Chapter 10.52


10.52.010    Definitions.

10.52.020    Purpose of provisions.

10.52.030    Terminates access from Federal Highway System.

10.52.040    Fee for review of terminal access request.

10.52.050    Route revocation conditions.

10.52.010 Definitions.

The following words and phrases shall have the meanings set forth, and if any word or phrase used in this chapter is not defined in this section, it shall have the meanings set forth in the California Vehicle Code; provided, that if any such word or phrase is not defined in the Vehicle Code, it shall have the meaning attributed to it in ordinary usage.

A. “CalTrans” means the State of California Department of Transportation, or its successor agency.

B. “Interstate truck” means a truck tractor and trailer or doubles with unlimited length, as regulated by the Vehicle Code.

C. “Terminal” means any facility at which freight is consolidated to be shipped, or where full load consignments may be loaded and offloaded, or at which the vehicles are regularly maintained, stored or manufactured.

D. “Transportation engineer” means the City Engineer or his authorized representative. (Ord. 942 (part), 1985)

10.52.020 Purpose of provisions.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish procedures for terminal designation and truck route designation to terminals for interstate trucks operating on a federally designated highway system, and to promote the general health, safety and welfare of the public. (Ord. 942 (part), 1985)

10.52.030 Terminates access from Federal Highway System.

A. Any interested person requiring terminal access from the federally designated highway system shall submit an application, on a form as provided by the City, together with such information as may be required by the City Engineer, and appropriate fees, to the City.

B. Upon receipt of the application, the City Engineer will cause an investigation to be made to ascertain whether or not the proposed terminal facility meets the requirements for an interstate truck terminal. Upon his approval of that designation, he will then determine the capability of the route requested, and alternate routes, whether requested or not.

C. Determination of route capability will include, without limitation, a review of adequate turning radius and lane widths of ramps, intersections and highways, and general traffic conditions such as sight distance, speed and traffic volumes. No access of a federally designated highway system will be approved without the approval of CalTrans. (Ord. 942 (part), 1985)

10.52.040 Fee for review of terminal access request.

The application shall pay a nonrefundable application fee, as established by the City by resolution, sufficient to pay the cost of the review of the terminal designation and review of the route and alternate route. (Ord. 942 (part), 1985)

10.52.050 Route revocation conditions.

The City Engineer may revoke any approved terminal or route if the terminal or route becomes a traffic hazard for vehicular traffic. A “safety hazard” includes the inability of interstate trucks to negotiate the route, or such vehicles causing unsafe driving conditions for other vehicular traffic or pedestrians. (Ord. 942 (part), 1985)