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Want to Ride Your Bike to Work? Enter the Bay Area Bike Challenge

May is Bike to Work Month. If you want to ride your bike to work this month, enter the Bay Area Bike Challenge to join a team or start your own, track your rides, win prizes, or just have fun. More information on the Bay Area Bike Challenge is available here.

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Discover a Great Way to Commute at E-Bike Meetup on April 30

May is National Bike Month. Get prepared by learning about the benefits of an electric bike. Do good for the planet, get some exercise, skip parking, and navigate the hills of Berkeley with ease. If you’re interested in electric bikes or already have one, join an informal gathering of e-bikers on Monday, April 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the picnic area outside Buildings 30 and 33. Can’t make it? Check out the E-Bike FAQs.

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Nonstop BART-to-ALS Shuttle to Replace Bike Trailer

Due to low ridership, the Bike Shuttle Express will end at 11 a.m. on Dec. 21. To better serve cyclists, a new, nonstop van will run between the Downtown Berkeley BART Station and the Advanced Light Source. The van will leave the BART Station at 7:25, 7:50, 8:15, 8:40 and 9:05 a.m. on weekdays. It will accommodate 14 passengers, with priority given to the first five cyclists.

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No Schedule Change for Potter St. Shuttle

The Potter Street Shuttle service changes, announced earlier this month, are being reevaluated. The service will continue on the current schedule (every 30 minutes) until further notice. Details on various shuttle routes and schedules are available here.

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Hearst Avenue Construction to Impact Traffic Beginning Oct. 2

The Hearst Avenue Complete Streets Project will result in the closure of westbound Hearst Avenue from Euclid Avenue to Le Conte Avenue, beginning Monday, Oct. 2, and continuing through Friday, Oct. 6. Additional construction work is planned through Oct. 20 affecting different sections of westbound Hearst Avenue. During this period, Lab shuttles in the downhill direction will experience delays that may exceed 10 minutes.

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Nissan, Ford Offer Electric Vehicle Discounts to Lab Employees

UC employees are eligible for a discount on the purchase of a Nissan Leaf through September, and a Ford electric vehicle through August. PG&E incentives are still available as well. Learn more at Sustainable Berkeley Lab.

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Hearst Road Construction Impacts Lab Shuttle Stops

Due to the Hearst “Complete Streets” project, the three shuttle stops on Hearst Ave (Northgate, Arch and Cory Hall) may be affected intermittently. Shuttle drivers will not attempt to pick up passengers in unsafe situations. While these stops are affected, signage will direct passengers to the nearest, safest, alternative locations for boarding and exiting shuttles.

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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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Revised Carpool Program Launches Aug. 1

Key details include 30 designated parking spots on the Hill from 5 to 9:30 a.m., eligibility for two-person-per-car commuters, and no separate carpool parking permit required. Use Zimride to connect with other Lab employees. These revisions were implemented to help mitigate parking shortfalls due to IGB construction this fall. More>

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Staffers Share Bike Commuting Tips for Bay Area Bike to Work Day

Got a bike but never ride it? Consider dusting it off, because Bike to Work Day is coming to the
Bay Area this Thursday, May 12. To help you get ready we put together a list of tips with the help
of veteran bike commuters Annette Greiner (NERSC), David Brown (Physics Division), and Martin
Kunz (Advanced Light Source). More>

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