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: Aug 19, 2016
Shuttle Information

News ImageAugust 11, 2016 - Palo Alto's Shuttle is free, open to everyone and wheelchair accessible.

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

April 27, 2015 - Downtown RPP - FAQ's

Wideload Permits

January 5, 2011 - Oversized Vehicle Permit Procedures

Churchill Avenue Multi-Modal Improvements

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

California Avenue Streetscape Project

September 19, 2012 - California Avenue Streetscape Project

Rail Corridor Task Force Useful Links

December 15, 2010 - Useful Links


Bicycle Advisory Committee (PABAC)

June 13, 2007 - The Palo Alto Bicycle Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory committee which reports to the Chief Transportation Official.

Transportation Frequently Asked Questions

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