Section No. 7-6-13(a)(1) and (12): Parking on a Sidewalk or within Sidewalk Area
It is illegal for a vehicle to park (or stop) on a sidewalk or within the sidewalk area because it is city property. The sidewalk area is the area between the curb of a street and the property line. (BRC §1-2-1) The property line stops at the side of the sidewalk farthest from the street. The sidewalk itself, as well as the area between the sidewalk and the street, are owned by the city and are not part of the property. In the diagram below, the red-hatched area is the "sidewalk area":
If you received a ticket for violating this section, your vehicle covered all or part of either the sidewalk or the “sidewalk area.” Sidewalks are for pedestrians.
The blue cars in the "sidewalk area" are parked illegally for the reasons indicated.
There is an exception to this rule. It applies only to driveways that existed on Sept. 1, 1988.
Within the sidewalk area, a single vehicle may be stopped or parked at a right angle to the street, if there is a paved driveway connecting a curb cut to an area of permitted off-street parking for a detached dwelling unit, so long as no part of the vehicle is over or in the street or sidewalk, and the driver has the express or implied permission of an occupant of the dwelling served by the driveway.
The diagram below shows a vehicle that is legally parked under this exception:
This vehicle is legally parked at
The diagram below shows a green car that is NOT legally parked because it is not parked at a right angle to the street.
The gold vehicle is NOT parked legally because the rear portion of the vehicle is in the street. The white vehicle is also parked illegally in the yard. BRC §
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:54