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>
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>
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>
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.
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>
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.
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>
Per Director Alivisatos’s announcement this week, an employee advisory group will be formed to help develop a new plan for vehicle access and alternative transportation options for the Lab. Nominations can be submitted here or via the taps.lbl.gov website. Nomination deadline is Nov. 13. More>
To help minimize the environmental impact of commuting to work and enhance the use of alternative transportation options, employees will be charged to access the Lab in a vehicle. A sliding scale based on income will be used to determine fees. The program will be phased in over the next several months, starting next month. More>
Zimride is the Lab’s private network for carpooling. Just add your commute to the website and Zimride matches you with friends and colleagues going the same way. You split the costs and maybe get to use the carpool lane. Go here to add your ride.