Roll On Over to Bike Palo Alto! It’s FREE AND FUN!

WHAT: Kickoff for PAUSD’s Walk & Roll Events
WHERE: Fairmeadow Elementary Blacktop
WHEN: Sunday, 10/1 from 1-3pm
HOW: Register online or at the school, select a route map and ride!

Discover bike bridges, off-road trails and underpasses, bike boulevards, protected bike lanes, and alternative bicycle routes that connect you to Palo Alto parks, libraries and other local destinations.

Planned bike routes take you into local parks, open space and other destinations, including: the Baylands, El Palo Alto (our city’s namesake redwood tree), meet Perry, the model for the donkey in Shrek on Barron Park trail and stop for ice cream or other snacks along the way.

Enjoy the Fairmeadow event fair. At the Stanford Research Park booth, receive rechargeable bike tail lights and make your own trail mix to enjoy along the way (while supplies last). Other booths offer: Mini bike tune-ups to ensure an easier ride, a traffic garden for practicing bike handling off road, a booth where you can talk with city planners about improving bike routes. Families can visit the Safe Routes to School information booth.

Visit for more information

CTRA Board Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: College Terrace Library


7:00   Agenda changes and “Open mic” time: 

  • Richard to open meeting & review agenda items

7:10  College Terrace Block Party Review (Mary)

  • Overview of event
  • Final Attendance/RSVP #
  • Follow up from the Mayor and City Council
  • Library feedback (library card sign-ups, visitors, etc.)
  • Donations update (Eileen)
  • Attendees Feedback: Send Feedback Survey to CT Block Leads & Party attendees

7:30 College Terrace Traffic Safety & Escondido Elementary Intersection (Melissa)

  • Update on pedestrian car accident of Escondido Elementary student at dismissal on 9/8/23 
  • Implications of crossing guards, intersection safety, traffic mediation, other measures with PAUSD, Stanford and City of Palo Alto
  • Additional Stop Signs & Crosswalks:
  • Stanford Ave at Wellesley and Oberlin 
  • Columbia at California
  • Overall create safe pathways & street crossing for pedestrians and bikers

7:50 Meeting Minutes Approval (Diane)

  • Review Meeting Minutes & Approve

8:00 CTRA Bylaws (Bridget)

  • Review board bylaws

8:15 Possible October Agenda Items (Melanie)

  • Establish a date and invite Tiffany Griego 
  • Discuss plans for the development project and its progress for the Fish Market/ McDonald’s site
  • Discuss SRP plans for housing new employees as they grow their Life Sciences Hub. 

8:30 Coyote Presence in CT & Stanford (Ann)

  • Discuss coyote escalated presence in CT and Stanford
  • Discuss reaching out to the Santa Clara Co. wildlife expert
  • Depending on schedules we could arrange for a talk if the board agrees.                  

8:45  “Around the Terrace” Updates (Melissa)

  • Align on announcements/information needing to be shared with College Terrace
  • Update on website


  • Partnering with University Terrace (Bridget)
  • December Caroling: Put on the Agenda for the October Board Meeting

College Terrace Residents Association: Board Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: College Terrace Library


      7:00   Agenda changes and “Open mic” time: 

  • Richard to open meeting & review agenda items

      7:05  Meeting with Stanford (Bridget & Richard):

  • Provide board with update from meeting with Stanford
  • Review output and takeaways from meeting

      7:30 Call with University Terrace HOA Leads (Melissa):

  • Provide board with update from introduction call with UT HOA Leads
  • Discuss how to include partnership with UT & collaboration for initiatives (i.e. Library, traffic, etc.)

      7:45 Meeting Minutes Approval (Diane/Richard):

  • Review Meeting Minutes & Approve

      8:00 College Terrace Block Party (Mary & Melissa):

  • Review Grant Guidelines & Eligibility Requirements
    • Overview of what is/is not allowed for reimbursement
    • Ensure Board is aligned on objectives of the Block Party 
  • Updates on Subcommittee’s Planning
    • Food Truck
    • CTRA Food/Beverages Provided
    • Music
    • Games
    • Inclusion and participation of residents supporting event set-up, break-down and activities
    • Palo Alto Library (Sue and Diana to attend; Library to be open)
  • Review budget allocation
  • Board and Block Leads Sharing EventBrite link with friends, family & neighbors
  • Update on current # of RSVPs

       8:30  College Terrace Block Leads (Melissa):

  • Updates on Block Lead Outreach to support engagement and expanded reach of residents
  • Input and Feedback from Block Leads
  • Review integration on how to further include Block Leads with CTRA

       8:45  “Around the Terrace” Updates (Melissa):

  • Align on announcements/information needing to be shared with College Terrace
  • Update on website

College Terrace Parking Permits Annual Renewal (9/1/23 – 8/31/24)

The College Terrace Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program requires all vehicles to have a permit to park on designated streets for more than 2 hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If parking for less than two hours, a permit is not needed. View the College Terrace map(PDF, 85KB) to confirm your block’s participation in the program.

Annual Permits (Sept 1 – Aug 31) can be purchased by RPP Program area residents and intended for use by the residents of a specific property within the RPP Program district.

Office of Transportation – Parking Program Support

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST
Phone: (650) 329-2520

Book an in-person appointment

Have questions about parking? Need help with your parking needs? Appointments are available at City Hall with Parking staff. Book an appointment

Join Us for an Evening of Food Trucks, Fun & Festivities at the College Terrace Block Party!

It’s time to celebrate together at the Annual College Terrace Block Party!
Date: Sunday, 9/17
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Location: 2300 Wellesley Street (College Terrace Library)
Activities: Games & face-painting for kids of all ages | Music to get your dancing on | Information about our beautiful, little College Terrace Library!

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet your neighbors, make new friends, and enjoy our community. Please RSVP and share with your College Terrace neighbors!

Some complementary food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. There will also be a FOOD TRUCK selling DELICIOUS food, so bring your whole family and enjoy an evening out in the Terrace!

Whether you’re a student, a family who recently moved to the Terrace, or a long-time resident, this block party has something for everyone.

See you there!