Today at Berkeley Lab

New Shuttle Schedules Start Monday

A new schedule and route for the Rockridge BART shuttle starts Monday, Sept. 24. There will also be an additional shuttle added to the Blue route to ease overcrowding. The Rockridge BART route will run shuttles every 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon commute, and they will now be timed closer to the BART schedule. More>

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Update: New Shuttle Schedules to Start Sept. 24

Due to unexpected shuttle staffing issues, a new schedule and route for the Rockridge BART shuttle will now start Monday, Sept. 24, rather than this week as previously announced. An additional shuttle to the Blue route will also be added on Sept. 24. As previously announced, the Rockridge BART shuttle changes include more shuttles during the morning and afternoon commute, and they will be timed to the BART schedule. More>

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Improved Service Planned for Rockridge, Blue Route Shuttles

As part of a pilot program, service to and from the Rockridge BART station will increase to every 30 minutes, with departure times aligned with BART’s schedule and additional stops added. As part of a permanent change, an additional shuttle has been added to the Blue Route. This will increase the frequency of runs and lessen overcrowding. Both changes are scheduled to begin on Sept. 6. More>

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UC Berkeley Undergrad Move-In Days Are Aug. 13-14; Traffic Could Be Impacted

The majority of UC Berkeley’s incoming undergraduate students will be moving into the residence halls next Monday and Tuesday. About 5,500 incoming undergraduates and their families will be checking in and unloading cars. Traffic management is being used to minimize the impact. You can review the traffic circulation map for more information.

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Two New Bike Repair Stations Installed

Bike repair stations have been installed near Building 30 and Building 66, which, in addition to the existing station near Building 65, provide riders with access to minor bike repairs near all three of the Lab’s gates. Learn more about biking and other commute options here.

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Blue Shuttle Uphill Route Schedule Change

To coincide with the Lab’s 15 mph speed limit, the Blue Shuttle’s uphill route schedule from Building 65 to Buildings 62/66 has increased to 15-minute intervals. All other Blue Shuttle routes, such as to/from BART and downhill from 62/66, will remain on a schedule of 10-minute intervals. See the Shuttle Bus Services webpage for more information. Contact busservices@lbl.gov or yrchavez@lbl.gov with questions.

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Bike to Work Month 2018: A Compendium of Lab Cycling Profiles

As part of Bike to Work Month, which ends today, TABL featured several Lab cyclists and their tips on staying safe while traversing the roadways. Check out their stories here.

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Feedback Sought on Lab Commuting, Parking Programs

To help the Lab enhance its transportation programs, staff are invited to take a brief commute survey. The survey, open through Thursday, June 28, takes about five to 10 minutes to complete. The feedback will be used to help develop alternate commute options, address parking challenges, and meet the Lab’s sustainability goals. Go here for more on the Lab’s commuting resources.

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Bike to Work Month: Olga Kavvada Cycles for Efficiency

For Olga Kavvada, a postdoctoral researcher in the Energy Technologies Area, biking to work is all about time efficiency — there are no traffic jams in the bike lane. “By biking everywhere, I know exactly how long it will take me to get somewhere, and I don’t need to plan for delays, wait times, or parking stress,” she says. More>

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Video: Cyclists Share Tips on Navigating the Lab’s Unique Terrain

Berkeley Lab’s main campus can be both pleasant and tricky for cyclists — there’s much less car traffic than on the surrounding city streets, but there are many more hills and some “trouble spots” where cars and bikes need to take extra caution. We talked to a few veteran Berkeley Lab cyclists to get their advice on how to navigate the terrain.

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