Transportation at SMC

Dovie Salais

​Due to the Coronovirus, all requests and interactions will be through​ email or phone                   Please contact us at [email protected] or (310) 434-3909   For Covid-19 transit updates visit BBB or Metro​     ​ FREE e​ve​ning rides to PAC, CMD, and Bundy -use Lyft Shared code​ Transportation Alternatives​ Students attending SMC […]

​Due to the Coronovirus, all requests and interactions will be through​ email or phone                   Please contact us at [email protected] or (310) 434-3909  

For Covid-19 transit updates visit BBB or Metro​     ​

FREE e​ve​ning rides to PAC, CMD, and Bundy -use Lyft Shared code

Transportation Alternatives​

Students attending SMC have many options to get to campus without driving alone. In fact, 70% of students get to campus by bus, train, carpool, bike, scooter or walking because they know it saves money on gas and permits/tickets and is less stressful. ​

Use Corsair Commute SMC’s personalized trip planner to explore your all options (bike, walk, transit, carpool, and car) in one screen. It includes costs, time, route maps, calories burned and CO2.

*Some of the transportation options are provided by third parties and not regulated by SMC. Some may involve you signing legal agreements. You should carefully review the agreements and ensure that the option you select is appropriate for you.

  • Big Blue Bus

    Ride Free. Any Line, Any Time, thanks to SMC and the Associated Students. Simply pay your AS fees, swipe your card, ride the bus and save money, time and the air! Several BBB lines service various SMC campuses. For more info, visit Big Blue Bus.

    • New students & staff ID cards are ready to use!

    • Returning students & staff must re-activate* cards at the Bursar’s office each semester. (*card re-activation requires student/staff ID number)

    • BBB now only accepts payment via TAP. Visit the bookstore to purchase.

  • Carpool, Vanpool and Ride-Hailing

    Waze Carpool – ​$2 rides from anywhere in LA from August 23 to Sept 30, 2019.
    Download the app​. Allow at least 24 hours to be matched (but no guarantees so have a back-up plan).                                                        ​Carpool – Find another SMC rider via
    www.corsaircommute or check out Metro’s
    Ride Match for a larger pool of drivers in Los Angeles.

    Ride Hailing – New Drop Off/Pick Up Zone for Lyft/Uber rides on
    Pico Blvd. between 17th and 18th Streets, behind Drescher Hall. See the top middle area of the
    map. Temporary
    zone due to construction until December 18, 2018. Do not use Pearl Street.

    uberPOOL: Use promo code
    uberpoolsmc2016 for $20 first ride.
    – Lyft Shared: Use promo code SMC18 for $10 off your first shared ride.

    – Find a spot in an existing van or start one.

  • Getting Between Campuses

    DAY: Use the ​Big Blue Bus for free to get to Bundy/ Airport, CMD and PAC. EVENING: Call a LYFT Shared ride for free using the code found here: 

    Tip: There is FREE and plentiful parking at
    Bundy campus. Buses to and from the main campus run every 14 min weekdays. 

  • Breeze Bike Share

    Over 500 bikes to choose from around Santa Monica with many located at every campus for those short trips to campus from the bus or Expo line, off campus to get lunch, run errands, or ride to another campus for class.

    Become a member or rent by the hour. Special SMC student rate is $7 per month for 90 minutes of ride time per day. Use SMC email to sign up.

  • Bike Repair

    SMC Bike Club repairs minor problems (flats & squeaks) for FREE Tue & Thu during club hours at the Pearl Bike Lot.

    Free bike maintenance support at
    Bikerowave, for anyone with a current AS sticker on their SMC ID card.

    DIY stands with pumps and tools are available 24/7 at Pearl Street Bike Lot.

  • Parking

    If you absolutely must drive to campus, plan extra time for traffic and parking. We recommend heading directly to Bundy Campus where parking is free, plentiful, and shuttles run to main campus every 14 minutes. The BBB #44 shuttle drops off at 17th and Pearl on main campus.To park on any of the SMC campuses you must have a current parking permit. Get a permit online or in person at the
    Bursar’s Office.

  • Pedestrian Zone

    Please ride
    to campus but not
    through campus. Dismount from bikes, skateboards, and scooters or risk a citation. 

Electric Scooters: At Santa Monica College, we care deeply about your safety. With the recent influx of electric scooters, we thought it was important to give you a quick look at the state laws regarding electric scooters, so that you can be safe.
Please note that electric scooters and bikes are NOT allowed on any of Santa Monica College’s campuses.

California Vehicle Code (CVC) 407.5(a) defines a motorized scooter as any two-wheeled device that has handlebars, has a floorboard that is designed to be stood upon when riding, and is powered by an electric motor. CVC 21235 mandates that all scooter riders in California:

  • Must wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet if you are under 18.
  • Have a valid driver license
  • Ride on the road and remain off sidewalks
  • May not park scooters on a sidewalk in a position that blocks pedestrian paths

Be very aware of your surroundings as you may not be seen or heard by other vehicles. Drive cautiously and defensively. Please be safe and be a responsible rider. Use common sense: don’t forget that these scooters are motorized vehicles, not toys, operating on streets.

​Transportation Task Force at SMC

Way to go logoInterested in being a part of the solution? Attend the Transportation Task Force meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 1 – 2:30 pm. Meetings located at 1744 Pearl Street.

A draft of the new sustainable transportation plan can be found here:
PDF FileSustainable Transportation Planning Matrix

SMC Employees​

Earn monthly cash incentives for using alternative modes to get to work.

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