Traffic Demand Management and Parking
Reducing Traffic to Improve Quality of Life
At Castilleja, we are committed to reducing traffic. In 2013, the City of Palo Alto asked the school to launch a more robust Traffic Demand Management program. Since that time, Castilleja has reduced the number of peak car trips to campus by up to 31%. The effort has changed our school culture and has become a new way of life.
The Project Alternative contemplates a revised underground parking garage that is 28% smaller than our original proposal. Surrounded by lush landscaping and trees, and a well-disguised driveway exit opposite Melville Avenue, the proposed underground garage will have a positive impact on our neighborhood. How? Because it will remove parking and activity from our street—putting cars out of sight and below ground.
The underground garage will not result in an increase in traffic or car trips. This is due to aggressive traffic mitigation measures, which are important to maintain the quality of our neighborhood. These measures incorporate alternative modes of transportation to and from Castilleja.