The City Manager shall have the authority in cases and during hours when public travel will not be greatly interfered with thereby, to close any highway or portion thereof to vehicular traffic, except that requiring access to or egress from premises not accessible except by such highway. Such authority shall be exercised only in cases where it is necessary or expedient to do so in order to provide safe places in which the children or residents of the neighborhood may play or to permit civic or private associations to gather for the purpose of fundraising or social intersection; and such play streets shall be properly marked while so restricted. It shall be unlawful to drive any vehicle upon such restricted highway while it is so restricted, except as permitted by this section.
('91 Code, § 72.019)  (Ord. 1901-1954, passed 1-21-54)  Penalty, see § 70.99