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While we often prefer to use our cars, West Berkeley's transit services provide transportation to just about anywhere in the Bay Area. West Berkeley is a major transportation hub, with access to the I-80 freeway, BART, Amtrak, and the AC Transit bus system. Biking is also an important element of transportation options in West Berkeley. Below you will find information about all of the ways people can get into, out of, and around West Berkeley.
Addison Street Bicycle Bridge
The Bicycle Bridge goes over Hwy 80/580, the Marina and Cesar Chavez Park on the Bay, and the popular newly-linked Bay Trail that runs along the Bay to places like the Albany Bulb.
AC Transit operates frequent service along University Ave. and San Pablo Ave. Other lines run less frequently Gilman/6th St., Ashby Ave., Dwight Way, and San Pablo/Cedar St.
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BART is another useful transit option for getting around the Bay Area. AC busses connect with the BART system to make it even more accessible (see above for more information).
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Berkeley's BART stations are Ashby, Downtown Berkeley, and North Berkeley. For an overview of BART stations, click the link:
Amtrak has a little known stop in West Berkeley. Underneath the University Ave. bridge, at Fourth St., a small shelter signals access to a train line that connects San Jose and Sacramento. Taking riders where BART doesn't run, this service broadens our horizons for travelling in the state of California.
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Driving to and from West Berkeley is made simple by its close proximity to the I-80 Freeway. In fact, the University Avenue exit from I-80 leads directly into West Berkeley. Coming from the South, drivers can even choose to bypass University Avenue and head straight to the Fourth Street shopping area. Below you will find a map of the West Berkeley Area.
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Biking is an efficient, and cost-effective method of getting around West Berkeley. Bikes may also be integrated with other forms of transit, as BART trains, and many AC Transit busses allow bikes. An excellent resource for biking in West Berkeley and Berkeley in general is the Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition.
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