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Police post traffic advisories for Saturday and Sunday

Original post made on Sep 14, 2012

Palo Alto police have issued traffic advisories for both Saturday and Sunday in connection with a sold-out Stanford football game and a major bicycle ride.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 14, 2012, 9:40 AM

Comments (15)

Posted by businessdecision, a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2012 at 10:35 am

Let's hear it for Stanford scheduling USC before the students get there.


Posted by MV Resident, a resident of Mountain View
on Sep 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

@businessdecision:

Stanford does not schedule football games, the Pac-12 conference office does. It's why the Big Game is in October and not late November (per tradition).

With the complexities of scheduling a two-division, twelve-team conference (with lots of non-conference gamess), it is unlikely that the Stanford-USC game will always be on a weekend that is most convenient to Stanford every year.


Posted by businessdecision, a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2012 at 11:19 am

I know all that. It doesn't help.


Posted by Janet, a resident of Menlo Park
on Sep 14, 2012 at 11:23 am

How about warning people about the impact on Alpine Road. We are sick of all the Stanford traffic, especially the never ending convoys of construction trucks.


Posted by John, a resident of Menlo Park
on Sep 14, 2012 at 11:31 am

It is easy: If you are not going to the USC-Stanford game, stay away from the congested areas. If you ARE going to the game, you are one of the relative few who have tickets and you won't really mind being in the traffic. And lastly, we'll all be SUPER HAPPY if USC knocks off Stanford! GO TROJANS!!!


Posted by KP, a resident of South of Midtown
on Sep 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I am so glad all this happens outside of Midtown! Our area is the BEST!
And if we actually attend any of this, we can get on our bikes and avoid the traffic.


Posted by Chris, a resident of University South
on Sep 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Business decision,

Stanford made the decision to schedule Notre Dame in October.

2 Saturdays were lost to play in Seattle in Thursday.

The world does NOT revolve around Stanford-USC.
In fact, USC and Stanford are not in the same division.


Posted by businessdecision, a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Chris, you make me wonder why anyone would go to that game!


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Thank you for posting the info. We would never have known otherwise and it is nice to be forewarned so we can plan our weekend outings accordingly.


Posted by businessdecision, a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Resident, you're lucky. I am here this weekend and hoped to use the VTA 35 bus which travels down the closed part of Hamilton, but I could not get the VTA and the PA police to talk to each other. I guess I will try to figure out some other thing to do besides taking the bus and watching its driver who wasn't told about the closure. The age of the internet, and people communicate worse than ever.


Posted by MV Resident, a resident of Mountain View
on Sep 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm

@businessdecision:

It should be a great game between two ranked teams!


Posted by businessdecision, a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I am sure the game is going to provide good entertainment - and I am very grateful to this forum for letting readers know about the weekend's events. Thank you!


Posted by Donald, a resident of South of Midtown
on Sep 14, 2012 at 9:37 pm

If you live near Stanford and want to attend the game, try riding your bike there. You will have free valet bike parking and no traffic jam on your way in or out. If you live too far to bike, take the train. If you are not attending the game, stay away from the area (while watching the game on TV, of course).


Posted by Dawn, a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Too bad USC did not show up to play. They won't get past Oregon - so their season is kaput. And they thought losing Luck would make Stanford weak good thing others stepped up to the plate. Long ride for USC back home.


Posted by Thanks Stanford for traffic, a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm

We should let Stanford build its four office towers at University Avenue, then we can have this kind of traffic every day!
Thanks Mr. Arrillaga! Thanks TheaterWorks! we can experience your vision for our traffic this very weekend!


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