(August 24, 2021) Sign installation began on August 16, 2021 in the Monta Loma/Farley/Rock Street neighborhood. The City anticipates the installation of signs to begin in the second neighborhood area of Moffett/Whisman Road in early-to-mid September. (Neighborhood Area Map)
(July 30, 2021) Sign installation is expected to begin in the coming weeks, subject to materials availability.
(July 14, 2021) View City of Mountain View's statement on the Narrow Streets Ordinance.
(June 28, 2021) The City of Mountain View's contractor will start installing the first batch of "No Parking" signs for oversized vehicles on narrow streets in early-to-mid July. View the news release for additional details.
(June 2021) The City of Mountain View is preparing for the installation of “No Parking” signs to begin in the first neighborhood area of Monta Loma/Farley/Rock Street neighborhood at the end of June or beginning of July.
In mid-June, the City began mailing notices to residents and property owners on the narrow streets identified for sign installation in this neighborhood area. The City is also providing advance notifications to unstably housed individuals living in oversized vehicles in both English and Spanish prior to any enforcement to ensure people are aware of the ordinance. They are also receiving information on how to access the City’s Safe Parking, LifeMoves Mountain View and other housing programs, as well as human services.
With a primary focus on safety, the Mountain View Police Department will continue with its complaint-driven enforcement for parking-related concerns. The Police Department's approach begins with education and seeking voluntary compliance. The City can only begin enforcement when signage is installed on the narrow street.
The City will be installing the signs in phases by major neighborhood area through the end of 2021. Following signage installation in the neighborhood area of Monta Loma/Farley/Rock Street, crews will proceed clockwise to the Moffett/Whisman Road, Grant Road/Sylvan Park, Springer/Cuesta/Phyllis, Central Neighborhoods and end with the San Antonio/Rengstorff/Del Medio neighborhood area.
View informational postcard in English and Spanish.
Updates about the sign installation schedule will be posted on this webpage as they become available.
(May 2021) The installation of “No Parking” signs for oversized vehicles on narrow streets is now anticipated to get underway towards the end of June 2021. The delay in starting field installation is due to a steel shortage identified by the materials supplier, affecting the ability of the City’s contractor to obtain the sign poles.
Approximately 1-2 weeks in advance of sign installation, the City will post notifications in the neighborhoods to inform the public and provide outreach to oversized vehicle owners. Updates will also be made to this webpage.
The signs will be installed in each neighborhood area in the following order: 1. Monta Loma/Farley/Rock Street, 2. Moffett/Whisman Road, 3. Grant Road/Sylvan Park, 4. Springer/Cuesta/Phyllis, 5. Central Neighborhoods and 6. San Antonio/Rengstorff/Del Medio. View map.
(April 2021) The earliest that sign installation will begin is May 2021. The City of Mountain View plans to install signs on the 444 streets, which qualify as narrow by being 40 feet wide or less. The sign installation will start in the Monta Loma/Farley/ Rock neighborhood area and move clockwise, ending with the San Antonio/Rengstorff/Del Medio neighborhood area. The City estimates that all of the “No Parking” signs will be installed by December 2021.
(December 2020) After Mountain View voters approved the Measure C ballot measure in the November 2020 election, the City of Mountain View began implementing what is referred to as the Narrow Streets Ordinance. Measure C passed with 56.6% of the vote in the November 2020 election.
The city ordinance restricts the parking of oversized vehicles which exceed 22 feet in length, or 7 feet in width, or 7 feet in height, including boats, large trucks, and recreational vehicles (RVs), on narrow streets to address traffic safety concerns.
Although going into effect on Dec. 18, 2020, the ordinance cannot be enforced until signage is installed on narrow streets. The signage process includes manufacturing of the signs, engineering to determine sign placement, and actual installation.
The earliest that sign installation will begin is April 2021, and citywide sign installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.