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16.40.840 Horse-Drawn Carriage Temperature, Time and Place Restrictions.

A.  No horse-drawn carriage may operate between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. or between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. except on Saturdays, Sundays and City holidays, unless an exemption from this restriction is granted by the Director.

B.  No horse-drawn carriage may operate when the outdoor temperature is greater than 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

C.  No horse-drawn carriage may operate when the outdoor temperature/humidity exceeds the Carriage Operators of North America (CONA) standards.

D.  No horse-drawn carriage may operate in the presence of weather conditions that make horse-drawn carriage travel unsafe.

E.  Should any condition or combination of conditions in Subsections 16.40.840 B.-D. occur, the horse-drawn carriage driver will remove the horse from the street to a safe location, provide appropriate rest and shade or shelter, and will return the horse to its stable or usual boarding facility, by the least-strenuous and shortest safe route possible.

F.  No horse-drawn carriage may operate on a street that does not have a posted speed limit of 35 mph or less.

G.  No horse-drawn carriage may operate along a street with MAX or street car tracks. Upon written request, permission may be granted by the Director, to allow brief access or crossing of streets with MAX or streetcar tracks in order to provide access to particular locations. The Director may provide a list of excepted circumstances and locations in Administrative Rule.

H.  The Director or his designee, who observes a horse-drawn carriage operating in adverse weather or other dangerous conditions creating a threat to the health and safety of the horse, passengers, or to the general public, may order the ride discontinued and the horse returned to its boarding facility by the least-strenuous and shortest safe route possible.