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What is goBerkeley?

goBerkeley (formerly B-TAP, the Berkeley Transportation Action Plan) is a three-year pilot program in the City of Berkeley designed to improve the ease of traveling within key areas of the city. The pilot study is federally-funded and will explore and test methods of reducing local traffic congestion, improving parking options, and promoting alternatives to driving one's own car in three of Berkeley's commercial areas.

  • More transportation options
  • Less traffic congestion
  • Cleaner air
  • Easier and more efficient parking
  • Downtown
  • Telegraph/Southside
  • Elmwood
Pilot Timeframe
  • 2012 - 2015

Program News

Upcoming Public Meetings for goBerkeley


We’ve got some information and results from the goBerkeley program we’d love to share with you! Come to one of our two public meetings to find out about the program’s initial successes, next steps, and recommended adjustments in Downtown Berkeley, Telegraph/Southside and Elmwood. For details, check out the Events page.

New Neighborhood Transportation Maps


To help you better understand what transportation options are available in Downtown Berkeley, Telegraph/Southside and Elmwood, we’ve put together these handy maps which show bus routes, City CarShare pods and bike routes, as well as parking garages. They’re available to download on our transit page.

A Carshare Perk for Businesses

01/11/2013 - 10:17 am

City CarShare, a goBerkeley partner, is offering a sign-up discount and $50 in driving credits to businesses located in the 3 core neighborhoods. For more information and to sign up online, check out the goBerkeley Carshare Plan at

goBerkeley will be at Sunday Streets
this Sunday, Oct. 13th!

10/10/2013 - 17:15 pm

Come visit our table, at Shattuck & University, this Sunday. We'll have information about the parking changes taking effect next week, as well as useful transportation information, activities, and goodies! Look for the folks wearing goBerkeley t-shirts. For more information about Sunday Streets check out the website:

New Parking Changes Information

22/08/2013 - 17:30 pm

We’ve updated the goParking page and added new information explaining the changes to parking that will be implemented on October 15th, 2013. Maps are available as well as a slideshow describing the upcoming changes. Check back regularly for continuing updates as we get closer to the launch of the new goBerkeley parking program.

goBerkeley Pilot Parking Changes:
Public Meetings

17/07/2013 - 10:10 am

We received lots of great feedback from the public during open houses in May and June. We’re now holding public meetings in July and August to provide information about the parking rate and time limit changes that are coming to Downtown Berkeley, the Elmwood and Telegraph/Southside this Fall. Check out the Events page for full details.

Sign-up and Contact Us forms now fixed

03/07/2013 - 10:30 am

We apologize for the errors some people have been getting when trying to complete the Sign-up and Contact Us forms. The issue should now be fixed but if you continue to have problems, please let us know by emailing us at

goBerkeley is officially launched!

28/06/2013 - 08:00 am

Mayor Tom Bates, representatives from AC Transit, City CarShare, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and local businesses participating in the program officially launched goBerkeley at a City Hall launch event yesterday. The press release can be viewed here . Transit and carshare incentives for local businesses will begin July 1st and updates to the website will be ongoing. Keep an eye out for further information on parking changes in the coming weeks.

goBerkeley AC Transit Employer
EasyPass distribution

27/06/2013 - 08:15 am

Employees of participating goBerkeley businesses who completed their enrollment before June 14th will begin to receive their AC Transit goBerkeley EasyPasses starting today (June 27th).

goBerkeley Parking Open House
information available online

13/06/2013 - 1:31 pm

You can now view the presentation boards shown at the three goBerkeley Open Houses on our website – check out the Events page . Whether you had the chance to attend or not, we’d like your opinion on the proposals presented, so please complete our online survey at

goBerkeley Parking Open Houses

4/06/2013 - 11:11 pm

goBerkeley is hosting three open houses to present new parking and transportation options in Downtown Berkeley, Telegraph-Southside and Elmwood. Please tell us what you think about options to change parking rates and time limits to improve conditions in your neighborhood by attending the open houses or completing our web survey. Find out more on the Events page

Welcome !

4/06/2013 - 5:11 pm

Welcome to the goBerkeley pilot website! We hope you will use this site to learn more about your travel choices in the City of Berkeley, including walking, cycling, BART, AC Transit, carsharing, carpooling and driving. In May/June 2013, we'll be presenting improvement options for parking conditions at Open Houses in the Elmwood, Telegraph/ Southside and Downtown Berkeley. Please check back often as we'll be posting these parking options, as well as maps that will show you how much parking costs and how long you can park at the City's meters, lots and garages.

Contact us

You can contact us through this form or at the address below.


City of Berkeley Transportation Division

1947 Center Street, 3rd Floor

Berkeley, CA  94704