Who, What, and Why is the Hub?

The Hub is Santa Cruz County's resource center for human powered transportation. We promote the use of feet, bicycles, pedi-cabs, bike trailers, skateboards and other non-motorized vehicles.

By providing community support and educational programs, we help government, citizens and businesses overcome their dependence on automobiles. The Hub is a community resource - a network of people, resources and services - put together by volunteer community members who share a vision for the health and well-being of the Santa Cruz Community and a belief that the bicycle is a simple yet powerful tool for solving our transportation problems.

Our roads are becoming more and more congested, our air dirtier, and our streets more dangerous. The automobile lies at the root of many of our modern problems, both environmental and social. While the bicycle cannot solve all of our transportation woes, we find that this simple tool exemplifies and enhances sustainable lifestyles.

In an age where it is acceptable to work, shop and recreate over 50 miles from home on a daily basis, bicycles help us to create a compact sphere of impact. Bicyclists are generally localists - we shop here, we work here, and we care about our hometown.

As a non-profit umbrella and office space, the Hub sponsors and supports a variety of transportation-oriented projects and community organizations. This web site should provide you with up-to-date information about our projects, the organizations that work out of our offices, and current community issues and events.

Donations and grants to the Hub are needed and appreciated. They are also tax deductible. Click here to find out more about how to help the Hub.

Here's what we have to offer:

If you need help fixing your bicycle or want to learn more about bike mechanics, go to the Bike Church. If you need motivation to ride, checkout Bike-to-Work and the Bike Buddy program or the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club for recreation rides.

PedX can deliver anything within the County pollution-free, and if you have complaints, suggestions or ideas for our local transportation infrastructure, then contact the People Power! organization.

On our calendar you can check out upcoming local events and submit your own calendar entries. The Hub's transportation Library will soon be expanding with more books and videos, so keep an eye open for that as well.

Please come on by and see what we're up to. We offer space for additional projects and volunteers for the cycling community. Interns are also needed.

The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Transportation
703 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Office: (831) 425-0665
Fax: (831) 466-0485
E-mail the Hub