CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 2. LOCAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

(a)   DEFINITIONS:

(1)   Motor Vehicle means any self-propelled land vehicle which can be used for towing or transporting people or materials, including but not limited to automobiles, trucks, buses, motor homes, motorized campers, motorcycles, motor scooters, tractors, snowmobiles, and other off the road vehicles.

(2)   Recreational Vehicle means camper, motor home, travel trailer, camping trailer, truck camper, converted bus, fifth wheeler, and any other motor vehicle so designed, constructed or reconstructed as will permit the vehicle to be used as a place for human habitation by one or more persons and customarily or ordinarily used for vacation or recreational purposes.  It also includes a unit that may be mounted on or drawn by another vehicle, which is primarily designed for temporary living or recreational use.

(3)   Utility trailer means a vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property on its own structure and to be drawn by a vehicle with motive power and includes boats and boats trailers.

(4)   Vehicle means motor vehicle as defined herein.

(5)   Commercial Vehicle means a vehicle used for primarily a commercial purpose and having a gross weight of 16,000 pounds or more and having a commercial license tag

(6)   Permanent hard surface means a hard surface with material which is at least 4” thick made of a dustless material such as concrete, brick, rock, pavers, or asphalt.  The surface must be the width of the vehicle not just under the tire portion of the vehicle.

(b)   It shall be unlawful to park a motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or utility trailer upon the portion of the premises between any structure and the street of any residence of the City of Oakley which is zoned R1 or R2.   This section shall not apply to any parking area, driveway, or loading area which is graded and designed with a permanent hard surface as defined in section 1 of this Ordinance.  The parking area and use of recreational vehicle or trailer must comply with zoning regulations and other applicable City Codes.

(c)   It shall be unlawful to park or store any trailer or recreational vehicle, as defined in subsection (a), on any City street from November 1 to April 1 or when emergency conditions have been duly declared, except as provided in subsection (f) below.

(d)   It shall be unlawful to park or store utility or boat trailers, as defined in subsection (a), on any City street for a period to exceed 48 hrs except as provided in subsection (f). Trailers parked or stored for more than 48 hours shall be tagged and removed by the Oakley Police Department.

(e)   Parking of recreational vehicles shall be allowed April 1 to November 1 on City streets, provided that the street conditions of the location at which the recreational vehicle is to be parked can legally and safely accommodate the vehicle as determined by the Oakley Police Department.

(f)   PERMITS- Utility trailers actively engaged in construction, landscaping, loading, or unloading may be allowed for the duration of ongoing constant active work at a particular site by permit from the Oakley Police Department or Governing Body.  Permits may be issued dependent on the area the trailer is to be parked, traffic volume, street conditions, time of year, and forecasted weather for the permitted time period.  Recreational vehicles that are a part of an emergency relief organization that is assisting with shelters and designated emergency parking in and around an emergency shelter shall not be required to have a permit.

(g)   It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park, cause to be parked or permit to remain parked on any City street or alley within the R1 or R2 districts as defined by the zoning ordinance for the city any trucks semi-trailer, or any trailer of any kind, except those types allowed in subsections (d) through (f), which alone or in combination, has an overall length of thirty feet or more.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park, cause to be parked or permit to remain parked for a period of time in excess of 12 hours on any public street or alley within the said R-1 or R-2 districts, any truck, semi-trailer, or any trailer of any kind except those types allowed in subsections (d) through (f), which alone or in combination, has an overall length which is twenty-four feet or more but less than thirty feet.

A vehicle, except those allowed in subsections (d) through (f), which alone or in combination, is twenty-four feet or more in length, may be parked for such a period of time as may be reasonably necessary to actively load or unload merchandise, freight, or cargo.

(h)   It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to park or stand a motor vehicle that is licensed to carry a gross load of fifty thousand pounds or more in the street or roadway upon the following streets within the city:  Radloff Avenue, Cornell Avenue, Longview Avenue, and Anne Oakley Drive, unless such person is delivering goods or services to a resident of such street, or is performing a governmental duty.

(Ord. 825; Ord. 959; Code 1974, 10.14.010; Ord. 1088; Code 2014)

No person shall ride or operate a motorbike, motor scooter or motorcycle upon any sidewalk within the city or ride a bicycle or skateboard upon any sidewalk within the business district of the city.

(Ord. 807; Code 1974, 10.40.010; Code 2014)

(a)   No person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street, highway, alley, parking lot or driveway shall operate or permit the operation of any sound amplification system from within the vehicle so that the sound is plainly audible at a distance of fifty or more feet from the vehicle.

(b)   "Sound amplification system" means any radio, tape player, compact disc player or other electronic device used for the amplification of sound.

(c)   "Plainly audible" means any sound produced by a sound amplification system from within the vehicle, which clearly can be heard at a distance of fifty feet or more. Measurement standards shall be by the auditory senses, based upon direct line of sight. Words or phrases need not be discernible and bass reverberations are included. The motor vehicle may be stopped, standing, parked or moving on a street, highway, alley, parking lot or driveway.

(d)   It is an affirmative defense to a charge under this section that the operator was not otherwise prohibited by law from operating the sound amplification system, and that any of the following apply:

(1)   The system was being operated to request medical or vehicular assistance or to warn of a hazardous road condition;

(2)   The vehicle was an emergency or public safety vehicle;

(3)   The vehicle was owned or operated by the city or a gas, electric, communications or refuse company;

(4)   The system was used for the purpose of giving instructions, directions, talks, addresses, lectures or transmitting music to any persons or assemblages in compliance with ordinances of the city;

(5)   The vehicle was used in authorized public activities, such as parades, fireworks, sports events, musical productions and other activities which have the approval of the department of the city authorized to grant such approval.

(Ord. 887; Code 1974, 10.44.010; Code 2014)