Town of Braintree, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Braintree as prior code §§ 113-11-1 and 113-11-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended ATM 5-9-2001 by Art. 28]
A. 
Any person or body that has lawful control of a public way or private way or of improved or enclosed property used as off-street parking areas for businesses, shopping malls, theaters, auditoriums, sporting or recreational facilities, cultural centers, residential dwellings, or any other place where the public has a right of access as invitees or licensees is required, subject to the remaining provisions of this section, to reserve parking spaces in such off-street parking areas for any vehicle owned and operated by a disabled veteran or handicapped person whose vehicle bears the distinguishing license plate authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2, according to the following formula: If the number of parking spaces in any such area is:
(1) 
More than 15 but not more than 25, one parking space;
(2) 
More than 25 but not more than 40, 5% of such spaces but not less than two;
(3) 
More than 40 but not more than 100, 4% of such spaces but not less than three;
(4) 
More than 100 but not more than 200, 3% of such spaces but not less than four;
(5) 
More than 200 but not more than 500, 2% of such spaces but not less than six;
(6) 
More than 500 but not more than 1,000, 1 1/2% of such spaces but not less than 10;
(7) 
More than 1,000 but not more than 2,000, 1% of such spaces but not less than 15;
(8) 
More than 2,000 but less than 5,000, 3/4 of 1% of such spaces but not less than 20; and
(9) 
More than 5,000, 1/2 of 1% of such spaces but not less than 30.
B. 
Parking spaces designated as reserved under the provisions of this section shall be identified by the use of above-grade signs with white lettering against a blue background and shall bear the words "Handicapped Parking: Special Plate Required. Unauthorized Vehicles May Be Removed at Owner's Expense," shall be as near as possible to a building entrance or walkway and shall be eight feet wide with a five-foot-wide cross-hatch access aisle adjacent to it except when adjacent to a van accessible parking space which requires an eight-foot cross-hatch access aisle, and said access aisles shall have curb ramp (cut) leading to walkway or other unobstructed methods permitting sidewalk access to a handicapped person.
[Amended ATM 5-8-1989 by Art. 13]
No person may leave a vehicle, other than a vehicle which is owned and operated by a disabled veteran or handicapped person which vehicle bears the distinguishing license plate authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2, within a parking space designated for use by disabled veterans or handicapped persons as authorized by § 10.04.010.
[Amended ATM 5-8-1989 by Art. 13; ATM 5-9-2001 by Art. 28]
No person may leave a vehicle in such a manner as to obstruct a curb ramp (cut) or cross-hatch area (access aisle) designated for use of handicapped persons as a means of egress to a street or public way.
[Amended ATM 5-8-1989 by Art. 13; ATM 5-9-2001 by Art. 28]
The penalty for violation of this chapter shall be no less than $100,[1] plus removal of the vehicle according to the provisions of MGL c. 266, § 120D.
[1]
Editor’s Note: See now Ch. 10.06, Parking Penalties.