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Legislation #: 150406 Introduction Date: 5/28/2015
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, dealing with Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, by repealing Sections 70-521, 70-523, and 70-524, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of adding regulations related to parking near streetcar lines; and establishing an effective date.

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5/27/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/28/2015 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
6/4/2015 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Consent
6/4/2015 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 150406

 

Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, dealing with Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, by repealing Sections 70-521, 70-523, and 70-524, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of adding regulations related to parking near streetcar lines; and establishing an effective date.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 70-521, Stopping, standing or parking on roadway outside business or residence district; disabled vehicles, 70-523, Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places, 70-524, Manner of parking generally, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, for the purpose of adding regulations related to parking near streetcar lines, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 70-521. Stopping, standing or parking on roadway outside business or

residence district; disabled vehicles.

 

(a)    Outside a business or residence district, no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the roadway when it is practicable to stop, park or so leave such vehicle off the roadway; but in every event an unobstructed width of the street or highway opposite a standing vehicle shall be left for the free passage of other vehicles, and a clear view of such stopped vehicle shall be available from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon such street or highway.

 

(b)   Along a streetcar service line, no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, occupying space within 4 feet of the near edge of any streetcar track rail, except where such a vehicle is within a signed and white striped parking area.

 

(c) Section 70-521(a) and sections 70-523 and 70-524 shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the vehicle in such position.

Sec. 70-523. Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places.

(a)    Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device, no person shall:

 

(1)               Stop, stand or park a vehicle:

 

a.                   On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.

 

b.                  With any part of the vehicle parked on or on the roadway side of a white stripe pavement marking where street parking is allowed along a streetcar line and where indicated by signs and markings.

 

c.                   On a sidewalk, park or other public property where no provision therefor has been made.

 

d.                  Within an intersection.

 

e.                   On a crosswalk.

 

f.                   Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings.

 

g.                  Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.

 

h.                  Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a street or highway or within a highway tunnel.

 

i.                    On any railroad tracks.

 

j.                    On any controlled access street or highway.

 

k.                  In the area between roadways of a divided street or highway, including crossovers.

 

l.                    At any place where official traffic control devices prohibit stopping.

 

m.                On the left or medial side of any divided roadway, Sundays excepted.

 

(2)               Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:

 

a.                   In front of and four feet on either side of a public or private driveway.

 

b.                  Within five feet of a fire hydrant.

 

c.                   Within 20 feet of a crosswalk.

 

d.                  Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway.

 

e.                   At any place where official traffic control devices prohibit standing.

 

f. Within 4 feet from the near edge of any streetcar rail to any part of the vehicle, except where such a vehicle is within a signed and white striped parking area.

 

(3)               Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers:

 

a.                   Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.

 

b.                  At any place where official traffic control devices prohibit parking.

 

c.                   Within 4 feet from the near edge of any streetcar rail to any part of the vehicle, except where such a vehicle is within a signed and white striped parking area.

 

(b)   Any person violating any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25.00 and not more than $500.00.

Sec. 70-524. Manner of parking generally.

(a)    Two-way roadways. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a two-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked with the righthand wheels parallel to and within 12 inches of the righthand curb or as close as practicable to the edge of the righthand shoulder. A vehicle bearing and properly displaying a valid license plate or placard issued pursuant to RSMo 301.071 or 301.142, or a valid equivalent license plate or placard issued by the state, country or other place of which such vehicle's owner is a resident, may stop or park upon a two-way roadway in a residential parking area as defined in section 70-1 with the lefthand wheels parallel to and within 12 inches of the lefthand curb or as close as practicable to the edge of the lefthand shoulder.

 

(b)   One-way roadways. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a one-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked in the direction of authorized traffic movement with the righthand wheels parallel to and within 12 inches of the righthand curb or as close as practicable to the edge of the righthand shoulder, or with the lefthand wheels parallel to and within 12 inches of the lefthand curb or as close as practicable to the edge of the lefthand shoulder.

 

(c)    Streetcar Line roadways. Where parking is allowed along a streetcar service line, vehicles parked along the curb in a marked parking space shall not be allowed to cross or encroach any part of the vehicle over or onto the pavement surface marking that defines the parking space.

 

(d)   Violation. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25.00 and not more than $500.00.

 

Section 2. This ordinance shall become effective on July 1, 2015.

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Katherine Chandler

Assistant City Attorney