For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   DESIGNATED PARKING. Any parking zone, parking space or driveway giving access from a public way to a building.
   DRIVEWAY. A passageway for vehicles composed of concrete, asphalt or gravel that serves to connect a public street or alley to a garage or legal parking space.
   PARK, or PARKING.  The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, on the street, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, receiving or discharging passengers, or loading or unloading merchandise, or in obedience of traffic regulations, signs, or signals, or an involuntary stopping of the vehicle by reason of causes beyond control of the operator of the vehicle.
   PARKING SPACE.  Any space within the parking zone, which is duly designated for the parking of a single vehicle by lines painted or otherwise durably marked on the curb or the surface of the street adjacent to or adjoining the curbs, or sidewalks, or on the surface of parking lots.
   PARKING ZONES.  Any restricted street or municipality-owned parking lot upon which parking signs are installed limiting and regulating parking.
   PERSON.  Any individual, firm, co-partnership, association, or corporation.
   OPERATOR.  Every individual who shall operate a vehicle as the owner thereof, or as the agent, employee, or permittee of the owner; or who is in actual physical control of the vehicle.
   STREET.  Any public street, avenue, road, alley, highway, lane, path, or other public place located in the city and established for the use of vehicles.
   VEHICLE.  Any device in, on, or by which any person or property is or may be transported on a highway, except a device which is operated on rails or tracks.
(1980 Code, § 72.01)  (Ord. 680, passed 2-22-1977; Am. Ord. 964, passed 8-12-1986)