Please choose the lowest impact option available to you when traveling to Russell Field on May 13. We anticipate a wonderful turnout for TGFS and encourage you to consider these helpful transportation tips:

  • If you can walk, please do so! This is the best option for limiting our carbon impact as well as our impact on available parking.
  • If you can't walk, then ride your bike! TAPS will be on site offering safe, complimentary valet bicycle parking.
  • If you can't walk or bike, hop on one of the free shuttles.
  • If you must drive, please carpool.

Vehicle Parking:

The following parking areas are available on a first-come basis. Please note that TAPS will not be citing in these areas between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. However, parking will likely be limited given the normal student, staff and faculty usage.

Visitor Parking VP 15

Visitor and Permit Parking Lot 17

Visitor and Permit Parking Lot 22

Visitor and Permit Parking Lot 25


Free Shuttle:
Shuttles will begin running at 11 a.m. and will run continuously throughout the event. The last shuttle will depart from the Howard Bus Loop at 2:30 p.m. The shuttle that drops you off at the event will be the same route on which you return to your office. Please remember to note the route number you took to arrive at the event.

Route 1
1st Stop - Research Park – Across the street from Parking Lot 80
2st Stop - Drew Avenue & Galileo Court - Pick up will be in front of 1480 and 1490 Drew Avenue

Route 2 (planned on having 2 buses for this route)
1st Stop – Cousteau Place - Pick up will be on the West side, across the street from the PG&E building
2nd Stop – Pena Drive - Pick up will be on the east side, in front of the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources building

Route 3 (planned on having 2 buses for this route)
1st Stop – Primate Center – Outside the gates
2nd Stop – Mailroom - Pick up will be outside mailroom entrance on Hopkins Road

3rd Stop – Lot #56 Front of Genome Building

Parking Restrictions:
TAPS has agreed to lift parking restrictions only in the areas and times outlined above. Please adhere to all posted parking restrictions in all other areas. Further, parking restriction for utility vehicles (Gators, Jacobsons, GEMS) will be in effect at the TGFS event.

Special Accommodations:
If you need special accommodation to participate in TGFS, please contact Staff Assembly at no less than one week prior to the TGFS picnic.