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16.20.130 Prohibited in Specified Places.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinance 165594, effective July 8, 1992.)  

  1. Except when specifically directed by authority of this Title or when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, it is unlawful to park or stop a vehicle in any of the following places:
  2. A.  Within 50 feet of an intersection when:
    1. 1.  The vehicle or a view obstructing attachment to the vehicle is more than 6 feet in height; or
    2. 2.  Vehicle design, modification, or load obscures the visibility or view of approaching traffic, any traffic control sign, any traffic control signal, or any pedestrian in a crosswalk.
    3. This regulation does not apply to the area of the street where the direction of traffic is leaving an intersection on a one-way street.
  3. B.  Within 15 feet of a driveway to any fire station unless allowed by official signs or markings.
  4. C.  Within 10 feet of any fire hydrant, even when not marked by traffic control devices, except attended taxi cabs lawfully occupying properly signed taxi zones.
  5. D.  In front of any portion of a handicap access ramp. 
  6. E.  In front of and 10 feet on either side of a rural (vehicle) delivery mail box between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., except Sundays and official postal holidays.
  7. F.  Within any city park or golf course except in officially designated parking areas during the time the park is open to the public.  This provision does not apply to City or City-authorized vehicles used in park or golf course service, or to vehicles authorized by a written permit from the Bureau of Parks and Recreation.
  8. G.  In violation of the provisions of any area parking permit program as defined in 16.20.800.
  9. H.  On any mass transit lane or street as defined in Section 16.50.
  10. I.  On any planting strip, sidewalk, or pedestrian way.
  11. J.  On a shoulder unless a clear and unobstructed traffic lane of the roadway adjacent to the vehicle is left for the passage of other vehicles, and:
    1. 1.  The stopped or parked vehicle is visible from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon the roadway; or
    2. 2.  A person, at least 200 feet in each direction upon the roadway, warns approaching motorists of the parked vehicle by use of flag persons, flags, signs or other signals.
  12. K.  On the approaches to or upon any restricted access highway, bridge, viaduct, or other elevated structure, unless permitted by authority of this Title.
  13. L.  On City-owned or City-operated property designated for vehicle parking by authorized City personnel only, without consent of the City, if there is in plain view on such property a sign prohibiting or restricting public parking.
  14. M.  Over, upon, or in such manner as to prevent access to any water meter, gate valve, or other appliance in use on any water meter connection of the Portland Water Bureau, located on public property, the public right-of-way or private property.
  15. N.  On any municipal terminal except in the place and manner permitted by official signs or markings.
  16. O.  On any pier or dock of a municipal terminal except when loading/unloading freight in compliance with any official signs or markings.
  17. P.  On or within an intersection.
  18. Q.  On or within a crosswalk.
  19. R.  Within any tunnel unless parking in officially designated spaces.
  20. S.  Within 7 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad track or within 25 feet of the center line of any set of tracks at any railroad or light rail crossing unless parking in officially designated spaces.
  21. T.  In the area between roadways of a divided street or highway.
  22. U.  On or within a bicycle lane, path, or trail.
  23. V.  In front of any portion of a driveway ingress/egress to the public right-of-way.