(a)   No person shall stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or to comply with the provisions of this title, or while obeying the directions of a police officer or a traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
      (1)   On a sidewalk, except as provided in division (c) of this section;
      (2)   In front of a public or private driveway;
      (3)   Within an intersection;
      (4)   Within ten feet of a fire hydrant;
      (5)   On a crosswalk;
      (6)   Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
      (7)   Within 30 feet of, and upon the approach to, any flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic-control device;
      (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 a different length is indicated by a traffic-control device;
      (9)   Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
      (10)   Within 20 feet of a driveway entrance to any fire station and, on the side of the street opposite the entrance to any fire station, within 75 feet of the entrance when it is properly posted with signs;
      (11)   Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
      (12)   Alongside any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
      (13)   Upon any bridge or elevated structure upon a highway, or within a highway tunnel;
      (14)   At any place where signs prohibit stopping;
      (15)   Within one foot of another parked vehicle;
      (16)   On the roadway portion of a freeway, expressway, or thruway.
(ORC 4511.68)
      (17)   In any alley, except to load or unload merchandise to or from such vehicle.
(Ord. 2530, passed 9-12-1945)
      (18)   In the front yard or side yard, as those terms are defined in Chapter 1288 of the codified ordinances, unless the same is parked in a garage or carport, or on a driveway (surfaced with gravel, asphalt or concrete), which such garage, carport or driveway is constructed in accordance with the applicable city ordinances; except this prohibition does not apply to:
         A.   Bicycles;
         B.   Temporarily parking a vehicle(s) for a period of less than three hours for purposes of actively washing or polishing the vehicle;
         C.   Temporarily, parking a vehicle(s), as necessary, for the purpose of repair or maintenance of the premises or the structures thereon; and
         D.   Temporarily parking vehicles for a period not to exceed six hours where the available parking (public street, driveway, and the like) cannot accommodate the number of vehicles at the premises, when such vehicles are not regularly parked at the premises.
   (b)   Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree. Violations of division (a)(18) of this section shall be punishable only by a fine consistent with the degree of offense set forth in this division (b), and the violator shall not be subject to incarceration solely on the violation of division (a)(18).
(Am. Ord. O2009-38, passed 5-19-2009)
   (c)   A person shall be permitted, without charge or restriction, to stand or park on a sidewalk a motor-driven cycle or motor scooter that has an engine not larger than 150 cubic centimeters, or a bicycle or electric bicycle, provided that the motor-driven cycle, motor scooter, bicycle, or electric bicycle does not impede the normal flow of pedestrian traffic. This division does not authorize any person to operate a vehicle in violation of Ohio R.C. 4511.711, or any substantially equivalent municipal ordinance.
(ORC 4511.68)