City of Mountain View agrees not to ticket or tow oversized vehicles under these ordinances through end of August
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 through Aug. 30, 2022. The latest stipulation is per this week’s agreement with the plaintiffs who are suing the City in U.S. District Court over the voter-approved Narrow Streets Ordinance and Bike Lane Ordinance. Originally, the stay on litigation was set to expire on July 4, 2022.
As per the previous agreement, the City may continue to seek voluntary compliance with the ordinances as well as enforce other parking restrictions unrelated to the Narrow Streets or Bike Lane ordinances. 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 and vehicles will not be towed in Mountain View for violations of the ordinances through Aug. 30. Over this period, the City and the plaintiffs will continue to 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.
The Bike Lane Ordinance prohibits oversized vehicle parking on streets with bike lanes.
For more details, visit MountainView.gov/NarrowStreets.
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About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 83,864. 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’s Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.