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.

Neighborhood Traffic Safety & Bicycle Boulevard Projects - Phase 1

Design progress on Neighborhood Traffic Safety and Bicycle Boulevard Projects.


Citywide Engineering and Traffic Speed Surveys

The updated Engineering and Traffic Surveys are intended to serve as the basis for the establishment and enforcement of speed limits for certain street segments within the City of Palo Alto. Staff is proposing to gather community input on alternatives to raising speed limits where dictated by the results of the surveys, and will return to the City Council for action in mid-2017.

Grand Boulevard Palo Alto

The City of Palo Alto, in partnership with SamTrans, is beginning the The Grand Boulevard Palo Alto study, which covers El Camino Real between Stanford Avenue and Lambert Avenue. The study will identify the challenges, needs and opportunities for all modes of transportation along the corridor.


Shuttle Information

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Palo Alto Shuttle Information


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

Downtown RPP - FAQ's

Wideload Permits

Oversized Vehicle Permit Procedures

Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PABAC)

The Palo Alto Bicycle Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory committee which reports to the Chief Transportation Official.

Churchill Avenue Multi-Modal Improvements

The City is advancing improvements on the Churchill Avenue corridor.

Transportation Frequently Asked Questions

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

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2016