HOPR Parking Etiquette in UCSB & Isla Vista
HOPR uses dockless bike share technology which means you are not restricted to docking stations when parking your bike. However, the line can seem blurry when it comes to where you’re allowed and not allowed to park.
Don’t worry, we are here to help clarify the parking rules for the HOPR bikes around UCSB and Isla Vista.
Where to Park
You can park your bike in any HOPR Pond (designated parking zones) located within the system area. HOPR Ponds are located throughout Isla Vista and UCSB Bike Lots and can be located using the HOPR Transit App or by looking for signage on the street. Not all HOPR Ponds have signage however, so you can refer to the HOPR app if you are unsure. HOPR Ponds are indicated on the map from within the app by a ‘P’ and a green shaded area. Parking outside of a HOPR Pond is possible but you will be charged a $2 Out-of-HOPR Pond Fee. If parking outside a HOPR Pond ensure that you are complying with local laws and your bicycle doesn’t block the pedestrian right of way or obstruct traffic. Please consider the width of wheelchairs and strollers.
Always park HOPR bicycles in a manner that keeps pedestrian pathways safe and clear for all users.
How to Park
Once you’ve arrived at your destination, parked appropriately in a HOPR Pond and are ready to end your trip, lock the bike by using the frame lock on the rear wheel. You can not end your ride without manually pushing down on the frame lock. Use the kickstand to keep your bike upright. Your trip is now over and the bicycle is once again available through the app for use by all registered HOPR users.
HOPR Parking Fees
Out-of-HOPR Pond Fee: $2.00
HOPR Ponds are indicated in the app with a ‘P’ and the available area is shaded in green on the system map. Parking in these areas will ensure you are not subject to a $2 Out of Pond fee.
Parking Dos and Don’ts
Do park in a HOPR Pond (designated parking zone).
Do not park within bus stop shelters or on street corners.
Do not block pedestrian or wheelchair pathways, access points, driveways, crosswalks, and loading zones.
Do not lay the bike on the ground. Use the kickstand.
Do not park in private/gated communities, inside a residence, or in private bicycle parks.