KQED’s Penny Nelson recently dove into the story of one RV dweller who commutes from Fresno to Silicon Valley for work, setting up residence each week on the streets of Palo Alto (you can listen to all three stories by clicking the play button above).
Throughout the Bay Area, you can find RVs and campervans regularly parked along the road in many communities, as sky-high housing costs push some people into creative living situations.
Over the past couple of years, this phenomenon has taken off. In the course of my own daily living on the Bay Area’s Peninsula, I’ve watched the number of those living in RVs ebb and flow.
In Mountain View, where some Google staff live right off the campus in campervans, the Silicon Valley city has banned RVs from parking overnight on public streets (the ban has yet to take effect), Bloomberg reported, as has the city of Berkeley.