BIKES, BUSES, TR AINS AND AUTOMOBILES day, $100/week, $200/month, $300/ two months. Tune-ups $199. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • 650-853-3000 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.bikeconnection.net Bikestation Palo Alto 95 University Ave. at the University Avenue Caltrain station, Palo Alto. Paid memberships offer secure bicycle parking for 150 bicycles at the Caltrain Depot. 24-hour access. Daily ($10 for 10 days), monthly ($12) and annual memberships ($96) available, plus $20 annual administrative fee. Membership includes bicycle repairs and discounts on parts and accessories. • www.bikestation.com Campus Bike Shop 459 Lagunita Drive, #12, Stanford University. Rents comfort bikes, commuter bikes and high-end road bikes. Available from 24 hours to 1 year. Includes helmet/lock. Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m. • Reserve online or call 650-723-9300 • email@example.com • campusbikeshop.com
By bus Caltrain shuttles ■ Deer Creek Shuttle Caltrain runs a
A parking spot in the Quarry Road parking garage at the Stanford Shopping Center beside the new Level 3 electric vehicle charger, the very first such charger available to the public in the state. San Francisco Bay Area Transit Information Provides online access to transit information for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Supported by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area Transit Partners. • www.transit.511.org
for 2-3 years for $2 at any Palo Alto fire station from 4-5 p.m. any day of the week. • 650-329-2520 (City of Palo Alto Transportation Division) for information about bicycle routes, lockers or racks; 650-329-2406 (Police Department) to report a stolen bike. • www.cityofpaloalto.org, search under “bicycle licenses”
Around Palo Alto Palo Alto is known in cycling circles as a “bicycle friendly” community. A map of Palo Alto’s bike routes is available at most libraries and at City Hall. The best-known of Palo Alto’s routes is the Bryant Street Bike Boulevard, which runs from East Meadow Drive through downtown, where it connects with a bike bridge to Menlo Park. Occasional roadblocks discourage auto traffic on Bryant, which requires few stops for bicyclists. • www.cityofpaloalto.org (search under “bike routes map”)
National bicycle licensing 1475 Powell St., Ste. 101, Emeryville. Bicycles may be registered on a national registry for $10 for 10 years for one bike; $25 for 30 years (transferable) or $25 for up to five bikes at the same address, for 10 years. • 1-800-848-BIKE • NBR@boomerangit.com • www.nationalbikeregistry.com/
Bicycle licensing It is required by law to register bicycles in Palo Alto. Bicycle owners can purchase a license valid
The Bike Connection 2011 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Rentals, road bikes, mountain bikes and hybrids are $35/
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Bike rentals Mountain and hybrid bikes available for daily, weekly and monthly rates, ranging from $35 a day to $250 or more a month.
free shuttle from the Palo Alto and California Avenue train stations to the Stanford Research Park. • 800-660-4287 • www.caltrain.com ■ EPA commuter shuttle Caltrain runs
a free shuttle bus from the Palo Alto Menlo Park train station to East Palo Alto. This shuttle is funded by the San Mateo County Transportation Authority and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, along with City/County Association of Governments and the City of East Palo Alto. • 800-660-4287; 650-771-1637 • www.caltrain.com Dumbarton Express Administered by the Dumbarton Express Consortium and operated by AC Transit, the bus service travels through Palo Alto and Menlo Park crossing the Dumbarton Bridge and terminating at the Union City BART station. The DB and DB1 operate during non-holiday weekdays, Mon-Fri, only 5 a.m.-8 p.m. • 511 and say “Dumbarton Express” for schedule information • www.transit.511.org Marguerite Shuttle 340 Bonair Siding, Stanford. Stanford University’s free public transit runs Mon-Fri year-round except university holidays. Limited service is available on weekends and university holidays during the academic year. The shuttle serves the Palo Alto, Menlo Park and California Avenue Caltrain stations. The Marguerite is wheelchair-and bicycle-accessible.
• 650-723-9362 • firstname.lastname@example.org • marguerite.stanford.edu Palo Alto Shuttle The Palo Alto Shuttle operates two routes: the Embarcadero shuttle and the Crosstown shuttle. Connects businesses in the East Bayshore/Baylands area with downtown Palo Alto and the Caltrain station, with service to Palo Alto High School, Castilleja School and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Also serves Jordan Middle School. The Crosstown shuttle runs every hour from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m, Mon-Fri and services Downtown Palo Alto to East Charleston Road. • 650-329-2441 City of Palo Alto Transportation division • www.cityofpaloalto.org/ transportation Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority 3331 N. First St., San Jose. VTA bus and light-rail service extends from San Jose into Palo Alto, with connections to SamTrans service in San Mateo County. A free shuttle connects the San Jose Airport with light rail and Caltrain. Hours of operation vary by route; buses and light rail run less frequently on weekends and holidays. Schedules are available on buses and light rail, at local colleges, libraries, chambers of commerce and city halls. • 408-321-2300 • www.vta.org
Key bus routes in Palo Alto No. 101 Express commuter-bus service from Stanford Research Park to San Jose, via Cupertino Square, Westgate, Winchester Boulevard, Camden and Hwy. 85, southbound only in the afternoons (northbound in the mornings). No service on weekends and some holidays. No. 102 Express, commuter-bus service from Stanford Industrial Park to South San Jose light-rail stations, northbound only in the mornings, southbound only in the afternoons. No. 104 Express, commuter-bus service from Stanford Research Park to East San Jose and Milpitas, eastbound only in the afternoons, westbound only in the mornings. No. 22 Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Eastridge in San Jose via El Camino Real. Runs 24 hours a day. No. 35 Stanford Shopping Center to Mountain View, via Downtown Palo Alto, Middlefield Road and San Antonio Road. Weekdays every 30 minutes during the day and 60 minutes during evening; Sat/ Sun every 60 minutes. No. 397 and 297 Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Transbay Terminal. For 397: Daily 12:51-2:51 p.m. No mid-day operation. For 297 or 397: Fills in gaps between regular, local service and the
The Palo Alto Weekly's Info Palo Alto 2012 special publication (section 2).