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Visitors and participants at Omni Commons are strongly discouraged from driving cars, given the limited parking in the surrounding Temescal area. There are many alternative options detailed below, especially public transportation.

Our location:

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

That's the corner of 48th St and Shattuck Ave, just a couple of blocks north of the intersection of Shattuck Ave and Telegraph Ave.

Car

Conveniently located near the following exits of Highway 24:

  • Exit 2 - Martin Luther King Jr Way, 51st Street - Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
  • Exit 3 - Telegraph Avenue - Westbound exit and eastbound entrance

You can reach Highway 24 via the following freeways and highways: 580, 80, 880, 13. See map.

Parking

Pro-tip: Do not leave any valuable items in your car, especially if they are visible through the windows. Covering items with jackets or blankets might suggest they are valuable and therefore increase the risk of theft.

Street

Streets surrounding Omni Commons have some space for free street parking (usually quite full), but be aware of signs as parking tickets are inevitable without following the correct parking instructions (street sweeping, time limits, etc).

Lots

  • MacArthur BART station parking structure
    • Currently undergoing construction, might not be available until construction is finished.
    • Accessible from both MacArthur Blvd and 40th St
    • 4:00am - 3:00pm = $3 fee
    • 3:00pm - 4:00am = Free (rest of the time)
    • Lot fills by ~7:00am
    • Better chance to find parking here after working hours and on the weekends.

Pedestrian

Walk, roll, glide, float, skip, etc. It's just a good idea to be a pedestrian. It's likely the sun will be out too, with an average 260 sunny days per year in this part of the planet. That being said, ability, time, and inconvenience can make this a less than ideal choice.

Bicycle

There are many bicycle routes in Oakland, see this map. In fact, one might say the whole East Bay is one big bike ride.

Parking

Pro-tip: To deter theft, use a sturdy U-lock or very, very thick chain with a strong padlock. If possible, remove commonly stolen bicycle components and take them with you. Otherwise, use cables or chains to lock or otherwise affix the following to the frame of your bike, or equivalent sturdy structure (in order of priority): front wheel, rear wheel, seat, helmet, bags/panniers, lights.

Outdoor

Outside of Omni Commons, there are various poles fit for bicycle parking. There are parking racks in the streets and on the sidewalks nearby Omni Commons, but none directly outside of the building at this time. A request has been submitted to the city and a plan for installing a suite of bicycle racks is in place.

Pro-tip: Do not leave your bike locked up outside overnight for any reason.

Indoor

While collective members, volunteers, and guests some times bring their bicycles inside the Omni Commons, there is currently no dedicated indoor parking for bicycles. A proposal for installing some indoor bicycle parking racks is in review.

Bus

AC Transit

Omni commons actransit bus map source.xcf

The Alameda County Transit (AC Transit) bus service maintains the following bus Lines with stops near 4799 Shattuck or MacArthur BART Station:

1, 1R, 12, 18, 31, 57, 800, C

Emery-Go-Round

From Emeryville, including the Emeryville Amtrak station (see below), there is a free bus called the Emery-Go-Round that stops at MacArthur BART station (which is a ~12 minute walk to Omni Commons, see below).

Train

BART

The closest Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stop is MacArthur Station located at:

555 40th St
Oakland, CA 94609

Omni Commons is a ~12 minute walk from MacArthur Station. See map.

Amtrak

The closest Amtrak stop is the Emeryville Station (EMY) located at:

5885 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

The Emery-Go-Round (see above) is a free bus that stops at both the Emeryville Amtrak station and MacArthur BART station (which is a ~12 minute walk to Omni Commons, see above).