Directions to the Conference Site

The Apirl 30 - May 1 China Internet conference will be in the library and courtyard at the Graduate School of Journalism at North Gate Hall and in the nearby Sibley Auditorium. North Gate is at the intersection of Hearst and Euclid Avenues on the northern edge of the UC Berkeley campus. North Gate is a brown shingle building on the southeast corner of that intersection. Come in the main entrance and inside the building will be a registration table where you can sign in and get direction to Sibley Auditorium.

Parking is available for $7 (bring exact change) at a public parking garage a half block from North Gate Hall.

Directions

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DIRECTIONS

On Interstate 80 in the East Bay, get off at the University Avenue exit in Berkeley.

Go east up University toward the campus for about two miles. Go past the major intersection of Shattuck Avenue. The next block after that will be Oxford Street. Turn left onto Oxford.

Drive north on Oxford for two blocks and turn right onto Hearst Avenue. Go up and over a small hill until you come to a traffic light. This is the intersection of Euclid Avenue, and North Gate Hall is on the right just past this intersection.

PARKING

Street parking is available on city streets near North Gate Hall. But spaces are metered or have time restrictions.

A public parking garage is available for longer term parking on Hearst Avenue across the street from North Gate Hall. But space is limited during weekdays, and you may have to go to a downtown Berkeley parking garage for long-term parking.

Street Parking

On city streets around Hearst and Euclid Avenues you can park for up to 2 hours during the day. Some slots simply restrict parking for between 30 minutes and 2 hours. Metered spaces similarly vary in time from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Parking meters are enforced until about 6 or 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They are not enforced on Sundays.

Parking Garage

There is a public parking garage across the street from North Gate Hall.

The parking garage is on Hearst Avenue at the corner of Scenic Avenue and has four levels. The lowest level is accessible on Hearst Avenue and the top three levels are accessible around the corner on Scenic Avenue.

Garage Fees

Public parking is paid by the hour. On weekdays it starts at $3 for the first hour up to $15 for all day. On evenings and weekends it starts at $1 for the first hour up to $7 for all day.

You pay at a vending machine, and you need to bring exact change. The vending machines take $1 and $5 bills, and nickels, dimes and quarters.

Garage Hours of Operation

Evenings and Weekends - Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. all four levels of the Hearst garage are open to public parking. Plenty of empty spaces should be available.

Weekdays - Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. only the second level of the Hearst garage is open to public parking. As a result, only a limited number of spaces are available (if you can't find space and need long-term parking, you'll have to go to a downtown Berkeley garage).

Garage Access

Hearst is a split-level street running East and West. Access to the parking garage entrance is on the upper level of Hearst, which is one-way going west.

So if you're traveling east up Hearst Avenue, such as from the I-80 freeway, you'll have to make a series of turns to get to the upper level of Hearst and access the garage.

To do that, as you come up Hearst Avenue traveling east, turn left on Euclid Avenue, which is a main intersection. Go one block and turn right on Ridge Road. Go one block and turn right on LeRoy Avenue. Go one more block and turn right back onto Hearst Avenue.

You're now traveling west on Hearst Avenue. Go past the intersection with Euclid Avenue, and on the right you'll see the entrance to the lowest level of the parking garage.

To access the 2nd level that's open to the public during weekdays, and the 3rd and 4th levels, continue west on Hearst another half block and turn right on Scenic Avenue. On the right you'll immediately see the second level entrance to the garage for public parking during weekdays. Right after that entrance and further up Scenic is the entrance to the third and fourth levels.

Garages in Downtown Berkeley

If you need long-term parking and no spaces are available at the Hearst Avenue garage, you will have to use a public garage in downtown Berkeley.

Go back down Hearst Avenue to the west and turn left onto Oxford Street. Drive south on Oxford for two blocks and turn right onto University Avenue. Go one block and turn left at the major intersection onto Shattuck Avenue.

(if you're coming from the west off the I-80 freeway, go up University Avenue and turn right onto Shattuck Avenue)

The next three cross streets will be Addison Street, Center Street and Allston Way. Turn right (toward the west) on any of these three streets and in the first block there will be a large public parking garage. There also are other public parking garages in this general area. The garages charge $8 to $10 for all-day parking.

Whichever garage you select, you'll be within about a block of the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and Center Street, and from there you can take a shuttle during weekdays or walk to North Gate Hall.

Shuttle from Downtown Garages to North Gate

At the intersection of Shattuck and Center you can take a campus shuttle on Monday through Friday during the day and evening right to North Gate Hall.

The stop for the campus shuttle is at the northeast corner of Shattuck and Center, in front of the big Bank of America banner. Look for the sign for the P Line.

The shuttle costs 50 cents and takes about 5 minutes to get to North Gate Hall. The shuttle runs every 12 minutes from 6:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday (it doesn't operate on Saturdays and Sundays, in which case you'll have to walk to North Gate Hall)

North Gate is the third shuttle stop on the P Line. Just ask the shuttle driver to tell you when you're at the North Gate stop at the corner of Hearst and Euclid Avenues. As you exit the bus, North Gate Hall is the brown shingle building to your left.

Here's a full schedule for the shuttle.

Walking from Downtown Garages to North Gate

From the intersection of Shattuck and Center it's about a 10-minute walk to North Gate Hall.

From the intersection of Center and Shattuck, walk east on Center (toward the Bank of America and the campus) for one block to Oxford Street. Cross Oxford and turn left. Walk north on Oxford (the campus will be on your right) for two blocks to Hearst Avenue. Cross Hearst, turn right and walk east on Hearst (the campus now will be across the street on your right). Walk four blocks up and down the small hill. That will bring you to the intersection of Hearst and Euclid Avenues. North Gate Hall is across the street on the southeast corner of the intersection.

BART

You can take BART to the downtown Berkeley station and from there either take a shuttle or walk to the Graduate School of Journalism at North Gate Hall. Here's the BART page with the train schedule.

Shuttle from BART to North Gate

At the intersection of Shattuck and Center you can take a campus shuttle on Monday through Friday during the day and evening right to North Gate Hall.

The stop for the campus shuttle is at the northeast corner of Shattuck and Center, in front of the big Bank of America banner. Look for the sign for the P Line.

The shuttle costs 50 cents and takes about 5 minutes to get to North Gate Hall. The shuttle runs every 12 minutes from 6:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday (it doesn't operate on Saturdays and Sundays, in which case you'll have to walk to North Gate Hall)

North Gate is the third shuttle stop on the P Line. Just ask the shuttle driver to tell you when you're at the North Gate stop at the corner of Hearst and Euclid Avenues. As you exit the bus, North Gate Hall is the brown shingle building to your left.

Here's a full schedule for the shuttle.

Walking from BART to North Gate

From the intersection of Shattuck and Center it's about a 10-minute walk to North Gate Hall.

From the intersection of Center and Shattuck, walk east on Center (toward the Bank of America and the campus) for one block to Oxford Street. Cross Oxford and turn left. Walk north on Oxford (the campus will be on your right) for two blocks to Hearst Avenue. Cross Hearst, turn right and walk east on Hearst (the campus now will be across the street on your right). Walk four blocks up and down the small hill. That will bring you to the intersection of Hearst and Euclid Avenues. North Gate Hall is across the street on the southeast corner of the intersection.

BUS

AC Transit has buses that stop at the corner of Hearst and Euclid Avenues right next to North Gate Hall. The 65 Line, for example, runs from the corner of Center Street and Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley and stops at the corner of Hearst and Euclid Avenues. The bus fare is $1.50.

Here's the AC Transit bus schedule.

MAPS

North Gate Hall and the Hearst Parking Garage

Map of the campus and the surrounding area

Maps of freeways and city streets

Mapquest