Chapter 10.10
PARKING1

Sections:

10.10.010    Unlawful parking.

10.10.020    Parking or blocking streets or highways.

10.10.030    Deleted during 2011 recodification.

10.10.040    No parking.

10.10.050    Limited winter parking.

10.10.060    Special parking regulations.

10.10.010 Unlawful parking.

(1) Parking at Curb. No motor vehicle shall be parked with the left side of the vehicle next to the curb, except on one-way streets. It shall be unlawful to stand or park any motor vehicle in a street other than parallel with the curb and with the two right wheels of the vehicle within 12 inches of the regularly established curb line, except on those streets which have been marked for angle parking; then vehicles shall be parked at the angle to the curb indicated by such marks.

(2) Loading Zone. When so posted, it shall be unlawful for the driver of a passenger vehicle to stand or park such vehicle for a period of time longer than is permitted by the posted sign for the loading or unloading of passengers, or for the driver to stand or park any freight carrying motor vehicle for a period of time longer than is necessary to load, unload and deliver materials in any place designated as a loading zone and marked as such.

(3) Parking Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to park any motor vehicle on any street in violation of posted parking restrictions. This subsection shall not apply to physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, fire fighters, law enforcement officers, or other government personnel responding to a bona fide emergency.

(4) Alleys. No person shall park a motor vehicle within an alley in such manner or under such conditions as to leave less than 10 feet of the width of the roadway available for the free movement of vehicular traffic. No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle within an alley in such a position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.

(5) Cab Stands – Bus Stands. No motor vehicle other than a licensed taxicab shall be parked in any area designated by ordinance as a taxicab stand and no vehicle other than a bus shall be parked in a place so designated as a bus loading zone.

(6) Parking Prohibited. It shall be an infraction for any person to park or leave standing on any public road, street, alley or city property any motor vehicle for 48 or more consecutive hours, and any vehicle so parked or left standing may be impounded or removed by the chief of police. For purposes of impoundment and removal, the chief of police may impound and remove any motor vehicle which reasonably appears to have remained unmoved for 48 consecutive hours. The cost of impoundment and removal shall be charged to the owner or any person who claims the impounded motor vehicle. Parking of all boats, recreational vehicles, work or other trailers, work vehicles, semi-trucks, and any vehicle longer than 32 feet for more than 48 hours shall be off-street only. [Ord. 19-19 § 1 (Exh. A); amended during 2011 recodification; Ord. 8-26-03-1 § 1. Code 1997 § 11-3-25.]

Penalty reference: RCC 10.05.060.

10.10.020 Parking or blocking streets or highways.

In addition to the parking provisions contained in the Motor Vehicle Act, as adopted by this city, it shall be a class C misdemeanor for any person to:

(1) Remain standing, lying or sitting on any street or highway in such a manner as to obstruct the free passage of vehicular or pedestrian traffic thereon.

(2) Willfully remain standing, lying or sitting on any street or highway in such manner for more than one minute after being requested to move by any police officer.

(3) Willfully remain on such street or highway in such manner as to obstruct the free passage of any person or vehicle into or out of any property abutting upon the street or highway or any property having access to such street or highway. [Amended during 2011 recodification. Code 1997 § 11-3-27.]

Penalty reference: RCC 10.05.060.

10.10.030 Commercial and agricultural vehicles and trailers.

Deleted during 2011 recodification. [Code 1997 § 11-3-40.]

10.10.040 No parking.

Unless otherwise specified in this chapter, or in the Motor Vehicle Act, it shall be an infraction to park or leave standing at any time a motor vehicle, as defined in the Motor Vehicle Act as adopted by this city, in violation of any no parking sign. [Amended during 2011 recodification. Code 1997 § 11-3-43.]

10.10.050 Limited winter parking.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person or owner of any vehicle to park a motor vehicle, travel trailer, horse trailer, utility trailer, or other like vehicle on any street in Riverton City during a snowstorm, or when snow has accumulated in lanes of travel on a city street, and from the date of November 1st of each year until the date of March 1st of the following year.

(2) Notwithstanding the foregoing restriction, a person may park a motor vehicle on a street within Riverton City:

(a) For a period of time not longer than three minutes when loading or unloading passengers; and

(b) For a period of time not longer than 30 minutes when loading, unloading or delivering property.

(3) A violation of this section shall be punishable as an infraction, by impoundment and removal of the vehicle, or both. [Ord. 17-06 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 11-06 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 11-3-45.]

10.10.060 Special parking regulations.

No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:

(1) Greasing or repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency; and

(2) The sale of foodstuffs or other merchandise in any business district.

Violations of this section shall be punishable as an infraction. [Ord. 8-26-03-1 § 2; Ord. 9-16-97-3 § 2. Code 1997 § 11-3-47-1.]


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Cross-reference: Prohibited acts, RCC 10.05.110.