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In addition to those definitions contained in ORS Chapters 801 to 825, and Chapter 153, the following words or phrases, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning shall mean:

Angle parking. Parking where the longitudinal axes of vehicles form an angle with the alignment of the roadway so that the vehicles are facing the curb or side of the roadway.

Block. The area encompassing both sides of a street between the two nearest cross streets.

Bus stop. A space on the edge of a roadway designated by sign for use by buses loading or unloading passengers.

Bus stop – Lane Transit District. A bus stop with an official Lane Transit District sign.

Carpool. Three or more individuals who commute to and from work together in a single vehicle on a regular basis at least four days each week.

Commercial marked vehicle. A vehicle used primarily for the transportation of property and only while actually conducting business from the vehicle and meeting one or both of the following criteria:

(1) The vehicle bears a “T” license plate.

(2) The vehicle is registered to a corporation or other commercial entity and the registered name is clearly visible from 100 feet or more of the vehicle.

Curb. The extreme edge of the roadway.

Double parking. Parking or standing a vehicle on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parking at the edge or curb of a street.

Exit. A continuous and unobstructed means of egress to a public way, including, but not limited to, intervening doors, doorways, corridors, exterior balconies, ramps, stairways, smoke – proof enclosures, horizontal exits, exit passageways, exit courts and yards.

Funeral procession. The procession attending the burial of a dead human being.

Holiday. As defined in ORS 187.010 to 187.020.

Lane Transit District lay-over zone. An area adjacent to a roadway approved by the city as a bus lay over zone.

Loading zone. A space on the edge of a roadway designated by sign for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or materials during specified hours of specified days.

Micromobility device. A lightweight, human or electric-powered vehicle that is no more than 3-feet wide and that, when operating with electric propulsion, is capable of traveling at no more than 20 miles per hour, including but not limited to bicycles, electric bicycles, scooters, e-scooters, skateboards, e-skateboards.

Motorized transportation device. Any vehicle that is not propelled exclusively by human power and that is not a micromobility device, including but not limited to an electric mobility device that is more than three-feet wide and a gas-powered moped, motor assisted scooter, motor vehicle, motorcycle, or motorized skateboard.

Motor vehicle. Every vehicle that is self-propelled, including tractors, fork-lift trucks, motorcycles, road building equipment, street cleaning equipment, and any other vehicle capable of moving under its own power, notwithstanding that the vehicle may be exempt from licensing under the motor vehicle laws of Oregon.

Park or parking. The conditions of:

(1) A motor vehicle that is stopped while occupied by its operator with the engine turned off.

(2) A motor vehicle that is stopped while unoccupied by its owner whether or not the engine is turned off.

Parking facility. Any real property, or any building or a portion thereof, privately or publicly owned, which has been marked with designated parking spaces for motor vehicles, or any real property which has not been marked with designated parking spaces for motor vehicles which by function, custom or usage would cause a reasonable person to believe it is used for parking motor vehicles. “Parking facility” does not include:

(a) Property within a public way,

(b) Property where parking is normally not permitted at all,

(c) Property primarily used for residential purposes where there is designated parking for not more than 10 vehicles, or

(d) An off-street parking lot or structure of another public agency unless the city has contracted with that public agency to enforce the parking regulations at that site.

Public emergency. Includes, but is not limited to, a traffic hazard, traffic or aircraft accident, riot, fire, public disorder, or police tactical operation.

Public event. Includes, but is not limited to, sporting events, parades, political campaigns, caravans, and public celebrations.

Public passenger vehicle zone. Section of street assigned or otherwise identified by city for the sole purpose of loading and unloading passengers for public passenger vehicles, as defined in section 3.005 of this code, other than limousines.

Public way. Any parcel of land unobstructed from the ground to the sky, more than ten feet in width, which is appropriated to free passage of the general public.

Ride-share. Two individuals who commute to and from work together in a single vehicle on a regular basis at least four days each week.

Snow emergency. An event which occurs whenever the parking prohibitions in section 5.677 and 5.678 become effective.

Snow emergency routes. Streets indicated as priority one, two or three roadways on the map inserted immediately following section 5.995 of this code as it is periodically amended pursuant to section 5.686 of this code.

Street. The terms “highway,” “road,” and “street,” when used in this Code or in ORS as adopted by section 5.005 shall be considered synonymous, unless the context precludes such construction. “Street” as defined herein and the ORS chapters incorporated by reference includes: Alleys, sidewalks, parking areas and accessways owned and maintained by the city.

Tow away zone. That space adjacent to the curb of a street, avenue or public way, or portion thereof, on which stopping, standing or parking has been prohibited, and which is designated as a “Tow Away Zone” by official signs and/or markings.

Traffic lane. That area of the roadway used for the movement of a single line of traffic.

Traffic officer. A community service officer, a police officer and any individual designated by the city manager to serve as a traffic officer.

Vision safety parking zone. An area in the street adjacent to the curb, not in excess of 100 feet in length from the point of tangency of a curb return which has been designated by appropriate signs or markings as a “Vision Safety Parking Zone.”

(Section 5.010 amended by Ordinance No. 16270, enacted July 12, 1971; Ordinance No. 16615, enacted September 11, 1972; Ordinance No. 17690, enacted June 28, 1976; Ordinance No. 18715, enacted October 29, 1980; Ordinance No. 18760, enacted February 26, 1981; Ordinance No. 18864, enacted September 14, 1981; Ordinance No. 18883, enacted September 30, 1981; Ordinance No. 19242, enacted April 23, 1984, effective June 22, 1984; Ordinance No. 19318, enacted April 8, 1985, Ordinance No. 19354, enacted September 18, 1985; Ordinance No. 14500, enacted September 28, 1987; Ordinance No. 19723, enacted October 22, 1990, effective November 21, 1990; Ordinance No. 19737, enacted December 10, 1990, effective February 1, 1991; and Ordinance No. 19969, enacted July 21, 1994; administratively amended by Ordinance No. 20196, enacted May 8, 2000, effective June 8, 2000; amended by Ordinance No. 20210, enacted September 26, 2000; Ordinance No. 20303, enacted November 24, 2003, effective December 24, 2003; Ordinance No. 20340, enacted March 4, 2005, effective April 3, 2005; Ordinance No. 20466, enacted November 22, 2010, effective December 24, 2010; and Ordinance No. 20538, enacted July 28, 2014, effective August 29, 2014; Ordinance No. 20635, enacted July 13, 2020, effective August 20, 2020; Ordinance No. 20654, enacted June 21, 2021, effective July 24, 2021.)