MAYOR TOM BATES
Berkeley's Mobility Management Plan
In order for the community to achieve its stated GHG reduction target, these emissions must decline by approximately 30 percent by the year 2020. This equates to an annual reduction of nearly 100,000 tons CO2 within the next 12 years.
April 20, 2009
Read this San Francisco Chronicle article detailing how I have given up my car and now depend solely on public transit, walking and City CarShare. My goal is to reduce my carbon footprint to its absolute minimum.
Should we extend I-80 Carpool Hours?
May 16, 2009
Westbound Interstate 80 has earned its place in the commuter hall of shame. Year after year it ranks as the Bay Area's worst commute, and it's placed high on national lousy commute lists as well.
Read the article here.
MTC Honors City of Berkeley for its Contributions to Bay Area Transportation
City CarShare and the city of Berkeley’s AccessMobile will receive the Doris Kahn Accessible Transportation Award for providing the nation’s first wheelchair-accessible car-share van. The AccessMobile, funded by a $25,000 award won by the city of Berkeley and matched by City CarShare, provides a new mobility option for wheelchair-bound residents. The van can transport two individuals using wheelchairs, plus three additional passengers and a driver. The AccessMobile launched in Berkeley on Earth Day, April 22.
Berkeley's Mobility Management Plan
The City is developing a comprehensive plan for sustainable mobility in Berkeley. The plan will serve as a guide for aggressively reducing vehicle miles traveled and the associated GHG emissions, while also improving community access to various transportation options.
City of Berkeley Awarded $300,000 MTC Grant to Improve Downtown
On Wednesday, June 25, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) awarded the City of Berkeley $300,000 from the Station Area Planning Grants to help actualize our new Downtown Area Plan within months rather than years. The Plan envisions a more beautiful, livable and thriving mixed-use district.
City Car Share AccessMobile
Berkeley now has the nation's first wheelchair-accessible van available for use by any City CarShare member. The van, known as the AccessMobile, will increase travel options among those with disabilities. In 2007, Berkeley won the National Organization on Disability's Accessible America contest and received a $25,000 prize. City CarShare matched that, and then some, to finance the AccessMobile.
San Pablo Avenue - A Smart Transit Corridor
The City of Berkeley has been working with Alameda County Congestion Management Agency, Alameda County Transit Improvement Authority and AC Transit to ensure that San Pablo Avenue becomes a SMART transit corridor. We have been installing new bus shelters, NextBus technology, improved pedestrian lighting, ADA improvements including audio safety mechanisms and new curb cuts, and commenced with an overall beautification effort. Click here to see the San Pablo Corridor Map.
Commuter/Public Transit Options
The “Berkeley Transportation Options Guide” is an easy-to-use reference designed specifically for Berkeley commuters. The Guide provides information on carpooling and vanpooling, commuter tax benefits, City CarShare, Guaranteed Ride Home programs, transit and paratransit, walking, and bicycling.
Order copies of the Berkeley Transportation Options Guide.
Carsharing is easy in Berkeley. Several operators offer programs in Berkeley neighborhoods and throughout the Bay Area. Cars can be reserved online or by phone. Usage is typically charged by the hour, and billed monthly. Costs usually include fuel, insurance, and maintenance.
For carhsaring providers in the area, see: http://www.511.org/links/default.asp