Biking at SU

Biking Incentives for Students and Employees

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.

Contact the Campus Assistance Center to rent a locker, and request campus card access to the shower area via the 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!

Employee Registered Walker/Biker Program

Beginning Fall Quarter 2018 Quarter $15 non-refundable fee

Purpose of the Program: The Walker/Biker Program is a project initiated by Seattle University’s department of Public Safety and Transportation in order to encourage the use of environmentally conscious ways of commuting to and from campus. Seattle University employees who are willing and able to walk or bike to work a majority of the time are provided limited amounts of affordable parking on campus as we look to become more environmentally friendly.

The program also provides showering facilities for the convenience of employees, and the option to use a locker by inquiring with the Student Center on campus.

Terms and Conditions: The following terms and conditions are applicable to all participants in the program, regardless of the method of transportation they use:

  1. Participant agrees that they are an employee of Seattle University.
  2. Participant is within walking/biking distance of the Seattle University campus.
  3. Participant agrees that they will walk or bike to campus for 80% or more of their overall quarterly commute.
  4. Participant agrees to all parking regulations of Seattle University when using the Flex Parking passes.
  5. Participant understands that in order to receive their parking card, they must register their vehicle with iParq and/or pay or appeal any and all open citations that are tied to their account and vehicles.
  6. Participant agrees to register any vehicle driven onto campus will be registered to their iParq account.
  7. Participant agrees that upon termination, resignation, or cancellation of their participation in the Walker/Biker program that they will return their parking card to the Seattle University Public Safety and Transportation Office.
  8. Participants agree to all terms and conditions listed on the Flex Parking card and understand that violation of those conditions can lead to loss of parking privileges at Seattle University.
  9. The Walker/Biker program is subject to future modification and changes by Seattle University.
  10. Participant acknowledges that the Walker/Biker program is exclusive, and that participants lose eligibility for other parking and transit options until the beginning of the next term. Supplemental Passes may still be purchased from the Public Safety and Transportation office.


Notice: All sales of Walker/Biker Program services are final.  Parking passes and program payments are non-refundable.

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
CLMB 002
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-5992

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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