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>
Amit Kothari, the Lab’s senior manager of Transportation & Parking, tried five commute options
in five days for his 64-mile roundtrip commute from Dublin: driving alone, carpooling, taking
BART, riding the Lab shuttles, and telecommuting. In this latest issue of the Commuter Chronicles, Kothari shares the results of his week-long experiment.
A briefing on construction of the Integrative Genomics Building, the impacts on parking, and commute options will be presented, followed by a Q&A. The event takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium, and will be live streamed. Visit the commute website for information, to offer feedback, and access resources.
As part of the Lab’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, and to support the growing number of staff electric vehicles (EVs), up to 15 new charging spots are planned for the main Lab campus in 2016. See the map of the new stations and learn more about obtaining a permit to charge your EV at the Lab. Installation of the new stations begins this month. More>
Help the Lab improve its onsite parking and transportation programs by completing the 2016 Commute Survey by June 10. The survey is available here, and will be distributed to Lab employees and affiliates by e-mail early this week. Survey results will be used to improve the Lab’s alternative transportation and parking-related programs. More>
The event — Thursday, May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria parking lot — will feature information on a soon-to-launch bike shuttle service, electric bikes (e-bikes) with demos provided, bike safety, and properly loading bikes onto Lab shuttles. The Vehicle Access and Alternative Transportation Advisory Group (VAATAG) and Lab Bicycle Coalition will also be on hand.
Got a bike but never ride it? Consider dusting it off, because Bike to Work Day is coming to the
Bay Area this Thursday, May 12. To help you get ready we put together a list of tips with the help
of veteran bike commuters Annette Greiner (NERSC), David Brown (Physics Division), and Martin
Kunz (Advanced Light Source). More>
Officers will look out for traffic offenses made by drivers and pedestrians, including drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, and failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks, as well as when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. More>
In this third installment of the Commuter Chronicles, Deputy Laboratory Director Horst Simon talks about how carpooling has helped him connect with friends and collaborate with colleagues during their commute from Palo Alto to Berkeley. More>
Even though he has a car, Antoine Wojdyla, a postdoc in the Materials Sciences Division, prefers
to bike from his West Berkeley home to the Lab. “Biking to work gives me energy in the morning.
And because you can go anywhere with a bike, it’s very convenient,” he says. More>