ORDINANCE NO. BL2017-561
An ordinance amending section 12.40.040 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding prohibited locations for stopping, standing and parking vehicles.
WHEREAS, parking a vehicle on a sidewalk is expressly prohibited under the Metropolitan Code of Laws, section 12.40.040.A.1.b; and
WHEREAS, parking a vehicle in the grassy median located between a sidewalk and roadway often destroys the underlying grass or other vegetation, contributes to an unsightly appearance, and can pose safety risks to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County that stopping, standing or parking of vehicles upon such locations be prohibited.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That section 12.40.040 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by inserting the following as subsection A.1.c and re-numbering the remaining subsections thereafter as necessary:
12.40.040 - Stopping, standing or parking — Prohibited locations.
A. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with regulation of the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device, no person shall:
1. Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
c. Upon any median, buffer strip, planting strip or landscape strip located between a sidewalk and roadway,
Section 2. That this Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Kathleen Murphy, Burkley Allen
|Introduced:||January 17, 2017|
|Passed First Reading:||January 17, 2017|
|Referred to:||Codes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee
Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee
|Passed Second Reading:||February 7, 2017|
|Passed Third Reading:||February 21, 2017|
|Approved:||February 22, 2017|
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