Castro Street Closure

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Castro Street is open to pedestrians and closed to vehicular traffic. The 100 to 300 blocks of Castro Street will be closed to motor vehicles and buses through January 3, 2023.  The 400 block of Castro Street reopened to vehicular traffic.

  • Additional short-term parking will be provided in City parking lots and garages behind Castro Street for takeout and curbside pickup (24 minutes, except at 850 California Street Parking Structure which is 30 minutes).
  • Cross streets (Evelyn, Villa, Dana and California) will remain open.
  • Traffic detours will be provided.
  • Large spherical bollards will be placed at intersections to create a safe pedestrian space.

Special thanks also go to VTA staff for their flexibility in rerouting bus routes. Staff also wish to thank the Downtown Business Association and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce for their active collaboration on this effort.


The City is seeking feedback about the future of Castro Street.  For more information, visit the Castro Street Pedestrian Mall Study.  

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