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
April 27, 2015 Downtown RPP - FAQ's [more]
August 7, 2014 The Downtown Palo Alto Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program is being developed in response to concerns about non-resident parking in residential neighborhoods [more]
July 20, 2013 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]
March 11, 2013 The City is releasing its first Citywide Transportation Survey to better understand the travel modes and commute patterns of the community. [more]
January 29, 2013 Construction of the building foundation at the Gateway Development project requires temporary construction/equipment staging activities along Alma. [more]
September 18, 2012 Palo Alto's Shuttle is free, open to everyone and wheelchair accessible. [more]
January 5, 2011 Oversized Vehicle Permit Procedures [more]
July 29, 2010 The City of Palo Alto welcomes comments and suggestions from concerned bicyclists regarding bicycle safety [more]
February 11, 2009 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]
April 14, 2008 Here's a list of current and completed transportation projects. [more]
October 7, 2010 Current information about Palo Alto and the High Speed Rail Project. [more]
April 29, 2014
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.
September 19, 2012 California Avenue Streetscape Project [more]
June 9, 2011 Here is the centralized location of documents and correspondence related to HSR. [more]
December 15, 2010 Useful Links [more]
June 13, 2007 The Palo Alto Bicycle Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory committee which reports to the Chief Transportation Official. [more]
March 20, 2007 Frequently asked questions about traffic calming, commuting, stop signs, crosswalks, parking, traffic signals, signs and truck routes. [more]
August 8, 2007 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]
June 13, 2007 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]