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Getting to School

Explore Middle School Commute Options

68% of Palo Alto Middle School students bike to school. 10-14% of traffic congestion is caused by parents driving their students to and from school. Consider these alternatives to reduce congestion and improve safety for everyone, particularly students walking and biking:

  • Walk or Bike It. Click here to reference JLS Walk and Roll Map.
  • Bus It. VTA bus options are available. Bus route and schedule information can be found at
  • Carpool or Drive It. During the pandemic, walking and biking better support social distancing. Carpooling resources can be found at:  If you must drive, follow your school’s drop off procedures located on your school’s website and use extra caution when driving to and from school.

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