City of Poughkeepsie, NY
Dutchess County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Authority to regulate use of streets, speed of vehicles, etc. — See Administrative Code Section 2.04.
Authority to prevent racing, rapid and improper driving — See Administrative Code Section 2.04.
General definitions and rules of construction — See Code of Ordinances Section 1-2.
Leading, riding, driving animals on sidewalks — See Code of Ordinances Section 4-2.
Vehicles for collection and transport of ashes — See Code of Ordinances Section 9-28.
Trucks for transport of refuse — See Code of Ordinances Section 9-29.
Unauthorized uses of sirens, whistles and gongs — See Code of Ordinances Section 14-9.
Streets and sidewalks — See Code of Ordinances Ch. 15.
Licensing and regulation of taxicabs, drivers — See Code of Ordinances Section 18-18 et seq.
Abandonment of vehicles on private property — See Code of Ordinances Section 14-17.
Obstruction of streets — See Code of Ordinances Section 15-4.
Designation of holidays for purposes of this Chapter — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-9.
Obstructing streets or sidewalks for construction — See Code of Ordinances Section 15-4.1.
Taxicab regulations — See Code of Ordinances Section 18-18 et seq.
Designation of main arteries of travel — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-91.
Yield signs at through streets — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-93.
One-way streets, use restricted — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-97.
Establishment of intersections where left turns are prohibited — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-98.
Establishment of areas where parking is prohibited during designated hours — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-116.
Establishment of areas where parking is limited for specified times — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-119.
Establishment of truck loading zones — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-133.
Standing and parking in truck loading zones — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-134.
Establishment, regulation of parking meter zones — See Code of Ordinances Ch. 13, Art. IX.
Establishment, regulation of municipal parking lot meter zones — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-149.
Overnight parking — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-150.
Monthly parking tags — See Code of Ordinances Section 13-151.
STATE LAW REFERENCES
Restrictions upon municipal authority to regulate traffic — See § 1604 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Regulation of traffic by cities — See § 1640, 1641 and 1643 through 1646 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law
Local authority not to duplicate provisions of Vehicle and Traffic Law — See § 1600 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Article I In General

Section 13-1 Words and phrases defined.

Section 13-2 Snow emergency; proclamation of Mayor.

Section 13-3 Notification of snow emergency; termination.

Section 13-4 Authority of Chief of Police during snow emergency.

Section 13-5 Violation of snow emergency proclamation.

Section 13-6 Removal of vehicles by City during snow emergencies.

Section 13-7 Sliding or coasting.

Section 13-8 Violations and penalties.

Section 13-9 Holidays designated.

Section 13-10 Suspension of parking regulations.

Section 13-11 Solicitation of towing business at motor vehicle accidents prohibited.

Section 13-12 through Section 13-18. (Reserved)

Article II Traffic Commission

Section 13-19 Creation, membership.

Section 13-20 Employment of traffic and planning engineers.

Section 13-21 Powers of Commission.

Section 13-22 Delegations of powers of the Common Council, temporary ordinances.

Section 13-23 through Section 13-36. (Reserved)

Article III Traffic Violations Bureau

Section 13-37 Establishment, purpose.

Section 13-38 Supervision, office hours.

Section 13-39 Jurisdiction, procedure of Bureau.

Section 13-40 Form of power of attorney and waiver.

Section 13-41 Issuance of complaint for failure to answer.

Section 13-42 Persons disqualified from appearing and answering at Bureau.

Section 13-43 Designation of fines to be paid at Bureau.

Section 13-44 Records to be kept, additional duties performed.

Section 13-45 through Section 13-54. (Reserved)

Article IV Abandonment of Vehicles

Section 13-55 Term "abandoned" defined.

Section 13-56 Abandoned vehicles of minimal value without number plates.

Section 13-57 Abandoned vehicles of minimal value without number plates; abandoned vehicles with number plates; inquiry requirements of city.

Section 13-58 Recovery of costs.

Section 13-59 Acquiring title to abandoned vehicle.

Section 13-60 Abandoned vehicles fund; proceeds from sale.

Section 13-61 Penalties for offenses.

Section 13-62 Parking beyond legal time period prohibited.

Section 13-63 Obstruction of traffic prohibited.

Section 13-64 Prohibited during public emergency.

Section 13-65 Removal and storage of vehicles authorized.

Section 13-66 through Section 13-73. (Reserved)

Article V Traffic Lights and Signals

Section 13-74 Compliance with Article provisions required.

Section 13-75 Duty when red light is displayed.

Section 13-76 Duty when amber light is displayed.

Section 13-77 Duty when green light is displayed.

Section 13-78 Traffic signals controlling more than one intersection.

Section 13-79 Pedestrians' rights and duties.

Section 13-80 through Section 13-88. (Reserved)

Article VI Operation of Vehicles

Section 13-89 Speed to be reasonable, prudent.

Section 13-90 Maximum speed limits established.

Section 13-91 Main arteries of travel — designation.

Section 13-92 Same — stop signs required.

Section 13-93 Same — yield signs required.

Section 13-94 Duty upon approaching stop or yield sign.

Section 13-95 Restricted-traffic thoroughfares.

Section 13-96 Exceptions to Section 13-95.

Section 13-97 Use of one-way streets.

Section 13-98 Left turns prohibited.

Section 13-99 Penalty for violating Section 13-89 or 13-90.

Section 13-99 U-turns restricted in school zones.

Section 13-100 (Reserved)

Section 13-101 Driving across sidewalks.

Section 13-102 Squealing tires prohibited.

Section 13-103 Speed limits on specific streets and portions of streets.

Section 13-104 Number plates required on parked cars on streets.

Section 13-105 Idling of vehicles.

Section 13-106 through Section 13-110. (Reserved)

Article VII Stopping, Standing and Parking

Section 13-111 Parking prohibited on front lawn

Section 13-112 Designation of emergency no-parking zones.

Section 13-113 Blocking access to driveways.

Section 13-114 Parking prohibited on sidewalks.

Section 13-115 Parking prohibited at all times.

Section 13-116 Parking prohibited during designated hours.

Section 13-117 Alternate parking, prohibited for twenty-three hours.

Section 13-118 Penalties for violations of Section 13-117.

Section 13-119 Parking limited for specified times.

Section 13-120 Two-hour parking on alternate sides of streets.

Section 13-121 Parking in Riverfront Park.

Section 13-122 Restricted zones.

Section 13-123 Penalties for violations of Section 13-122.

Section 13-124 Expired motor vehicle certificate of inspection.

Section 13-125 Public parking permit system.

Section 13-126 Permits for public parking permit system.

Section 13-127 Crosswalks.

Section 13-128 Double parking prohibited.

Section 13-129 Obstructing fire hydrants.

Section 13-130 Additional parking regulations.

Section 13-131 Parking of trailers and tractor trailers prohibited at all times; location.

Section 13-131.1 Enforcement of traffic regulations at Mid-Hudson Civic Center.

Article VIII Loading and Unloading

Section 13-132 Parking time limit for vehicles for hire.

Section 13-133 Truck loading zones established.

Section 13-134 Standing or parking in truck loading zones.

Section 13-134.1 General vehicle loading zones established.

Section 13-135 Taxicab stands; establishment, designation.

Section 13-136 Bus stops; establishment, designation, use.

Section 13-137 Standing or parking in bus stops or taxicab stands.

Section 13-138 Parking within the confines of pavement markings on street.

Section 13-139 through Section 13-147. (Reserved)

Article IX Parking Meters

Section 13-148 Authorization.

Section 13-149 Municipal parking meters zones; establishment; regulation.

Section 13-150 Times, rates and provisions to control.

Section 13-151 Monthly parking tags in parking lot meter zones.

Section 13-152 Installation, maintenance, operation of parking meters.

Section 13-153 Marking of parking meter zones.

Section 13-154 Operation of meters.

Section 13-155 Activation of meter; use of parking meter space.

Section 13-156 Illegal parking.

Section 13-157 Use of slugs, tampering with meters.

Section 13-158 Purposes of parking meter fees.

Section 13-159 Collection of parking meter fees.

Section 13-160 Free parking spaces.

Section 13-161 Violations and penalties.

Section 13-162 Removal of vehicle by city for nonpayment of parking tickets.

Section 13-163 Recovery of costs pursuant to Section 13-162.

Section 13-164 through Section 13-171. (Reserved)

Article X Traffic Schedules

Section 13-172 One-way streets designated.

Section 13-173 Restricted-traffic thoroughfares designated.

Section 13-174 Through streets designated.

Section 13-175 Stop signs; locations designated.

Section 13-176 Yield signs; locations designated.

Section 13-177 Left turns prohibited for all vehicles.

Section 13-177.1 Left turns prohibited 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for buses:

Section 13-178 Traffic signals controlling more than one intersection.

Section 13-179 Dead-end streets designated.

Section 13-179.1 Parking prohibited at all times, December 1 to April 1.

Section 13-180 Parking prohibited at all times.

Section 13-180.1 No turn on red light; no turn on red light between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; no turn on red light between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Section 13-180.2 Parking prohibited at all times on dead-end streets.

Section 13-181 Parking prohibited at any time except Sundays between 7:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Section 13-181.1 Parking prohibited at any time except Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Section 13-181.2 Parking prohibited at any time except Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Section 13-181.3 Parking prohibited at all times, except Mondays for a twenty-three-hour period starting at 9:00 a.m.

Section 13-181.4 Parking prohibited at all times, except Tuesdays for a twenty-three-hour period starting at 9:00 a.m.

Section 13-181.5 Parking prohibited at all times, except Wednesdays for a twenty-three-hour period starting at 9:00 a.m.

Section 13-181.6 Parking prohibited at all times, except student pickup, school days between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Section 13-182 Parking prohibited between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on designated days.

Section 13-182.1 Parking prohibited between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on designated days.

Section 13-182.2 Parking prohibited between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on designated days.

Section 13-182.3 Parking prohibited at all times, except Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Section 13-183 Parking prohibited between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Section 13-184 Parking prohibited between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-185 Parking prohibited between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-186 Parking prohibited between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-187 Parking prohibited between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily, except Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-188 (Reserved)

Section 13-189 Parking prohibited between 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Section 13-189.1 Parking prohibited between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

Section 13-189.2 Parking prohibited between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Mondays.

Section 13-189.3 Parking prohibited between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Tuesdays.

Section 13-189.3.1 through Section 13-189.3.4. (Reserved)

Section 13-189.3.5 Parking prohibited between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Wednesdays.

Section 13-189.4 Parking prohibited between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Thursdays.

Section 13-189.5 Parking prohibited between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Fridays.

Section 13-189.6 Parking prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Section 13-189.7 Parking prohibited between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Mondays.

Section 13-189.8 No parking twenty-three hours starting at 9:00 a.m. on Mondays.

Section 13-189.9 No parking twenty-three hours starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Section 13-189.10 No parking twenty-three hours starting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Section 13-189.11 Parking prohibited between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Fridays.

Section 13-190 Parking prohibited from 6:00 p.m. Friday until 2:00 a.m. Monday and on holidays.

Section 13-190.1 Forty-eight-hour parking limit.

Section 13-191 Two-hour parking, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-191.1 Two-hour parking, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-191.2 Two-hour parking, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Section 13-191.3 One-hour parking, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-191.4 One-hour parking, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; parking only in designated spaces.

Section 13-191.5 Two-hour parking, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Section 13-192 One-hour parking, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-192.1 Thirty-minute parking, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-192.2 Thirty-minute parking, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-192.3 Thirty-minute parking, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-193 One-hour parking, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Section 13-193.1 One-hour parking, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., except Sundays.

Section 13-194 Twenty-minute parking, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-194.1 Twenty-minute parking, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Section 13-195 No parking twenty-three hours on alternate sides of street, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Section 13-195.1 No parking twenty-three hours on alternate sides of street, starting at 9:00 a.m., between first day of December and first day of April.

Section 13-195.2 No parking, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, from November 1 to March 31

Section 13-196 Two-hour parking, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on alternate sides of street.

Section 13-196.1 Two-hour parking, twenty-four hours per day on alternate sides of the street.

Section 13-196.2 No parking alternate sides of street, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-197 Two-hour parking, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-197.1 Four-hour parking, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Section 13-197.2 Six-hour parking, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Section 13-197.3 Six-hour parking, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Section 13-197.4 Four-hour parking, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Section 13-197.5 Four-hour parking, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Section 13-197.6 One-hour parking, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Section 13-197.7 Four-hour parking, 6:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Section 13-198 Meters, two-hour parking, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, holidays excluded.

Section 13-199 Meters, one-hour parking 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-200 Meters, one-hour parking, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, holidays excluded.

Section 13-201 Meters, one-hour parking from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Section 13-201.1 Meters; one-half hour parking from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-202 (Reserved)

Section 13-202.1 Meters, twenty-four minute parking limit 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays; Sundays and holidays excluded.

Section 13-202.2 (Reserved)

Section 13-203 Twenty-four-hour municipal parking lot meter zones.

Section 13-204 Five-hour municipal parking lot meter zones.

Section 13-205 Twelve-hour municipal parking lot meter zones.

Section 13-205.1 Municipal parking lot zones, daytime parking from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Section 13-206 Taxicab stands, areas designated.

Section 13-207 Bus stops, areas designated.

Section 13-208 Loading zones, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-209 Loading zone, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays; holidays excluded.

Section 13-210 School-truck loading zones, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on school days.

Section 13-211 Truck loading zones, 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Section 13-211.1 General vehicle loading zone.

Section 13-212 No standing anytime.

Section 13-213 Restricted zones.

Section 13-214 Emergency snow routes.

Section 13-215 Right turns prohibited at all times.

Section 13-216 No parking, standing or stopping 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Section 13-217 No stopping 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Section 13-218 Left turn on red prohibited at all times.

Section 13-219 (Reserved)

Article XI Bicycles

Section 13-220 Definition.

Section 13-221 Registration required.

Section 13-222 Issuance of registration; identification stickers.

Section 13-223 Validity of registration.

Section 13-224 Transfer of ownership.

Section 13-225 Tampering with or mutilating registration cards and identification stickers.

Section 13-226 Rental bicycles to be registered and have identification stickers.

Section 13-227 Suspension or revocation of registration.

Section 13-228 Maintenance of records.

Section 13-229 Enforcement and penalties.

Section 13-230 through Section 13-232. (Reserved)

Article XII Snowmobile Regulations

Section 13-233 Legislative intent.

Section 13-234 Legislative authority.

Section 13-235 Definitions.

Section 13-236 Operation of snowmobiles.

Section 13-237 Quiet zones.

Section 13-238 Unnecessary noise.

Section 13-239 Violations.

Section 13-240 Validity.

Article XIII Municipal Rear Access Drives

Section 13-241 Definition.

Section 13-242 Designated.

Section 13-243 Parking prohibited in designated areas.

Section 13-244 Loading zones.

Section 13-245 No parking, fire lane, fire zone.

Section 13-246 No parking, private drive.

Section 13-247 Parking prohibited in pedestrian crossings.

Section 13-248 through Section 13-262. (Reserved)

Article XIV Parking Permits for Handicapped Persons

Section 13-263 Establishment.

Section 13-264 Issuing agent.

Section 13-265 Issuance.

Section 13-266 Definition.

Section 13-267 Conditions of application.

Section 13-268 Suspension, revocation and refusal to issue or renew.

Section 13-269 Handicapped parking areas designated.

Section 13-270 Penalties for offenses.

Section 13-271 through Section 13-279. (Reserved)

Article XV Residential Arterial Parking Lot Permits

Section 13-280 Legislative intent.

Section 13-281 Residential arterial parking lots designated.

Section 13-282 Conditions for issuance of permits.

Section 13-283 Form of application.

Section 13-284 When permit issued.

Section 13-285 Validity of permit; renewal; amendment.

Section 13-286 Posting of lots.

Section 13-287 Violations.

Section 13-288 Immobilization of parked vehicles.

Section 13-289 through Section 13-290. (Reserved)

Article XVI Loop Detector Towing Zones

Section 13-291 Legislative findings of fact.

Section 13-292 Parking in loop detector tow zones prohibited.

Section 13-293 Fines and penalties.

Section 13-294 through Section 13-299. (Reserved)

Article XVII Adriance Memorial Library Parking Lot

Section 13-300 Legislative intent.

Section 13-301 Parking prohibited in designated areas.

Section 13-302 Posting of signs.

Section 13-303 Penalties for violations and removal of violators.

Article XVIII Arterial Streets

Section 13-304 Legislative intent.

Section 13-305 Enumeration of arterial streets.

Article XIX Designation of Streets (General)

Section 13-306 Legislative intent.

Section 13-307 Enumeration of streets.

Article XX Towing of Vehicles from Private Property

Section 13-308 Statement of policy.

Section 13-309 Definitions.

Section 13-309.1 Applicability.

Section 13-310 Warning signs required.

Section 13-311 Towing of vehicles improperly parked on private property.

Section 13-312 Towing license required.

Section 13-313 Log book.

Section 13-314 Immobilization of vehicles improperly parked on private property.

Section 13-314.1 Booting license required.

Section 13-314.2 Log book.

Section 13-315 Penalties for offenses.

Section 13-316 Severabilty.

Article XXI Public Parking Garages and Parking Spaces

Section 13-317 Establishment of public parking garages and parking spaces.

Section 13-318 Rules and regulations for operation, administration and maintenance.

Section 13-319 Parking prohibited in designated spaces in municipal parking lots.

Section 13-320 Parking within the confines of pavement markings in municipal lots.

Section 13-321 Penalties for offenses.

Section 13-322 Removal, storage and immobilization of vehicles authorized.