Today at Berkeley Lab

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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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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