October 5, 2017


SUBJECT:    Parking Updates and Options

With ongoing construction and growth at UC San Diego, parking will continue to be highly impacted this year. To address this, we would like to share with you some options and updates that may help ease parking challenges.

Available Programs and Parking:

Lyft FLEX: A new alternative commuting pilot program for students this quarter, Lyft FLEX provides eligible students with the opportunity to purchase Lyft credits and receive free parking permits. Learn more at

UC San Diego ProRide: Available for faculty who hold current A parking permits, ProRide is an on-demand ride service, like Uber or Lyft, but free. Learn more at

Valet Parking: Available in Lot P610 near Osler Lane and Gilman Drive and Lot P416 off Mandeville Lane. Cost is $5 for faculty or staff with a valid A or B permit and $20 for visitors. Learn more at

Triton Rides: A free, nighttime shuttle service available to students, faculty and staff. Triton Rides will take you from any on-campus location to another on-campus location and within a one-mile radius around the campus. The service is available from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week. Learn more at

Lot P386/Gliderport: Currently, there is still plenty of parking available in this lot which offers 300 parking spaces and convenient nearby shuttle service to campus. For other options, visit Parking Alternatives at: We also continue to look at ways to add more spaces where possible and better communicate space availability/location during peak demand periods.

New Parking Structures Underway or Proposed:

Osler Parking Structure: Construction began this summer on the new structure located next to the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, a five-minute walk from the center of campus. Osler will add 1,350 parking spaces and will be completed in fall 2018.

Mesa Nuevo West: Located on the east campus near Mesa graduate housing and Moores Cancer Center, approximately 600 spaces in the structure will be designated for staff parking with the remainder of the parking slated for Mesa housing residents. The structure is expected to be completed in late 2018.

Voigt: Located in the canyon north of Geisel Library, the Voigt structure will have 800-900 parking spaces and is expected to be completed in 2019.

North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood: This underground structure in the Muir College area will have 1,200 spaces and is expected to be completed in fall 2020.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography: A new parking structure is being proposed that, if approved, would replace an existing 96-space lot with a 195-space structure.

Programs/Services Coming Soon:

Bike Share: A bike share program will roll-out later this year that will provide students, faculty, and staff access to bicycles for use around campus. Once the pedestrian/bike path is completed as part of Gilman Bridge construction, it will be easier for everyone to get from west to east campus.

U-Pass App: MTS is pilot testing a new U-Pass Cloud app with 1,000 students this quarter. The program will be rolled out to all students as soon as practical, enabling students to use their U-Pass from their smartphone iPhone or Android. Learn more about U-Pass at

If you are interested in learning about commuting alternatives, visit UC San Diego Commute Solutions at With National Rideshare Week happening October 2-6, there is no better time to consider carpools, vanpools or transit.

We hope these programs and services add to your parking options. If you have questions, please contact Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Garry Mac Pherson
Associate Vice Chancellor
Environmental and Building Services