Updated Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8:55AM. The City of Mountain View has created a page to explain their year-long pilot parking program, which you can find here.
To prepare for the upcoming Levi’s Stadium season, we wanted to outline event day logistics and enforcement information, as well as provide insight into the City’s Pilot Parking Program to ensure residents and businesses are protected. The first game at Levi’s Stadium, located at 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way in Santa Clara, will be held on Saturday, August 2nd at 7:30PM. This soccer event will be followed by several 49ers games — the first of which is on Sunday, August 17th at 1:00PM. Below you will find information and links to help you navigate parking during events days, and how the City is preparing for the possibility of additional traffic.
UNDERSTAND THE BASICS – PARKING PILOT PROGRAM
Levi’s Stadium is scheduled to open in August of 2014 and encouraging the use of public transit on stadium event days. The increased dependence on public transportation could impact downtown Mountain View and the surrounding residential neighborhoods due to the anticipated use of Mountain View’s Transit Center. The City has implemented a stadium event parking pilot program to provide available parking for stadium patrons, downtown visitors and the residents in the surrounding neighborhoods. We will provide more information on this program as we receive it.
The Pilot Parking Program map illustrates the areas directly affected by event parking.
> Evelyn Avenue to the north
> Calderon Avenue to the east
> El Camino Real to the south
> Shoreline Boulevard to the west
> Central Avenue to the north
> Highway 85 to the east
> Willowgate Street to the south
> Moffett Boulevard to the west
> Stierlin Road/Central Avenue to the north
> Moffett Boulevard to the east
> Washington Alley to the south
> Shoreline Boulevard to the west
Business Within Event Parking Zone:
> Along Moffett Boulevard next to Jackson Street and Willowgate Street neighborhoods
> Castro Street from Central Expressway to El Camino Real (and the side streets within the commercial core)
When do I use the parking permit?
Use of the permit only applies to event days at Levi’s Stadium, which can be found here. The permit does not exempt a vehicle from any other City of Mountain View parking restriction(s) or ordinance(s).
When and where can I park with my permit?
Permit holders may park on public streets in the neighborhoods listed above without time parking restrictions from 8:00AM to 10:00PM on event days at Levi’s Stadium.
How do I display my parking permit?
Hang your parking permit from a vehicle’s rearview mirror clearly visible for the police department to identify permit holders.
What does the parking permit look like?
You can view a parking permit here.
Where do the parking permits apply?
Parking permit applies to the neighborhoods listed above.
How do you define a “parking permit holder?”
A permit holder resides in the neighborhood listed above and is defined as a homeowner(s), person(s) renting a residential unit in the program area, business owner(s), or guest(s) of the household owner/renter/business owner.
How many parking permits can I have?
Two parking permits were provided to each household within the above listed neighborhoods via mail.
What if I want another parking permit?
If you would like an additional parking permit in addition to the two you have already received, you must go to the Finance Department located at City Hall, 500 Castro Street. Please bring your complete application(s) and proof of residency or business. Additionally, we ask that you provide the reason for the additional permit. Acceptable proof of residency or business shall be a driver’s license, vehicle registration, utility bill, or a lease agreement.
How long is my permit valid?
Permits are valid from August 2, 2014 through May 31, 2015 only on event days at Levi’s Stadium, which can be found here.
As a parking permit holder, am I guaranteed a parking spot?
Unfortunately, we cannot make that guarantee, however, we will enforce posted parking restrictions like we normally do.
What are you doing to protect event day parking within the parking permit zone?
We will have on-street parking restrictions on public streets as outlined below:
> Three-hour time limit from 5:00PM to 10:00PM for WEEKDAY event days at Levi’s Stadium and 8:00AM to 10:00PM during WEEKEND event days.
> Vehicles parked without a parking permit will also be required to park with this time limit, which is why it’s important that the parking permit hang from the rearview mirror.
What should I do if I believe someone has parked their vehicle in my neighborhood to attend the event?
We will handle these inquiries like we do any others by tagging the vehicle. You can call us at 650-903-6395 to report the vehicle. It is most helpful if you have the parked vehicle’s location, color/make/model and license plate.
Will there be increased enforcement on event days?
We will have three parking enforcement officers working the area on event days to ensure adherence to the parking limitations.
As a business owner, I am concerned that I will lose patrons because of a lack of parking.
This is totally understandable, however our goal is to ensure our neighborhoods and businesses are minimally effected, which is why the City is testing this Parking Pilot Program. Additionally, we will have three parking enforcement officers working the parking permit zone on event days to ensure adherence to the posted limitations.
What is the time limit on Castro Street?
This time limit will remain as-is, which is a one hour time limit.
What are the time limits in all other parking areas?
Three-hour time limit from 5:00PM to 10:00PM for WEEKDAY event days at Levi’s Stadium and 8:09AM to 10:00PM during WEEKEND event days.
I have employees that already have parking permits through the City’s Downtown Parking Permit Program. Are these still valid?
Yes. The City’s Downtown Parking Permit Program is still valid. If you and/or your employees purchased a parking permit, you can utilize these in the appropriate parking lots.
What will happen to the Farmer’s Market on Sunday?
On event days only, the Farmer’s Market that takes place in the Caltrain Parking Lot on Sunday, will be temporarily located to Parking Lot 12. This temporary relocation is on event days only. You can visit the Mountain View Farmers’ Market site here.
Where can I park on event days?
All downtown parking lots will be available to downtown visitors with a three hour time limit.
Where is Parking Lot 12 located?
A map of the City’s Downtown Parking Lots can be found here. Parking Lot 12 is located on Bryant Street between Mercy and California Streets.
Where do I find a list of Levi’s Stadium events?
A calendar of events can be found here.
I want to attend the Levi’s Stadium event. Where can I park in Mountain View?
There are four designated paid parking lots available to Levi’s Stadium attendees in Mountain View Parking Lots 1, 4, 8 and 9.
What will it cost to park in the designated parking lots?
This is to be determined, so please check back for updates.
Is there anywhere else I can park?
Yes. We highly encourage you to park in the VTA/Caltrain parking lot located on West Evelyn Street.
Can I park on Mountain View city streets?
You can park on designated City streets so long as you adhere to the posted signs limiting parking to either one or three hours depending on the location. This applies on events days between the hours of 8:00AM to 10:00PM on weekends, or 5:00PM to 10:00 on weekdays.