Municipality of Kingston, PA
Luzerne County
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[Adopted 12-14-1970]

§ 170-11 Definitions; word usage.

A. 
Words and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Vehicle Code of Pennsylvania, as now in force or as hereafter amended, enacted or reenacted,[1] except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa. C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
B. 
In this article, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular and the masculine shall include the feminine.

§ 170-12 Adoption of regulations.

All traffic and parking regulations of a permanent nature shall be enacted as ordinances or as parts of ordinances or as amendments to ordinances of the Borough of Kingston.

§ 170-13 Temporary and emergency regulations.

A. 
The Mayor shall have the following powers to regulate traffic and parking temporarily and in time of emergency:
(1) 
In the case of fire, flood, storm or other emergency, to establish temporary traffic and/or parking regulations.
(2) 
In the case of emergency or to facilitate public works or in the conduct of parades, processions or public events, to restrict or prohibit traffic and/or parking in limited areas for periods of not more than 24 hours.
B. 
Such temporary and emergency regulations shall be enforced by the Mayor and the Police Department in the same manner as permanent regulations. Any person who shall operate a vehicle or tractor in violation of any such regulation or who shall move, remove, destroy, injure or deface any sign or marking erected, posted or made to give notice of any such regulation shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this article for a violation of such nature and, in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the law or elsewhere in this article, to a fine of not more than $10 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.

§ 170-14 Experimental regulations.

[Amended 11-8-1976]
A. 
The Mayor, with approval of the Council and upon notice to the Council, may, from time to time, designate places upon and along the highways in the borough where, for a period of not more than 90 days, specific traffic and/or parking regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be in force and effect, and shall designate such locations by proper signs and markings. Such regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be effective just as if they had been specified in this article.
B. 
No person shall operate or park a vehicle or tractor in violation of any such regulation, prohibition or restriction, and no person shall move, remove, destroy or deface any sign or marking erected, posted or made by authority of this section.
C. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this article for a violation of such nature and, in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the law or elsewhere in this article, to a fine of not more than $10 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.
D. 
The purpose of this section is to allow for the test and experimental determination of the feasibility and desirability of permanent changes in the ordinances of the borough relative to traffic and parking.

§ 170-15 Authority of peace officers.

The peace officers of the borough are hereby given authority to direct traffic on the highways of the borough and at intersections thereof.

§ 170-16 Operation of motor vehicles on sidewalks.

A. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle or tractor upon any sidewalk in the borough; nor shall any person operate a motor vehicle upon or across any sidewalk except in order to gain access to or egress from a driveway or alley at such locations where the curb, if such sidewalk is curbed, shall have been properly cut down for the purpose.
B. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $50 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 10 days.

§ 170-17 Speed limits established.

[Amended 11-8-1976]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle or tractor at a speed in excess of more than than 25 miles per hour on any street or alley in the Borough of Kingston, except where a lower speed limit is fixed by law.
B. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle or tractor at a speed in excess of 35 miles per hour on that portion of the connecting roadways of Church Street and Third Avenue between Pierce Street and Rutter Avenue in the Municipality of Kingston.
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-3A[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the relettering of former Subsection B as Subsection C.
C. 
Any person who shall operate a vehicle or tractor at a speed in excess of that hereby established therefor, upon any street, alley or highway or portion thereof, specified in this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35 and costs of prosecution and, in the event that the speed limit shall be exceeded by more than five miles per hour, to an additional fine of $2 per mile for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit, or to undergo imprisonment as now or hereafter authorized by law.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-3A]

§ 170-18 Traffic signal intersections.

[Amended 11-8-1976]
A. 
At the following intersections, official traffic signals shall be erected (or if heretofore erected are hereby ratified), and traffic at such intersections shall be directed by such signals:
[Amended 3-1-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-3; 2-5-2001 by Ord. No. 2000-11]
Location
Bennett Street and Wyoming Avenue
Church Street and Rutter Avenue
Dawes Avenue and East Market Street
Division Street and Wyoming Avenue
East Market Street and Welles Avenue
Gates Avenue and East Market Street
Hoyt Street and Wyoming Avenue (four-way)
[Amended 10-5-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-10]
Landon Avenue and East Market Street
Loveland Avenue and East Market Street
Main Street and Main Street
Market Street and South Wyoming Avenue
Mercer Avenue
[Repealed 10-4-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-6]
Northampton Street and South Wyoming Avenue
Pierce Street and Rutter Avenue
Pierce Street and Tioga Avenue
Pierce Street and Warren Avenue
Pierce Street and Wyoming Avenue
Pringle Street
[Repealed 2-2-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2]
Pringle Street and Wyoming Avenue
Third Avenue and East Market Street
Third Avenue and Pierce Street
Union Street and Wyoming Avenue
B. 
Any operator of a vehicle or tractor who shall disobey the directions of any traffic signal shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution or to undergo imprisonment as now or hereafter authorized by law.

§ 170-19 One-way streets.

A. 
The following are hereby established as one-way highways:
[Amended 4-5-1982; 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6; 2-5-2001 by Ord. No. 2000-11]
Street
Direction
of Travel
Limits
Brook Street
North
From Pulaski Street to Eno Street
Butler Street
West
From Rutter Avenue to Wyoming Avenue
Center Avenue
North
From Curtis Street to Cuba Street
Chester Street
East
From Wyoming Avenue to Tioga Avenue
Chestnut Avenue
South
From Division Street to West Market Street
Cuba Street
East
From Borough line to Payne Avenue
Elm Avenue
North
From Pringle Street to Division Street
Eno Street
West
From Brook Street to Zerbey Avenue
Grove Street
[Added 6-2-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-1]
South
From Pringle Street to New Hurbane Street
Harris Street
West and south
From Anthracite Avenue to Park Avenue
Hewitt Place
West
From Chestnut Avenue to Schuyler Avenue
Julian Street
South
From Richard Street to Frederick Street
North Atherton Avenue
North
From East Market Street to Chester Street
North Dawes Avenue
South
From Dawes Avenue to western terminus of North Dawes Avenue
North Goodwin Avenue
North
From East Market Street to East Hoyt Street
North Landon Avenue
South
From East Hoyt Street to East Market Street
North Loveland Avenue
South
From Chester Street to East Market Street
North Maple Avenue
North
From West Market Street to Price Street
North Sprague Avenue
South
From Pringle Street to West Market Street
North Thomas Avenue
North
From East Market Street to East Hoyt Street
Payne Avenue
South
From Cuba Street to Main Street
Penn Street
West
From Zerbey Street to Meyers Lane
Poplar Street
East
From Schuyler Avenue to Wyoming Avenue
Poplar Street
East
From Wyoming Avenue to Schuyler Avenue
Pulaski Street
East
From Meyers Lane to Brook Street
Ross Street
East
From Schuyler Avenue to Chestnut Avenue
Rutter Avenue
North
From East Market Street to Pierce Street
Sharpe Street
[Repealed 2-2-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2]
South Atherton Avenue
South
From East Market Street to Northampton Street
South Dawes Avenue
North
From western terminus of South Dawes Avenue to Dawes Avenue
South Gates Avenue
North
From Northampton Street to East Market Street
South Goodwin Avenue
South
From East Market Street to Northampton Street
South Landon Avenue
North
From Northampton Street to East Market Street
South Loveland Avenue
North
From Northampton Street to East Market Street
South Maple Avenue
North
From Main Street to West Market Street
South Sprague Avenue
South and east
From West Market Street to Main Street
South Thomas Avenue
South
From East Market Street to Northampton Street
South Welles Avenue
North
From Northampton Street to East Market Street
West Hoyt Street
[Amended 10-5-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-9]
West
From North Maple Avenue to Chestnut Avenue
Wright Avenue
South
From Pierce Street to East Market Street
B. 
Any person who shall operate a motor vehicle or tractor upon any highway or portion thereof hereby established as a one-way highway, other than in the direction hereby established for traffic thereon, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $10 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.

§ 170-20 U-turns prohibited.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle or tractor to make a U-turn anywhere upon any highway in the borough.
B. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $10 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.

§ 170-21 Prohibited turns intersections and locations.

[Amended 11-8-1976; 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6; 4-5-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-4; 8-6-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-3; 8-3-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-7]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle or tractor traveling upon the first-named highway at any of the following intersections, in the direction or directions hereby indicated in each case, to make a left turn and/or right turn at the said intersection, as hereby indicated:
Name of Street or Location
Direction
of Travel
Prohibited
Turn
At Intersection of
Carle Street
West
Left
Wyoming Avenue
East Dorrance Street
Hoyt Library parking lot
East
Left
Wyoming Avenue
Main Street
Market Street
East and west
Left
Landon Avenue
Market Street
East and west
Left
Loveland Avenue
Market Street
West
Left
Gates Avenue
Market Street
West
Left
Welles Avenue
Rutter Avenue
North and south
Left
Dorrance Street
West Bennett Street
East
Right on Red
Wyoming Avenue
West Market Street
East
Left at any time from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Market Street
B. 
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle or tractor traveling upon the first named highway at any of the following intersections, in the direction identified in each case, to make a right turn on a red signal at the said intersection.
[Added 3-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-2[1]]
Name of Street
Direction of Travel
At Intersection of
East Hoyt Street
East
Wyoming Avenue
West Hoyt Street
West
Wyoming Avenue
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsection B as Subsection C.
C. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $25 and costs of prosecution or to undergo imprisonment as now or hereafter authorized by law.

§ 170-22 Stop intersections.

[Amended 11-8-1976; 2-11-1985; 5-7-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-12]
A. 
The following intersections and such other intersections located within the municipality as may from time to time be designated by ordinance are hereby established as stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected (or are hereby confirmed if heretofore enacted) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named highway upon the first-named highway in the direction or directions hereby indicated. All vehicles and tractors approaching any such intersections upon the first-named highway in the direction or directions hereby indicated in each case shall come to a full stop within a reasonable distance before entering any such intersection.
Stop Sign on
Direction
of Travel
At Intersection of
Academy Lane
East
Welter Lane
Academy Lane
East/West
Mercer Avenue
Academy Lane
East/West
Shuyler Avenue
Academy Lane
West
Railroad Avenue
Alley between East Vaughn Street and East Walnut Street
East
Rutter Avenue
Alley between Park Place and Church Street
East
Anthracite Avenue
Alley between Park Place and Church Street
West
Park Place
Alley between Reese Park South and Landon Avenue
South
Dean Court
Alley between South Atherton Avenue and South Loveland Avenue
North
Alley running east and west between South Atherton Avenue and South Loveland Avenue
Alley north of Northampton Street
East
South Gates Avenue
Alley north of Northampton Street
East/West
Bowman Street
Alley north of Northampton Street
East/West
South Atherton Avenue
Alley north of Northampton Street
East/West
South Goodwin Avenue
Alley north of Northampton Street
East/West
South Landon Avenue
Alley north of Northampton Street
East/West
South Loveland Avenue
Alley north of Northampton Street
East/West
South Thomas Avenue
Alley north of Northampton Street
East/West
South Welles Avenue
Alley south of and parallel to Market Street
East
Reese Park
Alley south of and parallel to Market Street
East
South Gates Avenue
Alley south of and parallel to Market Street
East/West
South Atherton Avenue
Alley south of and parallel to Market Street
East/West
South Goodwin Avenue
Alley south of and parallel to Market Street
East/West
South Landon Avenue
Alley south of and parallel to Market Street
East/West
South Loveland Avenue
Alley south of and parallel to Market Street
East/West
South Thomas Avenue
Alley south of and parallel to Market Street
East/West
South Welles Avenue
Anthracite Avenue
South
Church Street
Anthracite Avenue
South
Park Place
Belding Lane
West
South Maple Street
Belles Street
North
Penn Street
Bowman Street
South
Northampton Street
Brewster Lane
South
Penn Street
Brook Street
North
Division Street
Brook Street
South
Pringle Street
Butler Street
East
North Gates Avenue
Butler Street
East/West
Rutter Avenue
Butler Street
East/West
Tioga Avenue
Butler Street
East/West
Warren Avenue
Butler Street
West
Wyoming Avenue
Carle Street
East
Reese Park
Carle Street
West
South Wyoming Avenue
Center Street
North
Cuba Street
Center Street
South
Main Street
Charles Avenue
North
Lathrop Street
Charles Avenue
North/South
Dorrance Street
Charles Avenue
South
James Street
Charles Street
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
West
James Street
Cherry Street
East
Brook Street
Cherry Street
West
Zerbey Avenue
Chester Street
East
Tioga Avenue
Chester Street
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
South
Ridge Avenue
Chester Street
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
South
Rutter Avenue
Chester Street
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
South
Wright Avenue
Chestnut Street
South
Market Street
Chestnut Street
South
Price Street
Chestnut Street
South
Pringle Street
Chestnut Street
South
West Hoyt Street
Church Street
East
Stewart Street
Covert Street
East
South Wyoming Avenue
Covert Street
West
Main Street
Cuba Street
East
Payne Street
Curtis Street
East
Payne Street
Dawes Avenue
North
Pierce Street
Dean Court
East
South Goodwin Avenue
Dean Court
East/West
South Atherton Avenue
Dean Court
East/West
South Landon Avenue
Dean Court
East/West
South Loveland Avenue
Division Street
[Added 9-14-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-17]
East/West
Railroad Avenue
Division Street
East/West
Schuyler Avenue
Duplan Manor
South
West Bennett Street
East Dorrance Street
[Added 8-5-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-4]
East/West
Ford Avenue
East Dorrance Street
East/West
Hamilton Avenue
East Dorrance Street
[Added 8-6-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-3]
East/West
Rutter Avenue
East Dorrance Street
East/West
Warren Avenue
East Hoyt Street
[Added 2-5-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-9]
East/West
Rutter Avenue
East Hoyt Street
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
North
North Gates Avenue
East Hoyt Street
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
South
First Avenue
East Hoyt Street
South/East/
West
North Loveland Street (three-way)
East Hoyt Street
South/East/
West
Wright Avenue (three-way)
East Hoyt Street (east)
East
First Avenue (one-way)
East Hoyt Street (west)
West
Third Avenue (one-way)
East Union Street
East
Ford Avenue
East Vaughn Street
East
Rutter Avenue
East Vaughn Street
West
Wyoming Avenue
East Walnut Street
East
Rutter Avenue
East Walnut Street
West
Wyoming Avenue
Edward Street
North
Richard Street
Edward Street
South
Pringle Street
Elm Avenue
North
Division Street
Elm Avenue
North
Price Street
Eno Street
West
Zerbey Avenue
First Avenue
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
East
Davis Street
First Avenue
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
West
East Market Street
Floralon Drive
South
West Bennett Street
Ford Avenue
North/South
Dorrance Street
Ford Avenue
South
James Street
Frederick Street
East/West
Edward Street
Frederick Street
West
Korn Street
Gershom Place
East
Ford Avenue
Gershom Place
West
Wyoming Avenue
Gibson Avenue
North
Lathrop Street
Gibson Avenue
North/South
Dorrance Street
Gibson Avenue
South
James Street
Gillis Street
North
Pringle Street
Gillis Street
South
Brewster Lane
Gordon Lane
East
Welter Lane
Gordon Lane
East/West
Mercer Avenue
Gordon Lane
East/West
Schuyler Avenue
Gordon Lane
West
Railroad Avenue
Hamilton Avenue
North
Stanley Drive
Hamilton Avenue
North/South
James Street
Hamilton Avenue
North/South
Joseph Drive
Hamilton Avenue
South
Butler Street
Hamilton Avenue
South
Lathrop Street
Harris Street
West
Wyoming Avenue
Hedge Place
East
Ford Avenue
Hedge Place
West
Wyoming Avenue
Humpleby Street
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
North
North Welles (Tioga)
Humpleby Street
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
South
North Gates Avenue
James Street
East
North Gates Avenue
James Street
East/West
Rutter Avenue
James Street
East/West
Tioga Avenue
James Street
East/West
Warren Avenue
James Street
West
Wyoming Avenue
John Street
East
Wyoming Avenue
John Street
East/West
Mercer Avenue
John Street
East/West
Schuyler Avenue
John Street
West
Railroad Avenue
Joseph Drive
East
Milford Drive
Joseph Drive
East/West
Hamilton Avenue
Keith Drive
North
Stanley Drive
Korn Street
North/South
Frederick Street
Korn Street
North/South
Pringle Street
Korn Street
North/South
Richard Street
Korn Street
South
Penn Street
Krych Street
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
South
Zerbey Avenue
Krych Street
West
Gillis Street
Lackawanna Avenue
East
Welter Lane
Lackawanna Avenue
East/West
Elm Street
Lackawanna Avenue
East/West
Mercer Avenue
Lackawanna Avenue
East/West
Schuyler Avenue
Lackawanna Avenue
West
Railroad Avenue
Lathrop Court
West
Rutter Avenue
Lathrop Street
East
Hamilton Avenue
Lathrop Street
East
Rutter Avenue
Lathrop Street
East/West
Warren Avenue
Main Street
North
Market Street
Mason Court
North
Pringle Street
Mason Court
South
Penn Street
Meadowland Avenue
North
Lathrop Street
Meadowland Avenue
North/South
East Dorrance Street
Meadowland Avenue
South
James Street
Mercer Avenue
North
Eley Street
Mercer Avenue
North/South
West Bennett Street
Mercer Avenue
[Added 10-4-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-6]
North/South
West Union Street
Mercer Avenue
North/South
West Vaughn Street
Mercer Avenue
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
West
Division Street
Meyers Lane
North/South
Penn Street
Milford Drive
North
Nandy Drive
Milford Drive
South
Joseph Drive
Milford Drive
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
West
Milton Drive
Mott Street
North
Market Street
Nandy Drive
North
Church Street
Nandy Drive
North
Nandy Drive and Milford Drive
Nandy Drive
North/South
Joseph Drive
Nandy Drive
South
Milford Drive
Newitt Street
West
Schuyler Avenue
No Name Street
North
Church Street
No Name Street
South
East Bennett Street
North Atherton Avenue
All
East Hoyt Street (four-way)
North Atherton Avenue
North
Chester Street
North Dawes Avenue
South
Dawes Avenue (one-way)
North Dawes Avenue
South/East/
West
Davis Street (three-way)
North Dawes Avenue
South/West
Crane Street (two-way)
North Gates Avenue
North
East Dorrance Street
North Gates Avenue
North/South
Butler Street
North Gates Avenue
North/South
James Street
North Gates Avenue
North/South/
East
East Hoyt Street (three-way)
North Gates Avenue
North/South/
East
Humpleby Street (3-way)
North Goodwin Avenue
North
East Hoyt Street (1-way)
North Goodwin Avenue
South
East Hoyt Street (1-way)
North Loveland Avenue
North
Chester Street
North Maple Avenue
North
Price Street
North Maple Avenue
North
Pringle Street
North Maple Avenue
North
West Hoyt Street
North Sprague Avenue
South
Market Street
North Sprague Avenue
South
West Hoyt Street
North Thomas Avenue
North
Humpleby Street
North Thomas Avenue (one-way)
North
East Hoyt Street
North Thomas Avenue (one-way)
South
East Hoyt Street
North Welles Avenue
All
East Hoyt Street (4-way)
Orchard Street
West
Payne Street
Osceola Avenue
North
Pierce Street
Osceola Avenue
South
Chester Street
Page Avenue
North
Market Street
Page Avenue
South
Main Street
Park Place
East
Anthracite Avenue
Park Place
South
Church Street
Park Place
West
Park Place
Payne Avenue
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
West
Curtis Street
Payne Avenue
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
West
Main Street
Penn Street
West
Grove Street
Poplar Street
East/West
Mercer Avenue
Poplar Street
East/West
Schuyler Avenue
Poplar Street
West
Railroad Avenue
Price Street
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
North/South
Chestnut Avenue
Price Street
[Added 3-1-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-3]
East/West
Schuyler Avenue
Price Street
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
South
Wyoming Avenue
Pringle Street
East/West
Korn Street
Pringle Street
[Added 2-2-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2]
East/West
Schuyler Avenue
Pringle Street
West
Grove Street
Pulaski Street
[Added 3-1-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-3]
East
Zerbey Avenue
Railroad Avenue
North/South
West Union Street
Railroad Avenue
South
Division Street
Railroad Avenue
South
West Bennett Street
Reynolds Street
East
North Gates Avenue
Reynolds Street
East/West
Rutter Avenue
Reynolds Street
East/West
Tioga Avenue
Reynolds Street
East/West
Warren Avenue
Reynolds Street
West
Wyoming Avenue
Richard Street
West
Korn Street
Ridge Avenue
North
Pierce Street
Ridge Avenue
North/South
Chester Street (2-way)
Ridge Avenue
North/South
East Hoyt Street (2-way)
Rosenheim Court
West
Payne Street
Ross Street
East
Chestnut Street
Rutter Avenue
[Added 2-5-2001 by Ord. No. 2000-11]
North
East Hoyt Street
Rutter Avenue
[Added 8-6-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-3]
North/South
East Dorrance Street
Rutter Avenue
[Added 12-6-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-12]
North/South
James Street
Schuyler Avenue
North
West Vaughn Street
Schuyler Avenue
North/South
Division Street
Schuyler Avenue
North/South
John Street
Schuyler Avenue
[Added 3-1-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-3]
North/South
Price Street
Schuyler Avenue
[Added 2-2-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2]
North/South
Pringle Street
Schuyler Avenue
North/South
Sharpe Street
Schuyler Avenue
North/South
West Dorrance Street
Schuyler Avenue
North/South
West Union Street
Second Avenue
All
Davis Street (4-way)
Second Avenue
All
East Hoyt Street (4-way)
Second Avenue
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
East/West
East Market Street
Second Avenue
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
East/West
Pierce Street
Sharpe Street
East
Schuyler Avenue
Sharpe Street
East
Wyoming Avenue
Sharpe Street
East/West
Mercer Avenue
Sharpe Street
East/West
Railroad Avenue
South Atherton Avenue
South
Northampton Street
South Dawes Avenue
East/North/
West
Crane Street (3-way)
South Dawes Avenue
East/North/
West
Davis Street (3-way)
South Goodwin Avenue
South
Northampton Street
South Landon Avenue
[Added 2-4-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-3]
North
Dean Court
South Maple Avenue
North
Market Street
South Sprague Avenue
East
Main Street
South Thomas Avenue
South
Northampton Street
Spruce Street
South
Market Street
Spruce Street
West
Schuyler Avenue
Stanley Drive
East
Third Avenue
Stanley Drive
West
Nandy Drive
Stewart Street
North
Church Street
Stewart Street
South
East Bennett Street
Taylor Lane
North
Chester Street
Taylor Lane
North/South
East Hoyt Street (2-way)
Third Avenue
All
Davis Street (4-way)
Third Avenue
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
East/West
Davis Street
Thomas Lane
North
Division Street
Thomas Lane
North
Pringle Street
Thomas Lane
South
Penn Street
Tioga Avenue
North/South
East Dorrance Street
Tioga Avenue
North/South
James Street
Tioga Avenue
South
Lathrop Street
Warren Avenue
North/South
Dorrance Street
Warren Avenue
North/South
James Street
Warren Avenue
South
Chester Street
Welter Lane
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
East/West
West Dorrance Street
Welter Lane
North
Poplar Street
Welter Lane
North
West Union Street
Welter Lane
North/South
Division Street
Welter Lane
South
Price Street
Welter Lane
South
Sharpe Street
West Bennett Street
East/West
Mercer Avenue
West Dorrance Street
East
Wyoming Avenue
West Dorrance Street
East/West
Mercer Avenue
West Dorrance Street
East/West
Schuyler Avenue
West Dorrance Street
West
Railroad Avenue
West Hoyt Street
West
Maple Avenue
West Hoyt Street
West
Schuyler Avenue
West Hoyt Street
[Amended 10-5-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-11]
East/West
Sprague Avenue
West Union Street
[Added 10-4-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-6]
East/West
Mercer Avenue
West Vaughn Street
East
Wyoming Avenue
West Vaughn Street
East/West
Mercer Avenue
West Walnut Street
East
Wyoming Avenue
West Walnut Street
East/West
Mercer Avenue
Westmoreland Avenue
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
East
Lathrop Street
Westmoreland Avenue
North/South
Dorrance Street
Westmoreland Avenue
South
James Street
Winola Avenue
North
Pierce Street
Winola Avenue
South
Chester Street
Woodland Drive
South
West Bennett Street
Wright Avenue
South
Market Street
Wright Avenue
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
West
Chester Street
Zerbey Avenue
[Added 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
East
Pringle Street
Zerbey Avenue
[Added 3-1-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-3]
North/South
Pulaski Street
B. 
Any operator of a vehicle or a tractor who shall fail to come to a full stop within a reasonable distance before entering any stop intersection, as hereinabove required, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution or to undergo imprisonment as now or hereafter authorized by law.

§ 170-23 Certain highways closed to certain vehicles.

A. 
Vehicles and tractors.
(1) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle or tractor, except a passenger vehicle or taxicab (but not including any passenger vehicle drawing any trailer or towing any other vehicle), upon any of the following portions of the highways of the borough:
Highway
Limits
Charles Avenue
From East Dorrance Street to Lathrop Street
East Union Street
Wyoming Avenue to Ford Avenue
Ford Avenue
East Dorrance Street to Lathrop Street
Gershom Place
Wyoming Avenue to Ford Avenue
Lathrop Street
Rutter Avenue to Ford Avenue
(2) 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Subsection A shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $50 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 10 days. Nothing herein shall prohibit the operation of any commercial vehicle or tractor upon any highway or portion thereof listed hereinabove where such operation thereon shall be necessary in order to pick up or deliver any goods, wares, merchandise or material from or to any premises located upon such highway or portion thereof.
B. 
Gross weight restrictions.
[Added 4-18-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-7]
(1) 
Imposition of gross weight restrictions.
[Amended 6-13-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-12; 9-14-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-18]
(a) 
Locations.
[1] 
Any vehicle which travels upon East Bennett Street between Rutter Avenue and Wyoming Avenue or which travels upon Church Street between Wyoming Avenue and Church Street shall not weigh in excess of 11,000 pounds gross weight.
[2] 
Any vehicle which travels upon Rutter Avenue between Market Street and Church Street shall not weigh in excess of 11,000 pounds gross weight.
[3] 
Any vehicle which travels upon Division Street between Wyoming Avenue and Railroad Street shall not weigh in excess of 11,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
[Amended 7-11-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-11]
(b) 
Exemptions.
[1] 
School buses, emergency vehicles and vehicles making local deliveries to or pickups from buildings located on either East Bennett Street or Church Street are hereby exempted from the foregoing restriction.
[2] 
School buses, emergency vehicles, vehicles engaged in the construction or repair of streets and vehicles actually engaged in making intermittent deliveries or rendering occasional services to residential property on Division Street are hereby exempted from the foregoing restrictions.
[Amended 10-2-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-4]
(2) 
Enforcement.
(a) 
The Kingston Municipal Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police are hereby empowered to enforce the weight restrictions established in Subsection B(1) hereof.
(b) 
The Kingston Department of Public Works, in accordance with standards and regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, shall erect and maintain restriction signs as required by Section 4902(e) of the Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa. C.S.A. § 4902(e).
(3) 
Penalties for violation. Any person operating a motor vehicle in violation of the weight restrictions imposed by Subsection B(1) hereof is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 and not more than $100.

§ 170-24 Standing without lights.

The boundary limits of the Borough of Kingston are hereby established as a zone in which motor vehicles may remain standing without lights, and all highways within such boundary limits are hereby designated as highways where motor vehicles may remain standing without lights.

§ 170-25 Prohibited parking.

Parking shall be prohibited at all times in the following locations:
Street
Side
Limits
Academy Lane
[Added 7-5-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-4]
South
From 135 feet west of the intersection of the westerly sideline of Mercer Avenue with the southerly sideline of Academy Lane for a distance of 40 feet west
Carle Street
[Added 11-7-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-7]
North
From the South Wyoming Avenue curb 336 feet east
Carle Street
[Added 11-7-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-7]
South
From the South Wyoming Avenue curb 336 feet east
East Dorrance Street
South
From Wyoming Avenue to Tioga Avenue
East Hoyt Street
South
From Wright Avenue to North Atherton Avenue
Ford Avenue
[Added 5-7-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-2]
West
From East Dorrance Street to Gershom Place
Grove Street
[Added 5-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-5]
East
From Pringle Street intersection 60 feet south (seasonally from November 1 to April 30)
Hewitt Place
South
From Schuyler Avenue to Chestnut Street
Humpleby Street
[Added 6-1-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-1; amended 9-8-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-4]
South
North Welles Street to North Gates Street
John Street
[Added 4-4-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-2]
South
From a point 113 feet easterly from the intersection with Railroad Avenue for a distance of 70 feet to conclude at a point 183 feet easterly from the intersection of Railroad Avenue
Market Street
[Added 11-7-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-7]
South
From the South Wyoming Avenue curb 460 feet east
Mercer Avenue
[Added 5-20-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-6]
East
From West Bennett Street to Eley Street
Mercer Avenue
[Added 4-3-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-3]
West
From Division Street to a point 30 feet north thereof
Mercer Avenue
[Added 4-3-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-3]
West
From Poplar Street to a point 25 feet south thereof
New Hurbane Street
[Added 6-1-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-1]
South
From Grove Street to Bellas Street
North Atherton Avenue
[Amended 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
West
From Hoyt Street to Chester Street
North Dawes Avenue
West
From Pierce Street to Market Street
North Gates Avenue
Both
From Humpleby Street to Pierce Street
North Gates Avenue
East
From Market Street to a point 50 feet northwardly thereof
North Maple Avenue
West
From Price Street to Market Street
Orchard Street
[Added 2-5-2001 by Ord. No. 2000-10]
North
Entire length
Pierce Street
Both
From Tioga Avenue to the borough line at the end of the North Street Bridge
Pierce Street
[Added 5-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-6]
South
From Warren Avenue intersection 30 feet east
Ross Street
[Amended 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
North
From Schuyler Avenue to Chestnut Street
Rutter Avenue
[Added 8-4-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-3]
East
From Butler Street intersection 50 feet south
Rutter Avenue
[Added 2-5-2001 by Ord. No. 2000-11]
East
From East Hoyt Street to a point 30 feet southwardly thereof
Rutter Avenue
[Added 8-1-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-5]
East
From the southerly intersection with Lathrop Court for a distance of 45 feet south
Rutter Avenue
West
From Market Street to Church Street
Sharpe Street
[Added 2-2-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2]
South
From Wyoming Avenue to Welter Lane
South Dawes Avenue
East
From Pierce Street to Market Street
Spruce Street
[Added 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-1]
East
From Alley #3 to a point 21 feet south therefrom
Welles Avenue
[Amended 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6]
East
From Humpleby Street and Pierce Street
Welles Avenue
East
From Market Street to a point 50 feet northwardly thereof
West Hoyt Street
South
From Chestnut Avenue to Wyoming Avenue
West Market Street
[Added 9-8-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-8]
North
From a point 217 feet from Wyoming Avenue west to North Sprague Avenue
West Market Street
South
From Page Avenue to Kingston Corners
Wyoming Avenue
East
From the intersection with James Street southward for a distance of 245 feet
Wyoming Avenue
[Added 4-6-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-2; repealed 9-8-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-9]
Wyoming Avenue
[Added 9-8-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-9; amended 4-4-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
East
From 302 feet north of the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Market Street for a distance of 225 feet north
Wyoming Avenue
West
From the intersection with Division Street northward for a distance of 210 feet
Wyoming Avenue
[Added 4-7-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-3]
West
From a point 77 feet from the side line of Sharpe Street right-of-way 221 feet north
Wyoming Avenue
[Added 6-4-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-6]
West
From West Bennett Street intersection 160 feet south

§ 170-26 Residential parking only zones.

[Amended 9-2-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-10]
A. 
For the purpose of this subsection, the following definitions shall apply:
COMMERCIAL PARKING
The parking of vehicles for or related to the conduct of business. This definition does not include vehicles engaged in the delivery of goods and merchandise for a period not longer than 15 minutes. This definition does not include vehicles engaged in repair or services for residential properties within the restricted area.
RESIDENTIAL PARKING
Parking for owners, occupants or visitors related to single-family residences or apartments used for the habitation of people.
B. 
The following street is designated a "residential parking only" street:
The east side of Mercer Avenue from a point 105 feet from the intersection of West Bennett Street and Mercer Avenue to the intersection of Mercer Avenue and West Walnut Street
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a commercial vehicle or tractor or to allow the same to remain parked in a "residential parking only" zone.
D. 
Penalties for violation. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in Municipal Code § 170-29E.

§ 170-27 Limited time parking.

A. 
Time limit parking. It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or to allow the same to remain parked for longer than the maximum time hereby prescribed therefor in any of the following locations:
Name of Highway
Side
Time Limit
Location
Chester Street
[Added 9-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-8]
North
2 hours
From Rutter Avenue east 80 feet
East Market Street
[Amended 5-1-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-1]
North and south
1 hour
Kingston Corners to Market Street Bridge, excepting the north side of East Market Street between Dawes Avenue and North Gates Avenue
North Atherton
[Added 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-7]
West
1 hour
From Market Street 50 feet north along North Atherton Avenue
Pierce Street
[Added 9-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-8]
North
30 minutes
From Rutter Avenue east 100 feet
Rutter Avenue
[Added 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-7]
East
30 minutes
From Pierce Street 90 feet north along Rutter Avenue
West Market Street
North
1 hour
Kingston Corners to South Sprague Avenue
West Wyoming Avenue
East and west
1 hour
Kingston Corners to Northampton Street
Wyoming Avenue
[Added 5-7-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-4]
East
15 minutes
From 50 feet south of the Dorrance Street intersection 24 feet south
Wyoming Avenue
East and west
1 hour
Bennett Street to West Dorrance Street
Wyoming Avenue
East and west
1 hour
Price Street to Kingston Corners
Wyoming Avenue
West
2 hours
West Dorrance Street to Sharpe Street
B. 
Time limit parking; certain hours.
[Added 5-7-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-10]
(1) 
Limitation.
(a) 
A two-hour parking limitation is hereby continued for South Dawes Avenue from the intersection thereof with Market Street to the intersection thereof with Pierce Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern daylight saving time, excluding any area designated as prohibited parking; and the two-hour parking limitation heretofore established for North Dawes Avenue is rescinded.
[Amended 12-5-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-19]
(b) 
A one-half-hour parking limitation is hereby established for that portion of East Market Street between Dawes Avenue and North Gates Avenue, Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. prevailing time.
[Added 5-1-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-1]
(c) 
A two-hour parking limitation is hereby established for the north side of Reynolds Street from Rutter Avenue and Wyoming Avenue between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. prevailing time Monday through Saturday.
[Added 5-7-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-5]
(d) 
A two-hour parking limitation on the north side and the south side of Gershom Place from 157 feet from the intersection of said street with Wyoming Avenue to the end of Gershom Place at the intersection of said street with Ford Avenue, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. prevailing time.
[Added 9-3-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-6]
(e) 
A two-hour parking limitation during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. prevailing time is hereby established on the west side of Wyoming Avenue and the east side of Wyoming Avenue from the Municipal boundary at Forty Fort to the Municipal boundary at Edwardsville at all locations not falling within 25 feet of intersections where parking is prohibited and/or not otherwise subject to another more restrictive specific traffic control.
[Added 6-7-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-7]
(2) 
Posting of signs; enforcement.
(a) 
The Kingston Department of Public Works is hereby authorized to post Pennsylvania Department of Transportation approved regulatory signs on property standards to advise motorists of the two-hour parking limitation of South Dawes Avenue in the location previously prescribed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern daylight saving time. Furthermore, in line with the removal of the parking limitation on North Dawes Avenue, the Kingston Department of Public Works is hereby authorized to remove those signs relating to the parking limitation of North Dawes Avenue.
[Amended 12-3-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-19]
(b) 
The Kingston Municipal Police Department is hereby authorized to enforce the parking limitation as herein set forth.
(c) 
The placement of appropriate approved signage on the north side of Reynolds Street is hereby authorized and directed.
[Added 5-7-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-5]
(3) 
Penalties for violation. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in Municipal Code § 170-29.
[Amended 5-1-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-1]
C. 
Parking prohibited certain hours.
[Added 9-2-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-10]
(1) 
Parking is prohibited on the west side of Mercer Avenue from the northerly sideline of West Bennett Street to the southerly sideline of Eley Street between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. prevailing time.
[Amended 5-20-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-6]
(2) 
Penalties for violation. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in Municipal Code § 170-29E.

§ 170-28 Street sweeping zones.

[Added 2-11-1985]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle or to allow the same to remain parked during any period of time in any area posted for street sweeping or cleaning purposes.
B. 
One-way streets.
[Added 4-21-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-7]
(1) 
The following streets are one-way streets and are sufficiently narrow as to only allow parking on one side of the street and travel in a single available lane, thereby requiring special parking regulations on street sweeping days.
(a) 
Chestnut Avenue: one way south from Division Street to West Market Street.
(b) 
Elm Avenue: one way north from Pringle Street to Division Street.
(c) 
Eno Street: one way west from Brook Street to Zerby Avenue.
(d) 
Newitt Place: one way west from Chestnut Avenue to Schuyler Avenue.
(e) 
North Maple Avenue: one way north from West Market Street to Price Street.
(f) 
North Sprague Avenue: one way south from Pringle Street to East Hoyt Street.
(g) 
Ross Street: one way east from Schuyler Avenue to Chestnut Avenue.
(2) 
When the posted "parking" side is to be cleaned and parking thereby prohibited, vehicles shall be allowed to park on the traveling lane side of the street from one hour before the stated hour for street sweeping to be commenced until one hour after the posted hours for street sweeping.
(3) 
Parking on the traveling side of the street is otherwise prohibited.
(4) 
Signs informing the public of this regulation shall be posted beneath the street sweeping sign.

§ 170-29 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 11-8-1976; 1-9-1990]
A. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay the fine hereinafter stated and costs of prosecution or to undergo imprisonment, as now or hereafter authorized by law.
[Amended 2-3-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-3]
B. 
Fines of $5 shall be imposed for:
[Amended 6-1-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-1; 6-7-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-6]
(1) 
Street sweeping - first offense during the yearly street sweeping season as announced by the Administrator of the Municipality of Kingston.
C. 
Fines of $10 shall be imposed for:
[Added 6-7-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-6[1]]
(1) 
Street sweeping - second offense during the yearly street sweeping season as announced by the Administrator of the Municipality of Kingston.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsections C through F as Subsections D through G, respectively.
D. 
Fines of $15 shall be imposed for:
[Amended 6-1-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-1; 9-8-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-4]
(1) 
Parking vehicles within 25 feet of the corner of any street.
(2) 
Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
(3) 
Parking vehicles within 30 feet of an approach to a stop sign.
(4) 
Parking or stopping with left side to curb.
(5) 
Stopping vehicle on crosswalk.
(6) 
Parking in prohibited zone.
(7) 
Double-parking.
(8) 
A violation as noted on reverse side of the ticket.
(9) 
Overtime parking limit.
(10) 
Blocking any lane of traffic or driveway.
(11) 
All vehicles not parked parallel to the curb and within 12 inches therefrom, unless marked by diagonal lines or signs indicating diagonal parking.
(12) 
Parking on sidewalk or tree lawns.
(13) 
Parking on private property.
E. 
Fines of $50 shall be imposed for the following:
[Amended 2-3-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-3; 6-1-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-1]
(1) 
Parking in a handicapped zone without authorization, as prohibited and regulated by §§ 1338 and 3354 of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, 75 Pa. C.S.A. §§ 1338 and 3354.
(2) 
Street sweeping - third and all subsequent offenses during the yearly street sweeping season as announced by the Administrator of the Municipality of Kingston.
[Added 6-7-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-6]
F. 
Increase of fines.
(1) 
Fines of $5 imposed by this article shall be increased to $10 if not paid within 48 hours from issuance of notice of violation.
(2) 
Fines of $10 imposed by this article shall be increased to $15 if not paid within 48 hours from issuance of notice of violation.
(3) 
Fines of $50 imposed by this article shall be increased to $55 if not paid within 48 hours from issuance of notice of violation.
[Added 6-1-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-1]
(4) 
All such fines not paid within 10 days from issuance of notice of violation shall result in the issuance of a citation therefor.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F(5), regarding a fine of $15 not paid within 48 hours from issuance of notice of violation, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 6-7-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-6.
G. 
The Municipal Secretary is hereby authorized to provide for and secure appropriate notice of violation for use by the Municipality of Kingston's Police Department, pursuant to the provisions of this article.
[Amended 2-3-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-3]