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(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 (B) 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 parking or stopping;
(15) Within one foot of another parked vehicle;
(16) On the roadway portion of a freeway, expressway, or thruway;
(17) On a bicycle path;
(18) On bridle path;
(19) Within or upon the grass area between the curb and sidewalk;
(20) At any place opposite or alongside a curb which has been painted red, yellow, or orange, or where other official traffic signs have been erected prohibiting stopping;
(21) Within 20 feet of the curb line of an intersecting roadway;
(22) In the front or side yard of any real property located in a residential area in the city which is not hard paved surfaced, and not specifically established as a parking area under the Hamilton County Zone Resolution. Functions or affairs conducted by a private property owner, religious, civic, or charitable organization shall be exempted, providing such parking has been approved by the city; and
(23) At any place or time where specific parking regulations have been posted or broadcast through media outlets restricting parking due to weather, construction, or other hazards determined by the City Manager. Examples of violations under this section include parking during a snow emergency. As used in this section, SNOW EMERGENCY means any winter weather emergency declared by a media outlet or by public notice, or the occurrence of four or more inches of snowfall within a 12-hour period.
(B) In addition to the penalties authorized by 70.99, any police officer finding a vehicle parked or allowed to stand in violation of this section may move or provide for the removal of such vehicle in the interest of public safety, and in accordance with 76.03.
('91 Code, § 76.04) (Ord. 1901-1954, passed 1-21-54; Am. Ord. 2312, passed 7-27-72; Am. Ord. 2778, passed 11-16-95; Am. Ord. 99-3042, passed 10-14-99; Am. Ord. 04-3177, passed 7-15-04)
(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 R.C. § 4511.711, or any substantially equivalent municipal ordinance.
(D) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates division (A) of 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.
(R.C. § 4511.68)
Inclement weather emergency, see § 76.20