Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Amit Kothari Takes a Balanced Approach to Commuting

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.

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June 27 Meeting on IGB Construction, Parking Impacts & Commute Options

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.

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More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming in 2016

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>

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Take the Commute Survey by June 10

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>

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Lab Celebrates National Bike to Work Month on May 19

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.

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Staffers Share Bike Commuting Tips for Bay Area Bike to Work Day

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>

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Berkeley Police Dept. to Step Up Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

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>

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