(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 165594, 166575, 176394 and 179141, effective March 23, 2005.)
A. Truck loading zones are established to prevent double parking and other illegal parking by designating a supply of parking spaces dedicated to the delivery of merchandise by trucks to commercial properties.
B. Only the following vehicles, while being actively loaded or unloaded, may park in a truck loading zone for no more than 30 minutes:
1. A truck as defined by this Title;
2. A vehicle defined by its Department of Motor Vehicles registration as a truck, van, or pick-up that exhibits the commercial nature of the vehicle according to paragraph 6;
3. A passenger or other vehicle with an official commercial loading permit as defined in Section 16.20.620 or delivery permit as defined in Section 16.20.630 that exhibits the commercial nature of the vehicle according to paragraph 6;
4. Any vehicle with Farm Vehicle registration plates when actively engaged in loading/unloading merchandise; or
5. Taxicabs with a current taxicab permit as defined in Section 16.40.220 when actively engaged in loading/unloading passengers or packages, for a period not to exceed 15 minutes.
6. Commercial signage required by this section must be:
a. On both sides of the vehicle;
b. Magnetic, static cling vinyl (which may not be used on tinted windows), decals or permanently painted;
c. No smaller than 8 1/2" by 11";
d. In 2-inch or larger lettering;
e. In a color that clearly contrasts with the color on which the lettering is displayed; and
f. In lettering that is clearly visible at a distance of 20 feet.
C. Upon leaving a truck loading zone, a vehicle must vacate the block face of said truck loading zone or move 500 feet as measured along the curb line for a period of 1 hour before returning to a truck loading zone, a time zone, or a metered space, on the same block face.
D. Truck loading zones should not be located within 50 feet of an intersection in order to facilitate traffic safety. This does not apply to the area of the street where the direction of traffic is leaving an intersection on a one-way street.