Traffic advisory: Expect heavy traffic for Bernie Sanders rally in Palo Alto Wednesday

High school graduations may add to increased delays

Palo Alto police are expecting traffic jams from presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' rally in Palo Alto on Wednesday, June 1.

Sanders will be speaking around 2:30 p.m. at a rally dubbed, "A Future to Believe In," at the Cubberley Community Center fields, at 4000 Middlefield Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Police say there could be traffic delays in the southern end of the city between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

There will be no closure of major roadways, police said, but there will be delays along Middlefield Road, San Antonio Road, East Charleston Road and Alma Street.

Live traffic updates will be posted on the police department's Twitter account.

People are encouraged to avoid the areas or to allow for extra time to get to and from destinations.

The rally is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are "strongly encouraged," an event description reads. Admission is first come, first served.

On-site parking will be very limited; carpooling and the use of public transportation are also encouraged.

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are also holding their graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, Paly's beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Gunn's at 6 p.m., police noted. Those attending the ceremonies, especially at Gunn, are advised to allow for extra travel time due to the possible residual traffic from the Sanders rally.

Police said alternative arrangements for the pick-up of students from nearby Greendell School have been made, and the school has been communicating those arrangements to affected parents.


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13 people like this
Posted by The truth matters
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 31, 2016 at 7:59 pm

Bernie, Bernie, Bernie.

It may feel good to vote for Bernie, with his rage against the machine speeches, but if you really think he would be able to offer you free tuition and universal healthcare, I've got something to sell you too.

At least he blows Trumps 5% factual statements out of the water (as does Hillary). Only 5% of Trump's statements are true, according to frequent analysis of his speeches. He says whatever he wants, and no one cares.

This week Trump announced California was NOT in a drought. Funny guy. He was speaking to central valley farmers and promised them lots of water. Why anyone would believe him I don't get it.

Last week he claimed Hillary wanted to kill the 2nd amendment (among other outrageous statements). She doesn't. He was speaking to the NRA of course.

The lies are constant. 95% of his comments are blatant lies, see Politifact.

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Posted by D
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 1, 2016 at 10:44 am

In response to the post by "The truth matters":

Politifact profile on Hillary Clinton: Web Link
Politifact profile on Bernie Sanders: Web Link

At the time of this writing the distributions are as follows:
Hillary C - True (23%)(46), Mostly True (27%)(55), Half True (21%)(42), Mostly False (16%)(32), False (12%)(24), Pants on Fire (1%)(3)
Bernie S - True (14%)(14), Mostly True (38%)(38), Half True (19%)(19), Mostly False (18%)(18), False (12%)(12), Pants on Fire 0

There are many more statements analyzed for Hillary Clinton as the 2nd numbers show.
One should also take a look at the statements themselves (especially in True and False categories) to see if the statements analyzed are comparable since the selection defines the above distributions. For example, analyzing true statements that are very obvious or that can be easily analyzed by anyone would only inflate the numbers for True.

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Posted by Republican
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 1, 2016 at 10:57 am

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:37 am

This is a thread about traffic. The one about politics is somewhere else.

5 people like this
Posted by Supporter
a resident of another community
on Jun 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm

Yea Bernie!

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Posted by Lucie
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 1, 2016 at 6:09 pm

There was not heavy traffic because the huge crowd that was expected never materialized. Because the parking lots at Cubberley were blocked off drivers had to park on south Palo Alto's residential streets. Whose idea was that?

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