About Urban Ore

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We’re conveniently located off Highway 80 in Berkeley, California

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Coming from San Francisco:

  • Take Highway 80 East across the Bay Bridge.
  • Exit on Ashby Ave., stay left at the split.
  • Right on 9th St., second light.
  • Immediate right on Murray St.
  • You will see the Ecopark on your left @ 900 Murray St.  Park in lot.

Coming from Oakland:

  • From 580 West or 880 North, merge onto 80 East toward Sacramento.
  • Exit on Ashby Ave., stay left at the split.
  • Right on 9th St.
  • Immediate right on Murray St.
  • You will see the Ecopark on your left @ 900 Murray St.  Park in the lot.

Coming from Richmond:

  • Take 80 West toward San Francisco.
  • Exit on Ashby Ave., stay left on ramp.
  • Right on 9th St.
  • Immediate right on Murray St.
  • You will see the Ecopark on your left @ 900 Murray St.  Park in the lot.

Coming from Sacramento:

  • Take 80 West.
  • Follow directions from Richmond.

Coming from Walnut Creek:

  • Take Highway 24 West.
  • Merge onto 580 West/80 East.
  • Exit on Ashby Ave., stay left at the split.
  • Right on 9th St.
  • Immediate right on Murray St.
  • You will see the Ecopark on your left @ 900 Murray St.  Park in the lot.

Directions to our Receiving Departments:

For Building Materials Receiving

  • Follow directions to the Ecopark onto Murray St.
  • Make a left into the parking lot, turn left in the lot, and continue past the parking.
  • Make a right along the warehouse and stop at the first rollup door for assistance.

For General Store Receiving

  • Follow directions to the Ecopark, exiting at Ashby Ave.
  • Make your first right onto 7th St.
  • When 7th ends in one block in a T, turn left onto Folger St.
  • After the warehouse building, turn left into the first driveway.
  • Stop at the rollup door.  Someone will assist you immediately.

Don’t drive a car?

Photo of two bicycles at a Bart Station.

Urban Ore can easily be reached by bicycle and Bart! Consult the Bart schedule to see when bicycles are appropriate on the train. AC transit buses also have bike racks. Or, you can ride the whole way!

Getting to Urban Ore without a vehicle has become easier over the years. A fairly new bike path has been implemented in Emeryville and it will soon continue through Berkeley. This bike path will skirt along our property line making it a quicker and safer way to get here on bike. The EmeryGoRound, a free shuttle service provided by the City of Emeryville, has a new stop just across the street from us on 9th and Ashby. AC Transit has also created a new, efficient bus line to get to our neck of the woods more easily. And let’s not forget BART! See below for more details.

Getting here on public transit

The closest Bart station to Urban Ore is Ashby Bart. You can then either take a long walk west down Ashby Street (or other mellow side streets) or you can take the bus. Cabs are also available via Ashby Bart. The AC Transit bus line 49 Clockwise will get you here in a snap from Ashby Bart. Your stop is at the 7th and Ashby. View a map and schedule here.

AC Transit bus lines 72, 72M and 72R all run along San Pablo Avenue from Richmond through Oakland and back. Exit on the Ashby Avenue stop and head west on foot towards Urban Ore. View maps and schedules here.

Another convenient and FREE way to reach Urban Ore on weekdays is via the City of Emeryville’s Emery Go-Round. The Emery Go-Round has three different shuttle lines. The Hollis shuttle drops you a block from Urban Ore at 9th street on weekdays only. You can catch the Emery Go-Round from the Mac Arthur Bart station in Oakland. There are also stops along the way if you are already closer than the Mac Arthur Bart station. Refer to the downloadable map below or check out their website here for more information.

Download the Emery Go-Round map (224k pdf).

Getting here by bike

We have plenty of safe bike racks here. So why not spare the air and bike? As mentioned above, there is a bike trail that begins several blocks from us in Emeryville that can be accessed via Doyle Street. There are plenty of bike boulevards that span Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and beyond. Google maps is a great resource for bike routes when you click on the bicycle icon for directions. We’ve tested and use many of the suggested routes and they are fairly safe and accurate. Try it for yourself here!

If you are coming from San Francisco or further out, feel free to bring your bike on Bart. Just make sure that your bike is permitted at your time of travel. Morning and afternoon rush hours usually prohibit bikes on board. Check here for more specific information on bringing your bike on Bart.

Both AC Transit buses and Emery Go-Round shuttles provide bike racks. The Emery Go-Round “[permits bikes] inside, during off peak hours, especially in case of mechanical problems with the bike or rack, provided there is room and out of the way of other passengers.”

We are also excited to announce that the Emeryville bike trail will extend along our property line, through Ashby Boulevard, into the parking lot of our wonderful neighbor Berkeley Bowl West! You can then continue north and beyond on 9th Street which is a bicycle boulevard. We hope to see the completion of this crucial, car-less thoroughfare real soon!