Chapter 10.16


10.16.010    Emerging from alley or private driveway.

10.16.020    Arterial highways – Designated.

10.16.030    Arterial highways – Stop required.

10.16.040    Repealed.

10.16.050    Authority to erect stop signs.

10.16.060    Intersections where stop required.

10.16.070    Design of stop signs.

10.16.080    Stop when traffic obstructed.

10.16.090    Traffic control at intersection of 92nd Avenue N.E. and N.E. 24th Street.

10.16.010 Emerging from alley or private driveway.

A. It shall be unlawful for the operator of a vehicle to emerge from any alley, driveway, building exit, private way, or private property or from off the roadway of any public highway, onto the roadway of any public highway or across a sidewalk or into the sidewalk area extending across any such alley, driveway, building exit, private way or private property without bringing such vehicle to a full stop and yielding the right-of-way to all pedestrians upon such sidewalk and all vehicles upon such public highway.

B. No vehicle shall back into or out of an alley, except when same is obstructed.

C. No driver shall enter any street at any point other than a street intersection at a rate of speed exceeding five miles per hour, nor operate a vehicle in excess of 15 miles per hour in any alley. (Ord. 53 § 34, 1957)

10.16.020 Arterial highways – Designated.

Those streets and parts of streets described in CHMC 10.16.030 are declared to be arterial highways for the purpose of this chapter. (Ord. 144 § 1, 1963; Ord. 53 § 35, 1957)

10.16.030 Arterial highways – Stop required.

In accordance with the provisions of CHMC 10.16.020, and when signs are erected giving notice thereof, operators of vehicles shall stop at every intersection before entering any of the following streets or parts of streets as they are located within the city:

A. N.E. 14th Street, between 92nd Avenue N.E. and 98th Avenue N.E.

B. N.E. 20th Street, between 84th Avenue N.E. and 92nd Avenue N.E.;

C. N.E. 24th Street;

D. 84th Avenue N.E.;

E. 92nd Avenue N.E.;

F. 96th Avenue N.E. between N.E. 24th Street and N.E. 32nd Street;

G. 98th Avenue N.E. between N.E. 24th Street and N.E. 34th Street;

H. Points Drive. (Ord. 233, 1968; Ord. 144 § 2, 1963; Ord. 99 § 1, 1960; Ord. 53 § 93, 1957)

10.16.040 Arterial streets – Classification.

Repealed by Ord. 763. (Ord. 254, 1969)

10.16.050 Authority to erect stop signs.

Except on such streets that form a part of the route of a primary or secondary state highway upon which the state law requires the Director of Highways to install, operate, maintain, and control traffic-control devices, whenever any ordinance of the city designates and describes an arterial highway, it shall be the duty of the city engineer to place and maintain a stop sign on each and every street intersecting such arterial highway or intersecting that portion thereof described and designated as such by any ordinance of the city. (Ord. 53 § 36, 1957)

10.16.060 Intersections where stop required.

The city engineer is authorized to determine and designate intersections where particular hazard exists upon other than arterial highways and to determine whether vehicles shall stop at one or more entrances to any such stop intersection, and shall erect a stop sign at every such place where a stop is required. (Ord. 53 § 37, 1957)

10.16.070 Design of stop signs.

Every stop sign shall be of the standard design adopted by the Director of Highways. (Ord. 53 § 38, 1957)

10.16.080 Stop when traffic obstructed.

No operator shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic-control signal indication to proceed. (Ord. 53 § 39, 1957)

10.16.090 Traffic control at intersection of 92nd Avenue N.E. and N.E. 24th Street.

At the intersection of 92nd Avenue N.E. and N.E. 24th Street any person operating a vehicle shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop before entering upon or crossing the intersection, such stop to be made within 15 feet of the point of entrance into the intersection. The provisions of this section shall not apply to traffic proceeding in a southerly direction on 92nd Avenue N.E. (Ord. 53 § 40, 1957)