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(1) Except as authorized by a parking space rental permit issued in accordance with section 5.350, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in such a manner or location that it constitutes a hazard to public safety or an obstruction to vehicle, bicycle or pedestrian traffic on the street, which shall include, but not be limited to, stopping, standing or parking:

(a) On a sidewalk;

(b) Within an intersection;

(c) On a crosswalk;

(d) Along side or opposite a street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;

(e) Upon a bridge or other elevated structure used as a street or within a street tunnel;

(f) On any railroad tracks or within 7.5 feet of the nearest rail at a time when the parking of vehicles would conflict with railroad operations or repair of the railroad tracks;

(g) On a throughway;

(h) In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including cross overs;

(i) In a bicycle lane, unless there is at least 3.5 feet of unobstructed bicycle lane between the standing or parked vehicle and the nearest vehicular lane; or

(j) A vehicle in an area designated as a vision safety parking zone, except a motorcycle, a trailer of less than 3 feet in height, or any other vehicle less than 5 feet in height with windows on all four sides that are transparent and unobstructed;

(k) Any place where official signs or markings prohibit stopping, standing or parking.

(2) Except to momentarily pick up or discharge a passenger, no person shall stand or park a vehicle in such a manner or location that it constitutes a hazard to public safety or an obstruction to vehicle, bicycle or pedestrian traffic on the street, which shall include, but not be limited to, standing or parking:

(a) On the roadway side of a vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;

(b) In front of a public or private driveway;

(c) Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant;

(d) Within 20 feet of a cross walk at an intersection;

(e) Within 50 feet upon the approach to an official flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic control signal located at the side of the street if the standing or parking of the vehicle obstructs the view of the official traffic control device located at the side of the street;

(f) Within 15 feet of the driveway entrance to a fire station and on the side of the street opposite the entrance to the fire station within 75 feet of the entrance;

(g) Within an area marked by yellow paint on the street or on the curb;

(h) On a street or portion thereof designated by official signs as a “Tow-Away Zone”;

(i) Other than a motorbus, in a bus stop which has been designated by official signs or, other than a taxicab, in a taxicab stand which has been designated by official signs, or at any time in interference with any motorbus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter the officially designated space; or

(j) A motorbus or taxicab on a street in a business district at a place other than a bus stop or taxicab stand, respectively.

(3) No operator shall park and no owner shall allow a vehicle to be parked:

(a) Continuously for a time longer than the maximum time limit posted on an official sign or provided in this chapter;

(b) Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, in an alley other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of persons or property, but in no case for a period in excess of 30 consecutive minutes in any two-hour period;

(c) In a zone designated by official signs as a loading zone when the hours applicable to that loading zone are in effect for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of persons or property for more than the time limits posted or in the event no time limits are posted, for a period in excess of 30 consecutive minutes in any two-hour period;

(d) Within the area between the curb or curb line and the sidewalk line or outer edge of the sidewalk commonly known as the curb strip;

(e) On either side of the street in front of or adjacent to a residence, motel, apartment house, hotel or other place with sleeping accommodations between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day if the vehicle is a motorbus or motor truck as defined in ORS 801.355 or a trailer bearing a PUC license;

(f) Contrary to the written conditions upon which a parking space rental permit or other parking permit was issued by the city;

(g) In a parking space that has been reserved in accordance with subsection (5) of section 5.350;

(h) On a street for the principal purpose of:

1. Displaying the vehicle for sale;

2. Repairing or servicing the vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency;

3. Displaying advertising from the vehicle; or

4. Selling merchandise from the vehicle, except when authorized;

(i) Any place in violation of the limitations contained on posted official signs;

(j) In a Lane Transit District bus stop except:

1. A Lane Transit District bus or a contract bus of Lane Transit District while loading/unloading passengers;

2. When allowed by the terms of a contract or permit with the city;

3. Buses referred to in subsections (1) and (2) of this subsection may park in a designated Lane Transit District bus lay-over zone for a period of time not to exceed 30 minutes;

(k) Any other place or manner prohibited by state law.

(4) The operator or owner of a vehicle has not violated the provisions of this section:

(a) When the disregard thereof is necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or at the direction of a police officer, a city employee or a traffic control device; or

(b) If it is a vehicle owned or operated by the state, county or city when stopping, standing or parking is necessary to perform maintenance or repair work on the street.

(5) An owner or operator of a vehicle that is to load or unload which will require parking the vehicle in the alley longer than the above time allowed shall obtain prior approval and consent from the office of the traffic engineer. The approval shall not be a continuing one, and each time the owner or operator of the vehicle desires to park in an alley pursuant to the terms of this paragraph he or she shall obtain a separate and distinct approval from the office of the designated official. Further, the traffic engineer may grant permission to the owner or operator of a vehicle who loads or unloads material therefrom to enter an alley from a direction other than normally required when the vehicle’s doors open only from one side making it more convenient, practical or necessary to enter the alley from the wrong direction in order to load or unload.

(6) In the event a vehicle has been found standing or parked in violation of subsections (1) and (2) of this section, in addition to issuance of a citation for the violation, a police officer, parking control officer or community service specialist may order the vehicle impounded.

(7) After impounding a vehicle under this section, the city shall provide notice as required under sections 5.695 and 5.697 of this code.

(8) The above provisions are in addition to the Oregon Vehicle Code laws prohibiting parking.

(Section 5.225 amended by Ordinance No. 17356, enacted May 12, 1975; Ordinance No. 17690, enacted June 28, 1976; Ordinance No. 18537, enacted November 28, 1979; Ordinance No. 18760, enacted February 2, 1981; Ordinance No. 18883, enacted September 30, 1981; Ordinance No. 18937, enacted March 8, 1982; Ordinance No. 19500, enacted September 28, 1987; Ordinance No. 19542, enacted March 16, 1988, effective March 26, 1988; Ordinance No. 19969, enacted July 21, 1994; Ordinance No. 20023, enacted September 18, 1995, effective October 18, 1995; Ordinance No. 20075, enacted January 27, 1997, effective February 26, 1997; and Ordinance No. 20303, enacted November 24, 2003, effective December 24, 2003.)