Palo Alto

How to Request Bicycle Parking

Coupa Cafe Bike Corral

Photo by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online

Bike Corrals
As of November 2012, Palo Alto has 6 bicycle corrals deployed around downtown which offer up to ten bicycle parking spaces in lieu of one on-street vehicle parking space. Palo Alto offers free installation of bicycle corrals upon submittal of an application and following and engineering investigation by city staff. Click here for the bike corral application.

Inverted U Bike Rack

Photo by LADOT Bike Blog

Bike Racks
Business owners may request free installation of bicycle racks within the public right-of-way following an engineering investigation by staff. Where installation of bicycle racks within the public right-of-way is not feasible or convenient, Palo Alto offers free bicycle racks to business and property owners for their installation on their private property. Persons interested in free bicycle racks may simply contact the city at transportation@cityofpaloalto.org.

Public Works Draft 2103 Street Resurfacing Projects
The Palo Alto Public Works Department currently plans to resurface the following sections of 13 streets in 2013. This may be an opportunity for improved bicycle facilities or traffic calming on those streets – Peninsula Transportation Alternatives has not yet analyzed this.


View Palo Alto Public Works 2013 Draft Resurfacing Projects in a larger map

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