visitors to confidently choose to bike, skateboard or scooter to their desired destination quickly and safely.
Micro-mobility infrastructure projects like the one on Hopkins Drive extend the reach of the UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley to our entire campus. This helps us reduce car traffic, improve air quality and use land for academics and housing rather than for parking lots.
The Hopkins Drive Bikeway is an important part of UC San Diego’s commitment to improving connections both on and off campus. We are committed to upgrading and/or building new infrastructure that improves dynamic interactions.
Improvements like these improve our overall quality of life on campus. There is more accessible green space. Wayfinding is easier, more direct. And we become more connected to one another and more connected to the greater San Diego community.
May is Bike Month, and tomorrow is Bike to Work and School Day. I encourage all Tritons to take a ride and experience the campus by walking, biking, skateboarding or scootering.
Take the pledge to ride tomorrow, then meet up with the Transportation Services team in Town Square between 6 and 9 a.m. for food, fun and freebies with event partners from Campus Bike and Skate, Spin, Fly Rides, and HDH. Make sure to log your trip in Triton Commuter Club to earn double points for our quarterly e-bike drawing from Transportation Services and Fly Rides and special Bike to Work and School Day drawing sponsored by your UC San Diego Bookstore.