Carpooling & BC Zimride

Save on gas and parking costs by carpooling.

BC Zimride

Tired of Traffic? Try BC Zimride!

Zimride is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. With Zimride, you can find BC friends, classmates, and coworkers going the same way you are. Students, faculty and staff can set up their own carpools to fit their commuting needs by posting a ride on Zimride.

  • Take advantage of HOV lanes
  • Share a carpool parking pass
  • Get to work/school faster
  • Save by splitting the cost of parking, gas, and/or car maintenance

Create a new Zimride account using your BC email address and post your trip. Once a match is found, you will be notified via text or email. Keep a look out for contests!

Other questions about Zimride? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

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Reserved Carpool Parking

Split the cost of a parking pass with 2 others and get premium, reserved parking on the 1st floor of the parking garage. Register by bringing three or more people to Public Safety at D171 beside Print Services. One parking permit required (split with your carpoolers!). Find out more at the D building (D171) or visit the Public Safety Carpooling Website.


Long commute? Dissatisfied with the idea of driving alone? Take a look and see if a Vanshare could work for you. King County Metro Rideshare has all the resources you need to join a group of professionals and start saving money by commuting in a van.See if there are any vanpools in your area at the Metro Vanpool Riders Wanted, or recruit riders and start your own van. Metro even provides for you a Metro VanPool Starter Kit.

Don’t want to pay for parking? Try:

  • ORCA Card: Many options for staff, faculty, and students
  • Bicycling: Check out area bike maps find your way, parking and showers when you arrive, and the repair station north of the bus shelter.

Need help with your commute?

Contact Transportation Assistance to learn more about your commuting options and figure out the best way for you to get to campus.

Last Updated May 7, 2019