Category Archives: Palo Alto

Palo Alto Council considering the kickoff of a major vehicle trip reduction initiative

Update: Palo Alto City Council approved the initiative to move forward with a Transportation Management Association. This represents a sea change in how the city manages transportation. 18 months ago, the most common perspective in public discussions was that the … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Council accelerates study of transportation demand management

Palo Alto City Council moved forward last week Thursday with an accelerated study of transportation demand management solutions for the city, including the possibility of creating TDM districts for areas including Downtown, California Avenue, and Stanford Research Park.   City … Continue reading

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Less than third of SurveyMonkey’s Palo Alto employees drive to work

SurveyMonkey, the incoming tenants at a new office building being built at 101 Lytton in Palo Alto, across from the downtown Caltrain station, have less than a third of their employees driving to work, according to Becky Cantieri, VP Human … Continue reading

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Palo Alto delays vehicle trip reduction policy decision

On Monday night, Palo Alto City Council debated a resolution to reduce vehicle trips by at least 30% in key areas through a policy of stronger transportation demand management, with Transportation Management Associations for the Downtown, California Avenue, Stanford Research Park, … Continue reading

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Palo Alto City Council to consider turbo-charging vehicle trip reduction strategy

On Monday, Palo Alto City Council will consider accelerating its strategy to address parking and traffic problems – by reducing vehicle trips. In a “colleagues’ memo” from Mayor Scharff, Vice Mayor Shepherd, Council Members Kniss and Price, the Council members … Continue reading

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Stanford has avoided $100,000,000 in parking structures over the last decade

Stanford recently shared new data about their transportation programs and performance showing how they have avoided $100,000,000 in the construction of parking structures over the last decade, according to data presented by Stanford’s Transportation program director Brodie Hamilton, at a recent … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Bond Poll shows voters don’t want to pay for parking structures

Palo Alto voters are reluctant to take on the cost of new parking structures via a bond measure, according to a recent poll commissioned by the City of Palo Alto. Voters feel more favorably toward investing in biking and walking. … Continue reading

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Palo Alto moves forward on parking crunch, both supply and demand

On March 18, Palo Alto City Council advanced a set of short-term and long term measures to address a parking crunch, addressing supply, management, and demand. While the topic that got the most public comment was the residential parking permit … Continue reading

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Santa Clara County Awards $10 Million in Trail Funds to Stanford and Palo Alto, $400,000 to Ravenswood Bay Trail

This morning the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to fund the four most expensive projects submitted for a one-time grant set up to spend $10.4 million originally provided by Stanford University to mitigate impacts on public recreational … Continue reading

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Palo Alto considers update to transportation in its comprehensive plan

On August 29, the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission considered revisions to the transportation element of its comprehensive plan. Palo Alto has been a strong role models in the region for environmentally friendly transportation planning supporting biking, walking, and … Continue reading

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