No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in violation of the regulations cited below, unless a sign is present posting advice to the contrary.
   (A)   Prohibited places. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or to comply with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device, no person shall:
      (1)   Stop, stand, or park a vehicle:
         (a)   On a sidewalk, or in the driveway where it crosses the sidewalk.
         (b)   Within an intersection.
         (c)   On a crosswalk or within twenty feet of an intersection.
         (d)   Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of the safety zone, unless the Department of Transportation indicates a different length by signs or markings.
         (e)   Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when it would obstruct traffic.
         (f)   Upon any bridge or other elevated structure.
         (g)   On any railroad tracks.
         (h)   At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
         (i)   In any parking space specifically designated and marked for the disabled, unless such vehicle displays a parking permit as required by state law; or in such a manner as to block or obstruct a wheelchair ramp.
         (j)   In front of a public or private driveway.
         (k)   Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
         (l)   Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway.
         (m)   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 the sign is properly posted.
         (n)   Alongside any curb which has been painted yellow or red, unless otherwise specifically permitted by appropriate signs or devices posted by the city.
         (o)   In any area designated as a fire lane.
         (p)   On any property owned or controlled by the city not designated for parking, unless otherwise approved by the City Commission, or authorized by city code.
         (q)   In painted safety zones on roadways within the city, except for emergency purposes. Any vehicle parked in such a roadway, for more than two hours will be towed at the owner's expense pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
         (r)   Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing, unless the Department of Transportation establishes a different distance due to unusual circumstances.
   (B)   Prohibited purposes. No person shall stand or park a vehicle upon a roadway for the purpose of:
      (1)   Displaying it for sale.
      (2)   Washing, greasing, or repairing the vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
   (C)   Obedience to parking signs and space markings. On streets, highways, or other locations where parking spaces are officially indicated by signs or markings, parking shall be allowed only within the spaces and then only for the time officially indicated by the authorized signs. It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle in any parking space designated by painted lines, unless the vehicle is parked wholly within the marked lines.
   (D)   Use of bus and taxicab stands. No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop or a taxicab in a taxicab stand, when any stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately marked. The driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop therein for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers when stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter the zone.
   (E)   Loading/unloading zones. The Chief of Police is authorized to designate and cause to have marked loading/unloading zones on any streets within the city. No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pick-up and loading of materials in any place marked as a loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to loading zones are in effect. In no case shall the stop for loading and unloading of materials exceed the time indicated on the sign or signs.
   (F)   No person shall stand or park a vehicle in a roadway other than parallel with the edge of the roadway, headed in the direction of traffic and with the curb-side wheels of the vehicle within 12 inches of the edge of the roadway, except upon a street which has been marked or a sign erected for angle parking, a vehicle shall be parked at the angle to the curb indicated by such mark or sign.
   (G)   No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle in a street in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten feet of the width of any lane of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic, except that a driver may stop momentarily during the actual loading or unloading of passengers or when necessary in obedience to a traffic regulation or traffic sign or signal or police officer.
   (H)   No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended with the ignition key in the vehicle’s ignition whether or not the motor is in use.
   (I)   It shall be unlawful for any person to park any motor vehicle in or on a parkway except as below. For the purposes of this section, “PARKWAY” is defined as that area from the right-of-way line to the edge of pavement of the lateral lines of a roadway including any grassy or unpaved median between two paved areas. The prohibition shall not apply to motor vehicles owned or operated by the city, by a public utility, or by the county, state or federal government when such vehicles are engaged in the performance of work by employees of said agencies in the course and scope of their employment, nor shall the prohibition apply to authorized emergency vehicles actually engaged in emergency service.
   (J)   Fire lanes shall be established utilizing SBCCI Standard Fire Prevention Code by the Fire Chief on private property, devoted to public use, where the parking of motor vehicles or other obstructions may interfere with the ingress and egress of fire department vehicles for the protection of persons or property. Marking of fire lanes designated by the Fire Chief shall be done by the owner or lessee of the private property. Fire lane pavement markings and signs shall be of a type and constructed to confirm with the Lake Mary Land Development Code, furnished and erected by the owner or the lessee of the private property.
(Ord. 221, passed 4-18-85; Am. Ord. 660, passed 9-13-93; Am. Ord. 723, passed 11-3-94; Am. Ord. 1329, passed 8-20-09) Penalty, see § 70.99