Chapter 10.16


10.16.010  Installation.

10.16.020  Required.

10.16.030  Lane marking.

10.16.040  Roadway marking.

10.16.050  Removal, relocation, or discontinuance.

10.16.060  Hours of operation.

10.16.070  Curb painting restrictions.

10.16.010 Installation.

A. The city traffic engineer shall have the power and duty to place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained official traffic-control devices when and as required to make effective the provisions of this title.

B. Whenever the Vehicle Code requires for the effectiveness of any provision thereof that traffic-control devices be installed to give notice to the public of the application of such law, the city traffic engineer is authorized to install or cause to be installed the necessary devices subject to any limitations or restrictions set forth in the law applicable thereto.

C. The city traffic engineer may also place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained such additional traffic-control devices as he may deem necessary or proper to regulate traffic or to guide or warn traffic, but he shall make such determinations only upon the basis of traffic engineering principles, surveys, and traffic investigations and in accordance with such standards, limitations, and rules as may be set forth in this title or as may be determined by ordinance or resolution of the council. (Ord. 74-6 § 4, 1974)

10.16.020 Required.

No provision of the Vehicle Code or of this title for which signs are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator unless appropriate legible signs are in place giving notice of such provisions of the traffic laws. (Ord. 74-6 § 4.1, 1974)

10.16.030 Lane marking.

The city traffic engineer is authorized to mark centerlines and lane lines upon the surface of the roadway to indicate the course to be travelled by vehicles and may place signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the centerline of the highway. (Ord. 74-6 § 4.3, 1974)

10.16.040 Roadway marking.

The city traffic engineer is authorized to place and maintain distinctive roadway markings as described in the Vehicle Code on those streets or parts of streets where the volume of traffic or the vertical or other curvature of the roadway renders it hazardous to drive on the left side of such marking or signs and markings. Such marking or signs and marking shall have the same effect as similar markings placed by the Department of Transportation pursuant to the provisions of the Vehicle Code. (Ord. 82-10 § 3, 1982; Ord. 74-6 § 4.4, 1974)

10.16.050 Removal, relocation, or discontinuance.

The city traffic engineer is authorized to remove, relocate, or discontinue the operation of any traffic-control device not specifically required by the Vehicle Code or this title whenever he determines in any particular case that the conditions which warranted or required the installation no longer exist. (Ord. 74-6 § 4.5, 1974)

10.16.060 Hours of operation.

The city traffic engineer shall determine the hours and days during which any traffic-control device shall be in operation or be in effect, except in those cases where such hours or days are specified in this title. (Ord. 74-6 § 4.6, 1974)

10.16.070 Curb painting restrictions.

No person, unless authorized by this city, shall paint any street or curb surface; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the painting of numbers on a curb surface by any person who has complied with the provisions of any resolution or ordinance of this city pertaining thereto. (Ord. 74-6 § 4.7, 1974)