FAQ for Your First Day of Commuting to SRWC
If you have questions about other SRWC transportation programs, please visit our SRWC FAQ main page for links to additional topics, such as parking, shuttles, and biking.
Do I need a permit to park on the first day?
If you do not have a current Stanford parking permit, you will need to purchase a ‘C-SRWC’ permit to park at SRWC.
If you have a current main campus parking permit, you may use your permit through the end of your move-in month and purchase a ‘C-SRWC’ permit for subsequent months or years, as needed.
Where should I park at SRWC? How do I get there?
SRWC commuter parking is available at:
- Barron Garage (2855 Bay Road),
- Broadway Lot ( Broadway and Douglas Avenue),
- Bay Lot (Bay Road and Warrington Avenue).
Entering and exiting Barron Garage
Please note: Do not turn left from Bay Road to enter the garage. If you are approaching the garage from the west on Bay Road, please turn left on Barron Avenue and use the Barron entrance. When exiting the garage, if you need to turn left (east), please exit on Barron Avenue, since left turns should not be made from the Bay Road exit. For more information, please refer to our parking entrances and exits map.
It's important for Stanford to be a good neighbor to surrounding communities, hospital colleagues, and patients. Because of this, the University does not support or condone parking off-campus in nearby neighborhoods or the Stanford Health Care clinic parking, as it negatively impacts these communities and individuals.
What are access hours for the Barron Garage?
The gates to the Barron Garage are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. SRWC employees can access the garage at all times using their Stanford ID.
When and how can I purchase my parking permit?
We expect SRWC parking permits to be available at least one week in advance of employee move-in dates. SRWC commuters will be able to order daily or long-term virtual parking permits through our Parking Management System, either in advance or in real-time on the day the permit is needed. We have a "How To" guide if you would like step-by-step instructions. Please keep in mind that virtual permits can be instantly available, so purchasing months in advance is not necessary or advisable, since your plans may change.
If you have more questions about parking at SRWC, please visit the parking page of our FAQ.
What are the schedules for the shuttles between Caltrain and Stanford Redwood City?Refer to the following links for the schedules for Commute.org shuttle service and Marguerite Line RWC:
- Peak-hour service: Redwood City/Midpoint (Commute.org) Shuttle Schedule
- Combined schedule: Line RWC and Commute.org combined schedule
- Midday service: Stanford Marguerite Line RWC Midday Shuttle
Where is the shuttle stop at the Redwood City Caltrain station?
The shuttle stop for both the Commute.org and Marguerite shuttles is located on Winslow Street, near the Box building at the southeast end of the northbound platform [map].
What do the shuttles look like? How do I know I am on the right shuttle?
Where are the shuttle stops at Stanford Redwood City and the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center?
The Commute.org shuttle (peak hours) stops at Broadway and Douglas (drop off only), Cardinal Hall (505 Broadway), and the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center (on Broadway near Building D).
The Marguerite Line RWC (midday) stops at Cardinal Hall (505 Broadway). A second stop, Discovery Hall (on Barron Avenue), is set to open in late April.
If you have more questions about shuttle service at SRWC, please visit the shuttle services page of our FAQ.
Where is the bike cage?
There are three secure bike cages/rooms available at the Stanford Redwood City campus for SRWC employees. Two of these facilities are open currently:
Recreation and Wellness Center, Room B140: located on Warrington Avenue, south of the Recreation and Wellness Center entrance.
ECH/A2 building: located on Barron Avenue across from the Pine Cone Children's Center
Please note: The bike cage located on the ground floor of Barron Garage (address: 2855 Bay Road, Redwood City) is currently closed for security upgrades.
Do I need to pay for bike cage access?
For the initial move-in phase, March through July, there will be a pilot "no fee" program for bike cage/room access, and the program will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. During this time, your Stanford ID should give you automatic badge access to the bike cage in conjunction with your move-in date.
Visit our Bike Commuting to Stanford Redwood City webpage to learn more.
If you have more questions about biking at SRWC, please visit the biking page of our FAQ.
What if I have a question or need help during my commute?
Contact Stanford Transportation at 650.723.9362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.