Line 12 – Murals, Shops, and Libraries

Time: 72 minutes Berkeley-to-Oakland Official Line Description: 4th St. & Harrison St., Berkeley to Oakland Amtrak at Jack London Square via Gilman St., Hopkins St., Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 55th St., Temescal District, Piedmont Ave., Grand Ave., Broadway, and downtown Oakland. Terminuses: Berkeley: 4th at Harrison Oakland: Alice at 2nd (near Oakland Amtrak station) Activities …

Line 7 – Under, Over, Up, and Down

Time: 33 minutes Berkeley-to-El-Cerrito; 35 minutes return (on schedule) Official Line Description: El Cerrito del Norte BART to Downtown Berkeley via Arlington Ave. and Shattuck Ave. Terminuses: Berkeley: Allston St. & Shattuck Ave. El Cerrito: El Cerrito Del Norte BART Activities / destinations / stops: Safeway Ohlone Greenway Geocaching Notes: This was a solo adventure today …

Transit Terms 101

Planetizen just put out a quick, free, online course on Transit Service Design. It's squarely geared toward transit-inclined non-professionals and gives a great overview of transit terms.  Below are some of the terms I learned - I'll try to put it to use! Runtime = the time it takes to complete a trip (one-way or …

Line 6 – Downtown to Downtown

Time: 36 minutes Berkeley-to-Oakland, 39 minutes Oakland-to-Berkeley (on schedule) Official Line Description: Downtown Oakland to Downtown Berkeley via Telegraph Ave. and Southside Berkeley (UC campus). Terminuses: Berkeley: Oxford at Center Oakland: 10th at Washington Activities / destinations / stops: Laurel Bookstore Endgame Cafe Endgame Store Geocaching     Notes:  Molly joined me on my #6 adventure …

Ladies Who Bus

In searching for precedents for my project I found these role models in London: a small group of retired women who set out to ride every bus in London. And they did it! Their project was a bit more ambitious (there are hundreds of lines in London), all the better to inspire me! They had pretty simple …

Beta Test: Trip Report

Line(s) ridden: 80, 81, 72B Outgoing Route:  80 from Ashby/California (Berkeley) Transfer to 72B at San Pablo/Ashby Get off at 3rd/Broadway (Oakland) Return Route: 72B from 2nd/? Transfer to 81 at San Pablo/Ashby  Get off at Ashby/California Activities / destinations / stops: Walgreens at 1st bus transfer for snack;  Farmers Market at Jack London Square …

Beta Testing

The kids and I rode the bus down to Jack London Square, and I decided to do some beta testing on posting and recording our ride, since we were riding anyway. First step for me when I take the bus is to simply ask Google maps how to get where I'm going. Priveledge #1, I …