Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Street Safety in Berkeley

It's up to all of us to help make Berkeley's streets safer for everyone. Whether you are biking, walking, skateboarding, running or driving, being fully aware of your surrounding and understanding the rules of the road will help make everyone's trip safer.

When indexed by its high rates of walking and biking, Berkeley ranks as the safest city in California with a population greater than 60,000 for walking and bicycling. The first two charts below, generated from data from Peter Jacobsen's Safety in Numbers study, shows how Berkeley compares to other California cities with respect to walking and biking safety.


Bike Index


 Biking Safety Tips 

Share the Road Bike SafetyWhen you are on your bike, being predictable, alert, equipped and riding courteously will help keep you safe. Here are some other tips to keep you safe.

Walking Safety Tips

Safe Walking TipsWe walk so often, its easy to forget that being a pedestrian can be risky. Here are some tips to keep you safe.

Its Up to All of Us - Public Education Campaign  

DriveLikeOurLivesDependOnItIts up to all of us to help make our streets safer. Read CA Department of Public Heath's "It's Up to All of Us" campaign material.

How to Use a Bicycle Detector Loop

Bicycle Detector LoopThe City of Berkeley wants to make it easier to bike in our city. Bike detector loops at traffic - actuated signals enable people biking to safely and easily cross busy intersections. Here is more information on bicycle detector loops in Berkeley.





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