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Jan 18

Get around town using the City’s free shuttle system

Posted on January 18, 2021 at 8:39 pm by Clay Curtin

Did you know that the City of Menlo Park operates four free, publicly accessible shuttle lines? These shuttle lines are a great way to get around town to run errands, visit friends, get to home or work from Caltrain, or shop. All these shuttles are open to everyone, have a rack for two bicycles and are wheelchair-accessible. 

The M1-Crosstown (former M2-Belle Haven) shuttle was launched in November 2020. This expanded service from the Belle Haven neighborhood with downtown Menlo Park, downtown Palo Alto and Sharon Heights. Popular destinations include the Menlo Park Senior Center, Belle Haven Library, Menlo Park Library, Burgess Park, Menlo Medical Clinic, downtown Menlo Park, Menlo Park Caltrain, Safeway, Little House Activity Center, downtown Palo Alto, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Stanford Shopping Center and Stanford medical offices.

For commuters, the M3-Marsh Road and M4-Willow Road shuttles run from Menlo Park Caltrain to get you to your job. The M3-Marsh Road shuttle takes you to the businesses parks around Bohannon Drive and the Bayfront area, while the M4-Willow Road shuttle takes you to business parks near O’Brien Drive. 

For those who may not be within walking distance or have limited mobility, the City of Menlo Park also has the Shoppers’ Shuttle. This free shuttle picks you up at your house and takes you directly to your destination, before picking you up for the return trip home. 
Tuesdays – it operates to Redwood City
Wednesdays and Saturdays – it operates to Menlo Park and parts of Palo Alto
Hours of operation: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Reservations must be reserved in advance
Information sheet for sample destinations and how to reserve a ride

The City of Menlo Park hopes all residents and their loved ones are doing well during these times. Please rest assured that your health is taken into the utmost consideration when operating these shuttles. To protect against COVID-19, the driver wears a mask, vehicles are thoroughly cleaned, riders are required to wear masks, social distancing is kept, and there are capacity limits on the shuttles to prevent crowding. The health and safety of residents and their loved ones is a priority while being able to mobilize residents to live everyday life.

For more information on our other free shuttles and schedules, please visit the Menlo Park shuttle website or call 650-330-6770. You may also reach our shuttle provider, MV Transportation, at 650-692-1003.