No, the City of Mountain View does not allow the placement of PODS, or other storage units, on the public street. They do not meet Section 670 of the California Vehicle Code, therefore they are not allowed on the street. Placement of these units in the public street, or public right-of-way, may result in a citation and fines.
An excavation permit is required anytime work is being done within a city street or city sidewalk area (within the public right-of-way). This includes but is not limited to the following types of projects: Repairs of sidewalk curbs and gutters; new sidewalk, curb, gutter, driveways; ADA ramps; utility work; proposed lane closures. Please see the City's Excavation Permit Application for more information.