Banner Reservations


The overpasses located at Embarcadero Road/Alma St. and University Ave./Alma St. are reserved for City of Palo Alto events, City-sponsored events, Non-Profit organizations, and community events, in that order of priority.

Banner Specifications

Banners shall be made of durable and lasting material such as vinyl, acrylic marine fabrics, or acrylic coated woven polyester. Screen inks must be permanently (thermally) bonded to the fabric in order to avoid ink surface fading due to weather exposure.

Banners shall be no larger than 3’ x 15’ and no smaller than 2’ x 3’ and may not cover any part of the permanent “Vertical Clearance” signage currently on each overpass. Grommets are to be used in order to ensure safe installation and maintenance using plastic tie wraps.

Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be limited to a maximum of 2 consecutive slots depending on availability.

Reserving groups are responsible for hanging and taking down their own banners on time. Banners not removed on time will be charged a removal fee and may be disposed of by the City. The City of Palo Alto assumes no responsibility or liability for banners, theft, damage or injury that may result from the placement of banners at overpasses.

Banner Locations

Both sides of the overpass at Embarcadero Road and Alma Street, eastbound facing Stanford and westbound facing Highway 101. There is only one side of the overpass at University Avenue and Alma Street, westbound facing downtown Palo Alto with three slots.

The City of Palo Alto reserves the right to remove any and all banners at any time.


Lucie Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Contact Information
Phone: 650-463-4900
Fax: 650-321-5612

Banner Application
Banner Policy

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2017