Chapter 6B.02


6B.02.010    Title – Effective date – Application – Severability.

6B.02.020    Violations as traffic infractions.

6B.02.030    Definitions.

6B.02.010 Title – Effective date – Application – Severability.

(1) The ordinance codified in this title, hereinafter referred to as “this title,” shall be known and may be cited as the Wenatchee parking code.

(2) The provisions of this title shall apply to any offense which is defined in this title or the general ordinances, committed on or after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title.

(3) If any provision of this title or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of this title or the application of the provisions to other persons or circumstances is not affected, and to this end the provisions of this title are declared to be severable. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.02.020 Violations as traffic infractions.

Failure to perform any act required or the performance of any act prohibited by this title is designated as a traffic infraction and shall not be classified as a criminal offense. (Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)

6B.02.030 Definitions.

Whenever in this title the following terms are used, they shall have the meanings respectfully ascribed to them in this section:

(1) “Bike lane” means that portion of the street set apart for bicycle travel only as designated by official signage and marked lanes.

(2) “Commercial/service vehicle” means a vehicle of which the principal use is the transportation of commodities, merchandise, produce or freight or is engaged in the plumbing, electrical, construction, refrigeration, or repair business or trade.

(3) “Compact vehicle” means a conveyance propelled by motor power, any trailer, or any watercraft with the following maximum dimensions: width no more than six feet and length no more than 15 feet.

(4) “Crosswalk” means the portion of the roadway between the intersection area and a prolongation or connection of the farthest sidewalk line, or, in the event there are no sidewalks, then between the intersection area and a line 10 feet therefrom, except as modified by a marked crosswalk.

(5) “Curb” or “curb line” means the edge of a roadway, whether marked by curbing construction or not.

(6) “Fire apparatus access road” means a road that provides fire apparatus access from a fire station to a facility, building or portion thereof and is inclusive of all other terms such as a fire lane, public street, private street, parking lot lane and access roadway.

(7) “Intersection area” means the area embraced within the prolongation of the lateral curb lines, or, if there are no curbs, then the lateral roadway boundary lines of two or more streets which join one another at an angle, whether or not such streets cross one another. The junction of an alley with a street or highway shall not constitute an intersection.

(8) “Highway” means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.

(9) “Loading zone” means a space reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of property or passengers.

(10) “Official sign” or “official city parking sign” means any sign, signal, marking (including pavement markings), or any other parking control device placed or erected by a city official, or his or her designee, that is intended to regulate the parking of any vehicle.

(11) “Parking meter zones” means portions of streets described and established by the Wenatchee city council as zones within which the parking of vehicles shall be controlled, regulated, and inspected with the aid of timing devices or meters.

(12) “Parking space” means an area duly designated for the parking of a single vehicle by appropriate markings on the pavement and/or the curb, or, where no such markings are provided, the area necessary to accommodate a single vehicle.

(13) “Planting strip” means that portion of a highway lying between the constructed curb or the edge of the roadway and the property line exclusive of the sidewalk area.

(14) “Roadway” means that portion of a street used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the sidewalk or shoulder.

(15) “Safety zone” means the area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or marked or indicated by painted marks, signs, buttons, standards, or otherwise, so as to be plainly discernible.

(16) “Sidewalk” means that portion of a street between the curb lines and the adjacent property lines set aside and intended for the use of pedestrians or such portion of private property parallel and in proximity to a public highway or roadway and dedicated to use by pedestrians.

(17) “Street” means every way set apart for public travel except alleyways, bridle paths and foot paths.

(18) “Vehicle” means a conveyance propelled by motor power (regardless of whether the motor power is operational), any trailer, or any watercraft. (Ord. 2012-30 § 2; Ord. 2005-30 § 1; Ord. 2571 § 1, 1985)