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Traffic Advisory Issued for Bernie Sanders Palo Alto Campaign Stop, Wednesday, June 1

Public Encouraged to Use Public Transportation, Carpool or Bike

Traffic Advisory Issued for Bernie Sanders Palo Alto Campaign Stop, Wednesday, June 1

The City is proving once again to be an important campaign stop in the 2016 Presidential Election as Bernie Sanders is scheduled to hold a public rally on the fields at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, on Wednesday, June 1. The rally will take place between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

The Palo Alto Police Department is anticipating large crowds and significant traffic delays in the southern end of Palo Alto ahead of the event and therefore has issued a traffic advisory between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

No major roadways will be closed for the event, but significant delays are expected in the area, especially along Middlefield Road, San Antonio Road, East Charleston Road, and Alma Street.

There is a small public parking lot at the Cubberley Community Center that should  fill quickly. There are no additional public parking lots in the area.

If you don't have to be in the area, you are advised to avoid the area. Please allow extra time to get to and from your destination if you live or work in the area. For those who are planning to attend the rally, alternative transportation is strongly encouraged.

For more information on regional bus routes servicing the area, visit: and click on "Maps." 

For more information on the free Palo Alto "Crosstown Shuttle," visit

Please note:  Both of Palo Alto's public high schools are holding graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, June 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Visitors attending those ceremonies, especially the one at Gunn High School, are advised to allow extra travel time due to possible residual traffic from the rally at Cubberley.

Alternative arrangements for the pick-up of students from nearby Greendell School have been communicated from administrators to parents.

Hillary Clinton made a brief stop at the Lucie Stern Community Center on Sunday, February 21.

Last Updated: April 15, 2016