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 sign installation began in August 2021 and was completed in February 2022. 

Latest Updates

(September 23, 2022) The fully executed settlement agreement in the Navarro v. City of Mountain View lawsuit is now available. View the settlement agreement.

(September 1, 2022) 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.

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 available online at MountainView.gov/ParkingRestrictionsMap.

For more details, view the news release and Frequently Asked Questions.

(June 30, 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 an additional 57-day period ending August 30, 2022. The stipulation is per this 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. The agreement is available at MountainView.gov/NarrowStreetsStipulation. 

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

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