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
The Downtown Palo Alto Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program is being developed in response to concerns about non-resident parking in residential neighborhoods [more]
Proposed Bicycle Boulevard Program [more]
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. [more]
The City is releasing its first Citywide Transportation Survey to better understand the travel modes and commute patterns of the community. [more]
Construction of the building foundation at the Gateway Development project requires temporary construction/equipment staging activities along Alma. [more]
Palo Alto's Shuttle is free, open to everyone and wheelchair accessible. [more]
Oversized Vehicle Permit Procedures [more]
The City of Palo Alto welcomes comments and suggestions from concerned bicyclists regarding bicycle safety [more]
On November 4, 2008 the voters passed Proposition 1A, which authorized bond funds to plan and build the California High Speed Rail Project (HSR). [more]
Here's a list of current and completed transportation projects. [more]
Current information about Palo Alto and the High Speed Rail Project. [more]
2014 Transportation Demand Management Programs for City of Palo Alto Employees: As part of Council direction in early 2014, the City is piloting Rideshare apps and participating in the Caltrain Go Pass program.
California Avenue Streetscape Project [more]
Here is the centralized location of documents and correspondence related to HSR. [more]
The Palo Alto Bicycle Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory committee which reports to the Chief Transportation Official. [more]
Frequently asked questions about traffic calming, commuting, stop signs, crosswalks, parking, traffic signals, signs and truck routes. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]