Biking at SU

Biking Incentives

The university offers a few incentives to students and employees who are registered bicyclists. These benefits include a secure commuter bike storage and access to shower and locker space. Employees are eligible to receive a set of complimentary parking cards, which allow for five (5) days of free campus parking per month (contact our office to sign up).

Contact the Campus Assistance Center to rent a locker, and request campus card access to the shower area via the online Building Access Request Form.  Once your card has been activated, you simply swipe your card to get in. There are additional showers available at the University Fitness Center, also accessible via your campus card.  Below you will be able to register your bike, plan a safe bike route to campus, find a map of campus bike racks, and much more!

Seattle Bike Maps and Routes

There are several acceptable routes to campus from various locations in the area. Below are a few routes using the large arterial roadways. Besides the configured routes below, you can instantly plot a route to Seattle University from anywhere in Seattle and neighboring cities using Ride the City - Seattle. An additional resource is the website, which uses an interactive page to help you find the best bike routes in Seattle.

Seattle also has a list of official bike routes.

Campus Bike Racks

The best way to secure a bicycle when on campus is to use one of the university bike racks. There are a number of racks spread throughout campus, both covered and uncovered.

  • Number of Covered Bike Spaces: 130
  • Number of Uncovered Bike Spaces: 215

Bike Registration & Security

The Department of Public Safety and Transportation has information and services available for bikers to increase or refresh your awareness, and help reduce the likelihood of theft or damage. Please consider using the services, and information below.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact us at

Public Safety & Transportation
901 12th Avenue
USVC 102

Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-5992

Summer University Hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


8:30am - 3pm

** Parking Questions may be answered 24 hours a day by calling the Public Safety Communication Center at 206-296-5990