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No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than 10 feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.
[7-11-1994 by Ord. No. 927; 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 932]
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
A. 
Displaying the vehicle for sale.
B. 
Washing, greasing or repairing the vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
A. 
Nonresident parking.
(1) 
For the purpose of protecting and preserving the Oak Swamp area, nonresident parking shall not be allowed at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets in the Oak Swamp area as described in the following schedule:
Name of Street
Sides
Location
Brown Avenue
[Added 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-22; repealed 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-23]
Byrd Avenue
[Added 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-22; repealed 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-23]
Earhart Street
[Added 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-22; repealed 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-23]
Hawkes Avenue
[Added 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-22; repealed 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-23]
Indian Valley Drive
[Added 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-22; repealed 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-23]
Malom Drive
Both
Entire street
Mohr Street
Both
Entire street
Red Oak Drive
Both
Entire street
Wood Drive
[Added 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-22; repealed 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-23]
(2) 
The above named streets are hereby designated for residents only parking.
(3) 
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine in the amount of $25.
B. 
No parking anytime.
(1) 
In accordance with this section, and for the purpose of protecting and preserving the Oak Swamp area, no parking shall be allowed at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets in the Oak Swamp area as described in the following schedule, and the same shall be designated as tow zones:
Name of Street
Sides
Location
Hill Drive
Both
Entire street
Lewis Street
Both
Entire street
Oak Tree Drive
Both
Entire street
Shore Drive
Both
Entire street
Spring Drive
Both
Entire street
Steere Drive
Both
Entire street
Valley Drive
Both
Entire street
Wayne Street
Both
Entire street
(2) 
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine in the amount of $50, plus the cost of towing.
A. 
The Chief of Police 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 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.
A. 
The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed 20 feet, or upon one side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed 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.
A. 
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:
(1) 
On a sidewalk.
(2) 
In front of a public or private driveway.
(3) 
Within an intersection.
(4) 
Within eight feet of a fire hydrant.
(5) 
On a crosswalk.
(6) 
Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.
(7) 
Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway.
(8) 
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 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.
(9) 
Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
(10) 
Within 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 75 feet of the entrance (when properly signposted).
(11) 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic.
(12) 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
(13) 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel.
(14) 
Parking left wheels to curb, except on a one-way roadway.
(15) 
Parking within more than 12 inches from any curbing (double parking).
(16) 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
B. 
On roadways where no curbing has been installed, it shall be unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle with the left wheels of the motor vehicle parallel to the left side of any roadway, excepting a one-way roadway, and more than 12 inches from a point to where the roadway begins and ends.
[Added 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-23; amended 4-14-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-5; 12-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-15]
Nonresident parking shall be prohibited upon any of the following streets at the times listed below:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Hours
Anderson Road
Both
Entire street
24 hrs.
Brown Avenue
Both
Entire street
24 hrs.
Byrd Avenue
Both
Entire street
24 hrs.
Corona Drive
Both
Entire street
24 hrs.
DiSarro Avenue
Both
Entire street
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Earhart Street
Both
Entire street
24 hrs.
Hawkes Avenue
Both
Entire street
24 hrs.
Indian Valley Drive
Both
Entire street
24 hrs.
Kelley Avenue
Both
Entire street
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Manuel Avenue
Both
From Pole 1 to Pole 3
24 hrs.
Newman Avenue
Both
From Pole 2 to Bucklin Street
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wood Drive
Both
Entire street
24 hrs.
[Amended 7-14-1997 by Ord. No. 985]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the following streets or parts thereof:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Angell Avenue
West
From Putnam Avenue to Riverside Avenue
Atwood Avenue
East
From Plainfield Street to a point +/- 125 feet north, at the property line of Plat 3, Lot 392
Barnes Avenue
[Added 3-12-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2]
West
From Greenville Avenue to a point +/- 245 feet
Belfield Drive
[Added 11-8-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-22-A]
Both
Entire street
Colwell Drive
East
From Greenville Avenue North to Pole 7
Dyerville Avenue
[Added 10-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-11]
East
From Pole No. 4-1 to Pole No. 14
Green Earth Avenue
[Added 6-10-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-7]
East
From the beginning of the driveway of address No. 20 Green Earth Avenue to a point + 65 feet in a northerly direction toward Scituate Avenue
Plainfield Street
North
From Myrtle Avenue to Atwood Avenue
Reservoir Avenue
Both
From Hartford Avenue South to Shore Drive
Theresa Avenue
[Added 12-9-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-19]
East
From Almond Avenue to a point +/- 240 feet
Theresa Avenue
[Added 12-9-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-19]
West
In front of 11 Theresa Avenue
[Added 3-10-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-3]
Trucks over 1 1/2 tons gross weight and truck tractors are hereby excluded from parking on the streets or parts of streets or highways described below, except for any truck or tractor owned or used by the Town of Johnston or the State of Rhode Island or any truck used for the delivery or service of fuel oil, electric power or natural gas.
Name of Street
Location
Hours
Old Hartford Avenue Loop/limited access road
From Pole No. 160 on Hartford Avenue in a westerly direction to the intersection of Hartford Avenue and Reservoir Avenue
24 hours
[Added 2-12-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-4]
If any person shall park a vehicle at any time within any of the following tow-away zones, that vehicle shall be towed at their expense in accordance with Chapter 220, § 220-105, of the Town of Johnston Code of Ordinances:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Manuel
Both
Between Pole 1 and Pole 3
[Amended 4-10-1995 by Ord. No. 945]
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described below:
Name of Street
Hours
Park Street
1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified of any day upon any of the streets or parts of streets described below:
Name of Street
Sides
Hours
Location
Reservoir Avenue
Both
From Hartford Avenue South to Shore Drive
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown at any time between the hours listed below any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described below:
(Reserved)
[Added 11-12-1985 by Ord. No. 597]
A. 
Fine. A person, other than a person issued a special plate pursuant to § 31-28-7 of the Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Code, or a person transporting said person and displaying the special portable plate, who unlawfully parks a vehicle in a parking space designated for the handicapped shall be fined $25. The vehicle may be subject to towing at the owner's expense.
B. 
Designated spaces. Handicapped parking spaces designated on public and private property shall be identified by the posting of signs incorporating the international symbol of access of white on blue and indicating that the parking space is reserved for the handicapped with vehicles displaying the required plate.
C. 
Enforcement. Section 31-28-7 of the Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Code provides for the enforcement of handicapped parking by local authorities.
The Chief of Police 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.
A. 
The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding 100 feet in length in which 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.