The City of Mountain View announced Thursday that it will not ticket or tow oversized vehicles that fail to comply with the city's narrow streets or bike lane parking restrictions through Aug. 30.
"The latest 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 bike lane ordinance," the city said in a statement. "Originally, the stay on litigation was set to expire on July 4, 2022."
The narrow streets ordinance, also known as Measure C, restricts oversized vehicles from parking on streets that are 40 feet wide or less, and is written as a traffic safety measure. Voters passed the measure by nearly 57% in 2020, but critics have questioned how the ordinance will affect those living out of RVs. The Bike Lane Ordinance prohibits oversized vehicle parking on streets with bike lanes.
Per the previous agreement, the city may continue to seek voluntary compliance with the ordinances. It also will continue to enforce other parking restrictions that are unrelated to the ordinances.
According to the statement, city staff will inform people living in oversized vehicles on narrow streets that tickets will not be issued and vehicles will not be towed in Mountain View for violations of the ordinances through Aug. 30.
"Over this period, the City and the plaintiffs will continue to try to resolve the Navarro v. City of Mountain View lawsuit," the city said.
For more details, visit MountainView.gov/NarrowStreets.
To read the city's news release in Spanish, click here.