During Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s March 27 visit, Lab gates, shuttle buses, and specific roadways will be temporarily closed, stopped, or blocked, respectively, for short periods of time (approximately two to five minutes each). Employees are asked to exercise patience during these interruptions and follow instructions from Protective Services staff throughout the day.
The eastern portion and entrance to parking lot N1 are closed to through traffic through Jan. 19. As a result, shuttle stop 52 will be temporarily relocated to McMillan Road at the top of the wooden stairs from N1. Facilities is making every effort to minimize impacts to parking and traffic. Contact Yvonne Chavez (x6265) with questions. See map.
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.
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.
Due to financial constraints, the Lab’s shuttle service was reviewed and appropriate reductions were included in the FY2017-18 budget. Effective Nov. 1, the Potter Street van will run every hour instead of every 30 minutes. Vans will leave the Bldg. 65 stop at 8 minutes after the hour, from 8:08 a.m. to 6:08 p.m. The current schedule continues through Oct. 31. View routes and schedules here.
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.
The road, between Buildings 77 and 79, will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate a special event. The Blue shuttle will be rerouted and the bus stop closed during this time. Map>
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.
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.