Downtown Lighting Study

In response to concerns received regarding the lack of adequate lighting in the downtown area, the City Council approved the Downtown Lighting Study, Capital Improvement Project 15-34. The Study assesses existing lighting conditions and provide recommendations to improve lighting levels in the downtown study area, which includes the central downtown Mountain View area from Evelyn Avenue to El Camino Real, and from Franklin Street to View Street.

The Study includes all streets within the study area with emphasis on Castro Street and the City Hall/Center for the Performing Arts plaza area. The recommendations to improve street lighting levels in the downtown area include opportunities to upgrade the existing light locations as well as new streetlight poles while taking into consideration street classification, land use patterns, and pedestrian/bike/transit use in the area.


Downtown Lighting Study
Night Walk Audit
Monday, April 8, 2019
500 Castro Street

B/PAC Meeting
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Draft Downtown Lighting Study

Downtown Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Draft Downtown Lighting Study


To receive e-notifications of upcoming meetings, workshops, and available materials on the Downtown Lighting Study, please create an account (or login to an existing account) at and select “Downtown Lighting Study.” Please contact Public Works Department at 650-903-6311 for more information.