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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 17.24 Division I Parking

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DIVISION I. TRAFFIC CODE

Chapter 17.24
Parking

Sections:

17.24.010 Parking regulations.
17.24.020 Schedule of restricted streets.
17.24.030 Parking for certain purposes--Prohibited--Limited.
17.24.040 Stopped vehicles.
17.24.050 Vehicle equipment.
17.24.060 Unauthorized moving of vehicles.
17.24.070 Prohibited parking.
17.24.080 Homemade trailers.

17.24.010 Parking regulations.

A. Except as otherwise provided, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a two-way roadway shall be so stopped or parked with the right- hand wheels parallel to and within twelve (12) inches of the right-hand curb or as close as practical to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder.

B. Every vehicle stopped or parked parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway, in the direction of authorized traffic movement, with its right-hand wheels within twelve (12) inches of the right-hand curb or as close as practical to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder, or with its left-hand wheels within twelve (12) inches of the left-hand curb or as close as practical to the left edge of the left-hand shoulder.

C. When angle parking signs are erected, drivers of vehicles shall park as directed by said signs with the designated vehicle's wheel within six (6) inches of the curb in lawful parking areas on the streets or parts thereof lawfully described.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 831.010 (1).)

17.24.020 Schedule of restricted streets.

No driver of any vehicle shall park such vehicle at any time on a street designated in the schedules thereof on file in the offices of the register and the Traffic and Transportation Administrator, which schedules are available for examinations. Signs shall have been erected and maintained in each location designating the limits of the parking restrictions.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 831.010 (2).)

17.24.030 Parking for certain purposes--Prohibited--Limited.

A. Enumerated. No person shall park a vehicle upon any street when:

1. Displaying such vehicle for sale;

2. Greasing or repairing such vehicle, except when necessitated by an emergency;

3. Displaying merchandise for sale or for advertising purposes, except as provided herein.

B. Vehicle Stands and Selling from Parked Vehicle. It shall be unlawful for any person to park or keep a vehicle longer than sixty (60) minutes on one block for the purpose of selling merchandise contained in such vehicle, except at duly designated locations.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 831.010 (3).)

17.24.040 Stopped vehicles.

Whenever a vehicle is stopped for the purpose of making a sale, it shall be stopped at the right-hand curb of the street at the extreme right-hand edge of the pavement and shall be legally parked. No sale shall be made from any such vehicle from other than the curb side, except to any person who is not standing in the normally traveled portion of a City street or alley. At such stops the vehicle's motor shall be turned off unless its operation is essential to producing the product sold.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 831.010(4).)

17.24.050 Vehicle equipment.

Each vending vehicle subject to the provisions of this chapter shall be equipped with:

A. A signaling device approved by the Traffic and Transportation Administrator which, while the vehicle is stopped to make sales, will display flashing signals plainly visible from the front and rear, during the day or night, indicating that sales therefrom are being made.

B. A receptacle for the disposal of wrappers, papers, containers and other trash.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 831.010 (5).)

17.24.060 Unauthorized moving of vehicles.

No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 831.010 (6).)

17.24.070 Prohibited parking.

Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the direction of a police officer or official traffic-control device, no person shall park a vehicle:

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

B. On a sidewalk;

C. Within an intersection;

D. On a crosswalk;

E. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when parking would obstruct traffic;

F. Upon any bridge or other elevated structure, or within a highway tunnel, unless designated;

G. On any railroad tracks or within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;

H. On any controlled-access highway at any time except upon any highway shoulder, for emergency repairs, but in no case longer than forty-eight (48) hours;

I. In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers;

J. Within ten (10) feet of any United States mailbox;

K. In a bus zone, except while actually engaged in unloading passengers or picking up waiting passengers;

L. In a loading zone for a period of time longer than is required for expeditious loading and unloading of passengers or for the loading or unloading and delivering of materials or the delivery of materials, packages, parcels or letters, from a commercial vehicle;

M. In a taxicab zone, except that the attending driver of duly licensed taxicab may so park, except while actually engaged in loading and unloading passengers or picking up waiting passengers;

N. Where curb or edge of roadway is marked with yellow paint;

O. On the left or median side of any divided roadway except where posted;

P. In any alley except while loading and unloading materials not to exceed fifteen (15) minutes, provided ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway is available for the free movement of vehicular traffic and providing the vehicle is not blocking the driveway entrance to any abutting property;

Q. At any place where official signs prohibit parking, except for a period of time not longer than is necessary for delivery or pickup of passengers or materials and in no case longer than fifteen (15) minutes or where parking is prohibited during the hours of seven a.m. to nine a.m. or four p.m. to six p.m.;

R. On any street or alley without the current state license plate or plates required by state statutes;

S. In a posted fire lane;

T. On any unimproved parcel of land;

U. In front of public or private driveway or within five (5) feet of the rounding of a driveway, alley or private street;

V. Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;

W. Within thirty (30) feet of an electric traffic control device and within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk, stop sign, yield sign, traffic control device or any other location determined by the Traffic and Transportation Administrator based on engineering standards as necessary for intersection visibility;

X. Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station;

Y. In so designated parking space for handicapped, including all parking lots open to the general public, unless so licensed by the state of Missouri;

Z. Continuously upon any street, alley, roadway or driveway where parking is permitted including streets, alleys, roadways or driveways owned by the St. Louis Housing Authority, for longer than five (5) days.
(Ord. 66921 2, 2005; Ord. 66183 1, 2, 2004: prior: Ord. 61186 2, 1989: Ord. 60207 1, 1987; Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 831.020.)

17.24.080 Homemade trailers.

A. No trailers or homemade trailers shall be stored or parked, coupled or uncoupled, upon any public street or alley where the abutting land is in the "A", "B", "C", "D" "E" or "F" use zoning districts as established by ordinance. Any such trailer so parked is declared to be an unlawful obstruction of the street or alley. This provision shall not apply to trailers which are parked in an "F" use zoning district and are within fifty (50) feet of the commercial business which owns or leases such trailer or to materials and equipment trailers which are rendering a service unless such trailer is interfering with the flow or movement of traffic.

B. Further, no uncoupled trailer or home-made trailer shall be stored or parked upon any public street or alley in all zoning districts as established by ordinance.
(Ord. 64881 3, 2000; prior: Ord. 64705 2, 3, 1999.)

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