Cal Day is UC Berkeley's biggest open house of the year. ITS Berkeley is proud to participate with action-packed, family-friendly activities and our third annual transportation lecture. Complete listings are below.
Berkeley's Transportation Research Hub
9 am - 2 pm | McCone Hall plaza
From high-tech transit to traffic safety--take a look at transportation research that affects your daily life, and do a hands-on exploration into the guts of a real traffic light.
Riding a Segway!
10 am - noon | McCone Hall plaza
Why are Berkeley researchers studying these stand-up scooter gizmos? Learn how they were used in research aimed at getting more people onto public transit. Transportation Sustainability Research Center staff
Take Control of Traffic Simulator Game
10 am - noon | McCone Hall plaza1 - 2 pm | McCone Hall plaza
Play "Gridlock Buster," a traffic-control game based on tools that real traffic-control engineers use every day. Work through a series of levels by controlling the traffic to avoid back-ups, delays, and frustrated drivers. Technology Transfer Program staff
Make Your Own Green-Power Car
10 am - 1 pm | McCone Hall plaza
If only all cars could be kid-powered! Use recycled materials to make a balloon-propelled green machine. You'll learn a thing or two about the basic engineering that sets machines in motion. California Center for Innovative Transportation staff
2nd Annual Cable-Car Bell Ringing Contest
Noon - 12:30 pm | McCone Hall plaza
Try your hand, literally, at ringing the Transportation Library's real cable-car bell. All are invited to tap out some sonic rhythms; prizes will be awarded to all participants at 12:30 pm.
Alternative Fuel Vehicles Q&A
1 - 2 pm | McCone Hall plaza
New green-car technology is reaching the marketplace. Talk to one of Berkeley's experts on alternative fuel vehicles, peek under the hood, and learn about the way research subjects are adapting to the new technologies. Transportation Sustainability Research Center staff
High-Speed Rail: The True Environmental Costs
2 - 3 pm | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
California recently received $2.4 billion in stimulus funds for a new high-speed rail system. But is it really greener? The co-author of a landmark life-cycle study evaluates the real environmental impacts--from construction, to land-use change, to implementation. ITS Berkeley Director Samer Madanat introduces this presentation by Post-Doctoral Researcher Mikhail Chester.