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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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Update on Parking and Construction

Construction activities will continue to affect parking and traffic conditions in the coming months. More than half of the spaces in the Bevatron lot (B1) will remain closed through early October. Most spaces in the Upper Bevatron lot (I), and about a dozen spots on N1 Road (below Building 15) are closed through September. All spaces in the Pit (Lot D) are now open. More>

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Foundry User Meeting Aug. 11 & 12; Parking Impact in H-2 Lot

Online registration is still open for the Molecular Foundry Annual User Meeting. Due to this event, the H-2 parking lot (next to Building 70) will be closed starting Aug. 10. All dedicated parking spots, including those for maintenance, orange circle, and carpool vehicles will be moved behind Building 70.

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Parking Impact in Bevatron Lot; All Spots in Pit, Access Road Open as of Aug. 8

The Pit parking lot (Lot D) and access road will be closed Aug. 6, with all parking spots in lot and along access road open starting Aug. 8. Approximately 30 parking spots in the Bevatron Lot (Lot B1) will be closed starting Tuesday, Aug. 9, to accommodate Bayview Site improvements.

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Building 15 Stairs Closed for Repair Until October; Will Impact Parking

From Aug. 8 to Sept. 30, repairs to the wooden stairs and retaining wall near Building 15 will result in closing the stairs between Building 15 and N1 Road and a dozen parking spaces on N1 Road. N1 Road will remain open to traffic. Map>

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Changes in Parking Availability in Lot B1 and Lot D This Week

The Blackberry Pit parking lot (Lot D) will reopen for parking midweek the week of July 18. On Tuesday, July 19, ongoing construction activities will result in the closing of approximately two dozen spots in the Bevatron lot (Lot B1) during July and August. More>

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Parking Lot I partially Closed Week of July 5

Beginning next week, portions of Parking Lot I (Upper Bevatron parking lot) will be closed to accommodate Bayview site construction activities. The project team will work closely with the contractor to minimize impact to parking in Lot I during the month of July. Contact Dave Dovichi (x2958) or Tim Kemper (x6917) with any questions.

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