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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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Horst Simon Catches Up With Colleagues While Carpooling

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>

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Postdoc Bikes to Work for Convenience and Exercise

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>

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Gayley Road Interruption Moved to 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Work by PG&E on Gayley Road between Stadium Rimway and Hearst Ave. has been shifted from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., as previously posted in TABL, to 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., which will have less impact on those who commute to the Lab via this corridor.

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Staffer Shares Her Joy of Carpooling in New ‘Commuter Chronicles’ Series

Patricia Jung (right) of Chemical Sciences used to commute alone from San Rafael to Berkeley. She didn’t like the stress of driving in traffic, so one day she tried out carpooling, and has never looked back. “I really appreciate having the extra energy to devote to my family after work,” says Jung. More>

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One-Lane Traffic on Gayley Road April 1 to 29

To accommodate the installation of new gas lines, Gayley Road between Stadium Rim Way and Hearst Ave. will be reduced to one lane, with traffic controlled by flaggers. Staff who normally commute along Gayley Road should consider using Centennial Drive to access the Lab via Strawberry Gate.

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Advisory Group Proposes Affordable Solutions for Parking Congestion

At its March 1 and 14 meetings, the Vehicle Access and Alternative Transportation Advisory Group worked on a proposal to increase carpooling incentives, and discussed a new bike-trailer program. The Lab anticipates the loss of nearly 300 onsite parking spots when construction for the new Integrative Genomics Building begins this summer. More>

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