Today at Berkeley Lab

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.

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.

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.

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>

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>

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>

Nominations Open for Vehicle Access/Transportation Advisory Group

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 website. Nomination deadline is Nov. 13. More>

New Shuttle Bus on Display July 14-17

One of the new buses, which feature a new exterior design and wider entry for more convenient boarding, will be on display in the Building 65 parking lot. The bus wrap was designed by Public Affairs Creative Services. As part of the shuttle service contractual agreement, shuttles are replaced periodically.

Looking for Carpooling Options? Sign Up for Zimride

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.

Blue Route Service Adjustment

Starting Oct. 1, the Blue shuttle bus will make stops every 14 minutes instead of 10 minutes between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Analysis shows consistently lower ridership during these hours. This action will help address budget challenges as well as reduce at least 100 pounds of carbon dioxide a day.