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Football traffic expected to disrupt Palo Alto streets

Increased traffic could start mid-afternoon, police warn

A Stanford University football game at Stanford Stadium Thursday night, Oct. 15, will likely cause heavy traffic along major streets, Palo Alto police are warning.

The game against the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Police said to expect heavy traffic on Embarcadero Road, El Camino Real, Sand Hill Road, and surrounding streets beginning mid-afternoon.

Game-day parking will open at 4 p.m., according to university officials. Various roads on campus will be closed, and Marguerite shuttles will be re-routed as follows:

• Galvez Street will be closed to traffic between Campus Drive and Serra Street.

• Serra Street will be closed to traffic between Galvez Street and Arguello Mall.

Evening commuters are advised to take alternate routes or allow extra time to reach their destinations, police said.

Detailed information is posted on Stanford's Parking & Transportation Services website.

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6 people like this
Posted by dennis
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 14, 2015 at 1:09 pm

My prediction; Stanford will go win all their remaining games with an entry into the Rose Bowl, or a chance at the National Championship. Go Stanford!


20 people like this
Posted by NoMo
a resident of Community Center
on Oct 14, 2015 at 3:18 pm

We are obsessed with sports. And college sports in particular have become too commercialized and corrupt. Witness Penn State.


13 people like this
Posted by Mike
a resident of University South
on Oct 14, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Will the downtown RPPP be enforced?


2 people like this
Posted by Mr.Recycle
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 14, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Mike, there is two hour parking, and enforcement ends at 5pm, so unless you are arriving before 3pm for the 7:30 game, attendees will be able to park downtown.


14 people like this
Posted by Mike
a resident of University South
on Oct 15, 2015 at 7:15 am

Yes. I know that. I'll be sure to be home before 3 pm.

After I wrote this I thought: If fans arrive at, say, 2pm and overstay the 2 hour limit, all they will do is get a ticket and parking will be as unavailable as it would have been anyway.


12 people like this
Posted by Football fan
a resident of another community
on Oct 15, 2015 at 7:51 am

Stanford provides alternatives for getting to the game but very few getting home from the game. Who wants to ride their bike at 10:30 or 11 pm? and why no shuttle/Marguerite after 9 pm? The meager options for after the game means that people will end up driving anyways.


14 people like this
Posted by No Casti Parking
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 15, 2015 at 9:25 am

Casti kids often park the excess cars on the streets surrounding Casti on game days, as a fundraiser.

However, they park them on the sides of the streets where there are " NO Castilleja Parking" signs, thus preventing homeowner parking. Despite calls to PAPD, Casti gets away with this every time.

Do they really need the money so badly that they get an excuse from illegal parking on game days? At $40,000/ student, with many excessive students, they can't be that broke!


3 people like this
Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 15, 2015 at 11:10 am

Crescent Park Dad is a registered user.

Casti and Paly (Gunn is included as well) parking revenues benefit student organizations (clubs, teams, band, choir, etc.), not the schools themselves.

Lighten up a bit.


10 people like this
Posted by No Casti Parking
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 15, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Then let then park Carson NON- residential streets!


5 people like this
Posted by myth
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 15, 2015 at 4:38 pm

There is no Casti parking fundraiser! What kind of urban myth is that?


7 people like this
Posted by Polly Wanacracker
a resident of Professorville
on Oct 15, 2015 at 4:53 pm

"There is no Casti parking fundraiser! What kind of urban myth is that?"

The posting refers to Casti kids parking cars as a fundraiser, not to Casti fundraising. Enterprising they are, those Casti kids ;~}


2 people like this
Posted by myth
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 15, 2015 at 6:02 pm

There are no casti kids doing parking either. Just was there. Paly kids are being entreprising though. :)

They may have done this in years past but not in recent years.


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