Today at Berkeley Lab

Lot J Closed, Lot I Open Starting April 6

Parking Lot J will close due to construction activities, with a planned reopening on Monday, May 22. To offset the lost parking, a portion of Lot I will open for parking and will remain open while J lot is closed. Staff are encouraged to explore alternative commute options. Go here to view a map detailing the various Facilities projects and impacts around the Lab.

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New Bike Shuttle Express Stop by Grizzly Gate…A Traffic ‘Heads Up’

The bike shuttle — a quick, convenient, and safe option for bike commuters — makes four runs during morning peak hours and stops only at Building 69, which makes it easy for cyclists to get anywhere at the Lab because it’s all downhill from there. Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists should exercise caution in this area, particularly near Grizzly Gate and Buildings 69, 75, and 76. More>

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Hearst Road Construction Impacts Lab Shuttle Stops

Due to the Hearst “Complete Streets” project, the three shuttle stops on Hearst Ave (Northgate, Arch and Cory Hall) may be affected intermittently. Shuttle drivers will not attempt to pick up passengers in unsafe situations. While these stops are affected, signage will direct passengers to the nearest, safest, alternative locations for boarding and exiting shuttles.

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Bike Shuttle Express Route Starts Feb. 13

On Feb. 13, two trial runs of a bike shuttle express route will be conducted, starting at 8 a.m. from the West Crescent stop on the UC Berkeley campus and going directly to Building 69 near Grizzly Gate. Regular bike shuttle express operation starts Feb. 14, with runs every weekday morning from the West Crescent stop at 8, 8:30, 9, and 9:30 a.m. Go here for map, and here for FAQ.

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How Warren Elliott Spun a Dare Into a Daily Bike Commute

One day back in 2002, Warren Elliott (Facilities) was minding his own business when a co-worker and fellow Alameda resident approached him and asked: “Instead of driving to work, why don’t we ride our bikes?” Always up for a new challenge, Elliott said, “Why not? Let’s do it!” Now, at age 68, Elliott rides to the Lab five days a week and has become a competitive long-distance cyclist. More>

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Parking, Traffic and Construction Update

As construction of the Integrative Genomics Building commences, most spaces in the Bevatron lot will permanently close. The Old Town Demolition will impact Lot N1 and Segre Road through January. This map shows parking areas that typically are not fully occupied. The commute website offers information on alternative transportation. More>

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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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