Welcome to the Transportation Division at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Department of Public Works.
The Transportation Division of the Public Works Department oversees citywide transportation planning, traffic engineering, parking, bicycle and pedestrian planning, and alternative transportation programs. In partnership with neighborhood organizations, community groups, and local business associations, our office develops short and long range policy recommendations and directs program implementation to support a safe, efficient transportation environment in Berkeley.
New Rates at City Garages December 2, 2013 - New Rates Take Effect at City Garages on December 2nd, 2013 – On Monday, December 2nd, new rates will go into effect at Center Street Garage, Oxford Garage and Telegraph Channing Garage. The changes are the second phase of the goBerkeley pilot program launch and coordinate with the on-street changes that took effect on October 15th, 2013. The new garage rates are designed to simplify information for drivers and ensure availability of parking spaces in the garage. Find more details about the goBerkeley pilot and the garage rate changes in this flyer or at www.goBerkeley.info . [more...]
City receives major grant funding for transportation improvements - - In 2013, the Transportation Division submitted grant proposals for $12,717,000 for three projects: [more...]
New Rates and Time Limits at On-Street Meters - Starting October 15th, 2013! - On Tuesday, October 15th, new parking rates and time limits will go into effect as part of the goBerkeley pilot program. Two goals of the program are to reduce congestion by encouraging people to bike, walk, or take transit, and to improve parking conditions by ensuring one to two parking spaces are available on each block. The pilot will test the ability of parking rates, time limits, and driver information to achieve these goals.
Find more details about the goBerkeley pilot, the changes, and the areas affected at www.goBerkeley.info. [more...]
Free Parking at City Garages for Registered Disabled Parking Placards and License Plates. - Register your Disabled Parking placard or license plate to streamline your parking experience at City-Owned Parking Garages. [more...]
Highway 13 Corridor Improvements Project - The Highway 13 Corridor Improvements Project, funded by the Caldecott Fourth Bore Settlement with Caltrans, includes implementing transportation improvements along the Highway 13 Corridor (Ashby Avenue and Tunnel Road). For project background, click here. A map of project improvement locations can be found here. [more...]
Berkeley Complete Streets Policy - On December 11, 2012, Berkeley City Council adopted a Complete Streets Policy (Resolution 65,978-N.S.) to guide future street design and repair activities. “Complete Streets” describes a comprehensive, integrated transportation network with infrastructure and design that allows safe and convenient travel along and across streets for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, users and operators of public transportation, emergency vehicles, seniors, children, youth, and families. [more...]
Improving Mobility on the I-80 Corridor - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), is studying ways to reduce congestion and improve safety through the use of intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies. ITS is a combination of computer and communication technologies that make transportation systems operate more efficiently and safely. By giving drivers accurate, real-time information, along with managing traffic entering the freeway, the efficiency of the existing transportation system can be improved to move vehicles in a safer and more efficient manner, without requiring construction of new roads or the widening of existing roads. For more detailed information and a video simulation, click here. [more...]