Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Carpooling and Companionship Go Hand in Hand for Staffer

Stacey Gauny has seen colleagues come and go, and buildings too, since joining the Lab in 1991. But despite the Lab’s changing landscape, she still studies the effects of space radiation on genomic integrity, and carpools with the same person at least three times a week. More>

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Revised Carpool Program Launches Aug. 1

Key details include 30 designated parking spots on the Hill from 5 to 9:30 a.m., eligibility for two-person-per-car commuters, and no separate carpool parking permit required. Use Zimride to connect with other Lab employees. These revisions were implemented to help mitigate parking shortfalls due to IGB construction this fall. More>

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Carpool or Vanpool? Staffer from Petaluma Manages to Do Both

Marty White, the Division Safety Coordinator for the Lab’s Physics and Nuclear Science divisions, first started vanpooling in 1974, shortly after she started her first job out of college. Today, she vanpools three to four times a week and carpools once a week from the North Bay to Berkeley. More>

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Video of Meeting on IGB Parking Impacts & Commute Options

A briefing on the Integrative Genomics Building, the impacts on parking, commute options, the recent commute survey, and work by the Vehicle Access and Alternative Transportation Advisory Group (VAATAG) was presented. Video>

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