Today at Berkeley Lab

Carpool, Vanpool Workshops on Nov. 30

Learn how to create a Zimride profile, post a ride, and connect with other employees. With limited parking at the Lab, ridesharing is a great alternative. Participants should bring a laptop or smart phone. Those who post a new ride between Nov. 18 and Dec. 7 are eligible for prizes. The workshops take place at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 90-3122 or 12:30 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. More>

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Commencement of IGB Construction to Impact Traffic, Parking

IGB construction is commencing this week, permanently closing all parking spaces in the southern portion of the Bevatron lot (B1) and the upper Bevatron lot (I). Trucks and trailers will intermittently delay traffic on Chu Road from Blackberry gate to Lot I. Use caution in this area and obey all traffic controls. Due to the loss of parking, alternative commute modes are strongly encouraged.

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Parking & Construction Update: More Bevatron Parking Spots Are Going Away

Ongoing construction activities will continue to affect parking and traffic at the Lab. As construction of the Integrative Genomics Building begins in the next few weeks, only a few dozen parking spaces in the Bevatron lot will remain open. This map shows other parking areas that typically are not fully occupied. The commute website offers information on alternative transportation. More>

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Friday, Oct. 21, Cal Football Game to Impact Commute, Lab Shuttles

Rim Way Road along the north and south side of Memorial Stadium will close at 4:30 p.m. Employees exiting Grizzly or Strawberry Gates must head up (north) on Centennial Drive after this time. Gayley between Hearst and Bancroft will close at 4:30 p.m. Staff exiting Blackberry Gate after this time must head west, down Hearst, or north. The Orange shuttle will stop service at 4 p.m. The Rockridge shuttle will be re-routed with slight delays.

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39th Annual Runaround on Friday, Nov. 18

The 39th annual running of this 1.86-mile-long foot race starts at the Fire House (Bldg. 45) at noon (the Bikearound at 11:30 a.m.) and finishes at the cafeteria parking lot. No registration is required. The event will feature music, farmers market, vendors, and a special cafeteria menu. Free t-shirts will be given to all finishers. Traffic, parking, and shuttle service will be impacted. More>

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Traffic, Parking Impact at the Lab on Sept. 12

Delivery of new cooling towers will impact parking and traffic on Monday, Sept. 12, from 6 a.m. through 3 p.m. This will impact the parking in the Bevatron (B1) lot between Building 56, 51F and 63. One-lane traffic on Alvarez Road between Building 56 and 63 should also be expected.

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Staff Advised to Explore Alternate Commute Options; Carpool FAQ Posted

With increased parking demand and shrinking supply, staff should consider carpooling, Lab shuttles and bicycling as commute options. Go here for information on the Carpool Pilot Program, including guidelines, map, and FAQs. Vehicles in “Carpool Only” spaces must display two parking permits, or risk citation. See parking enforcement and penalties info here (Section D.4).

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Commute Survey Analyzed, Report Now Available

A report based on preliminary analysis of the 2016 Berkeley Lab Commute Survey is now available. This report will help inform options to mitigate parking shortfalls due to construction of the Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) at the Bevatron Lot which begins this fall. More>

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Bevatron Parking Lot Update

As a result of ongoing construction activities in the Bevatron parking lot (Lot B1), another 30 parking spaces will close on Wednesday, August 31. Staff are encouraged to park in the Blackberry Pit parking lot (Lot D).

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Emergency Exercise on Aug. 24; Will Impact Parking in Two Locations

The annual exercise will test the Lab’s emergency response capabilities. The morning session (8 a.m. to noon) will impact parking in the U5 lot (near Strawberry Gate) and near Building 56. Employees not participating in the exercise are requested to avoid these areas, and should not be alarmed by staged emergency scenes.

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