Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Bike to Work Month: How Jacob Gimbel Turned Biking Into Daily Commute

Jacob Gimbel bikes to a Lab shuttle stop near his home in Berkeley and takes the Lab shuttle to work — with his bike stowed away on the shuttle’s bike rack — almost every day, even when it’s raining. His secret? Take it one day at a time until biking to work becomes second nature. More>

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E-Bike Riders Offer Perspectives on New and Improved Commutes

As part of National Bike Month, Pat Thorson, Michael Hammel, and John Elliot share their take on switching to electric bicycles, known as e-bikes. Thorson says e-bikes make biking feel safer. Hammel is impressed with his e-bike’s ability to carry both him and his 10-year-old daughter. Elliot loves how quick his commute has become. More>

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Potential for Traffic Delays Due to Cal Graduations

Over the next couple of weeks, UC Berkeley academic departments will be conducting commencements, with several taking place at the nearby Greek Theater. Employees may experience delays commuting to or from the Lab when these ceremonies take place.

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For Florian Soom, Biking to Work is a Family Affair

As a youngster in Switzerland, Florian Soom rode his bike to school each day. Now, as an adult and parent, he’s still cycling to school … though this time around he has his daughter in tow, dropping her off on his way to work in the Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area. More>

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Bike to Work Day: NERSC’s Annette Greiner Cycles for Her Love of the Bike

For Annette Greiner, who has biked to work in Ann Arbor, Chicago, San Francisco, and Berkeley, and crossed the continent on two wheels, part of her daily commute is getting into a driver’s mindset. “I’m always thinking ahead about a driver’s point of view and how visible I am to them,” she says. More>

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