Chapter 10.48
RESTRICTED USE OF CERTAIN STREETS

Sections:

10.48.010    Vehicles prohibited in central traffic district at certain times of day—Permit issuance for emergency deliveries.

10.48.020    Advertising vehicles.

10.48.030    Non-motor-drawn vehicles.

10.48.040    Truck routes.

10.48.050    Commercial vehicles prohibited from using certain streets—Sign posting.

10.48.060    Maximum gross weight limits of vehicles on certain streets.

10.48.010 Vehicles prohibited in central traffic district at certain times of day—Permit issuance for emergency deliveries.

A. No person shall operate any of the following vehicles in the central traffic district between the hours of nine a.m. and six p.m. of any day:

1. Any freight vehicle more than eight and one-half feet in width, with load, or any freight vehicle so loaded that any part of its load extends more than twenty feet to the front or rear of the vehicle;

2. Any vehicle in excess of one-ton capacity, carrying building material that has not been loaded, or is not to be unloaded, at some point within the central traffic district;

3. Any vehicle conveying refuse, rubbish, garbage or dirt.

B. Provided, that the chief of police may, by written permit, authorize the operation of any such vehicle for the purpose of making necessary emergency deliveries to or from points within the central traffic district. (Prior code § 3212)

10.48.020 Advertising vehicles.

No person, without prior permission of the council, shall operate or drive any vehicle used for advertising purposes or any advertising vehicle equipped with a sound-amplifying or loud speaking device upon any street or alley at any time within the central traffic district. (Prior code § 3212.1)

10.48.030 Non-motor-drawn vehicles.

A. No person shall drive any animal-drawn vehicle into or within the central business district, and no person shall operate any non-motor-driven vehicle, cart, cab or other device for hire within the central business district, except by special permit of the chief of police.

B. The chief of police shall establish, and make available upon request, administrative procedures and standards for permit processing and approval.

C. A nonrefundable fee, as established by council resolution, may be required with each permit application to defray administrative costs for processing and inspection. (Ord. 1123 § 1, 1988: prior code § 3212.2)

10.48.040 Truck routes.

A. Whenever the city designates and describes any street or portion thereof as a street, the use of which is permitted by any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of five tons, the public works director or their designee(s) is authorized to designate such street or streets by appropriate signs as “truck routes” for the movement of vehicles exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of five tons.

B. When any such truck route or routes are established and designated by appropriate signs, the operator of any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of five tons shall drive on such route or routes and none other except that nothing in this section shall prohibit the operator of any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight of five tons coming from a “truck route” having ingress and egress by direct route to and from restricted streets when necessary for the purpose of making pickups and deliveries of goods, wares and merchandise from or to any building or structure located on such restricted streets or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling or construction of any building or structure upon such restricted streets for which a building permit has previously been obtained.

C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to (1) passenger buses under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission, (2) any vehicle owned by a public utility, or (3) any vehicle under contract to the city.

D. The following streets and parts of streets are declared to be truck routes for the movement of vehicles that exceed a maximum gross vehicle weight of five tons:

1. Santa Rosa Street from Marsh Street northwesterly to the city limits;

2. Higuera Street between Santa Rosa and Osos Streets;

3. Marsh Street, between Osos and Santa Rosa Streets;

4. Osos Street, between Higuera Street and Santa Barbara Street;

5. Santa Barbara Street;

6. Broad Street (Highway 227), southerly of South Street;

7. South Street, between Broad Street and Higuera Street;

8. Higuera Street, southerly of South Street;

9. Madonna Road, between Higuera Street and Los Osos Valley Road;

10. Los Osos Valley Road, northwesterly of Highway 101;

11. Prado Road, between Higuera Street and Highway 101.

Said streets are also shown on the map attached to the ordinance codified in this section, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk.

E. For purposes of complying with California Vehicle Code Section 35702, the city council identifies as an alternate route for trucks wishing to use the restricted portions of Route 227 northerly of South Street, the following truck routes:

1. Santa Rosa Street, from Marsh Street northwesterly to Highway 101;

2. Higuera Street, between Santa Rosa and Osos Streets;

3. Marsh Street, between Osos and Santa Rosa Streets;

4. Osos Street, between Higuera Street and Santa Barbara Street;

5. Santa Barbara Street;

6. South Street, between Broad Street and Higuera Street;

7. Higuera Street, South Street to Madonna Road;

8. Madonna Road, between Higuera Street and Highway 101. (Ord. 1628 § 35, 2016; Ord. 1095 § 1, 1987: Ord. 924 § 1, 1982: prior code § 3212.3)

10.48.050 Commercial vehicles prohibited from using certain streets—Sign posting.

A. Whenever any resolution of the city designates and describes any street or portion thereof as a street, the use of which is prohibited by any commercial vehicle, the public works director or their designee(s) shall erect and maintain appropriate signs on those streets affected by such designation.

B. Those streets and parts of streets established by resolution of the council are declared to be streets, the use of which is prohibited by any commercial vehicle. The provisions of this section shall not apply to passenger buses under the jurisdiction of the public utilities commission or under contract to the city. (Ord. 1628 § 36, 2016; prior code § 3212.4)

10.48.060 Maximum gross weight limits of vehicles on certain streets.

No commercial vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of six thousand pounds shall use the following streets, except those vehicles which are subject to the provisions of Sections 1031 to 1036, inclusive, of the Public Utilities Code of the state, and as allowed in Section 10.48.040(B):

Atascadero Street;

Avalon Street;

Balboa Street;

Boronda Street;

Cayucos Drive;

Drake Circle;

Galleon Way;

Garcia Drive;

Gulf Street;

Huasna Drive;

Lakeview Street;

Lima Drive;

Mariner’s Cove;

Newport Street;

Oceanaire Court;

Oceanaire Drive;

Pereira Drive;

Perfumo Street;

Pico Court;

Pinecove Drive;

Royal Way;

Seaward Street;

Sola Court;

Vicente Drive. (Prior code § 3212.5)