Bike Program FAQ
If you have questions about other SRWC transportation programs, please visit our SRWC FAQ main page for links to additional topics, such as shuttles and parking.
How can I keep my bike secure? (Added 6/12/19)
Please be sure to always lock your bike (including wheels) while you are at SRWC, even when you are using the bike cage or bike rooms.
For more information on how to lock your bike securely, please refer to our How to Lock Your Bike infographic and Keep Your Bike Secure page.
For more information on the SRWC bike cage and rooms, please refer to our Access Secure Bike Parking at SRWC page.
Where is the bike cage? (Updated 6/14/19)
Secure bike storage is currently available with Stanford ID access at the following locations:
- Recreation and Wellness Center, Room B140: located on Warrington Avenue, south of the Recreation and Wellness Center entrance.
- ECH/A2 building: located on Barron Avenue across from the Pine Cone Children's Center
Please note: The bike cage located on the ground floor of Barron Garage (address: 2855 Bay Road, Redwood City) is currently closed for security upgrades.
Do I need to pay for bike cage access? (Added on 3/27/19)
For the initial move-in phase, March through July, there will be a pilot "no fee" program for bike cage/room access, and the program will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. During this time, your Stanford ID should give you automatic badge access to the bike cage in conjunction with your move-in date.
Visit our Bike Commuting to Stanford Redwood City webpage to learn more.
Will I have access to a bike locker to store my bike? (Updated 3/26/19)
To secure your bike safely at SRWC, there will be bike racks and three secure bike cages/rooms available. The three bike cages/rooms will be at: Barron Garage (first to open), the Recreation and Wellness Center, and the A2 Building next to Barron Garage. These cages/rooms will accommodate 60 bikes each and you will be able to access the bike cage with your Stanford ID card. For the initial move-in phase, March through July, there will be a pilot "no fee" program for bike cage/room access, and the program will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit our Bike Commuting to Stanford Redwood City webpage to learn more.
How can I register my bike at SRWC? (Updated 1/23/20)
Stanford's Department of Public Safety has launched a new online bike registration program.The new registration process is free and allows you to upload a photo of your bike to verify ownership. To learn more visit their Online Bike Registration program webpage.
Do you have information or updates about bike events at SRWC? (Updated 10/22/19)
We hold SRWC bike events, including a guided ride to SRWC from the Redwood City Caltrain Station, basic bike repair 101, and more.
For more information about bike safety classes, visit our Bike Commuting to Stanford Redwood City webpage.
What services will be offered to bicycle commuters? (Updated 10/22/19)
The Stanford Redwood City campus feature on-site amenities to facilitate bike commuting, including the following:
- Free bike safety repair station
- Discounted bike helmets
- Showers and changing area at the onsite fitness center
- On-site mobile bike repair service and skills clinic
- Free bike racks, and for a small fee, access to secured bike cages on a first-come, first-served basis
- Policies and guidance to establish department bike share programs.
What road work or bike lane improvements are planned between SRWC and main campus?
Our Active Mobility team meets bi-monthly with Redwood City to gain insight on their future plans to improve bike circulation, as well as upcoming construction projects. We will take this information into account when creating our suggested travel routes between SRWC and the main campus.
We anticipate posting these suggested routes in early 2019 prior to the first move-in date.
Construction projects will be an ongoing reality for the foreseeable future in Redwood City and will certainly impact Stanford Redwood City employees. We know that suggested bike routes to and from the new campus will need to be dynamic and reflective of these construction projects.
We recommend that cyclists refer to these links for updates on projects that may impact bike conditions, bike access to the site and for bike related online resources:
- Redwood City Development Projects
- Redwood City Infrastructure Projects
- Peninsula Bikeway Infrastructure Projects
In the meantime, Zipcar car sharing, Department and commuter permits, and visitor parking are available for employees who need to travel between SRWC and the main campus.
What road work is being done to improve bicycle safety on Broadway?
There are a number of construction projects that will impact Redwood City bike routes and SRWC access. New construction along Broadway and utilities work on Middlefield will likely have the biggest impacts on SRWC bike access over the next few years. Stanford will collaborate with the City on interim and long-term solutions.
To introduce suggested bike routes to bicyclists, P&TS will also be hosting group rides as new buildings are occupied. We recommend that cyclists refer to these links for updates on projects that may impact bike conditions and bike access to the site.