uc davis campus bus terminal


How We Get to Campus

Each year, the Davis campus measures our commuting mode share with an annual Campus Travel Survey. Mode share is the percentage breakdown of the various ways our students, staff, and faculty travel to campus for classes and work. The Campus Travel Survey is a partnership between the Institute of Transportation Studies, and the Transportation Services unit, and each year a Master’s student is in charge of carrying out the survey.

The Sacramento campus has also started measuring commuting through a survey. The survey measures student, staff and faculty commuting, but does not measure patient visits.

Our Bicycle Culture

At UC Davis, bicycles outnumber cars – with about 30,000 on the Davis campus on any given weekday. UC Davis is a certified League of American Bicyclists Platinum level "Bicycle Friendly University" and “Bicycle Friendly Business” located in the Platinum level "Bicycle Friendly Community" of Davis.

Bike repair stations and services can be found on the campus sustainability map [LINK to map]

Other bicycling resources include:

Unitrans: A Unique Aggie Tradition

The student-run Davis-wide bus system, Unitrans, is a unique Aggie tradition, with student drivers, mechanics, and dispatchers! A few facts about Unitrans:

  • Nearly all buses are powered by clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), including one of the historic London double-decker buses. And Unitrans has a plan to electrify the bus fleet. 
  • Founded in 1968 by UC Davis students
  • Operates in partnership with the City of Davis.

Causeway Connection

In partnership with the City of Sacramento, Sacramento Regional Transit, and Yolobus, UC Davis is expanding cross-causeway connections with an eye on sustainability. The Causeway Connection offers hourly service between the Davis Campus, downtown Sacramento, and UC Davis Health on all-electric zero-emission buses.