Transportation

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

April 27, 2015Downtown RPP - FAQ's
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Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program

August 7, 2014The Downtown Palo Alto Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program is being developed in response to concerns about non-resident parking in residential neighborhoods
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County Begins Oregon Expressway Improvement Project

News ImageJuly 20, 2013The 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.
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Community Invited to Take Citywide Transportation Survey

News ImageMarch 11, 2013The City is releasing its first Citywide Transportation Survey to better understand the travel modes and commute patterns of the community.
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Alma Street at Lytton Avenue – Temporary Roadway Modifications

News ImageJanuary 29, 2013Construction of the building foundation at the Gateway Development project requires temporary construction/equipment staging activities along Alma.
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Free Shuttle Schedule

News ImageSeptember 18, 2012Palo Alto's Shuttle is free, open to everyone and wheelchair accessible.
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Wideload Permits

January 5, 2011Oversized Vehicle Permit Procedures
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Bicycling Improvement Form

July 29, 2010The City of Palo Alto welcomes comments and suggestions from concerned bicyclists regarding bicycle safety
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California High Speed Rail Project

February 11, 2009On November 4, 2008 the voters passed Proposition 1A, which authorized bond funds to plan and build the California High Speed Rail Project (HSR).
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Transportation Projects

April 14, 2008Here's a list of current and completed transportation projects.
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Update on HSR Activities

October 7, 2010Current information about Palo Alto and the High Speed Rail Project.
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Trial Transportation Demand Management Systems

News ImageApril 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.


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California Avenue Streetscape Project

September 19, 2012California Avenue Streetscape Project
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Archive of High Speed Rail Documents and Correspondence

June 9, 2011Here is the centralized location of documents and correspondence related to HSR.
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Rail Corridor Task Force Useful Links

December 15, 2010Useful Links


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Bicycle Advisory Committee (PABAC)

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

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

August 8, 2007Parking 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.
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Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP)

June 13, 2007The 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.
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