Berkeley Lab

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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Take the Commute Survey by June 10

Go here to take the survey by June 10. E-mail reminders will be sent to staff the week of May 16. Results from the survey will help the Lab improve its alternative transportation and parking-related programs. More>

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Staffers Share Bike Commuting Tips for National Bike to Work Day

To help you get ready for Bay Area Bike to Work Day, we put together a list of Do’s and Don’ts with the help of veteran Lab bike commuters. More>

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Horst Simon Catches Up With Colleagues While Carpooling

In this third installment of the Commuter Chronicles, Deputy Laboratory Director Horst Simon talks about how carpooling has helped him connect with friends and collaborate with colleagues during their commute from Palo Alto to Berkeley. When and why did you start to carpool? I started to carpool from Palo Alto to Berkeley in 1996, about […]

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Postdoc Bikes to Work for Convenience and Exercise

Your favorite parking spot might be one of the more than 300 spaces slated for removal when groundbreaking for the Integrative Genomics Building begins this August. If you’ve been wanting to squeeze a workout into your daily commute, this may be a great time to see if biking to work — even if it’s just […]

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Staffer Shares Her Joy of Carpooling in New ‘Commuter Chronicles’ Series

This Q&A with Vehicle Access and Alternative Transportation Advisory Group (VAATAG) member Patricia Jung launches the Commuter Chronicles — a new series about Lab employees who have decided to carpool, vanpool, or bike instead of driving alone to work. Alternative modes of transportation will be important to consider as the Lab prepares for the Integrative Genomics […]

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Lab Advisory Group Proposes Affordable Solutions Against Parking Congestion

At its March 1 and 14 meetings, the Vehicle Access and Alternative Transportation Advisory Group worked on a proposal to increase incentives for carpooling. The advisory group also discussed a new bike-trailer program that could improve shuttle services for bicyclists; an updated commuter survey; and low-tech, affordable methods to count cars and passengers entering the Lab.

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Lab Advisory Group Tackles Vehicle Congestion  

The Lab’s newly formed Vehicle Access and Alternative Transportation Advisory Group (VAATAG) is working on potential solutions to accommodate the Lab’s growing population on the main site and to hold off a near-term vehicle access fee.

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