UC Davis is well known for its many forms of transportation. This is partly because cars are expensive to run in Northern
California due to high gas prices, and because freshman students aren't allowed to purchase on-campus parking permits. As a
result, students are provided many different forms of transportation to suit their needs.UC Davis is famous for its large number of bicyclists. The city of Davis boasts over two bikes per capita, the most of any
U.S. city. Bicyclists are ubiquitous around campus, and thus a lot of bike-only
infrastructure exists, such as bike circles, large bike lanes, and traffic signals exclusively for bikes. Davis also has a bike
police, which among other things, gives tickets for bicycling under the influence (BUI). All bikes on the UC Davis campus must
also be registered with a California Bicycle license, available for $8 from various bike stores; the license is good for
up to three years, with a $4 renewal also good for three years.UC Davis is also well known for its bus service, Unitrans, and their trademark London double decker buses.
It is believed to be the only general purpose (non-sightseeing) transit system in the U.S. to operate vintage double decks in
daily service and has been in operation since 1968. The system is operated and managed entirely by students and offers
fixed-route transportation throughout the city.UC Davis is the only UC campus to have excellent freeway access in that it is bounded by freeways on two sides (Highway 113
and Interstate 80). All other UC campuses are either somewhat distant
from the closest freeway or are directly adjacent to only one freeway.This freeway access, coupled with higher housing costs, has led to increased numbers of students commuting via automobile.
Some students choose to live in the neighboring communities of Dixon or Woodland, and use their own cars or the Yolobus to get to
UC Davis. Most student commuters move away from their homes and stay their first year in the dorms of UC Davis and move to
surrounding areas after that. Most commuter students in the Sacramento area attend California State University,