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Directions to Prevention Institute

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Welcome to Prevention Institute. We are delighted to have you visit our offices.

221 Oak Street, at the corner of 3rd street near Jack London Square

Please use the below directions, or download our visitor's guide.

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Our office is located on the first and second floors, with stair-only access to the upper section. Prevention Institute is a dog-friendly environment and we frequently have dogs in the office.

If you have special considerations, please let us know and accommodations can be made.

Directions

Public Transit

BART (http://www.bart.gov)
Prevention Institute is a few short blocks from the Lake Merritt Bart station, on the Fremont and Dublin Pleasanton lines.
•    Exit at the Lake Merritt station
•    Exit through the Oak and 8th staircase
•    Walk down Oak St to 3rd St

Ferry (http://www.eastbayferry.com)
The Ferry from San Francisco arrives and departs frequently to Jack London Square.
•    Take the Ferry to Jack London Square
•    Turn Right onto Embarcadero Way (becomes 1st St)
•    Walk eight blocks. Turn Left onto Oak St

Bus (http://www.actransit.org/riderinfo/nextbus.wu)
A number of bus lines stop within a few blocks of the office.

Driving

Driving from San Francisco/ San Francisco International Airport
•   Take I-80 E/101 N (Bay Bridge)
•    Merge onto I-580 E
•    Merge onto I-980 W toward DOWNTOWN OAKLAND (quick exit on right)
•    Take the JACKSON ST exit
•    Go Straight on 5th St two blocks to OAK St 
•    Turn Right on Oak St
•    Go Straight two blocks to 3rd St
•    Prevention Institute is located at 221 Oak St (at the intersection of 3rd and Oak streets)

Driving from Berkeley and points North
•    Take I-80 W (toward San Francisco), Stay in left hand lane
•    Merge onto I-580 E
•    Merge ontp I-980 W toward DOWNTOWN OAKLAND
•    Take the JACKSON St exit
•    Go Straight on 5th St two blocks to OAK St
•    Turn Right on Oak St
•    Go Straight two blocks to 3rd St
•    Prevention Institute is located at 221 Oak St (at the intersection of 3rd and Oak streets)

Driving from East (Contra Costa and parts of Oakland)
•   Take I-680 toward SAN JOSE
•    Merge onto CA-24 W toward OAKLAND/LAFAYETTE
•    Merge onto I-980 W toward DOWNTOWN OAKLAND
•    Take the JACKSON St exit
•    Go Straight on 5th St two blocks to OAK St
•    Turn Right on Oak St
•    Go Straight two blocks to 3rd St
•    Prevention Institute is located at 221 Oak St (at the intersection of 3rd and Oak streets)

Driving from the South Bay/ Oakland Airport
•    Take I-880 N
•    Take the OAK St exit toward LAKESIDE Dr
•    Turn Left onto OAK St
•    Go two blocks to 3rd St
•    Prevention Institute is located at 221 Oak St (at the intersection of 3rd and Oak streets)

When you arrive

Car Parking
•    You are welcome to park in the spots along the 3rd St side of Prevention Institute
•    Free parking is also available in 2- and 4-hour allocations (non-meter) nearby
•    Free unlimited parking may also be available behind the Peerless Coffee building; to access this area, go up 4th St, turn Right, and then turn Right again at the next block

Bike Parking
•    You may park and lock your bike along the front rail of the ramp to our main entrance on Oak St, or you are invited to bring your bike inside our office

To enter the Building

Once you have been buzzed in, please check into the reception area to the left of the front door.

After visiting Prevention Institute's building, enjoy a walk along the waterfront and visit vibrant Jack London Square, Oakland's historic fruit and vegetable district and home to diverse shops and restaurants.