Chapter 7.04


7.04.010    Definitions

7.04.010 Definitions.

(a)    Abandoned Vehicle. An “abandoned vehicle” is:

(1)    Any vehicle which remains unmoved on a public roadway or publicly owned property in excess of 72 consecutive hours; or

(2)    Any vehicle having the appearance of an abandoned or inoperable vehicle, by having characteristics that include but are not limited to flat tire(s), broken windshield, extensive body damage, rusted, partially dismantled, wrecked, inoperative, expired tabs or accumulation of natural debris on or around the vehicle.

(b)    “Bicycle” means every device propelled solely by human power upon which a person or persons may ride, having two tandem wheels either of which is 16 inches or more in diameter, or three wheels, any one of which is more than 20 inches in diameter (RCW 46.04.071).

(c)    Collector Street. A collector street is a street which carries traffic from minor streets to the major system of arterial streets and highways.

(d)    Major Street. A major street is an arterial street or road which has continuity and which serves as a collector and a distributor of traffic. Its major use is for fast through traffic.

(e)    Minor Child. Any person under 18 years of age.

(f)    Minor Street. A minor street is supplementary to a major street, such as a wide street, loop street or cul-de-sac.

(g)    Motorized Foot Scooter. A device with no more than two 10-inch or smaller diameter wheels that has handlebars, is designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator, and is powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion.

(h)    Park, Parked, or Parking. “Park, parked or parking” means the standing, storing or leaving of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers.

(i)    Pedestrian Way. A right-of-way dedicated to public use, 10 feet or more in width, which cuts across a block to facilitate pedestrian access to adjacent street and properties.

(j)    Registered Owner. The “owner” of a vehicle is the current registered owner. The owner is presumed liable for any violations and expenses unless:

(1)    There is a report of sale on the vehicle;

(2)    The vehicle is reported stolen or taken without permission; or

(3)    The current actual owner can be identified and located, and ownership verified.

(k)    Road Closure. “Road closure” means any public street, roadway, bridge or area to be traveled by vehicles that is restricted as to all vehicles or any class of vehicles for any period of time.

(l)    Sidewalk. “Sidewalk” or “walkway” means that property between the curb lines or the lateral lines of a roadway and the adjacent property set aside, or identified as such, and intended for the use of pedestrians or a means of conveyance propelled by human power.

(m)    Street Road. A right-of-way, dedicated to public use, which provides vehicular and pedestrian access to adjacent properties.

(n)    Skate. Any wheeled, recreational object designed to propel the person using that object, which includes but is not limited to: skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates or scooters.

(o)    User. Any person riding a “bicycle” or “skate.”

(p)    Vehicle. The term “vehicle” as used shall mean all instrumentalities capable of movement by means of circular wheels, skids or runners of any kind, along roadways or paths or other ways of any kind, specifically including, but not limited to, all forms of automotive vehicles, buses, trucks, cars, motorcycles, motorized go-carts, motorized scooters, and vans, all forms of trailers or mobile homes of any size whether capable of supplying their own motive power or not, without regard to whether the primary purpose of which instrumentality is or is not the conveyance of persons or objects, and specifically including all such automobiles, buses, trucks, cars, vans, trailers, and mobile homes even though they may be at any time immobilized in any way and for any period of time of whatever duration.

(q)    Wheeled Recreational Device. Any wheeled recreational object designed to propel the person using that object, with an internal combustion or electric motor, whether it be stood or sat upon or ridden in, and that is not required to obtain and display a Washington State vehicle license (Chapter 46.16 RCW). For the purposes of this chapter, “wheeled recreational device” does not include motorcycles (RCW 46.04.330), motor driven cycles (RCW 46.04.332), mopeds (RCW 46.04.304), electric assisted bicycles (RCW 46.04.169), electric personal assistive mobility devices (RCW 46.04.1695), bicycles (RCW 46.04.071), or powered wheelchairs (RCW 46.04.415).

(Ord. 997, Sec. 1, 2017; Ord. 698, Sec. 1, 2004; Ord. 688, Sec. 1, 2003; Ord. 623, Sec. 1, 2001: Ord. 65, Sec. 3, 1969)