The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) offers both bus and light rail services in Mountain View. Information regarding bus routes and schedules and light rail service is available on the VTA website.
The VTA also provides paratransit service in Mountain View through ACCESS Paratransit. These specialized services provide accessibility to qualified individuals with disabilities who cannot easily use the fixed bus route or light rail system.
In Mountain View, there are also two shuttles: the Mountain View Community Shuttle provides midday access to key destinations, and MVgo provides commuter access between the Transit Center, North Bayshore and East Whisman.
Information regarding Caltrain commuter rail service (e.g., schedules, station locations, etc.) is available at the Caltrain website.
Information regarding Caltrain’s plan to electrify its commuter rail service between San Francisco and San Jose is available on the Caltrain website’s Caltrain Modernization Program page.
The 2015 Mountain View Bicycle Transportation Plan provides an overview of bikeways and bicycle support facilities and proposed improvements.
Downtown bike rack locations
The City offers rent-free bicycle storage. Spaces are available in the bicycle shelter located at the Downtown Transit Center, at the corner of Castro Street and Evelyn Avenue, or one of the many bicycle lockers found throughout Mountain View’s downtown.
Renting a locker or shelter space is easy. Bring a valid California Driver License (California only) or passport, a description of the bike to be locked/parked, the bike’s serial or identification number, and $25 for a one-time refundable deposit, to the Public Works Department located on the first floor of City Hall at 500 Castro Street. Once you complete and sign the rental agreement and pay the $25 deposit, you will receive a shelter access code within 72 hours or a bike locker key.
There is currently a waiting list for bicycle lockers. If you would like to have your name added to the list, please contact us at the number or e-mail address below.
Contact the Public Works Department at (650) 903-6311 or email@example.com if you have any questions or need additional information.