travel & parking information
The Sonoma County Pride organizing committee expects large crowds for this year’s Festival and Parade. Traffic in the area is expected to be heavy and city parking facilities may reach capacity quickly. To make your Pride experience more pleasant and to help save the planet, please consider carpooling and mass transit options when making your plans to join us for this community celebration.
Go SMART – Ride with PRIDE.
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system is an excellent way to travel to the festivities. SMART has stops at the following locations.
- San Rafael
- Marin Civic Center
- Novato – Hamilton
- Novato – San Marin
- Petaluma – Downtown
- Rohnert Park
- Santa Rosa – Downtown
- Santa Rosa – North
- Sonoma County Airport
Visit the SMART Site for additional information such as fares and schedules HERE.
santa rosa city bus
Make SANTA ROSA CITY BUS your climate friendly PRIDE RIDE
Santa Rosa City Bus operates numerous routes with stops at the Downtown Transit Mall, just two blocks from all the action. Visit their website for complete information and fares HERE.
routes and schedules
Anywhere along route 1, there is bus is coming to pick you up within 15 minutes. This route offers service along Mendocino Avenue connecting from the Downtown Transit Mall to SRJC, the Ridgeway Aquatic Center, Santa High School, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Sonoma County Administration Center and the Coddingtown Mall and Transit Hub. The route operates every day of the week. On weekends there is a bus every 30 minutes. This route connects SRJC students to the main campus on Mendocino Avenue. SRJC students ride free on any Santa Rosa CityBus, Sonoma County Transit and Petaluma Transit bus, any day, any time, any route.
Routes 2 and 2B service the busy Sebastopol Road corridor. The two routes alternate departing from the Downtown Transit Mall every 15 minutes. The combination of these two routes means there is a bus coming every 15 minutes between the Downtown Transit Mall and Stony Point Road. Route 2 travels south on Stony Point Road and loops via Northpoint Parkway connecting to places like Becoming Independent, Amy’s Kitchen and the businesses along Corporate Center Parkway. Route 2B loops via Wright Road connecting riders to the Sam Jones Hall, SRJC’s Southwest Campus, and St. Joseph Health Urgent Care. Only route 2B operates on weekends.
Need a rapid connection to the shops and services along Santa Rosa Avenue? Route 3 departs from the Downtown Transit Mall every 30 minutes, traveling south on Santa Rosa Avenue to Elsa Drive and then returns northbound along the same route. This route connects you to stores at the Santa Rosa Marketplace (Target, BestBuy, Trader Joe’s, etc.) the Southside Shopping Center, and the Santa Rosa Town Center. Route 3 offers two-way service and when combined with route 5, it means there is a bus coming every 15 minutes on Santa Rose Avenue between the Downtown Transit Mall and Petaluma Hill Road.
Connecting Rincon Valley to the city center, routes 4 and 4B alternate departing from the Downtown Transit Mall every 30 minutes. Use these routes to connect to medical offices along Sonoma Avenue, the shops in Montgomery Village, Oliver’s Market, Maria Carrillo High School, and Rincon Valley. Both routes 4 and 4B travel on Sonoma Avenue to Montgomery Village then take Montgomery Drive toward Rincon Valley via Mission Boulevard, Calistoga Road and Highway 12. Route 4 travels clockwise while route 4B completes the loop in a counter-clockwise direction. Routes 4 and 4B individually operate every 60 minutes, so the combination of the two means there is bus coming every 30 minutes in either direction along Sonoma Avenue and Montgomery Drive. Only route 4 operates on weekends.
Route 5 provides two-way service along Petaluma Hill Road to Kawana Springs Road, providing convenient access for residents of the South Park neighborhood and connecting to the Santa Rosa Market Place (Target, BestBuy, Trader Joe’s, etc.) and all businesses along Petaluma Hill Road, Yolanda Avenue and Kawana Springs Road. Route 5’s direct service to the Transit Mall via Santa Rosa Avenue provides short trip times and when combined with route 3, it means where there is a bus coming every 15 minutes on Santa Rosa Avenue between the Downtown Transit Mall and Petaluma Hill Road.
A favorite route for connecting to the west side, route 6 offers convenient two-way service between the Downtown Transit Mall, West Third Street, Fulton Road, Piner Road, West Steele Lane, and the Coddingtown Mall Transit Hub. Shopping opportunities and destinations along this route include Oliver’s Market and CVS Pharmacy at West Third Street, Raley’s Shopping Center, Piner High School, Rosewood Village, Comstock Middle School, and Coddingtown Mall. With a bus coming every 30 minutes in either direction, route 6 is easy to use and plan for.
Route 8 is Bennett Valley’s favorite route for connecting to the city center and the Downtown Transit Mall. There is a bus every 30 minutes traveling from the Downtown Transit Mall along Fourth Street, Farmers Lane, Sonoma Avenue, Summerfield Road, and Yulupa Avenue—offering easy connections to destinations such as the Sonoma County Central Library, YMCA, Safeway, CVS Pharmacy on Fourth Street, Montgomery Village, Slater Middle School, Howarth Park, the SAY Dream Center, Sutter Medical Offices, RVCS Matanzas Campus, and Whole Foods Market.
Route 9 heads westbound from the Downtown Transit Mall every 30 minutes. This route connects riders to Railroad Square, the Downtown SMART Station, Dutton Avenue, West Ninth Street, Finley Community and Aquatic Center, and the Safeway Shopping Center on West College Avenue. Route 9 makes a special deviation on weekdays in the morning and afternoon for Santa Rosa Middle School students—these special trips are listed as route 9E and operate during the school bell times, dropping students off across the street from the middle school on E Street.
Heading to north Santa Rosa? Try route 10 with its convenient connections to destinations such as the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, the Schultz Museum, Coddingtown Mall, the Sonoma County Library Coddingtown Branch, Kaiser Permanente Hospital and the medical offices on Round Barn Boulevard. A route 10 bus departs from the Downtown Transit Mall every 30 minutes and travels north via Wilson Street, Cleveland Avenue and Range Avenue towards the Coddingtown Mall Transit Hub. It then travels on West Steele to Coffey Lane, Hopper Avenue, Round Barn Boulevard, Mendocino Avenue and Piner Road.
Route 12 is preferred by Roseland residents because of its streamlined service providing 30 minute frequency and shorter trip times. Riders use route 12 to connect to destinations along Corby Avenue, Hearn Avenue, West Avenue, Sebastopol Road and Downtown Santa Rosa. Take route 12 to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Southwest Community Park, Roseland Accelerated Middle School, Roseland University Prep, and Railroad Square.
Route 15 services a large section of west Santa Rosa providing hourly access to the shops, parks, and medical offices along Stony Point Road and Guerneville Road. The route has been streamlined to provide more direct service. Riders can access destinations such as Coddingtown Mall, the Sonoma County Library Coddingtown Branch, North Santa Rosa SMART station, Marlow Shopping Center, Finley Community and Aquatic Center, Oliver’s Market, Food Maxx Shopping Center, Southwest Community Park and Elsie Allen High School.
Route 16 is made possible through a partnership between the Oakmont Village Association and the City of Santa Rosa. It operates on weekdays and is free for the general public to ride. Route 16 offers curb-to-curb trips within Oakmont and during weekdays it makes one daily shopping trip into Santa Rosa from Oakmont. Riders can opt to either catch the bus at one of the posted stops within Oakmont or call ahead to pre-arrange to be picked anywhere within three quarters of a mile of set route within Oakmont.
Departing from the Downtown Transit Mall every 60 minutes, route 18 offers convenient connections to the Bennett Valley Senior Center, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Veteran’s Memorial Building, Montgomery Village Transit Hub, and Montgomery High School, as well as stores and services along Farmers Lane, Sonoma Avenue, and Yulupa Avenue.
Route 19 connects to the Fountaingrove area via Chanate Road and Parker Hill Road, as well as offering service along Guerneville Road. West College Avenue, and Steele Lane. Take route 19 to reach destinations such as the Sonoma County medical offices on Chante Road, Mendocino Marketplace, Steele Lane Community Center, Coddingtown Mall, North Santa SMART Station, Finley Community and Aquatic Center, and the Raley’s Shopping Center on Marlow Road. Route 19 operates on weekdays only.
downtown parking information
Garage 1: 521 Seventh Street
Capacity 750: First Hour Free, then $0.50/hr; Maximum Daily Rate: $6
Garage 3: 735 Fifth Street
Capacity 690: Hourly Rate: $0.75; Maximum Daily Rate: $8
Garage 5: 625 Third Street
Capacity 197: Hourly Rate: $0.75; Maximum Daily Rate: $8
Garage 9: 97 D Street
Capacity 440: Hourly Rate: $0.75; Maximum Daily Rate: $8
Garage 12: 555 First Street
Capacity 690: Hourly Rate: First Hour Free, then $0.50/hr; Maximum Daily Rate: $6