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.
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>
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>
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>
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>
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.
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.
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>
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>
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).