Improve Parking at the Stanford Dish
  • Petitioned Stanford University

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Stanford Dish
Stanford University

Improve Parking at the Stanford Dish

    1. Ryan Stenson
    2. Petition by

      Ryan Stenson

      San Francisco, CA

The Stanford Dish ( is a popular recreation spot for people in the Stanford community as well as with the broader local population. Over 600,000 people use the trail each year for walking, running, and general recreation (source: We are lucky that Stanford allows access to this beautiful spot, but the parking situation needs improvement.

Parking is only allowed on Stanford Ave. The shoulder itself is disintegrating, and cars have to park parallel due to numerous signs. Cars who park at any sort of angle are ticketed quickly. The should should be re-paved, and parking spots could be painted at an angle so that more cars fit in the same area. U-turns are also explicitly outlawed, but many people do them anyway because of the shortage of parking. Angled parking, or allowing parking on Junipero Serra Blvd would alleviate this situation. The parking at another entrance on Alpine Road is similarly difficult. Addressing these issues will let people drive less to find adequate parking, reducing traffic, improving pedestrian safety, and saving gas/emissions.

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Improve Parking at the Stanford Dish

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Phil Underwood MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is a great natural resource that supports our health - improving the parking as proposed here makes tremendous sense. Thank you.

    • Keyshia Williams CAMPBELL, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I want to be safe while improving my health! Our cities should encourage healthy living and make parking easier!

    • Brooks Rogers SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      The Dish is a wonderful place to hike and job, and there is no real parking for it whatsoever.

    • Warren Colbert SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Show the dish some love.

    • Pravin Kumar PALO ALTO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      The current parking situation is untenable and hazardous.


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