Find Nature in the City with Downtown Berkeley Earth Days Events

Find Nature in the City with Downtown Berkeley Earth Days Events

If you participated in the first Sunday Streets Berkeley event last October, you saw first hand how one event can make downtown a very different place. Closing the street to traffic is just one way to transform our city. A fresh perspective can do just as much – and these upcoming Earth Day events will… Read more »

Tell Berkeley City Council and Mayor to Vote Yes for Sunday Streets Berkeley

Tell Berkeley City Council and Mayor to Vote Yes for Sunday Streets Berkeley

Many of you are asking, “When is the next Sunday Streets Berkeley?” It is a question we heard over and over on October 14, 2012, when more than 40,000 people came to Shattuck Avenue to cycle, stroll, skate, shop, dance, do yoga, and connect with their community and urban environment in a transformative way. People… Read more »

The Notion of “Walk Appeal”

The Notion of "Walk Appeal"

There are lots of assumptions made about how far people are willing to walk. The golden standard in urban design for “walking distance” has long been held as 1/4 mile. It turns out that the distance one is willing to walk has a lot to do with the scenery! Another reason to support liveable city… Read more »

Moving Beyond Cars: Films and Strategies for Livable Streets, Tuesday, 8/21/12

Moving Beyond Cars: Films and Strategies for Livable Streets, Tuesday, 8/21/12

Transition Berkeley and the Ecology Center invite you to enjoy a series of short films celebrating green transportation solutions from around the world and here in the Bay Area. Following the films we’ll brainstorm ways to encourage all of Berkeley to move beyond cars – to walk, bike and take public transit.… Read more »

Berkeley City Council Considers Sunday Streets Tuesday, 7/17/12

Berkeley City Council Considers Sunday Streets Tuesday, 7/17/12

The Ecology Center is excited to get involved with Sunday Streets Berkeley, a transformative community event that is identified as an Action Item in Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan. At the Berkeley City Council meeting on July 17, councilmembers will have the opportunity to endorse the City’s sponsorship of Sunday Streets Berkeley. Come show your support,… Read more »