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
Shuttle Information

News ImageSeptember 18, 2015Palo Alto's Shuttle is free, open to everyone and wheelchair accessible.

Downtown Residential Preferential Parking Program – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

April 27, 2015Downtown RPP - FAQ's

Wideload Permits

January 5, 2011Oversized Vehicle Permit Procedures

Churchill Avenue Multi-Modal Improvements

October 1, 2015The City is advancing improvements on the Churchill Avenue corridor.

California Avenue Streetscape Project

September 19, 2012California Avenue Streetscape Project

Rail Corridor Task Force Useful Links

December 15, 2010Useful Links


Bicycle Advisory Committee (PABAC)

June 13, 2007/civicax/filebank/documents/49692The Palo Alto Bicycle Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory committee which reports to the Chief Transportation Official.

Transportation Frequently Asked Questions

March 20, 2007Frequently asked questions about traffic calming, commuting, stop signs, crosswalks, parking, traffic signals, signs and truck routes.