City agrees not to ticket or tow oversized vehicles under these ordinances for 90 days
Mountain View, Calif. — The City of Mountain View will not ticket or tow oversized vehicles for failing to comply with the Narrow Streets or Bike Lane ordinances for a 90-day period ending April 5, 2022. The stipulation is per last week’s agreement with the plaintiffs who are suing the City in U.S. District Court over the voter-approved Narrow Streets Ordinance and the Bike Lane Ordinance.
The agreement, available at MountainView.gov/NarrowStreetsStipulation, also states that the City may continue to seek voluntary compliance with the ordinances as well as enforce public health and safety laws. City staff will inform individuals living in oversized vehicles on narrow streets about the stipulated agreement so they are aware that tickets will not be issued or vehicles towed in Mountain View for 90 days unless there is a public health or safety issue. Over this period, the City and the plaintiffs will try to resolve the Navarro v. City of Mountain View lawsuit.
The Narrow Streets Ordinance, also known as Measure C, restricts the parking of oversized vehicles, including boats, large trucks and recreational vehicles, on streets that are 40 feet wide or less to address traffic safety concerns. Mountain View voters passed Measure C by nearly 57% in the November 2020 election.
In August 2021, the City began the phased installation of “No Parking” signs on 444 narrow streets, or 1,035 blocks, starting with the Monta Loma/Farley/Rock Street neighborhood area. The installation of signs in the sixth and final neighborhood area of San Antonio/Rengstorff/Del Medio will get underway this month.
The Bike Lane Ordinance prohibits oversized vehicle parking on streets with bike lanes.
For more details, visit MountainView.gov/NarrowStreets.
About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse communitywith an estimated population of 82,814. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.
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