Narrow Streets

No parking for oversized vehicles

Oversized Vehicle Restrictions on Narrow Streets

About Voter-Approved Measure C

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 July 2021, and citywide sign installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

Latest Updates

(January 10, 2022) The litigation over the Narrow Streets and Bike Lane ordinances is on hold. The City of Mountain View will not ticket or tow oversized vehicles for failing to comply with the Narrow Streets or Bike Lane ordinances for a 90-day period ending April 5, 2022. The stipulation is per last week’s agreement with the plaintiffs who are suing the City in U.S. District Court over the voter-approved Narrow Streets Ordinance and the Bike Lane Ordinance. View the news release.

(December 2, 2021) Sign installation began on December 2, 2021 in the Central neighborhoods. The City anticipates the installation of signs to begin in the sixth neighborhood area of San Antonio/Rengstorff/Del Medio in January 2022. (Neighborhood Area Map).

(July 14, 2021) View City of Mountain View's statement on the Narrow Streets Ordinance.

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