City of Trenton, NJ
Mercer County

§ 14-1 Words and phrases defined.

Whenever any words and phrases are used in this chapter, the meanings respectively ascribed to them in Subtitle I of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used herein.

§ 14-2 Parking regulations.

14-2.1 

No stopping or standing. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule I attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-2.2 

No stopping or standing during certain hours. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle during the hours designated upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule II attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-2.3 

No parking. No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule III attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-2.4 

No stopping or standing between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any weekday on any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule IV attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-2.5 

No parking during certain hours. No person shall park a vehicle during the hours specified on any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule V attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-2.6 

Two-hour parking. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than two hours at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or as otherwise indicated, on any day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule VI attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-2.7 

One-hour parking. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than one hour at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or as otherwise indicated, on any day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule VII attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-2.8 

Thirty-minute parking. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than 30 minutes at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or as otherwise indicated, on any day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule VIII attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-2.9 

Fifteen-minute parking. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than 15 minutes at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or as otherwise indicated, on any day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule IX attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-2.10 

Emergency snow removal. Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, no vehicle shall be parked on the major roadways referred to in Schedule X attached to and made a part of this chapter.

A. 

The prohibitions provided by this subsection shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets referred to have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.

B. 

Upon the declaration of an emergency there shall be no parking upon streets or portions of streets where temporary emergency no-parking signs are displayed. The Police Director or, in his/her absence, the ranking police officer is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of emergency no-parking signs are being or will be posted shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to the posting of the signs.

14-2.11 

Illegally parked vehicles; towing; immobilizing procedures; scofflaws; fees; penalties.

A. 

Towing. Any vehicle parked in violation of this chapter or any amendments added thereto shall be deemed a nuisance and any peace officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable cost of removal and storage which may result from such removal, in addition to posting collateral provided for hereinbelow in connection with immobilization procedures, before regaining possession of the vehicle.

B. 

Immobilization. Any police or ordinance compliance officer may also immobilize any such vehicle by means of a clamping device. The officer employing an immobilizer shall affix a notice to the vehicle stating the basic procedures for obtaining release of the device.

C. 

Release. Any person having satisfactory proof of ownership or authorization to operate an immobilized vehicle may obtain its release from immobilization by depositing with the Violations Clerk of the Municipal Court the collateral required for his/her appearance before the Municipal Court of the City of Trenton to answer for the current citation and all prior unanswered citations, or by paying all outstanding fines and costs in full, together with an immobilization release fee of $40.

D. 

Failure to respond; removal. If the owner or operator of an immobilized vehicle fails to respond to the immobilization release notice within 24 hours of the installation of the device, or if the interests of public safety require such action, the immobilized vehicle shall be towed and stored in accordance with procedures applicable to illegally parked automobiles. Notice of the removal of any such vehicle shall be provided by certified mail to the registered owner of the vehicle, specifying the procedure for obtaining release, which shall include a charge for towing and storage.

E. 

Tampering. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove or attempt to remove an immobilization device applied to a vehicle pursuant to this section or to move the immobilized vehicle in any manner without first having complied with the release procedures herein provided.

F. 

Scofflaw vehicles; nuisance. Any motor vehicle which has been the subject of the issuance of five or more parking violation citations, each offense constituting a separate occasion, and each summons and citation remaining unresponded to and unsatisfied and in default, shall constitute a public nuisance and an impediment to the traffic and the orderly movement and circulation and parking of motor vehicles on the streets of the City of Trenton as an impediment and burden upon the limited parking resources of the portions of the City of Trenton in which parking is required to be regulated and, in addition to inhibiting access to public parking, constitutes a display of contempt of such parking regulations.

G. 

Nuisance procedures; hearing. Whenever any vehicle shall have been the subject of five or more parking citations which are in default, the Clerk of the Municipal Court shall issue to the registered owner of such vehicle, as shown by the records of the Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Law and Public Safety, State of New Jersey, or state of registration, a notification of a hearing on the issue of whether such vehicle constitutes a public nuisance as above defined.

(1) 

Such notification shall include the following information:

(a) 

The license number of the vehicle.

(b) 

The name of the registered owner of the vehicle as shown by the records of the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles or of the department of licenses of the state of registration.

(c) 

The date and nature of each violation which will form the basis of the declaration of the vehicle as a nuisance.

(d) 

A statement that the vehicle will be declared a nuisance unless:

[1] 

All outstanding, unpaid penalties for violation of the Parking Code of the City of Trenton are paid or sufficient collateral has been deposited with respect to all citations within 14 calendar days of the date of mailing of the notification; or

[2] 

A request for hearing is filed within 14 calendar days of the date of mailing with the Business Administrator, or his/her designee, acting as hearing officer.

(e) 

A statement that if the vehicle is declared a nuisance it will be subject to immobilization pursuant to this section.

(f) 

The address and telephone number where additional information may be obtained.

(2) 

Upon receipt of a timely request for hearing, the Business Administrator, or his/her designee, shall promptly set and conduct a hearing in accordance with such procedures as (s)he shall establish. The parties shall be notified promptly of the result.

(3) 

The hearing officer shall enter a finding of nuisance only upon making the following determinations:

(a) 

The identity of the registered owner of the vehicle as shown by records of the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles or the state of registration.

(b) 

The identity of the cited vehicle including the license number of such vehicle.

(c) 

Not fewer than five citations were issued for parking violations within the City which remain in default.

(d) 

The person requesting the hearing has failed to demonstrate good cause for failing to answer the summons for each of the outstanding citations or has failed to demonstrate an intention to respond to the summons of which (s)he was made aware during the nuisance hearing.

H. 

Default; nuisance determination. If the registered or legal owner shall fail to request a hearing within 14 calendar days of the mailing of the notice, or if the hearing officer shall make a finding that the vehicle is a nuisance as defined above, (s)he shall thereupon issue a written order declaring the vehicle a nuisance and advising the registered owner and the appropriate police officials that the vehicle is subject to immobilization if found on a public street in the City until further notice. Copies of this notification shall be mailed to the registered owner and legal owner of the vehicle, as shown on the registration record.

I. 

Violations during immobilization. The parking regulations and restrictions otherwise applicable to parked vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle after it has been and during the period in which it is immobilized pursuant to this section.

J. 

Penalties. Violations of this subsection shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty, of the Code of the City of Trenton.

14-2.12 

No parking for street cleaning. No person shall park a vehicle between the hours and on the days specified, except public holidays, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in a notice promulgated by the Director of the Department of Public Works. Such notice shall be filed with the City Clerk and a copy published in a newspaper circulating within the City at least 10 days prior to its effective date. A copy of the notice shall also be filed with the Police Department. The Director of the Department of Public Works shall also cause no-parking signs to be posted on the street or portion thereof upon which parking is prohibited.

14-2.13 

Parking in residential zones of vehicles over four tons gross weight or having more than four tires.

A. 

No person shall park or store any truck, truck tractor, step van or omnibus having a motor vehicle registration weight in excess of 8,000 pounds of gross vehicle weight according to the registration requirements of the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles or, in the case of vehicles not registered in New Jersey, according to the manufacturer's design specifications or the registration requirements of the state of registration, or having more than four tires on any street situated within a residential zone within the City at any time between 8:00 p.m. on any day and 6:00 a.m. on the following day, except when necessary to the performance of any service or to meet any temporary need, in which case the owner or operator of the vehicle shall promptly notify the Police Department of the need for such parking and shall display a legible notice behind the windshield of the vehicle indicating the address of the property which is being serviced by the vehicle. The term "residential zone" shall mean any district defined and described in Chapter 315, Zoning and Land Development, as Residential A-1, A-2, B or C, and as designated, bounded and established on the Revised Zoning Map pursuant to Chapter 315.

B. 

The foregoing restrictions shall not be construed to apply to vehicles which are designed and used primarily as recreation vehicles.

C. 

There shall be posted at each public roadway entrance point to the City a sign sufficient to provide notice of the above prohibition and to advise motorists of the prohibition and to advise motorists of the telephone number of the Police Department to obtain information as to the application of the restriction.

D. 

Upon such properties and streets and in such locations as shall be designated by subsequent ordinance and set forth in Schedule XXVIII, the above prohibitions shall be extended to include all trucks, truck tractors, vans, trailers and omnibuses of any weight classification and meeting the definition provided under N.J.S.A. 39:1-1. Specifically excluded from such classification and restrictions shall be vehicles designed primarily for the transportation of persons, rather than property, and having a seating capacity of 10 passengers or fewer. The City Council, by ordinance, shall designate such streets or portions within residential districts as shall be subject to the provisions of this subsection. The City Clerk shall report to the City Council the receipt of verified petitions containing signatures of a majority of registered voters residing wholly or partially within the boundaries of the street or section for which a designation is sought.

The term "residential street" shall refer to the portion of any residential street lying between two consecutive intersecting streets. Whenever a residential street is only partially intersected so as to form a "T" or "Y" intersection, the center line of the intersecting street shall be projected to its point of intersection with the center line of the street proposed for designation and, from the point of intersection of the center line, a line shall be projected perpendicularly from that center line to the far side of the curb marking the far side point of intersection. Any dispute or controversy or ambiguity in the application of this section to any particular street or street intersection shall be finally determined by City Council in the adoption of any designation ordinance. Within 30 days after filing of an appropriate certified petition, the Director of the Department of Housing and Economic Development shall submit to Council a written report upon the merits of the request for designation. Final action on the petition shall be in accordance with the rules of the procedure governing the Council for adoption of ordinances. Upon adoption of an ordinance under this subsection and upon approval of such ordinance by the Commissioner of Transportation, the areas designated shall be posted in accordance with the requirements of Title 39.
E. 

Violations of this subsection or of any ordinance adopted pursuant to the foregoing paragraph of this subsection shall be punishable in the manner provided forth in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.

14-2.14 

Special vehicle parking (handicapped). Restricted parking spaces shall be established and set forth in Schedule XIX, attached to and made a part of this chapter. Only those persons who are handicapped and who possess a special vehicle identification shall park in such designated parking spaces.

14-2.15 

Resident parking districts.

A. 

Findings.

(1) 

The City Council finds that on-street parking spaces in certain areas of the City are insufficient in number to meet the reasonable needs of the residents of those areas as a result of excessive use of such spaces by major office, institutional, educational or transportation facilities of City-wide or regional scale; and

(2) 

The City Council finds that the public interest will be served by increasing access by residents to parking spaces in such areas, where that can be done without deleterious effect to neighborhood businesses and community serving institutions, through the establishment of limitations on parking as set forth in this section.

B. 

Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

BLOCK
Both sides of any public street from its intersection with one public street to its intersection with another public street.
DEPARTMENT
The Department of Public Works of the City of Trenton. Except where stated to the contrary, the functions of the Department under this section shall be performed by the Division of Engineering and Operations established within the Department.
BUSINESS
The occupation, work or trade in which a person is engaged. This can be commercial, industrial or professional.
NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS
The hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, except that where the Department determines that the peak hours of the facility justifying the creation of a resident parking district are otherwise, the Department may establish other hours for the purpose of Subsection C(3)(b) below.
RESIDENT PARKING DISTRICT
The street frontage of one or more blocks found to be impacted by excessive use of parking on such blocks by major office, institutional, educational, entertainment or transportation facilities of City-wide or regional scale; and meeting the standards of Subsection C below.
VISITOR
An individual, or group of individuals, who is physically present in or about the premises to which the visitor pass (s)he is using has been assigned, and whose use of the visitor pass shall not exceed a continuous period of seven days, except where an extended visitor pass is obtained as provided in Subsection D below.
C. 

Standards for creation of resident parking districts. No resident parking district shall be established by City Council, except in keeping with the standards set forth in this subsection.

(1) 

Criteria.

(a) 

Every district shall meet the following criteria:

[1] 

At least 75% of the buildings in the district are used in whole or part for residential purposes.

[2] 

Not less than 200 legal on-street parking spaces of 20 linear feet each are included in the district.

(b) 

City Council, upon recommendation by the Department, may waive the latter requirement where it finds that the impact of the facility prompting the creation of the district is limited to a smaller area, and that enforcement of the requirement will result in arbitrary inclusion of one or more City blocks not appropriately included in the district.

(2) 

Prior to the Department initiating any study to determine whether a district should be established, the residents of the area in which a district is proposed shall meet with tenants and/or owner-occupied commercial and professional establishments within the district to determine their inclusion or exclusion in the proposed resident parking district. Thereafter, the residents of the area in the proposed resident parking district shall submit a written petition to the Director of the Department. Such petition shall contain signatures, including legible names and addresses, of individuals representing at least 75% of the residential tenants or owner-occupants and include commercial and professional establishments of each block proposed to be included in the district, and shall specify names of streets to be included and the boundaries of the area for which the district is proposed and the hours for which restricted parking is sought. The petition shall be on forms provided by the Department, which shall clearly state that, in the event the district is created, each signer agrees to accept the rules of district management as set forth in Subsection D below.

(3) 

Upon receipt and verification of such a petition, the Department shall undertake a study of the proposed district. In order for the Department to recommend creation of a district, it shall find:

(a) 

That the district meets the standards set forth herein, or that justification exists for a waiver of any standard as provided herein.

(b) 

That the district is significantly impacted by excessive use of on-street parking spaces, or can reasonably be expected to be significantly impacted by use associated with a major facility being planned or under construction; for purposes of this section, a finding that 75% of the legal parking spaces in the district are in use at any time during normal business hours and that at least 25% of the spaces are occupied by nonresidents shall be considered facial evidence of excessive use.

(c) 

That creation of the district will not result in an adverse spillover effect with respect to parking in any area in proximity to, but outside, the proposed district.

(d) 

That creation of the district will not have a deleterious effect on businesses or community-serving institutions within the district, which may include measures to be enacted simultaneously with creation of the district to accommodate parking needs of businesses and institutions in the district.

(4) 

Upon conclusion of its study, the Department will present its recommendations to Council which may create a resident parking district by ordinance, which districts and the streets pertaining thereto shall be listed in Schedule XXIX.

D. 

District management. The following rules shall be applied to the management of resident parking districts:

(1) 

The Department shall design and print resident permit decals and visitor passes with appropriate colors and lettering to ensure that permits and passes shall only be usable in the district for which they are issued, and for the year and month in which issued.

(2) 

Residents shall be entitled to one permit decal for each registered vehicle in the household on submission of proof that the vehicle is registered with the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles and registered to the address of the household, and for two visitor passes for each household without regard to the number of residents in the household.

(3) 

If it is determined that commercial and professional establishments located within the boundaries of the resident parking district should be entitled to visitor passes, then each commercial and professional establishment within the district shall be entitled to receive two temporary visitor passes per establishment.

(4) 

Nonresident owners of buildings in the district shall be entitled to up to two temporary visitor passes per owner, without regard to the number of buildings owned.

(5) 

Any house of worship within any district may obtain such number of permit decals and visitor passes as the Department may determine to be appropriate, upon request by the house of worship. Each such house of worship shall also be permitted to obtain, upon request made at least one week before the event, special event passes valid for no more than three consecutive days, up to such number as the Department may determine can be issued without detriment to residents and commercial establishments in the district.

(6) 

The permit decal shall be visibly mounted in the lower corner of the operator's side of the rear windshield of the vehicle, or as close as possible to that location. The visitor pass shall be visibly mounted in the lower corner of the operator's side of the front windshield, or as close as possible to that location.

(7) 

There will be a charge of $15 to replace a lost permit decal or visitor pass. Replacement permit decals or visitor passes will be issued to cover only the balance of the year for which the permit decal or pass was initially issued. The Department shall void any permit decal and/or visitor pass that has been reported as missing. Any person who uses a decal and/or pass which has been voided will result in that person being subjected to the fines described in Subsection D(10) below. Multiple violations of the conditions concerning usage of visitor passes may result in the loss of visitor pass privileges.

(8) 

No permit decal or visitor pass may be used at any time, except for the purpose for which it was issued and by the individual, firm or organization to whom it was issued, and with respect to permit decals, on the vehicle for which it was issued. Any new visitor passes issued to a person in a household whose previous owner(s) did not return the prior issued visitor passes to the Department or transfer the visitor's passes to the new person(s) or tenant(s) of the household will be subject to reviews by the Department. There will be a charge of $25 for each replaced visitor pass not returned to the Department by the previous owner.

(9) 

Vehicles in violation of the standards of the district shall be ticketed and shall be subject to fines as set forth in § 14-5. That schedule shall provide for fines for vehicles with illegally obtained or expired decals or passes.

(10) 

Persons found in violation of any provision of this section, including unauthorized sale, transfer, physical modification or mutilation, or falsification of any permit decal or visitor pass shall be subject to a fine of $100 for the first offense, and a fine of $500 and loss of the privilege of obtaining permit decals or visitor passes for any subsequent offense.

E. 

Miscellaneous provisions.

(1) 

All resident parking districts previously created shall remain in effect under this section. All provisions of this section, where different from the provisions of prior ordinances under which such districts were established, shall become effective in such districts 20 days after September 2, 1999.

(2) 

The Department of Public Works shall be authorized to adopt such regulations consistent with the provisions of this section as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

14-2.16 

Twenty-minute parking. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than 20 minutes at any time between the hours indicated, except Sundays and public holidays, upon any streets or portions of streets, described in Schedule XXX, attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-2.17 

Parking of boats, trailers and dumpsters.

A. 

Definition. Trailers shall include, but not be limited to, machinery with wheels which can be self-propelled, moved manually or towed by a motor vehicle.

B. 

Prohibited. No person shall park, store or leave unattended any boat, trailer or dumpster on any street within the City, except for the purpose of loading or unloading.

C. 

Exception. Subsection B above shall not apply to construction trailers and dumpsters which are being used for on-site work. Persons engaged in on-site work are permitted to park trailers and dumpsters on any streets only when work is actively in progress. All trailers and dumpsters left on City streets must be equipped with reflective devices.

D. 

Approval required. Trailers and dumpsters shall not be placed on city streets without first obtaining approval for placement from the Department of Public Works. When a trailer or dumpster is to be located in a parking meter zone, an approved application shall also be obtained from the Division of Traffic and Parking in accordance with § 188-11, Parking meter bags, of Chapter 188, Parking Meters.

E. 

Violation and penalties. Failure to observe restrictions listed on an approved application, parking restriction under Title 39 or City ordinance will subject the owner of the trailer or dumpster to removal of same and its contents by the City. The cost of such removal will be borne by the owner of the trailer or dumpster. The Director of the Division of Traffic and Parking shall formulate any further rules or regulations necessary to implement the intent and purpose of this section.

14-2.18 

Angle parking permitted at all times on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XXXI, attached to and made a part of this chapter, except at the angle described therein.

14-2.19 

Emergency vehicle parking only. The locations described in Schedule XXXIII, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as emergency vehicle parking only.

§ 14-3 Traffic regulations.

14-3.1 

Turning restrictions. No person shall turn any vehicle in the direction indicated at any of the locations described in Schedule XI, or turn a vehicle which weighs more than five tons in the direction indicated at any of the locations described in Schedule XI-A, said schedule being attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-3.2 

One-way streets designated. The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.

14-3.3 

No U-turns. No persons shall turn any vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any street or part of a street designated in Schedule XIII attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-3.4 

Truck route for trucks over four tons gross weight. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:67-16.1, the following streets or parts of streets listed in Schedule XIV, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as routes for trucks over four tons gross weight. Trucks over four tons gross weight are hereby excluded from all other streets, except for pickup or delivery of material along such streets.

14-3.5 

Crossing fire hose. No vehicle shall be operated or driven over any unprotected hose of the Fire Department when laid down on any street or private driveway to be used at any fire or alarm of fire without consent of the Fire Department official in command.

14-3.6 

Improper parking. No person shall stand or park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:

A. 

Displaying it for sale.

B. 

Washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle for gassing, except for repairs necessitated by an emergency.

C. 

Advertising.

14-3.7 

Other regulations. Bus stops, taxi stands, loading zones, through streets, stop intersections and yield intersections shall be designated by resolution of the City Council as required with the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation.

14-3.8 

Speed zones. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-98, the roadways or parts of roadways described in Schedule XVI, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as speed zones with speed limits as specified. Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the designated speed limits as prescribed by the Commissioner of Transportation.

14-3.9 

Public and quasi-public parking yards; operating and parking motor vehicles. No person shall operate, park or leave parked any motor vehicle upon any public or quasi-public parking yard contrary to the demand or orders of the person, institution or organization, public or private, having dominion, control or ownership thereof, whether such demand or orders be by sign, placard or given orally, whether or not appropriate permission has been given to any other person at any time and whether or not the vehicle is attended while parked.

14-3.10 

Applicability to property of Trenton Housing Authority. Subtitle 1 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be and is hereby declared to be applicable and enforceable upon the properties and housing sites of the Trenton Housing Authority, as more particularly described on the attached plans, particularly upon its private streets, driveways, terraces, parking areas and other roadways used for vehicular travel, prohibiting vehicles from stopping and/or standing or parking in restricted areas (as shown and described on attached plans and legend), showing emergency or garbage disposal sites, properly posted by appropriate signs of particular violations, and providing for towing or removal of any vehicles in violation. The owner or driver shall be assessed reasonable costs for towing, removal and storage of such vehicle before regaining possession thereof, and said owner or driver, upon a plea or hearing and upon conviction thereof before the Municipal Court of the City of Trenton, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both, in the discretion of the court, unless the statutes of New Jersey provide another or different penalty pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1.

14-3.11 

Authorization of street closing by Mayoral regulations. The Mayor is hereby authorized to provide by regulation for the closing of any street or portion thereof to motor vehicle traffic on any day or days during specified hours whenever (s)he finds that such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health or welfare.

A. 

Any regulations promulgated by the Mayor under and in accordance with the above shall provide for the posting of proper warning signs of such closing of any street or portion thereof during the time it is closed in pursuance thereof.

B. 

Any violation of this subsection or of any regulation promulgated thereunder shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $50.

C. 

Any regulation adopted under the provisions of this subsection shall not become effective unless and until it has been submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of Transportation of the Department of Transportation.

14-3.12 

Right turn on red prohibition. No person shall turn a vehicle to make a right turn when facing a steady red signal (STOP) indication at any of the locations described in Schedule XVII attached to and made a part of this chapter. Signs indicating "NO TURN ON RED," as prescribed by the Commissioner of Transportation, shall be installed in the appropriate places at the locations indicated.

14-3.13 

Lane use restrictions. All vehicles shall move on certain designated streets in the directions set forth and described in Schedule XVIII attached to and made a part of this chapter.

14-3.14 

(Reserved)

14-3.15 

State traffic regulations to apply to certain private property; other regulations.

A. 

Trenton Lutheran Housing Corporation. Subtitle I of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey shall be and is hereby declared to be applicable and enforceable upon the property of Trenton Lutheran Housing Corporation, known as Luther Towers, located at 489 West State Street, and in particular upon its private streets, driveways, terraces, parking areas and other roadways used for vehicular traffic, in accordance with the plans attached hereto, pursuant to provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1.

(1) 

No person shall park a vehicle at any time on roadway "A" for the entire length.

(2) 

Parking in Area A shall be for staff only.

(3) 

Parking in Area B shall be for residents, employees and visitors.

(4) 

All vehicles shall park between the painted lines in the parking area shown on the plan.

(5) 

Roadway "A" shall be hereby designated as a one-way street in a clockwise direction from West State Street to West State Street.

B. 

Mercer Medical Center; regulations. The following traffic regulations, as shown on the site plan attached to Ordinance No. 78-3, shall be established on the lands and grounds of the Mercer Medical Center pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:1, made applicable by City Ordinance No. 73-65 and approved by the Commissioner of Transportation.

(1) 

Parking.

(a) 

Parking of vehicles shall be prohibited alongside, in front or in back of any buildings shown on the site plan, which is hereby made part of this subsection. All vehicles shall park between the painted lines in parking areas also shown on plan.

(b) 

No person shall stop or stand on either side of Roadway "A," for the entire length.

(c) 

No person shall park in or on any other roadway or aisle.

(d) 

Parking in Area A, for doctors only.

(e) 

Parking in Area B, for ambulance and emergency vehicles.

(f) 

Parking in Areas C and D, for handicapped only.

(g) 

Vehicles permitted to park shalt be properly identified.

(2) 

Roadway "E" shall be hereby designated as a one-way street in a general easterly direction between Bellevue Avenue and Roadway "E."

(3) 

The following roadways shall be hereby designated as through streets. Stop signs shall be installed in all intersecting roadways or aisles:

(a) 

Roadway "A."

(b) 

Between Bellevue Avenue and the Helipad.

(c) 

Roadway "B."

(d) 

Between Bellevue Avenue and Roadway "C."

(4) 

The following intersection shall be hereby designated as a stop intersection, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-140:

(a) 

Roadway "E" and Roadway "G."

(b) 

A stop sign shall be installed on Roadway "G."

C. 

City Hall and Annex. The provisions of N.J.S.A. 39-1 et seq. shall be and is hereby declared to be applicable and enforceable upon the property of the City of Trenton, known as the "City Hall and Annex," located behind 319 East State Street, bordered by South Stockton Street, Front Street and Armory Drive, and in particular upon its private streets, driveways, terraces, parking areas and other roadways used for vehicular traffic, in accordance with the plans attached hereto, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-197(1)(g).

(1) 

No person shall park a vehicle at any time on Roadway "A" for the entire length.

(2) 

No person shall park a vehicle at any time in any aisle.

(3) 

All vehicles shall park only between the painted lines in the parking areas shown on the plan attached hereto.

(4) 

Parking in Area 1 shall be for employees of the City Hall and Annex only for vehicles displaying A, C or D City of Trenton parking permits.

(5) 

Parking in Area 2 shall be only for visitors while conducting business at the Trenton Municipal Building or Annex, except for the four most westerly spaces. The most westerly space shall be reserved for the Mayor; the second most westerly space shall be reserved for the City Council President; the third and fourth most westerly spaces shall be reserved for City Council members. All visitors' parking spaces in Area 2 shall have a maximum time limit of 30 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

(6) 

Parking in Area 3 shall be for visitors conducting business at the City Hall or Annex only. The two most westerly parking stalls shall be reserved for handicapped parking only. All parking spaces in Area 3 shall have a maximum time limit of 30 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

(7) 

Roadway "A:" and all aisles shall be hereby designated as two-way with two exceptions, as follows:

(a) 

Aisle G shall be a one-way aisle in a westerly direction from its intersection with Aisle B to its terminus at Aisle D.

(b) 

Aisle H shall be a one-way aisle in an easterly direction from its intersection with Aisle F to its terminus at Aisle D.

(8) 

The Front Street Aisle A driveway shall be egress only.

(9) 

The following intersection shall be hereby designated as a stop intersection, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-140:

Roadway "A" and Armory Drive
A STOP sign shall be installed on Roadway "A".
(10) 

Violators of these regulations shall be subject to tow away in addition to other penalties provided in § 14-5 herein.

(11) 

Parking in Area 4 shall be reserved parking by permit only, placard or registration, for City of Trenton officials. The most easterly parking space shall be reserved for handicapped parking.

D. 

Trenton Police Department. Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey shall be and is hereby declared to be applicable and enforceable upon the property of the City of Trenton, known as the "Trenton Police Department," located behind 225 North Clinton Avenue, bordered by North Clinton Avenue, Perry Street and Esher Street, and in particular upon its private streets, driveways, terraces, parking areas and other roadways used for vehicular traffic, in accordance with the plans attached hereto, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-197(1)(g).

(1) 

No person shall park a vehicle at any time on any roadway.

(2) 

No person shall park a vehicle at any time in an aisle.

(3) 

All vehicles shall be parked only between the painted lines.

(4) 

No vehicle shall be parked so as to block the entrance of any reserved parking space or so as to block the exit of any vehicle from any parking space.

(5) 

Those areas set aside for specific persons or functions shall be signed to indicate such intent; and parking in those areas shall be restricted to authorized persons and vehicles.

(6) 

Pursuant to Subsection 14-3.9, during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, parking within the Police Department parking yard will be restricted to those persons possessing authorized permit. Such permits shall be issued through the office of the Police Director.

(7) 

Every vehicle, except those owned or controlled by the Police Department, shall prominently display the required parking permit in accordance with the guidelines promulgated by the Police Director.

(8) 

Suitable signs bearing the qualifications, restrictions or regulations or parking and traffic flow shall be posted and conspicuously displayed. Defacing, tampering with or damaging such signs when posted shall constitute a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3.1.

(9) 

Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking on the police department parking yard where temporary emergency no-parking signs are displayed. The Police Director, or in his/her absence the ranking police officer, is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of such emergency no-parking signs whenever conditions exist which pose a potential threat to public safety, and such conditions require that the entire parking yard be readily available to facilitate an appropriate response. The Police Director is further authorized to impose a parking ban, full or partial as (s)he deems necessary, to provide for the safety and maintenance of the parking yard.

(10) 

Violators of Subsections (1) through (7) and (9) are subject to penalties pursuant to § 14-5 and/or tow away pursuant to Subsection 14-2.11.

14-3.16 

Mid-block crosswalks. The locations described in Schedule XX attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as mid-block crosswalks.

14-3.17 

Bus stops. The locations described in Schedule XXI attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as bus stops.

14-3.18 

Taxi stands. The locations described in Schedule XXII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as taxi stands.

14-3.19 

Loading zones. The locations described in Schedule XXIII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as loading zones between the hours specified, Monday through Saturday, except as otherwise specified. No person shall park a vehicle in such location during the times indicated other than for the loading or unloading of goods and materials.

14-3.20 

Through streets. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XXIV attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as through streets. Stop signs shall be installed on the near right side of each street intersecting the through street, except where yield right-of-way signs are provided for in the designations.

14-3.21 

Stop intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XXV attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided herein.

14-3.22 

Four-way stop intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule XXVI, attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as four-way stop intersections. Stop signs and supplemental four-way panels shall be installed as provided herein.

14-3.23 

Yield intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule XXVII, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as yield intersections. Yield signs shall be installed as provided herein.

14-3.24 

Multiway stop intersections. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:1-140, the intersections herein described are designated as multiway stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided herein.

[Added 9-5-2002 by Ord. No. 02-79]

Intersection Stop Sign on
Landing Street and Lamberton Street All approaches

§ 14-4 Weight limit.

14-4.1 

South Clinton Avenue Bridge. The weight limit for a single vehicle on the South Clinton Avenue Bridge over AMTRAK shall be 15 tons gross load weight, total vehicle weight including load.

14-4.2 

North Clinton Avenue Bridge.

A. 

The weight limit for a single vehicle on the North Clinton Avenue "Old Stone" bridge over CONRAIL shall be five tons gross load weight, total vehicle weight including load.

B. 

City of Trenton Fire Department apparatus and Sanitation Division vehicles shall be exempt from the five-ton gross load weight limit.

C. 

The five-ton gross load weight limit shall not apply to vehicles of Public Service Electric and Gas Company necessary to the repair and maintenance to facilities accessible only by the use of the North Clinton Avenue Bridge, provided that the utility company shall assume all risks associated with such usage.

14-4.3 

Vehicles over designated weight excluded from certain streets. Vehicles having a registered gross weight plus load in excess of the weight prescribed for certain streets in Schedule XXXII, attached to and made part of this chapter, are hereby excluded from those streets.

§ 14-5 Violations and penalties.

Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter, or any amendment or supplement thereto, shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.

§ 14-6 Exceptions.

Where an emergency or temporary condition is declared by resolution of City Council pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.3 and subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of New Jersey, all rules and regulations set forth hereinafter shall be subject to such changes as shall be provided by such resolution.