9/1/2022 City of Mountain View Media Release City of Mountain View
Office of the City Manager
500 Castro St., 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA 94039

MEDIA RELEASE 09012022-1
Subject :

City of Mountain View Reaches Tentative Settlement on Litigation over Narrow Streets and Bike Lane Ordinances
Contact : Lenka Wright
Chief Communications Officer

City to begin enforcement of both ordinances starting in October

Mountain View, Calif. — The City of Mountain View and the plaintiffs in the Navarro v. City of Mountain View lawsuit have reached a tentative settlement over the Narrow Streets and Bike Lane ordinances. As part of the agreed-upon terms, the City will begin enforcing the voter-approved Narrow Streets Ordinance and the Bike Lane Ordinance on Saturday, Oct. 1. The tentative settlement agreement will be posted on the City’s website, MountainView.gov, when it becomes available.

Over the coming weeks, City staff will inform individuals living in oversized vehicles on narrow streets and streets with bike lanes about the tentative settlement. They will also be made aware that enforcement for ordinance violations, which will include issuance of parking tickets and towing, is expected to begin in October. Starting in September, the City will distribute a map to assist individuals living in vehicles find legal parking within the city. The map, which is available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian, can also be found on the City website, MountainView.gov/ParkingRestrictionsMap, and in print at Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro St., and Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.

Timeline for Public Outreach and Enforcement

  • Aug. 26-Sept. 2: The City will remove signs prohibiting parking between 2-6 a.m. from some streets within Mountain View as a result of City Council action taken in May 2022 to modify the list of streets subject to the 2-6 a.m. parking restriction.
  • Sept. 1: Noticing to begin for people living in oversized vehicles in Mountain View on narrow streets and streets with bike lanes. City staff will conduct personal outreach to oversized vehicle occupants, including owners and/or inhabitants. The City will also schedule meetings with community-based organizations. The oversized vehicles will have 30 days to move off of narrow streets and streets with bike lanes.
  • Sept. 30: Last day for oversized vehicles parked on Mountain View’s narrow streets and streets with bike lanes to move before enforcement begins.
  • Oct. 1: First day of enforcement. The Mountain View Police Department will begin ticketing any oversized vehicles parked on narrow streets or streets with bike lanes. Police will also enforce timed parking ordinances including the 72-hour parking ordinance. After 72-hours, a vehicle parked in the same spot on a public street must move to a different location. Vehicles parked beyond this time may be issued a warning, cited, and/or towed.

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 and Frequently Asked Questions about the tentative settlement and parking rules.

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