Today at Berkeley Lab

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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One Day Per Week: Save Money, Less Stress With Carpooling or Vanpooling

June is Commute Awareness Month at the Lab. Learn more about alternative commute modes and try options besides driving solo at least one day (or more) per week. Zimride matches employees interested in carpooling from the same area. RideShare offers brand new vans for vanpooling that can cost less than $125 per month per person. More>

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One Day Per Week: Use Pre-Tax Dollars to Purchase BART, AC Transit Fares

June is Commute Awareness Month at the Lab. Learn more about alternative commute modes here and try out options besides driving solo at least one day (or more) per week. Use pre-tax dollars via WageWorks to buy public transit tickets and save hundreds of dollars per year. At the Lab without a car and an emergency arises? The Guaranteed Ride Home program offers free rides.

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One Day Per Week: Bicycling…a Clean, Healthy, Sustainable Commute Option

June is Commute Awareness Month at the Lab. Staff are encouraged to learn more about alternative commute modes and try options other than driving solo at least one day per week (or more if possible). Bicycling is an excellent option to explore. Staff made over 60,000 commute trips on their bicycles last year. Go here for details on safe cycling, the Bike Shuttle Express, resources, and more.

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One Day Per Week: Lab Shuttles Are a Great Way to Get to Work

June is Commute Awareness Month at the Lab. Staff are encouraged to learn more about alternative commute modes and try out options other than driving solo at least one day per week (or more if possible). One option is the Lab shuttle service. Employees and visitors made over 650,000 trips on the shuttles last year. Click here to learn more about routes, schedules, and destinations.

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June is Commute Awareness Month at the Lab

With the construction of new scientific facilities on the Hill, as well as our growing population of staff and visitors, we need to explore clean and sustainable alternatives to driving to work alone. To help staff learn more about their commute options, the month of June is dedicated to commute awareness. Watch a brief video on this campaign, and check out the commute website.

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Reminder on Commencement Season and Traffic

Over the next couple of weeks, UC Berkeley academic departments will be conducting commencements, with several taking place at the nearby Greek Theater. As more cars come to campus, employees may experience delays commuting to or from the Lab when these ceremonies take place.

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May 11 is Bike to Work Day; Ride Safe and Try Out Lab Bike Shuttle

Whether you’re a cyclist or not, it is important to consider how we all play a role in keeping our roads safe. Safe cycling requires the conscious efforts of cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. Go here to learn more about how to help foster road safety for all. Want to participate in Bike to Work but intimidated by the Lab’s hills? Try the bike shuttle. Go here for more on Lab biking resources.

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