Chapter 10.52
STOPPING, STANDING, PARKING

Sections:

10.52.010    Application of chapter.

10.52.020    Regulations not exclusive.

10.52.030    Standing or parking close to curb.

10.52.040    Loading, unloading at angle to curb — Permit required.

10.52.050    Curb loading zones designated.

10.52.060    Standing vehicle in passenger curb loading zone.

10.52.070    Standing vehicle in freight curb loading zone.

10.52.080    Designation of public carrier stands.

10.52.090    Repealed.

10.52.100    Obstructing traffic.

10.52.105    Time-limited parking.

10.52.110    All day parking.

10.52.120    Parking in alleys.

10.52.130    Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

10.52.135    Authority to establish parking regulations.

10.52.145    Fire lanes.

10.52.190    Overhang of vehicles.

10.52.200    Signs.

10.52.210    Parking restricted.

10.52.215    Leaving unattended children in parked or standing vehicles.

10.52.220    Additional parking restrictions in residential areas — Length restrictions.

10.52.010 Application of chapter.

The provisions of this chapter restricting or prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times as specified or as indicated on official signs, except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device. (Ord. 304 § 81, 1963).

10.52.020 Regulations not exclusive.

The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times. (Ord. 304 § 82, 1963).

10.52.030 Standing or parking close to curb.

Except where parking at an angle is permitted by this title or any other ordinance, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon a roadway other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of the lawful traffic movement on that portion of the roadway and with the wheels of the vehicle on that side which is consistent with the lawful movement of traffic within twelve inches of the curb or edge of the roadway. (Ord. 304 § 83, 1963).

10.52.040 Loading, unloading at angle to curb — Permit required.

The Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to issue special permits to permit the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or materials subject to the terms and conditions of such permit. Permits may be issued either to the owner or lessee of real property or to the owner of the vehicle and shall grant to such a person the privilege as therein stated and authorized herein. It is unlawful for any permittee or other person to violate any of the special terms or conditions of any such permit; provided, however, that no permit issued hereunder shall be exclusive. (Ord. 304 § 84, 1963).

10.52.050 Curb loading zones designated.

The Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine the location of passenger and freight curb loading zones and shall place and maintain appropriate signs indicating the same and stating the hours during which the provisions of this section are applicable. No person shall be granted the right, use, or franchise for vehicle parking on any portion of the surface area of any public highway to the exclusion of any other like person. (Ord. 304 § 85, 1963).

10.52.060 Standing vehicle in passenger curb loading zone.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers in any place marked as a passenger curb loading zone during hours when the regulations applicable to curb loading zones are effective, and then only for a period not to exceed three minutes. (Ord. 304 § 86, 1963).

10.52.070 Standing vehicle in freight curb loading zone.

(a) No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pick-up and loading of materials in any place marked as a freight curb loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zone are in effect. In no case shall the stop for loading and unloading of materials exceed thirty minutes.

(b) The operator of a passenger vehicle may stop temporarily at a place marked as a freight curb loading zone for the passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any motor vehicle used for the transportation of materials which is waiting to enter, or about to enter, such a zone. (Ord. 304 § 87, 1963).

10.52.080 Designation of public carrier stands.

The Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized and required to establish bus stops, bus stands, and taxicab stands and stands for other passenger common carrier motor vehicles on such public streets in such places and in such number as he shall determine to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public. Every such bus stop, bus stand, taxicab stand, or other stand shall be designated by appropriate signs. (Ord. 304 § 88, 1963).

10.52.090 Stopping, standing, parking buses, taxicabs.

Repealed by Ord. 1848. (Ord. 304 § 89, 1963).

10.52.100 Obstructing traffic.

No person shall park any vehicle upon any street in a manner which obstructs or otherwise interferes with traffic upon the traveled portion of the roadway. (Ord. 954 § 3, 1980: Ord. 304 § 90, 1963).

10.52.105 Time-limited parking.

(a) No person having control of a vehicle may park or stand such vehicle upon any public way or street beyond the time limit stated on any official sign, placard, or pavement marking wherever such official sign, placard, or pavement marking may be located.

(b) Where a time limit is established by an official sign, placard, or pavement marking, no person may repark a vehicle on either side of the same street in order to extend the vehicle’s parking time beyond the time limits established. For purposes of this section, a vehicle shall be deemed to be reparked and in violation of this section despite any movement of the vehicle unless the vehicle is moved to a street with a different street name than the street the vehicle was originally parked on. (Ord. 2490 § 2, 2009).

10.52.110 All day parking.

No person shall park or stand any vehicle upon any street or public way for a period exceeding twenty-four hours, regardless of any other regulation then in effect. When any vehicle is parked or stands for a period exceeding twenty-four hours, the vehicle shall be deemed to constitute a hazard or obstruction to traffic or an abandoned vehicle and may be impounded as provided in Section 10.04.070. (Ord. 417 § 2, 1967: Ord. 304 § 90.1, 1963).

10.52.120 Parking in alleys.

No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than eight feet of the width of the roadway 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. (Ord. 304 § 91, 1963).

10.52.130 Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

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

A. Displaying the vehicle for sale or for advertising services for vehicles;

B. Washing, greasing, or repairing the vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency. (Ord. 304 § 92, 1963).

10.52.135 Authority to establish parking regulations.

A. The Traffic Engineer or designee is authorized to establish regulations governing the parking of vehicles on city streets and other public ways, including, but not limited to, regulations:

1. Designating either or both sides of any street or public way, or any portion thereof, as a “no parking zone;” and

2. Prescribing limits on the length of time any vehicle may be parked on any street or public way, or any portion thereof; and

3. Determining upon which streets or portions thereof vehicles shall be angle parked, as distinguished from parallel parked, and the direction which vehicles shall be so angle parked.

B. Whenever the Traffic Engineer or designee shall exercise any authority under subsection A of this section, the Traffic Engineer or designee shall erect signs, place markings upon the pavement or curb, or in other appropriate manner give notice that the area has been designated a no-parking, time-limited-parking, or angle-parking-only zone.

C. When official signs, markings or other devices are erected or placed upon any streets or public ways, or any portions thereof, regulating parking by vehicles, no person shall park a vehicle or cause a vehicle to remain on any such street or public way in violation of any such signs, marking or other device. Any person violating any of the regulations established by the Traffic Engineer or designee, and any person otherwise violating any provision of this chapter, shall have committed a traffic infraction, punishable by a penalty not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars.

D. The Traffic Engineer or designee is authorized to issue parking permits to enable vehicles to be parked on city streets in excess of the time limit established in any time-limited parking zone within area bordered by NE 90th Street on the north, 164th Avenue NE on the east, continuing to 85th Street east to 166th Avenue NE on the east, continuing south to Redmond Way on the north, continuing to Cleveland Street on the south, to Leary Way on the south, continuing to 159th Place NE on the west, Bear Creek Parkway on the south and continuing on Redmond Way to the Sammamish River on the west and NE 85th Street on the west up to 154th Avenue. Permits shall be valid for the time period in which they are issued and may be renewed for specified time period. When properly displayed according to instructions provided by the Traffic Engineer or designee, the parking permit shall entitle the vehicle to be parked on the street without complying with any time-limit imposed under subsection (A)(2) of this section. All other parking regulations imposed under this chapter shall continue to apply and the permit shall not authorize non-compliance with any other such regulation. The fee for parking permits shall be established by council resolution as part of the planning department fee schedule. (Ord. 2717 § 2, 2013; Ord. 2620 § 2, 2011; Ord. 2476 § 2, 2009; Ord. 1428 § 1, 1988).

10.52.145 Fire lanes.

(a) Fire Lane Parking Prohibited.

(1) No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle or maintain any obstruction within any fire lane.

(2) If any motor vehicle without a driver is found parked in violation of this section, the law enforcement officer finding the vehicle shall take its registration number and may take any other information which may identify its owner or user and shall conspicuously affix to the vehicle a notice of traffic infraction. Vehicles in violation may also be immediately impounded at the expense of the violator.

(b) Definitions.

(1) Fire Lane. Fire lanes shall be clearly designated in accordance with Redmond Fire Department standards.

(2) “Law enforcement officer” means any general authority, limited authority, or specially commissioned Washington peace officer or federal peace officer as those terms are defined in RCW 10.93.020, and other public officers who are responsible for enforcement of fire, building, zoning, and life and safety codes. (Ord. 1793 §§ 1, 2, 1994).

10.52.190 Overhang of vehicles.

No person shall stand or park any vehicle in any private parking area or private yard in such a manner as to leave any part of such vehicle overhanging into any public right-of-way, including sidewalks and pathways. (Ord. 304 § 97, 1963).

10.52.200 Signs.

Whenever any parking time limit is imposed, or stopping, standing or parking is prohibited on designated streets or portions thereof, it shall be the duty of the Traffic Engineer to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof. No such regulations shall be effective unless the signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged violation. The curb of that portion of the street where parking is prohibited may be marked with a yellow color in lieu of or in conjunction with such signs. The absence of such signs or markings shall not excuse a violation of the prohibited parking places specified in RCW 46.48.270 or as set forth in this title as to parking places of general application. (Ord. 304 § 98, 1963).

10.52.210 Parking restricted.

In order to relieve traffic congestion and facilitate the orderly movement and safety of traffic, including bicycle traffic, as provided in Section 10.52.170*, the stopping, standing and parking of vehicles is restricted and prohibited at all times upon the westerly side of West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. (SR 901) from N.E. 20th Street to N.E. 51st Street. (Ord. 620 § 1, 1973).

* Editor’s Note: Section 10.52.170 was repealed by Ord. 1428.

10.52.215 Leaving unattended children in parked or standing vehicles.

No person, while operating or in charge of a motor vehicle, shall park or wilfully allow such vehicle to stand upon a public street, public way or in a public place open to the public, leaving any child or children under the age of eight years unattended therein. For the purposes of this section, “unattended” means where no responsible person over twelve years of age is physically present in such vehicle and has immediate control over such child or children or the person operating or in charge of such vehicle is not in the immediate vicinity where such child or children can be seen or heard by such person.

Violations shall be punished as provided in Section 1.01.110 of this code. (Ord. 646 § § 1, 2, 1974).

10.52.220 Additional parking restrictions in residential areas — Length restrictions.

In order to relieve traffic congestion and facilitate the orderly movement and safety of traffic and pedestrians, the stopping, standing and parking of vehicles (including but not limited to trucks, truck/trailer combinations, and buses) exceeding thirty feet in total length for in excess of six hours is prohibited upon streets in residential areas of the city. For the purposes of this section, “residential areas” means those portions of the city which are zoned and used for single-family or multiple-family residential purposes. Whenever any vehicle is parked in violation of this section, the vehicle shall be deemed to constitute a hazard or obstruction to traffic and may be impounded pursuant to Chapter 46.55 RCW, as the same now exists or as hereafter amended. (Ord. 2411 § 1, 2008: Ord. 740 § 1, 1976).