San Fransisco-Berkeley Commute
I'm an out of stater who is not familiar with the Bay Area.
I plan on applying for junior level transfer to Berkeley after two years at a California community college. I am looking at a school in the city of San Fransisco however I am not quite interesting in finding a housing situation in the heart of the city ( Sky-high rent is not at the top of my list, if you catch my drift).
Does anyone know how long the usual commute is from S.F. to Berkeley? I imagine the bridge is backed up with cars during "rush hours" (Much like it is here in Boston on I-93). Is it possible for one to use public transportation to and from S.F. from the Berkeley area? Possibly even ride a bicycle?
For a college student looking to go to school for the first two years within the city of S.F., does anyone have any pointers on location of affordable housing within reasonable distance?