City of Bowling Green, MO
Pike County
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Section 355.010 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited.

A. 
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device, no person shall:
1. 
Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
a. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
b. 
On a sidewalk;
c. 
Within an intersection;
d. 
On a crosswalk;
e. 
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the (traffic authority) indicates a different length by signs or markings;
f. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
g. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
h. 
On any railroad tracks; or
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
2. 
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
a. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
b. 
Within thirty (30) feet of an intersection;
c. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
d. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
e. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
f. 
Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of said entrance (when properly signposted); or
g. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
3. 
Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
a. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or
b. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
B. 
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his/her control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.

Section 355.020 Parking Not to Obstruct Traffic.

No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.

Section 355.030 Parking in Alleys.

No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.

Section 355.040 Parking for Certain Purposes Prohibited.

A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

Section 355.050 Parking Adjacent to Schools.

A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both sides of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his/her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
B. 
When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school property as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.

Section 355.060 Parking Prohibited on Narrow Streets.

A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty (20) feet or upon one (1) side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.
B. 
When official signs prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign.

Section 355.070 Standing or Parking on One-Way Streets.

The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one-way street to prohibit the standing or parking of vehicles, and when such signs are in place, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon such left-hand side in violation of any such sign.

Section 355.080 Standing or Parking on One-Way Roadways.

In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one (1) direction upon any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any such one-way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof.

Section 355.090 No Stopping, Standing or Parking Near Hazardous or Congested Places.

A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding one hundred (100) feet in length in which the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.
B. 
When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any such designated place.

Section 355.100 Physically Disabled Parking Regulations.

[CC 1996 §365.080; Ord. No. 623 §§1 — 4, 5-5-1980; Ord. No. 1039 §I, 4-6-1998; Ord. No. 1478 §§I — II, 6-20-2005]
A. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this Section, the following words and terms shall have the meanings respectively ascribed:
PHYSICALLY DISABLED
A natural person who is blind, as defined in Section 8.700, RSMo., or a natural person with medical disabilities which prohibits, limits, or severely impairs one's ability to ambulate or walk, as determined by a licensed physician or other authorized health care practitioner as follows:
1. 
The person cannot ambulate or walk fifty (50) or less feet without stopping to rest due to a severe and disabling arthritic, neurological, orthopedic condition, or other severe and disabling condition; or
2. 
The person cannot ambulate or walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device; or
3. 
Is restricted by a respiratory or other disease to such an extent that the person's forced respiratory expiratory volume for one (1) second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one (1) liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty (60) mm/hg on room air at rest; or
4. 
Uses portable oxygen; or
5. 
Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified in severity as class III or class IV according to standards set by the American Heart Association; or
6. 
A person's age, in and of itself, shall not be a factor in determining whether such person is physically disabled or is otherwise entitled to disabled license plates and/or disabled windshield hanging placards within the meaning of Sections 301.141 to 301.143, RSMo.
PROPERLY MARKED AS RESERVED FOR DISABLED PARKING ONLY
Any parking space or any area adjacent to a parking space which is indicated by a sign upon which shall be inscribed the international symbol of accessibility in white on a blue background and appropriate wording to indicate the space is reserved for the exclusive use of parking or accessing vehicles displaying a distinguishing license plate or card.
B. 
Signs And Markings To Conform. It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain an improperly marked disabled parking space upon any property owned or controlled by them. In addition to any other penalty imposed by law, the City Traffic Engineer is authorized to abate a violation of this Subsection by removing or painting out the illegal parking space markings. The cost of posting and marking such disabled parking spaces shall be charged to the property owner. This charge shall not exceed the actual cost to the City of marking the space and failure to pay such costs shall be an additional ordinance violation. All signs provided for in this Section shall conform to the size requirements and posting rules and guidelines established by the Uniform Traffic Control Manual unless these standards are modified by the City Traffic Engineer.
C. 
Violations — Parking Prohibited Without Display Of Permit.
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or permit any vehicle to remain in any parking space properly marked as reserved for disabled parking only, unless such vehicle shall display a valid State disabled license plate or placard issued under the provisions of Sections 301.142 et seq., RSMo., or any other State or a valid disabled license plate issued by the Veterans Administration.
2. 
It shall be unlawful for a person to permit a vehicle under that person's control to block access to any parking space properly marked as reserved for disabled parking or to block access in any manner to any ramp, entrance or loading area designed or marked for disabled access and use.
3. 
It shall be unlawful for any person operating a vehicle properly marked under this Section to park such vehicle in a space reserved for disabled parking unless there is a physically disabled occupant in the vehicle at the time of parking or when a physically disabled person is being delivered or collected by a properly marked vehicle which is parked for the sole use of the physically disabled person.
4. 
The registered owner of any motor vehicle found to be illegally parked in violation of Subparagraph (1) of this provision or blocking access in violation of Subparagraph (2) shall be deemed to be responsible for such violation. This presumption shall be rebuttable.
5. 
The violations detailed in Subparagraphs (1) and (2) of this Subsection (C) shall be applicable whether such violations occur on private or public property so long as the public or private spaces are properly marked in the manner set forth herein and so long as the ramp, entrance or style is clearly marked in a manner readily visible to the public at large.
6. 
Violation of the provisions of Subparagraphs (1), (2) and (3) of this Subsection (C) shall be punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00).

Section 355.110 Disabled Driver Parking.

[Ord. No. 1115 §I, 8-9-1999; Ord. No. 1545 §§I — II(365.081), 11-20-2006; Ord. No. 1612 §§I — II, 10-20-2008; Ord. No. 1672 §§I — II, 7-18-2011]
A. 
There is hereby established, and there shall be reserved, for the use of disabled drivers parking spaces within the City of Bowling Green.
B. 
The number and locations of parking spaces for disabled drivers are:
1. 
One (1) space on the north side of West Church Street directly in front of the Bowling Green Police Department;
2. 
One (1) space nearest the entrance to the Bowling Green Municipal Swimming Pool;
3. 
Two (2) spaces at 16 West Church Street at Bowling Green City Hall;
4. 
One (1) space on the north side of West Church Street directly in front of the Community State Bank of Missouri parking lot;
5. 
Four (4) spaces at the Bowling Green Lake;
6. 
One (1) space at 201 West Locust Street directly in front of the Bowling Green Public Library;
7. 
One (1) space at 214 West Church Street directly in front of Eastern Missouri Health Services;
8. 
One (1) space at 6 North Court Street in front of the old Ben Franklin Building;
9. 
One (1) space at 33 North Main Cross on the east side of the Court House Square;
10. 
One (1) space at 12 South Court Street beside Rainbow Flower Shop;
11. 
One (1) space on the east side of the Court House Square across North Main Cross from the old Hometown Appliance Store;
12. 
One (1) space on the south side of the Court House Square across West Main Street from Dos Primos Restaurant; and
13. 
One (1) space on the north side of West Church Street in front of the Second Baptist Church Educational Building located at 319 West Church Street.