Today at Berkeley Lab

Construction on Hearst Ave. to Begin Soon

The City of Berkeley announced that construction will begin next week to make Hearst Ave. safer and easier to use for the corridor’s full mix of travelers: pedestrians, bicyclists, bus riders and motorists. Designing a street that balances between all modes of travel increases safety, and more easily allows people to move to and from campus. More>

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Carpool, Vanpool Workshops on Nov. 30

Learn how to create a Zimride profile, post a ride, and connect with other employees. With limited parking at the Lab, ridesharing is a great alternative. Participants should bring a laptop or smart phone. Those who post a new ride between Nov. 18 and Dec. 7 are eligible for prizes. The workshops take place at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 90-3122 or 12:30 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. More>

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Campus Construction on Gayley Road to Impact Traffic Nov. 16

Gayley Road, near the intersection with Stadium Rim Way, will be reduced to one lane, with two-way traffic directed by flaggers from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect delays and consider alternate routes.

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Urban Bicycling Workshop on Oct. 18, noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall

Staff considering biking to work, but have questions or concerns about this form of commuting, are invited to attend. Reps from Bike East Bay will share tips on how to make biking fun, safe, and stress-free. RSVP here. Alternative commute options are highly recommended with the impending loss of Lab parking due to construction. Go here for more info on Lab commute options.

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Emeryville Staffer Continues to Carpool, Even When Parking Is Plentiful

Cynthia Sylvester of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer has carpooled to Berkeley Lab almost every day since becoming an employee in 2006. Even though she’s not able to leave whenever she wants, it’s a small sacrifice considering what she’s gained over the years: commuting with friends and less stress from driving. More>

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Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Renovation Project Begins

BART will start to cordon off BART Plaza for a $7.6M renovation project that will take approximately 14 months to complete, finishing in late 2017. The work will require the closure of some station entrances, and relocation of bus and shuttle stops. Signs and maps will direct passengers. More>

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Staff Advised to Explore Alternate Commute Options; Carpool FAQ Posted

With increased parking demand and shrinking supply, staff should consider carpooling, Lab shuttles and bicycling as commute options. Go here for information on the Carpool Pilot Program, including guidelines, map, and FAQs. Vehicles in “Carpool Only” spaces must display two parking permits, or risk citation. See parking enforcement and penalties info here (Section D.4).

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Traffic Restrictions Affect Commute Along Warring, Derby, and Claremont Ave.

Employees who use the route along the top (east side) of campus (typically from Highway 24 or 13) will be affected by paving work Sept. 6 to Oct. 14. The route will be open one-way inbound (towards campus) in the morning, and at 1 p.m. will revert to outbound until 6 p.m. when two-way traffic will be reinstated. Map>

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Commute Survey Analyzed, Report Now Available

A report based on preliminary analysis of the 2016 Berkeley Lab Commute Survey is now available. This report will help inform options to mitigate parking shortfalls due to construction of the Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) at the Bevatron Lot which begins this fall. More>

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Traffic Delays on Fish Ranch Road on Aug. 11 and 12

Resurfacing on that road, which runs between Grizzly Peak Blvd. and Highway 24, will cause traffic delays of up to 30 to 45 minutes between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 miles per hour. There will be traffic controls in the area. Those who commute through this area should allow extra time.

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