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17.46.010 Definitions.

A.  “Abandoned Publication Box” means a Publication Box (including a Co-located Publication Box) that has remained empty for 30 or more days.  The basis for the conclusion that the Publication Box has not been stocked with new materials for 30 days or more shall be documented in the enforcement records.

B.  “ADA Ramp” means a combined ramp and landing to accomplish a change in level at a curb in order to provide access to pedestrians using wheelchairs.

C.  “Co-located Publication Box” means a Publication Box designed to dispense two or more different Publications.

D.  “Crosswalk” means any Crosswalks either “marked” of “unmarked”.  A “marked crosswalk” is any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere that is distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface of the roadway.  An “unmarked crosswalk” is the imagined extension of a sidewalk or shoulder across a street at an intersection. An unmarked crosswalk exists at all intersections unless specifically marked otherwise.

E.  “Distributor” means a person responsible for placing, installing, or maintaining a Publication Box.

F.  “Publication Box” means a free standing self-service or coin-operated box, container, or other dispenser installed, used, or maintained on the Sidewalk or public Right-of-Way for the sale or distribution of newspapers, periodicals, or other Publications to the general public.

G.  “Person” means any natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business trust, organization, and/or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer, or employee of any of them.

H.  “Publication” means any printed material.

I.  “Right-of-Way” means property subject to public use for existing or future streets, curbs, planting strips, or sidewalks.  Property subject to a right-of-way may be through an express, implied, or prescriptive easement granted to or controlled by the city or other public entity or may be owned by the city or other public entity in fee simple or other freehold interest.  The Portland Bureau of Transportation, as stewards of the right-of-way, administers and regulates use of the public right-of-way on behalf of the City.

J.  “Sidewalk” means that portion of the street between the curb lines or the lateral lines of roadway and the adjacent property lines intended for use by pedestrians.

K.  "Street" means all that area dedicated to public use for public street purposes and shall include, but not be limited to, roadways, parkways, alleys and sidewalks.

L.  “Through Pedestrian Zone” means the area intended for pedestrian travel as defined by the Portland Pedestrian Design Guide.

M.  “Transit Platform” means any Portland StreetCar platform or TriMet bus stop, bus layover zone or light rail station platform.  This definition applies (but is not limited to) transit facilities located on public or private streets, in transit centers and on the Transit Mall.