Today at Berkeley Lab

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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‘Spare the Air’ Days and Alternate Commute Options

During summer months, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issues “Spare the Air” alerts when ozone levels are expected to reach unhealthy levels. On these occasions, staff can help cut down on air pollution by using Lab shuttles, carpools/vanpools, or bicycling to work. Visit commute.lbl.gov for more about these options. Sign up to receive Spare the Air Day alerts.

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Vote for Your Favorite Roadway Safety Contest Entry

Lab employees contributed many original images inspired by the theme “Share the Road” to remind our community to take care as we travel around the Lab and beyond. Check out the entries and consider their important message. Vote for your favorite here before May 17.

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Lot J Closed, Lot I Open Starting April 6

Parking Lot J will close due to construction activities, with a planned reopening on Monday, May 22. To offset the lost parking, a portion of Lot I will open for parking and will remain open while J lot is closed. Staff are encouraged to explore alternative commute options. Go here to view a map detailing the various Facilities projects and impacts around the Lab.

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New Bike Shuttle Express Stop by Grizzly Gate…A Traffic ‘Heads Up’

The bike shuttle — a quick, convenient, and safe option for bike commuters — makes four runs during morning peak hours and stops only at Building 69, which makes it easy for cyclists to get anywhere at the Lab because it’s all downhill from there. Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists should exercise caution in this area, particularly near Grizzly Gate and Buildings 69, 75, and 76. More>

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