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Due to the rapid pace of information, updates and resources relating to COVID-19 and the Coronavirus have been moved to its own page. Other updates, announcements, and opportunities will remain on this page.

Mountain View Marketplace

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mountain View have launched The Mountain View Marketplace, a new online shopping portal designed specifically to promote local businesses and make it easier to shop at them. With the new health restrictions in place for Santa Clara County, the need for e-commerce solutions is even stronger.

Over 110 businesses are already a part of the Marketplace, which is free to all businesses. Restaurants, cafes, retail stores, personal care salons, fitness studios, repair services, and many others are represented from all across the city. New merchants are continually being added, and they are welcome to sign up here.

While the portal is being launched to help with an immediate crisis, it will be an ongoing service to businesses and the community. It can be easily curated based on the season, events, and happenings.

Please tell your friends, post on social media, and email your personal networks. The Chamber also will have lawn signs available soon that promote "Shop Safe - Shop Local" and the Marketplace URL. Send an email to [email protected] if you'd like one.

Creation of the shopping portal has been funded, in part, by a grant from Google to support Mountain View small and medium size businesses. In March, Google committed a $400,000 grant to help provide relief for small businesses in Mountain View that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you!


Northern California Stakeholders Survey for HSR

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in partnership with Caltrans and CalSTA, is conducting a statewide study to understand how Californians travel in and around the state. This study will directly inform the planning of California’s statewide rail network. They would like your opinion on different transportation options to inform this statewide study. The below survey will ask you about a trip you took in 2019 as well as your opinion on different rail options in California. This survey will take about 20 minutes.


#BikeMatchSV: Get a Bike, Give a Bike, Fix a Bike

#BikeMatchSV matches people who cannot afford a bicycle with people who have bicycles they are not using.

Cannot afford a bicycle but need one to get around?
Fill out a form and we will try to match you with a donor to receive a free bicycle. The priority is for essential trips, but all transportation needs will be considered

Have a bike you aren’t using?
If it’s in perfect working order, we’ll match you with a recipient. If it needs a bit of work, SVBE will refurbish the bike and give it new life. We’ll make an appointment for your drop-off.

Have a bike you aren’t using?
If it’s in perfect working order, we’ll match you with a recipient. If it needs a bit of work, SVBE will refurbish the bike and give it new life. We’ll make an appointment for your drop-off.

Want to help with the effort?
You can make a donation to cover the cost of bike parts (the average bike we refurbish requires $40 in parts). If you can help to repair bikes at home, please leave a message at the phone number below.

If you need a bike, have a bike you not using or would like to donate, please complete a form here: http://bikex.org/bikematch. If you need assistance, please call or text us at: 650-417-3091.
The #BikeMatchSV program is sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.


Legal clinic

Community Services Agency (CSA), alongside Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is virtually launching a safe monthly legal clinic on-site for an opportunity for CSA clients and the general community of Silicon Valley to consult with our community partner and Senior Attorney, Rachel Miño, about issues pertaining to their Economic and/or Patient Rights. Please see the flyer attached, which states more in detail what these Economic and Patient Rights are described as.

If your families, patients, or clients are interested in scheduling a FREE appointment, please direct them to Eonis Cibrian Pelayo, Community and Public Relations Coordinator at 650.669.9551 or [email protected]

Flyer in English - Spanish


Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures on Interstate 280 In Multiple Cities within San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties

Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties – Caltrans will begin a resurfacing and improvement project on Interstate 280 (I-280), in the following cities; Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, and Palo Alto. The project will begin north of Sand Hill Road in San Mateo County, to Foothill Boulevard in Santa Clara County.

Construction will include grinding and paving, curb ramps and guardrails enhancements to preserve and extend the life of the existing pavement and improve ride quality on I-280. Project activities will be conducted during the evening. Intermittent ramp and lane closures will take place with at least one lane for traffic throughout the night. Detours will be in place. Work will continue throughout the Summer of 2022.

Overnight Work Schedule:
Northbound and Southbound I-280
Monday through Friday: 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Residents will experience normal construction noise, which will be monitored.

Message and directional signs will be in place to assist motorists traveling in the area. For 24/7 traffic updates, follow 511.org: https://twitter.com/511SFBAY.

For real-time traffic, click-on Caltrans QuickMap: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.


Caltrain Electrification

In Summer 2018, Caltrain began performing work along the railroad corridor in Mountain View.

The activities during this time included locating underground utilities, testing soil conditions, inspecting signal/communication equipment, potholing, and pruning/removing trees in preparation for the installation and operation of the Overhead Contact System that will power electric trains.

Caltrain crews will be extending the existing set-out track approximately 500 feet in order to accommodate on-track equipment required for Caltrain Electrification. The current set-out track is between Farley Street and South Shoreline Boulevard in Mountain View. Construction will require a staging area for foundation installation, pole installation, construction material and pole delivery and storage as well as for loading and unloading of train cars. The loading and unloading of construction train cars and equipment will require the use of trucks, loading of construction trains and occasional use of backup alarms. Staging is expected to begin in October 2019 with construction occurring over a 8-12 month period.

Vehicles will enter the staging area off of Central Expressway at Farley Street. Egress will occur south of South Shoreline Boulevard back onto the Central Expressway.

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CONSTRUCTION AREA MAP


Mountain View Green Building and Reach Codes FAQ

The City’s Community Development Department has created a new webpage to provide information regarding the recently adopted Reach Codes.

Information regarding the City’s Amended Green Building Codes (MVGBC) and Reach Code: