As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Motor vehicle traffic and all other vehicular traffic.
Words and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Vehicle Code of Pennsylvania (75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.), as now in force or as hereafter amended, enacted or reenacted, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural; the plural shall include the singular, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
The Town Council of the Borough of Baden shall from time to time designate no-parking spaces, safety zones and one-way traffic streets, and the kind of weight of traffic on certain streets, and shall designate stop places, parking spaces, parking zones by lines on the street of said Borough or by proper signs thereon along or upon said streets, and it shall be unlawful for anyone to park or operate any vehicle in, on or over said spaces, signs, zones or streets in violation of the signs or markings so placed.
[Amended 2-19-2014 by Ord. No. 932]
It shall be unlawful in a residentially zoned area for any person to park, or allow to remain parked, any vehicle other than a passenger car, except for the purpose of loading and unloading, or providing service to an adjacent property, during normal business hours. The definition of "passenger car" shall not include any bus, motor home, passenger car attached to a trailer of any kind, recreational boats on or off trailers, recreational vehicle, commercial vehicle weighing over 15,000 pounds, or any truck weighing over 15,000 pounds or with more than two axles.
All traffic shall keep to the right of traffic monuments, center lines and signs and shall not park or remain standing within the white transverse lines intended for pedestrian traffic or within safety zones.
Operators of vehicles and pedestrians shall observe signals of police officers or the Mayor to proceed, turn or stop and shall likewise observe all other directions of said officer.
At crossings where there are automatic signals, both vehicular and pedestrian traffic shall stop on red lights and shall proceed on green lights, except where a sign indicates where a turn may be made on red.
Police officers may, with the approval of Council, place in front of public buildings and in front of any private building, any church or municipal building or movie theater a sign by Council, Mayor or Police Committee of Council prohibiting parking or indicating motorists may park at the curb, as the case may be, and may likewise place signs as designated by Council or the proper committees thereof, indicating parking spaces wherein parking shall be restricted to a limited time.
It shall be unlawful for any person to knock down, remove, break, mutilate, deface, destroy, intentionally obliterate or in any way damage any parking or markings, sign, signboard or signpost or any device regulating traffic placed on, upon, along, over or near any street, lane, alley or public grounds within the limits of the Borough of Baden for the purpose of defining, indicating, directing or controlling traffic or warning of danger, in, upon or along any of the streets, lanes, alleys or public grounds of said Borough.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation or other agents to obstruct or interfere with the free and full use of the highways, including the sidewalks, and anything interfering may be removed as a nuisance by any police of the Borough; provided, however, that these regulations shall not affect any person holding a valid permit.
[Amended 1-19-2005 by Ord. No. 888]
The maximum speed limit for vehicular traffic throughout the Borough of Baden is hereby established at 25 miles per hour unless designated otherwise in Schedule XX, § 180-51. Thus, it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle upon any of the streets of the Borough of Baden, except only those streets or portions of streets which are embraced within the system of state highways, in excess of the said maximum speed limit of 25 miles per hour or the posted speed limit for those roads listed in Schedule XX. The Borough authorities are empowered to purchase and erect official speed limit signs which shall conform to the requirements of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code as to size, word content, manner and location of erection.
The parking or standing of motor vehicles or trailers, of whatsoever nature, shall be prohibited within the alleys of the Borough of Baden, and official "No Parking" signs shall be erected along said alleys.
From time to time hereafter, the Borough Council of the Borough of Baden shall establish fire lanes in the Borough of Baden upon its streets, roadways and areas adjacent to buildings thereon to be free and open at all times for the use of fire trucks and equipment, and further, no motor vehicles shall park in said roadways, streets or areas at any time, nor shall any person obstruct the said streets or roadways in any manner whatsoever.
When and where fire lanes are hereafter established, they shall be clearly identified as fire lanes in the following manner: The Borough shall cause to be painted a continuous yellow line and maintain same along said streets, roadways or areas and shall post the same with lawful signs indicating no motor vehicle parking at any time.