Parking Updates 10/1/20

Published on September 25, 2020

Resuming Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) restrictions on October 15, 2020; Commercial Parking remains unrestricted at this time

Due to COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place (SIP) orders, parking enforcement in commercial and residential districts has been suspended since mid-March 2020. On October 15, the City of Palo Alto will resume parking time restrictions in Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) districts to preserve neighborhood parking availability for residents as more businesses continue to adapt to COVID-19 impacts and reopen. The City Council meeting was on September 19.

Note that commercial district parking remains unrestricted at this time. Restrictions for red curbs, spaces designated for persons with disabilities, and any other locations prohibited by law are always in effect. If you have questions or need a permit, please contact the Office of Transportation by email

Parking Office Hours

The Office of Transportation will be kicking off a series of Parking Office Hours to facilitate ongoing discussion about the City’s various parking programs and initiatives, specifically upcoming City Council items such as the October 5 council items to Continue Old Palo Alto RPP Pilot Program (continued from 9/14); the October 19 Council items to approve Contract Amendment for Duncan Solutions to Update Scope and California Avenue Parking Policy Recommendation (continued from 9/21).

Each of the two meetings in this initial set will address the same topics and are scheduled for Friday, October 2 (4 p.m.) and Saturday, October 3 (9 a.m.). Additional opportunities will be scheduled regularly.

Meetings were held in Zoom on these dates:

  • Friday, October 2 at 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 3, at 9 a.m.

As a City, we encourage you to stay safe and informed. We are committed to consistent communication to provide up to date and accurate information, supporting residents, businesses, and visitors.

Additional Office Hours will be updated as scheduled on a monthly basis, stay tuned

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