Transportation

The Transportation Division enhances safety and mobility in Palo Alto’s transportation system while protecting environmental resources and preserving the community's quality of life.

The Transportation Division is responsible for Parking Management, Traffic Operations in the City, the Bicycle System, Area Transportation Studies, Public Transit Service, Regional Transportation activities, the Shuttle System, and Neighborhood Traffic Calming.

Last Updated: Nov 8, 2013
Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program
The Downtown Palo Alto Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program Stakeholder Group will have its next scheduled meeting on April 17, 2014.
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County Begins Oregon Expressway Improvement Project
The County of Santa Clara will begin construction of traffic signal and roadway improvements on Oregon Expressway between Alma Street and W. Bayshore Road in July 2013.
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Community Invited to Take Citywide Transportation Survey
The City is releasing its first Citywide Transportation Survey to better understand the travel modes and commute patterns of the community.
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Alma Street at Lytton Avenue – Temporary Roadway Modifications
Construction of the building foundation at the Gateway Development project requires temporary construction/equipment staging activities along Alma.
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Free Shuttle Schedule
Palo Alto's Shuttle is free, open to everyone and wheelchair accessible.
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Wideload Permits
Oversized Vehicle Permit Procedures
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Bicycling Improvement Form
The City of Palo Alto welcomes comments and suggestions from concerned bicyclists regarding bicycle safety
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California High Speed Rail Project
On November 4, 2008 the voters passed Proposition 1A, which authorized bond funds to plan and build the California High Speed Rail Project (HSR).
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Transportation Projects
Here's a list of current and completed transportation projects.
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Update on HSR Activities
Current information about Palo Alto and the High Speed Rail Project.
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Implementation of Ramp Metering
Highway 101 Southbound On Ramps at Oregon Expressway and Embarcadero Road.
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California Avenue Streetscape Project
California Avenue Streetscape Project
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Archive of High Speed Rail Documents and Correspondence
Here is the centralized location of documents and correspondence related to HSR.
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Rail Corridor Task Force Useful Links
Useful Links


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Transportation Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about traffic calming, commuting, stop signs, crosswalks, parking, traffic signals, signs and truck routes.
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Parking in Palo Alto
Parking is provided for visitors and customers in the downtown area and California Avenue business district on the street, in offstreet parking lots and in parking garages.
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Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP)
The Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP) is a set of procedures and guidelines for traffic calming on a citywide basis for individual local and collector streets.
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