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Mountain View Police Department
Saturday October 18th, 2014 :: 09:00 a.m. PDT


Saturday Reminder > NASA/Ames event until 5PM; avoid Moffett/Ellis/101 + Shoreline Amp concert at 7PM

There are two events today that will affect traffic in Mountain View. Please see details on NASA Ames Research Center event and the Shoreline Amphitheatre concert below.

> SATURDAY, October 18th NASA Ames Research Center is also holding their 75th Anniversary from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. For more information on this event, go here:

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NASA has invited the Bay Area behind the gates for its 75th Anniversary on October 18. Attendees can take a two-mile walking tour through the Center and visit with Ames engineers and scientists in booths set up in front of their facilities. After the walking tour, they can join on the plaza to learn about NASA missions. Food, drinks and NASA gift shop merchandise will be on sale.

> Event Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Entry gates open 8:15 a.m. Lines may be expected.
> Ames will have staggered entry times from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to observe their ticket time.

The NASA Ames 75th Anniversary Open House is a unique event, and expected to be many times larger than other recent Ames public events. Ames is working with local law enforcement to address traffic impacts in the area on October 18.

Along with observing the staggered ticket timings, NASA Ames recommends walking, biking and public transportation for the thousands attending.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m., the Moffett Boulevard off-ramps on U.S. Highway 101 will be closed. The South-bound Highway 101 on ramp will remain open. Manila Road will also be closed to vehicles from Enterprise Way to Ellis Street.

On Site Parking is Extremely Limited
> NASA Ames has approximately 10,500 on-site parking spaces (accessible through the Ellis Street gate) for an estimated 120,000 attendees – so parking is not guaranteed.
> If you have questions regarding ADA accommodations, please contact Dana Bolles at Alternative forms of transit are recommended.

NASA will provide shuttle buses every 15 minutes from two public transit locations:
> Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail's "BayShore/NASA" station, and
> VTA Light Rail's "Downtown Mountain View" station and CalTrain "Mountain View" station.

For more information about the VTA's Light Rail, visit:

For more information about CalTrain, visit:

For more information about bike trails in Mountain View, see our Bicycle Map here:
Getting Around Mountain View here:

Vehicles may only enter Ames through the Ellis Street gate until parking is filled, but pedestrians, bicyclists and shuttle riders may arrive at either the Moffett Boulevard or Ellis Street gates. Bicycle self-locking areas available at both the Moffett Boulevard and Ellis Street gates.

For additional information, visit:

For an event map, visit:


> SATURDAY, October 18th at 7:00PM Shoreline Amphitheatre is hosting Luke Bryan, but expect traffic to pick-up around 4:00PM. Here are a few reminders to keep in mind:
> Alternate forms of transportation are always highly encouraged as is carpooling.
> Alcohol is NOT permitted in the parking lots surrounding Shoreline Amphitheatre. Do not drink and drive.
> If you see anything that requires our attention, please give us a call at 650-903-6395, or 9-1-1 if it's an emergency.


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