Town of Tonawanda, NY
Erie County
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The provisions of this article shall apply except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device.
[Amended 3-10-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003[1] ]
A. 
Wherever a space shall be marked off on any street for the parking of an individual vehicle, every vehicle there parked shall be parked within the lines bounding such space.
B. 
Except where angle parking is authorized, every vehicle stopped, standing or parked upon a highway where there are no adjacent curbs shall be so stopped, standing or parked parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of lawful traffic.
C. 
Due to safety reasons involving obstructed vision pertaining to pedestrians, children, emergency vehicles and other motorists, no vehicle or transport device longer than 21 feet 10 inches, inclusive of load and bumper (even if not attached), nor wider than seven feet 10 inches, as measured by the body, nor higher than seven feet two inches, as measured from the underside of the tire to the top of the vehicle, shall park upon any street within any residential district in the Town of Tonawanda. This provision is applicable, but not limited to, boats and/or jet skis with trailers, recreational campers, vehicle transport carriers or trailers.
D. 
Due to safety reasons, no trailer of any description, regardless of size, without an attached motorized vehicle, shall park upon any street within any residential district in the Town of Tonawanda.
E. 
The provisions of the above Subsection C shall not apply to:
(1) 
Vehicles parked because of an emergency or at a police officer's direction.
(2) 
Vehicles of the Town of Tonawanda, fire apparatus, ambulances or vehicles engaged in the work of a public utility.
(3) 
Vehicles engaged in the making of pickups and/or deliveries or rendering services in or upon any property adjacent to the street where said vehicle is parked.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law provided that it shall take effect 7-1-2003.
The standing or parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all streets and highways within the Town between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., beginning November 1 of each year and ending April 1 of the next succeeding year.
The Town may, in times of emergency or when necessity requires, prohibit the parking of vehicles on any street, avenue or property hereinbefore or hereinafter referred to, where such parking would interfere with snow or ice removal or repairs to the street or might endanger the public in the use of any such street, avenue or property, and the posting of printed notices in the area affected shall be sufficient notice to the public of such fact, and all persons shall comply therewith.
[Amended 10-15-1984 by L.L. No. 11-1984]
The parking, standing or stopping of vehicles in the locations described in Schedule XI of the Town of Tonawanda Parking, Standing and Stopping Regulations, on file in the Town of Tonawanda Police Department and in the Town Clerk's office, is hereby restricted as follows:
A. 
In locations designated as "no parking," the parking of vehicles is prohibited at all times or during the hours or time periods indicated, if any.
B. 
In locations designated as "limited parking," the parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited for a longer period of time than that specified during the hours indicated, if any.
C. 
In locations designated for "angle parking," vehicles may stand or be parked only diagonally during the time periods indicated.
D. 
In locations designated as "no standing," the standing of vehicles is hereby prohibited at all times or during the hours indicated, if any.
E. 
In locations designated as "no stopping," the stopping of vehicles is hereby prohibited at all times or during the hours indicated, if any.
F. 
In locations designated as "bus stops," the parking, standing or stopping of vehicles, other than buses, is hereby prohibited.
G. 
In locations designated as "loading zones," the parking and standing of vehicles, except for the express purpose of loading or unloading merchandise and goods, is hereby prohibited.
H. 
In locations designated as "taxistands," the parking, standing or stopping of vehicles, other than taxis, is hereby prohibited. Taxis using such stands shall not be left unattended and shall be subject to all other vehicle and traffic regulations of the Town.
[Amended 10-15-1984 by L.L. No. 11-1984]
There is hereby authorized the permanent installation of fold-down signs that will be locked in a down position until a need for said sign display is ordered by the Traffic Bureau, upon authorization of the Chief of Police or his delegated authority, as described in Schedule XII of the Town of Tonawanda Parking, Standing and Stopping Regulations, on file in the Town of Tonawanda Police Department and in the Town Clerk's office. When said signs are in effect as provided above, the parking, standing or stopping of vehicles in the locations described in said schedule is restricted as provided in § 205-21.