Ashland, OR Prohibiting Buses and Trucks Idling While Parked

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Ashland, OR, US

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Type: Ordinance

Status: Adopted on 5/7/02

Source File: http://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=687

Text:

ORDINANCE NO. 2828
AN ORDINANCE ADDING SECTION 11.24.020.H TO THE ASHLAND MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROHIBIT TRUCKS AND BUSES FROM IDLING WHILE PARKED

THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF ASHLAND DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. The following section is added to the Ashland Municipal Code as section11.24.020.H:

SECTION 11.24.020 Prohibited parking. In addition to the provisions of the motor vehicle laws of Oregon prohibiting parking, no person shall park:

A. A vehicle upon a bridge, viaduct, or other elevated structure used as a street or within a street tunnel in this City, unless marked or indicated otherwise;
B. A vehicle in an alley except to load and unload persons or materials not to exceed twenty (20) consecutive minutes in any two (2) hour period;
C. A vehicle upon a street for the principal purpose of:
1. Displaying the vehicle for sale;
2. Washing, greasing, or repairing the vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency;
3. Selling merchandise from the vehicle except in an established marked place or when so authorized or licensed under the ordinance of this City;
4. Storage, or as junkage or dead storage for more than seventy-two (72) hours.
D. A vehicle upon any parkway except where specifically authorized;
E. A vehicle upon private property without the consent of the owner or person in charge of the private property;
F. A vehicle within any area marked off by yellow paint upon the street or upon the curb, except where specifically authorized by a traffic sign, (Ord. 1557 S13, 1968)
G. A vehicle or any part thereof upon a sidewalk or bicycle path. (Ord.1971 S1, 1978)
H. Or stand or stop a truck or bus on a public street or in a public parking area with its engine running, if such engine emits exhaust fumes into the air. Vehicle engines shall be turned off when loading and unloading passengers or merchandise. This subsection H shall not apply to:
1. An engine running for less than five minutes.
2. A vehicle in the moving traffic lane waiting to move with the normal flow of traffic,
3. An engine needed to operate equipment used to load or unload merchandise,
4. Trucks under 12,000 GVW and buses with a carrying capacity of fifteen passengers or less, or
5. Emergency vehicles, utility company, construction and maintenance vehicles, the engines of which must run to perform needed work.
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