11.48 Loading and Unloading
11.48.010 Loading zone establishment authority.
11.48.020 Effect of permission to load or unload.
11.48.030 Standing--In alley.
11.48.040 Standing--Loading or unloading only.
11.48.050 Standing--In passenger loading zone.
11.48.060 Additional loading or unloading locations.
11.48.070 Bus zones.
11.48.080 Parking in front of places of public assembly.
11.48.010 LOADING ZONE ESTABLISHMENT AUTHORITY. (a) The city manager is authorized to determine, and to mark, loading zones, as follows:
(1) At any place in the central traffic district, or any business district;
(2) Elsewhere, in front of the entrance to any place of business, or in front of any hall or place used for the purpose of public assembly.
(b) In no event shall more than one-half of the total curb length on either side in any block be reserved for loading zone purposes exclusive of the passenger loading zones at the entrances to public theaters.
(c) Loading zones shall be indicated by a yellow paint line stenciled with black letters "loading only," upon the tops of all curbs within such zones.
(d) Passenger loading zones shall be indicated by a white line stenciled with black letters, "passenger loading only," upon the tops of all curbs in said zones. (Prior code § 73.79).
11.48.020 EFFECT OF PERMISSION TO LOAD OR UNLOAD.
(a) Permission herein granted to stop or stand a vehicle for purposes of loading or unloading of materials shall apply only to commercial vehicles and shall not extend beyond the time necessary therefor, and in no event for more than twenty minutes..
(b) The loading or unloading of materials shall apply only to commercial deliveries and to the delivery or pickup of express and parcel post packages and United States mail.
(c) Permission herein granted to stop or park for purposes of loading or unloading passengers includes the loading or unloading of personal baggage but shall not extend beyond the time necessary therefor and in no event for more than three minutes.
(d) Within the total time limits above specified, the provisions of this section shall be enforced so as to accommodate necessary and reasonable loading or unloading, but without permitting abuse of the privileges hereby granted. (Prior code § 73.80).
11.48.030 STANDING -- IN ALLEY. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of persons or materials in any alley. (Prior code § 73.81).
11.48.040 STANDING -- LOADING OR UNLOADING ONLY. When authorized signs or marks are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose other than loading or unloading passengers or materials for such time as is permitted herein, in any of the following places:
(1) In any yellow loading zone;
(2) Within fifty feet of any entrance to any school, or any other building used for the transaction of governmental business. (Prior code § 73.82).
11.48.050 STANDING -- IN PASSENGER LOADING ZONE. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any passenger loading zone for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers for such time as is specified in Section 11.48.020. (Prior code § 73.83).
11.48.060 ADDITIONAL LOADING OR UNLOADING LOCATIONS. Whenever the city manager has determined that parking shall be limited, and authorized signs or marks are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose other than loading or unloading passengers or materials in any of the following places:
(1) At any curb where the grade of the street exceeds twelve percent;
(2) On any part of a roadway having a width of not more than twenty-five feet;
(3) In front of any hall or place used for the purpose of public assemblage.
(4) In front of the entrance to any place in use for business outside of the central traffic district;
(5) At any other place where the parking of vehicles would result in traffic congestion or particular hazard. (Prior code § 73.84).
11.48.070 BUS ZONES. (a) The city manager is authorized to establish bus zones opposite curb space, for the loading, and unloading of buses or common carriers of passengers engaged in local transportation, and to determine the location thereof.
(b) No bus zone shall exceed fifty feet in length except that when satisfactory evidence has been presented to the city manager showing the necessity therefor, city manager may extend bus zones in such places not to exceed one hundred twenty-five feet in length.
(c) No bus zone shall be established opposite, and to the right of a safety zone.
(d) The city manager shall have painted a red line stenciled with white letters, "no standing," together with the words "bus zone," upon the tops of all curbs and places specified as a bus zone. (Prior code § 73.85).
11.48.080 PARKING IN FRONT OF PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY. Except when a vehicle is actually loading or unloading, it is unlawful to stand or park such vehicle immediately in front of any corridor, passageway, exit or door of any theater, school, church or other place of public assembly, during such times as people are assembled therein. (Prior code § 73.86).