Bike to SJSU

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Bicycling can be a convenient and dependable form of transportation. It is also the transportation mode that you can get a work-out with. The Silicon Valley is an ideal place to commute by bicycling - with its mild weather and relatively flat topography.

Cycling on Campus

According to the SJSU Presidential Directive 2007-06 [pdf], bicycles are allowed on most pathways except where appropriate dismount signs are posted, or when there's no clear path due to crowding. Bicyclists are expected to follow these "common courtesy" rules: 

  1. Always yield to pedestrians.  
  2. Drive at an appropriate speed according to existing conditions, not to exceed the campus speed limit for all vehicles of five (5) mph.
  3. Drive in an appropriate manner that does not interfere with pedestrians or campus facilities vehicular traffic.
  4. Walk vehicle when there is no clear path ahead, such as when a walkway is too crowded with pedestrians or other obstructions.
  5. Do not ride in an acrobatic or stunting manner, i.e. activities causing one or more sets of wheels to leave the ground or other surfaces intended for pedestrian or vehicular travel.  
  6. Do not ride on stairs; ramps, railings, vegetation, benches, tables, planters, or other surface not intended for vehicular travel.
  7. Do not ride inside University buildings.
  8. Dismount and walk vehicle where appropriate signs are posted. Posted dismount areas will be in high pedestrian traffic areas with small or obstructed pathways.

Bicycle Parking on Campus

You can park your bike in any open bike rack or in any one of the six Bicycle Enclosures located throughout campus. Bike lockers within the enclosures are also available to rent. Visit our bicycle enclosure page for information on how to get an access. 

Although the Bicycle Enclosures at SJSU provide an additional layer of security, bicycles must be properly secured inside the enclosures. Lock your bicycle with a strong U-lock to the bike rack.

The Bicycle Enclosures and the open racks throughout campus provide short-term bicycle parking for daily commuters and are not intended to provide overnight or long-term storage.

Bikes on Transit

VTA has equipped all buses with exterior bike racks that can accommodate up to two bicycles. Most Highway 17 Express buses have racks that can hold up to three bicycles. On VTA and Highway 17 Express, up to two bicycles may be allowed inside the bus subject to the driver's discretion and passenger loads. Bicycles are not allowed inside the bus on the Dumbarton Express.