Today at Berkeley Lab

Do You Stack Park? Follow Parking Policies or Risk Violation Notice

To maximize all parking space at the Lab, numerous stack parking areas are available for use by employees. However, those who stack park must follow these regulations (see D.3). Stacked lots are regularly patrolled. Those not in compliance will receive violation notices (see D.4), which may result in the suspension of parking privileges. See alternate commute options here.

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Increased Patrol of Parking Areas and Enforcement of Parking Regulations

Substantial increases in the demand for parking on the Hill has resulted in a rise in parking violations and related safety concerns. To address this, Protective Services will increase patrols and the issuance of citations beginning Feb. 1. Repeat violations will result in the loss of parking privileges for five days. Current parking policies are available here. Send questions/feedback here.

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Telecommuting Request Form Now Available in AskUs; Jan. 16 Info Desk

The Lab revised its Flexible Work Options policy in 2017 and created a Telecommuting Guidelines and Resources webpage. Now, the Telecommuting Request form is available via the AskUs System. Users are invited to provide feedback on the new form here, or stop by an information table in the cafeteria on Tuesday, Jan. 16. HR representatives will staff the table from noon to 1 p.m.

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Nonstop BART-to-ALS Shuttle to Replace Bike Trailer

Due to low ridership, the Bike Shuttle Express will end at 11 a.m. on Dec. 21. To better serve cyclists, a new, nonstop van will run between the Downtown Berkeley BART Station and the Advanced Light Source. The van will leave the BART Station at 7:25, 7:50, 8:15, 8:40 and 9:05 a.m. on weekdays. It will accommodate 14 passengers, with priority given to the first five cyclists.

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Schedule Change for Potter Shuttle Van Starting Nov. 1

Due to financial constraints, the Lab’s shuttle service was reviewed and appropriate reductions were included in the FY2017-18 budget. Effective Nov. 1, the Potter Street van will run every hour instead of every 30 minutes. Vans will leave the Bldg. 65 stop at 8 minutes after the hour, from 8:08 a.m. to 6:08 p.m. The current schedule continues through Oct. 31. View routes and schedules here.

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On the Road With Susan Synarski and Gita Meckel

In this latest installment of the “Commuter Chronicles,” we look at how Susan Synarski (ETA) and Gita Meckel (EHS) adjusted how they get to work in light of diminishing parking availability at the Lab. More>

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New Bike Racks, Repair Station Installed Near Bldg. 65 Bus Stop

The area can now accommodate over 45 bicycles, doubling the prior capacity. A new bike safety and repair station (at left) has been installed as well, allowing minor bike repairs for safer rides. The racks were installed as part of the Lab’s continuing commitment to clean and sustainable commute options, and to address demand for more bike parking near the Bldg. 65 shuttle stop.

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Centennial Drive Restricted to One Lane on August 17

On Thursday, August 17, Centennial Drive will be restricted to one lane near the Strawberry Canyon Recreational Area for up to two hours in the early afternoon. Maintenance work is being performed on the north side of the road. Traffic will be directed by flaggers, who will allow both directions of traffic to alternate in a shared lane. Anticipate short delays.

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Possible Commute Impact Due to August 14 Cal Move-In Day

Roughly 5,500 to 6,000 incoming undergraduates and their families will be making their way through the streets of Berkeley to their residence halls (to check in, unload belongings, and visit the campus) on Monday, August 14. More>

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Reminder on Bike Safety Policy – Helmets Required

If you ride your bike to work, remember to wear a bike helmet. According to the Lab’s Traffic and Pedestrian Safety policy, cyclists must wear a protective helmet when riding their bikes anywhere on Lab property. Go here for more information about bike safety at the Lab. The Lab also asks that motor vehicle drivers and pedestrians as well as bicyclists remember to share the road.

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