The Ed Roberts Campus
The ERC is a universally designed, transit–oriented campus located at the Ashby BART Station in Berkeley, California. Learn more about the ERC on their website here: https://www.edrobertscampus.org/
Getting to the Ed Roberts Campus
The Ed Roberts Campus (ERC) is located at 3075 Adeline Street, in Berkeley, California, which is south of Ashby Avenue between Tremont and Woolsey Streets.
Public Transit: The ERC is at the Ashby BART Station on the Richmond/Fremont BART line. BART Trip Planner
Parking is FREE on the weekends.
There is a parking lot directly behind the Ed Roberts Campus. When you pass the ERC on Adeline Street (headed towards Ashby Ave) you will see a small street. Turn right and drive down the street to access the parking lot. There is an entrance to the ERC from the side of the building facing the parking lot.
We also encourage folks to take public transportation if you can and carpool.
In the East Bay: Take AC Transit bus #12 via Martin Luther King Jr. Way, or the #49 bus via Ashby Ave. From San Francisco: Take the F bus from the SF Bus terminal, get off at the corner of Ashby and Adeline. 511.org Trip Planner (all transit)
The ERC is well situated for biking. Adeline Avenue has bike lanes and Berkeley Bicycle Boulevards on Russell and Milvia Streets are nearby and provide safe routes. Both AC Transit and BART accommodate bicycles.
Bike racks are provided on the east side of the building and secure bike parking is available for a minimal fee at the Ashby BART station.
Bike riders can find designated bicycle parking in the ERC garage and on the east side of the building.
History of the Ed Roberts Campus from the Ed Roberts Campus website:
The Ed Roberts Campus is a nonprofit (501c3) corporation that has been formed by disability organizations that share a common history in the Independent Living Movement of People with Disabilities. These organizations joined together to build a universally designed, transit–oriented campus located at the Ashby BART Station in South Berkeley.
The ERC houses the offices of the collaborating organizations as well as fully accessible meeting rooms, a computer/media resource center, a fitness center, a cafe, and a child development center.
Ed Roberts (1939-1995) was an international leader and educator in the independent living and disability rights movements. He fought throughout his life to enable all persons with disabilities to fully participate in society. Ed was a true pioneer: he was the first student with significant disabilities to attend UC Berkeley. He was a founder of UC’s Physically Disabled Students Program, which became the model for Berkeley’s Center for Independent Living (CIL) and over 400 independent living centers across the country. He was one of the early directors of CIL. He was the first California State Director of Rehabilitation with a disability; he was awarded a MacArthur fellowship; and he was co–founder and President of the World Institute on Disability.