Transportation and Parking

Parking Options

 

Alternative Transport Options

Carpooling, riding the train or bus, taking rideshare, bicycling and walking to campus offer many benefits to PAU students, staff and faculty. Alternative transport reduces PAU’s greenhouse gas emissions, helps PAU be a good community member, and saves students, staff and faculty money on gas and vehicle maintenance. Carpooling specifically helps build stronger connections among PAU community members. 

List of Alternative Commute Options

For a customized list of alternative commute options that serve the various PAU campuses, click on the campus below.
 
Allen Calvin Main Campus – 1791 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto
Gronowski Clinic Campus – 5150 El Camino Real, Los Altos
Stanford University School of Medicine – 401 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto
DeAnza College Campus – 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
College of San Mateo Campus – 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo
 

Ride Amigos - Earn Rewards for Your Commute

Finding your way to campus just got easier. RideAmigos is PAU’s commute management platform. You can learn about alternative transportation options available from your home to campus and receive financial rewards for taking alternative transportation. As a special promotion, you can earn $6/day up to $120/month. To register, please follow the steps below:
 

Step One: Click the RideAmigos button located on your PAU OneLogin page.

Step Two: Click on the following promotion link to receive incentive payments of $6/day up to $120/month.

Step Three: Download the RideAmigos’ Commute Tracker app on your smartphone via Google Play or Apple iTunes. Once the Commute Tracker app is on your phone, you just have to type in your Connect Pin and your home to campus commute (Quick Tip: Your Connect Pin Number is located on your PAU RideAmigos Dashboard via PAU One Login page.)

Step Four: Log your commute and mode of alternative transportation via your PAU RideAmigos webpage or Commute Tracker.

 

Need help? Here are six “how to” videos to get you started:

For other questions about the Commute Tracker app, see RideAmigos’ Trouble Shooting and Frequently Asked Questions pages. For questions about PAU's RideAmigos Program, please contact Tanya Schornack for more information.
 

Guaranteed Ride Home

PAU has a Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program for infrequent situations in which a student, staff or faculty member needs to return home quickly. PAU will reimburse a student, staff member or faculty member of the Palo Alto University community.  The maximum allowable GRH reimbursed trips per 12 month period is six (6). Click here to download the reimbursement form.
 

Alternative Transportation Options by Campus

Allen Calvin Main Campus
1791 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto
 
 
 
Main option: carpool
 
 
Gronowski Clinic
5150 El Camino Real, Los Altos
 
 
Main options: Caltrain, buses, carpool, bicycling
 
 
VTA 22 (from San Jose)
 
VTA 522 (from San Jose)
 
VTA 35 (from Mountain View)
 
ECR (from San Francisco)
 
 
 
 
Stanford University Medical Center
401 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto
 
 
Main options: Caltrain, buses, carpool, bicycling
 
 

VTA 22 (from San Jose)

VTA 522 (from San Jose)

VTA 35 (from Mountain View)

ECR (from San Francisco)

Santa Clara VTA bike maps of Silicon Valley

Google bicycle route planner

 

DeAnza Campus
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
 
 
Main options: buses, carpool, bicycling
 
 
 
 
 
College of San Mateo Campus
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo
 
 
Main options: Caltrain, buses, carpool, bicycle
 
 
 
 
ECR (from San Francisco)
 
 
Guaranteed Ride Home
PAU has a Guaranteed Ride Home program for infrequent situations in which a student, staff or faculty member needs to return home quickly. When the situation arises, keep your receipt and fill out a reimbursement form and email it to tschornack@paloaltou.edu. GRH is available up to six times/year. 
 
The terms are simple:
 
  • Participants are eligible to use guaranteed ride home as long as they have used a commute alternative on the day they need assistance.
  • PAU will accept reimbursement requests for trips using: taxi, rental car, rideshare technology apps (Lyft, Uber, etc.), or public transit. For taxis, taxi fare plus a 15% tip is admissible. For rental cars, GRH will reimburse for a one-day, economy class rental car. 

You will be reimbursed for the trip home if:

  • You or an immediate family member suffers an illness, injury, or severe crisis
  • (for staff) You are asked by your supervisor to work unscheduled overtime
  • Your ridesharing vehicle breaks down or the driver has to leave early for an emergency
  • You have a break-in, flood, or fire at your residence

The Guaranteed Ride Home MAY NOT BE USED FOR:

  • Personal errands
  • Pre-planned medical or dental appointments for participants or commute vehicle driver
  • Business-related travel
  • Working overtime without a supervisor’s request
  • Non-emergency side trips on the way home
  • Ambulance service
  • Trips to work

For more information, contact Tanya Schornack (tschornack@paloaltou.edu)

 
 
 

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