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How Warren Elliott Spun a Dare Into a Daily Bike Commute

In 2002, a co-worker challenged Warren Elliott to ride their bikes to work. The 68-year-old with Facilities now rides to work everyday, and has become a competitive long-distance cyclist.

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The Lab’s ‘MyGreenCar’ Seeks Beta Testers

A Lab team has developed the MyGreenCar App to take these uncertainties out of buying a green car. Beta testers of the app are needed. Go here for more on MyGreenCar and here to sign up.

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Emeryville Staffer Continues to Carpool, Even When Parking Is Plentiful

Cynthia Sylvester (OCFO) has carpooled almost every day since she came to the Lab in 2006. Not being able to leave whenever she wants is a small sacrifice considering she gets to commute with friends and lessen stress from driving.

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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 that begins this fall.

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Carpooling and Companionship Go Hand in Hand for Staffer

Stacey Gauny of the Biological Systems & Engineering Division studies the effects of radiation on mouse and human DNA and has carpooled for at least three times per week for 23 years with colleague Dave Wilson.

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Streamlined Carpool Program Kicks Off

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. These revisions seek to mitigate parking shortfalls due to IGB construction.

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Carpool or Vanpool? Staffer from Petaluma Manages to Do Both

Marty White, the Safety Coordinator for the Lab’s Physics and Nuclear Science divisions, first started vanpooling in 1974. Today, she vanpools three to four times a week and carpools once a week from the North Bay.

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Video of Meeting on IGB Parking Impacts & Commute Options

A briefing on the Integrative Genomics Building, the impacts on parking, commute options, the recent commute survey, and work by the Vehicle and Transportation Advisory Group was presented. Video>

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June 27 Meeting on IGB Construction

A briefing on the Integrative Genomics Building, impacts on parking, and commute options will be presented, followed by a Q&A. The event takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium.

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A Balanced Approach to Commuting

Amit Kothari tried five commute options in five days for his commute from Dublin: driving alone, carpooling, BART, Lab shuttles, and telecommuting. Kothari shares the results of his week-long experiment.

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