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16.50.200 Prohibited Use of Transit Lanes, Transit Mall and Auxiliary Vehicular Lanes.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 182921, effective June 17, 2009.) 

A.  Except as otherwise provided for in this Section, no vehicle may enter upon, park on, or use an officially designated transit lane, or the Transit Mall.

B.  Restrictions on transit lane use will vary depending on whether the lane is designated for light rail, motor bus, trolley, or carpool use.

C.  Except as otherwise provided for in this Section, no vehicle may stop or park on Auxiliary Vehicular Lanes except vehicles acting in compliance with law, or at the direction of a police officer or a control device or Multnomah County prisoner transfer vehicles actively transferring people.

D.  Except vehicles may cross the Transit mall to ingress or egress the following driveways provided that the vehicles shall obey all applicable traffic control devices:

1.   The driveway located on the west side of SW 5th Avenue immediately south of SW Jefferson Street.

2.  The first two driveways located on the west side of SW 5th Avenue immediately north of SW College Street.

3.   The driveway located on the west side of SW 5th Avenue immediately south of SW Harrison Street.