Township of Lower Southampton, PA
Bucks County
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[Ord. 532, 9/10/2008]
Wherever a space is marked off on any street for the parking of an individual vehicle, every vehicle parked there shall be parked wholly within the lines bounding that space, and it shall be a violation of this part for any person to park a vehicle or allow it to remain parked otherwise.
[Ord. 532, 9/10/2008]
Parking shall be prohibited at all times in the following locations:
Street
Side
Between
Arbor Lane
Both
Poquessing Way to a point 200 feet west
Avenue A
Both
Between Brownsville Road and to a point 60 feet on Avenue A
Bridge View Road
Northeast
Parcels 21-25-135 to 21-25-137
Bridge View Road
Southwest, West and Northwest
Parcels 21-25-177 to 21-34-246
Bridge View Road
East and Southeast
Parcels 21-25-166 to 21-25-168
Bridge View Road
North, Northeast and East
Parcels 21-25-192 to 21-25-193
Bristol Road
Both
Bridgetown Pike to Summit Avenue
Buck Road
West
Both sides of intersection with Westbrook Road
Bustleton Pike
Both
County Line Road to Buck Road
Central Avenue
West
Heights Lane to Street Road
Dolton Road
East
161 feet from the intersection of Village Drive and Maple Lane
Elmwood Avenue
Both
Bridgetown Pike to Brownsville Road
Fourth Street
Both
Harding Avenue within 200 feet of Bustleton Pike
Franklin Avenue
West
Bustleton Pike and Harding Avenue to Bustleton Pike
Green Ridge Circle
West, Northwest and North
Parcels 21-25-336 to 21-25-365
Green Ridge Circle
North, Northeast and East
Parcels 21-25-360 to 21-25-358
Green Ridge Circle
East, Southeast and South
Parcel 21-25-356
Green Ridge Circle
South, Southwest and West
Parcels 21-25-350 to 21-25-347
Heights Lane
North
Poquessing Way to Hickory Avenue
Heights Lane
South
Poquessing Way to Central Avenue
Hilltop Lane
West
Parcels 21-009-042 to 21-009-052
Irving Place
Both
Bustleton Pike to Hoover Street
Magee Street
East
Somers Avenue to Parcel 21-023-064
North Central Avenue
West
Heights Lane to Street Road
Peyton Street
East
27 Peyton and 35 Peyton Street
Philmont Avenue
Both
Street Road and County Line Road
S. Pleasant Drive
West
Hickory to dead end
Poquessing Way
Both
Heights Lane to Arbor Lane
Revere Street
Both
Poquessing Way to a point 50 feet west
Richards Avenue
South
Roberts Avenue to a point 240 feet west
Roberts Avenue
West
Street Road to a point 180 feet north
Ruth Street
North
Entire length from Bustleton Pike
School Lane
Both
Bridgetown Pike to Desire Avenue
Stoltz Avenue
Both
From edge of medical office driveway to a point 280 feet west of driveway
Street Road
Both
Buck Road to Philmont Avenue
South Westview Avenue
Both
From Street Road to a point 500 feet south
Terry Drive
Both
Entire length
Valley Stream Circle
Southeast
Parcel 21-25-168
Valley Stream Circle
Southwest, South and Southeast
Parcels 21-25-368-1 to 21-25-262
Valley Stream Circle
North, Northeast, East, Southeast and South
Parcels 21-17-4-2 to 21-25-249
Valley Stream Circle
Northeast
Parcel 21-25-134
Valley Stream Circle
Northwest
Parcels 21-25-124 to 21-25-102
Valley Stream Circle
Both
Woodbridge Court North and Bridge View Road
Village Drive
South
Between 1 Village Drive and 5 Village Drive
Westfield Road
North
Bridgetown Pike to a point 65 feet west
Windswept Drive
Both
Bridle Path Lane to Does Lane
Woodbine Avenue
Both
From Bridgetown Pike to a point 900 feet east
Woodbine Avenue
Both
Bridgetown Pike and Desire Avenue
Woodland Road
Both
Windswept and Bustleton
Woodland Road
West
Windswept Drive to Bridle Path Lane
[Ord. 532, 9/10/2008]
Parking shall be prohibited in the following locations at all times on the days and between the hours indicated in this section, as follows:
Street
Side
Between
Days
Hours
Overlook Road
East
Elmwood Avenue to Cynthia Lane
Monday through Friday
[Ord. 532, 9/10/2008]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or allow to remained parked on any of the following streets any vehicle other than a private passenger car, pickup truck, van or motorcycle (including passenger cars attached to a trailer in any way and recreation vehicles which may be not lawfully operated on a public road under its own power): all Township streets and roads.
[Ord. 532, 9/10/2008]
No person shall park a vehicle or allow it to remain parked for longer than the time indicated in any of the following locations at any time on the days and between the hours indicated:
Street
Side
Between
Days
Hours
Andrews Road
Both
Entire
All
6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Pennsylvania Boulevard
[Added by Ord. 569, 8/12/2015]
Both
Entire
All
6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
[Ord. 532, 9/10/2008]
The following are established as special purpose parking zones, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or to allow it to remain parked in any such zone except as specifically provided for that zone:
Street
Side
Location
Authorized Purpose of Vehicle
Poquessing Way
Both
Area of Poquessing Way north of Arbor Lane
Transporting handicapped persons1
1
Vehicle must have handicapped license plate
[Ord. 532, 9/10/2008]
It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle (other than a pedalcycle) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of any street, except that standing or parking for the purpose of loading or unloading persons or property shall be permitted on the following named streets on Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and for no longer than necessary for the loading or unloading:
Street
Side
Between
(Reserved)
[Ord. 532, 9/10/2008]
1. 
Findings and purpose. The Township finds that:
A. 
Certain residential areas in the Township are subjected to commuter vehicle parking, therefore depriving the residents of those areas of spaces in which to park their own vehicles.
B. 
Those residential streets are also subjected to a high degree of commuter traffic which substantially reduces the quality of the ambient air level.
C. 
The establishment of a parking permit program for certain affected areas should facilitate efficient movement of traffic by providing for parking preference during certain hours of the day and days of the week. Therefore, the Township considers it to be in the interest of the people of the Township to provide for the establishment of a residential permit parking program to ensure primary access to available parking spaces by neighborhood residents and also to provide a cleaner ambient air level.
2. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this section, words and terms listed in this subsection, as follows, shall have the following meanings:
COMMUTER VEHICLE
A motor vehicle parked in a residential area by a person not a resident of that residential area.
PROPRIETOR
A person who owns or leases real estate within a residential area of which he is not a resident, but who owns or manages a business enterprise or professional office maintained at that address; for the purpose of this section, a proprietor shall be entitled to one parking permit for that business or professional office address.
RESIDENT
A person who owns or leases real property within a residential area and who maintains either a voting residence or bona fide occupancy, or both, at that address.
RESIDENTIAL AREA
A contiguous area containing public highways or parts of public highways primarily abutted by residential property or residential and nonbusiness property (such as schools, parks, places of worship, hospitals and nursing homes).
3. 
Criteria. The residential areas designated in Subsection 4 of this section are those deemed impacted and hence eligible for residential parking on the basis of the following criteria:
A. 
During any period between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except legal holidays, the number of vehicles parked (or standing), legally or illegally, on the streets in the area is equal to 70% or more of the legal on-street parking capacity of the area; for the purpose of this criterion, a legal parking space shall be 20 linear feet.
B. 
During the same period as specified in paragraph A, 10% or more of the vehicles parked (or standing) on the streets in the area are not registered in the name of a person residing in the area; for the purpose of this criterion, the latest available information from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation regarding registration of motor vehicles shall be used.
Provided that, in determining that a specific area identified as impacted and eligible for residential permit parking is designated as a residential permit parking area, the following factors are taken into consideration:
(1) 
The local and metropolitan needs with respect to clean air and environment.
(2) 
The possibility of a reduction in total vehicle miles driven in the Township.
(3) 
The likelihood of alleviating traffic congestion, illegal parking and related health and safety hazards.
(4) 
The proximity of public transportation to the residential area.
(5) 
The desire and need of the residents for residential permit parking and their willingness to bear the administrative costs in connection with it.
(6) 
The need for parking in excess of the residential permit parking program in proximity to establishments located in the residential permit parking area and used by the general public for religious, health or educational purposes.
4. 
Designation of residential permit parking areas. The following are designated as residential permit parking areas:
Area
Bounded By and Including
(Reserved)
Signs shall be erected along the streets in each residential permit parking area, indicating the days, hours, locations and conditions under which parking shall be by permit only.
5. 
Application for permit. Application for a residential parking permit shall be made to the Chief of Police by the person desiring the permit, who shall be only the owner or the driver of a motor vehicle who resides on or is a proprietor of property immediately adjacent to a street or other location within a residential parking permit area. A separate application shall be required for each motor vehicle, and each application shall be accompanied by a permit fee in an amount as established by resolution of the Township, which shall be for the use of the Township, to be applied to the cost of administering the residential permit parking program. Each application shall contain the following information: the name of the owner or the driver, as the case may be, of the motor vehicle; the address of the resident or the proprietor, as the case may be; the make, model and registration number of the motor vehicle; and the driver number as taken from the applicant's current driver's license. At the discretion of the Chief of Police, the applicant shall be required, at the time of making application, to present his driver's license and the vehicle registration card.
6. 
Issuance of permit. Upon receipt of the application and the permit fee, and determination by him that the information upon the application shows that the applicant is entitled to a residential parking permit, the Chief of Police shall issue to the applicant a residential parking permit, which shall be valid for the remainder of the calendar year. The permit shall display the serial and registration numbers of the motor vehicles, the residential parking area number and the expiration date. The permit shall be renewable annually before the expiration date, upon making application for renewal and payment of the permit fee. It shall be unlawful and a violation of this section for any person to display other than the current and valid permit while standing or parking in a residential permit parking area at any time when those permits are to be displayed.
7. 
Temporary and exemption parking permits. Temporary parking permits may be issued by the Chief of Police, upon payment of a fee in an amount as established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, to bona fide visitors of residents of a designated residential permit parking area, and exemption parking permits may be issued, without payment of a fee, to handicapped persons.
8. 
Responsibility of permit holder.
A. 
Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, the holder of a residential parking permit shall be permitted to stand or park a motor vehicle operated by him in any designated residential parking area during those times when parking of motor vehicles is permitted in that area. While a vehicle for which a residential parking permit has been issued is so parked, that permit shall be displayed so as to be clearly visible through the windshield of the vehicle. A residential parking permit shall not guarantee or reserve to the holder a parking space within a designated residential permit parking area.
B. 
A residential parking permit shall not authorize its holder to stand or park a motor vehicle in any place where or at any time when stopping, standing or parking of motor vehicles is prohibited or set aside for other specified types of vehicles, nor shall the permit exempt its holder from the observance of any traffic or parking regulation other than residential permit parking regulation or restriction.
C. 
No person other than the permit holder whose name appears on the permit shall use a residential parking permit or display it on a vehicle operated; any such use or display by a person other than the permit holder shall constitute a violation of this section by the permit holder and by the person who so used or displayed the parking permit.
D. 
It shall constitute a violation of this section for any person falsely to represent himself as eligible for a residential parking permit or to furnish false information in an application to the Chief of Police in order to obtain a residential parking permit.
9. 
Revocation of permits. The Chief of Police shall have authority to revoke the residential parking permit of any permit holder found to be in violation of any provision of this section. Upon written notification to the permit holder of the revocation, the permit holder shall surrender the permit to the Chief of Police. Failure to do so, when so requested, shall constitute a violation of this section, provided that any person receiving such a notice may, within 10 days after the date of the notice, appeal to the Township for a hearing on the revocation, and the decision of the Township shall be final.
[Ord. 532, 9/10/2008]
1. 
No person shall park, stop, unload or permit to stand, whether attended or unattended, a vehicle or shall erect a building, structure or tent, whether temporary or permanent, in an area designated by the Board of Supervisors of the Township as a fire zone and where official signs have been erected giving notice thereof.
2. 
The following areas have been designated as fire zones:
A. 
At the Bucks County Mall, an area extending around the perimeter of every building or structure located thereon the width of 30 feet measured from the outside wall or edge of the curb, whichever distance is greater.
B. 
At the Feasterville Shopping Plaza, an area extending along the front of each and every shop or store located therein the width of 30 feet measured from the edge of the curb in front of said shops or stores.
C. 
Posted areas at Top of Hill Apartments, 301 Heights Lane, Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
D. 
Posted areas at Chalet Village Apartments, 95 Heights Lane, Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
E. 
Posted areas at Croftwood Apartments, 400 East Street Road, Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
F. 
Posted areas at Arbor Lane Apartments, 600 Old Street Road, Trevose, Pennsylvania.
G. 
Posted areas at Hickory Hill Apartments, 315 Steele Road, Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
H. 
Posted areas at K-Mart Shopping Center, Street Road and Pennsylvania Boulevard, Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
I. 
Posted areas at Trevose Shopping Plaza, Brownsville Road and Andrews Avenue, Trevose, Pennsylvania.
J. 
Posted areas at the Buck Hotel, Bustleton Pike and Buck Road, Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
K. 
Posted areas at Ridge Crest Nursing Home, Buck Road, Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
L. 
Posted areas at Poquessing School, Heights Lane, Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
M. 
Posted areas at Tawanka School, Brownsville Road, Trevose, Pennsylvania.
N. 
Posted areas at L.S.H.T. Elementary School, Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
O. 
Posted area at 700 West Street Road, no parking in the rear of property known as the "Summit Center," Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
P. 
210 East Street Road, known as the "Villages of Lower Southampton," Tax Parcel 21-11-38-2: the posted area in front of the retail/office building and the area to the rear of the building, with the exception of delivery trucks parked temporarily.
Q. 
100 East Street Road, known as the "Brunswick Zone," Tax Parcel 21-11-38-8: the posted area in front of the building.
R. 
Posted area at 67-69 Buck Road, TMP 21-001-012-067 and 21-001-012-069, known as "Executec Suites," the front of the building and an area extending 30 feet from the building.
3. 
Signs. The Chief of Police of the Township shall cause to be posted conspicuously, in the areas designated as fire zones by this section, official signs giving notice thereof to the public.
4. 
Prima facie evidence. In any proceeding for a violation of this section, the registration plate displayed on a vehicle or a name of a person, corporation or partnership appearing on any building, structure or tent shall be prima facie evidence that the owner of such vehicle or the person, corporation or partnership whose name appears upon such building, structure or tent was the offender at the time and place alleged.
[Ord. 532, 9/10/2008]
Any person who violates any provision of this part, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.