City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
Power to regulate — See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 6109(a)(7), (13).
Size, weight and load — See 75 Pa.C.S.A. Ch. 49.
Use of Transitway Mall — See TRAF. 503.05.
Loading zones — See TRAF. 521.07.
Parking commercial vehicle — See TRAF. 521.05.
Parking truck trailers — See TRAF. 521.06.
[Ord. 75-1965 § 1, passed 12-29-1965; Ord. 44-1966 § 1, passed 9-14-1966]
Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following terms shall have, for the purpose of this article, the meaning indicated in this section.
(a) 
CITY — The City of Erie.
(b) 
DEVIATING TRUCK — A commercial vehicle which leaves and departs from an authorized truck route.
(c) 
TRUCK ROUTE — A way over certain streets in the City as designated herein, over and along which commercial vehicles must operate, and shall be further defined as follows:
(1) 
LOCAL TRUCK ROUTE — A way over certain streets in the City as designated herein, over and along which commercial vehicles making deliveries and pickups within the City must operate.
(2) 
AREA TRUCK ROUTE — A way over certain streets in the City as designated herein, over and along which commercial vehicles having an origin within the City and a destination outside of the City, or an origin outside the City and a destination within the City must operate. It is also a way over certain streets in the City as designated herein over and along which commercial vehicles making deliveries and pickups within the City must operate to reach a "local truck route" as a deviating street.
(3) 
THROUGH TRUCK ROUTE — A way over certain streets in the City as designated herein, over and along which commercial vehicles having an origin and destination outside the City must operate while traveling through the City.
(d) 
PERSON — Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
(e) 
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE — As follows:
(1) 
All buses transporting or authorized to transport passengers for pay or hire, except a bus or buses whose principal route is located within the City.
(2) 
All trucks, trailers or semitrailers transporting or authorized to transport property of any kind and all other vehicles designated or operated for the transportation of property.
[Ord. 75-1965 § 2, passed 12-29-1965]
All commercial vehicles in the City shall be operated only over and along the truck routes herein established and on no other street or streets.
[Ord. 75-1965 § 3, passed 12-29-1965; Ord. 44-1966 § 2, passed 9-14-1966; Ord. 50-1966 § 1, passed 10-5-1966; Ord. 74-1975 § 1, passed 8-27-1975]
There are hereby established within the City the following truck routes:
(a) 
Local truck routes. The following streets are designated as local truck routes. All streets within the City except:
(1) 
Heavy semitrailers coming from the west shall go down Pittsburgh Avenue to 21st Street, whether coming from the north or south, and proceed east on West 21st Street to Schaper Avenue, thence north on Schaper Avenue to West 20th Street and thence east on West 20th Street to their terminals on West 20th Street. Similarly, those leaving the terminal going west should go west over West 20th Street to Schaper Avenue, thence south on Schaper Avenue to West 21st Street, thence west on West 21st Street to Pittsburgh Avenue, thence proceeding east either north to West 12th Street or south to West 26th Street.
(2) 
Heavy semitrailers coming from the east should go from 12th Street to Greengarden Boulevard and south to West 20th Street and on to their terminal by traveling west.
(3) 
Heavy semitrailers coming from the east over 26th Street should proceed to 26th Street and Pittsburgh Avenue, thence north to 21st Street, thence east on West 21st Street to Schaper Avenue, thence north on Schaper Avenue to West 20th Street and thence east on West 20th Street to their terminal. Similarly, those heading east from the terminal should go east on West 20th Street to Greengarden Boulevard, thence north to West 12th Street and thence east or west.
(4) 
Heavy semitrailers and dump trucks coming from the foot of Sassafras or Peach Streets will use Peach Street only to 2nd Street, thence east on 2nd Street to State, and then to nearest U.S. highway, Route 5, to proceed east or west. When going to foot of Peach Street or Sassafras Street, all trucks will use U.S. highways, then to State Street, to 2nd Street, to Peach Street, Peach Street to Bay Front.
(b) 
Area truck routes. The following streets are designated as area truck routes:
Street
From
To
12th Street
Pittsburgh Avenue
Franklin Avenue
18th Street
East Avenue
Cranberry Street
26th Street
Pittsburgh Avenue
Elm Street
6th Street
Seminole Drive
East Avenue
8th Street
Pittsburgh Avenue
Seminole Drive
Broad Street
Buffalo Road
Elm Street
Buffalo Road
East Avenue
Bird Drive
East Avenue
Buffalo Road
26th Street
East Lake Road
East Avenue
Franklin Avenue
Franklin Avenue
East Lake Road
Buffalo Road
French Street
Front Street
28th Street
Glenwood Park Avenue
26th Street
South City Line
Holland Street
Front Street
12th Street
Lake Pleasant Road
Pine Avenue
Grandview Boulevard
Liberty Street
Park Avenue North
26th Street
North Park Row
Peach Street
French Street
Old French Road
28th Street
Grandview Boulevard
Parade Street
6th Street
28th Street
Park Avenue North
Plum Street
Poplar Street
Park Avenue South
Plum Street
Poplar Street
Peach Street
South Park Row
Grandview Boulevard
Pine Avenue
28th Street
Grandview Boulevard
Pittsburgh Avenue
8th Street
38th Street
Sassafras Street
Front Street
12th Street
Seminole Drive
6th Street
8th Street
South Park Row
Peach Street
French Street
State Street
18th Street
Glenwood Park
West 23rd Street
Pittsburgh Avenue
Interstate 79
West Grandview Boulevard
West City Line
Peach Street
(c) 
Through truck routes. The following streets are designated as through truck routes:
Street
From
To
12th Street
Pittsburgh Avenue
Franklin Avenue
26th Street
Pittsburgh Avenue
Elm Street
6th Street
Seminole Drive
East Avenue
8th Street
Pittsburgh Avenue
Seminole Drive
Broad Street
Buffalo Road
Elm Street
Buffalo Road
East Avenue
Bird Drive
East Avenue
Buffalo Road
26th Street
East Lake Road
East Avenue
Franklin Avenue
Franklin Avenue
East Lake Road
Buffalo Road
Glenwood Park Avenue
26th Street
South City Line
Holland Street
Front Street
12th Street
Lake Pleasant Road
Pine Avenue
Grandview Boulevard
Liberty Street
Park Avenue North
26th Street
North Park Row
Peach Street
French Street
Old French Road
28th Street
Grandview Boulevard
Parade Street
6th Street
28th Street
Park Avenue North
Plum Street
Poplar Street
Park Avenue South
Plum Street
Poplar Street
Peach Street
26th Street
Grandview Boulevard
Pine Avenue
28th Street
Grandview Boulevard
Pittsburgh Avenue
8th Street
38th Street
Sassafras Street
Front Street
12th Street
Seminole Drive
6th Street
8th Street
South Park Row
Peach Street
French Street
West Grandview Boulevard
West City Line
Peach Street
[Ord. 75-1965 § 4, passed 12-29-1965; Ord. 44-1966 § 4, passed 9-14-1966]
This article shall not prohibit:
(a) 
Operation on street of destination. The operation of commercial vehicles over and along any street where and when necessary to the conduct of business, including a pickup or delivery, at a destination point, provided local delivery routes or truck routes are used until reaching the intersection nearest the destination point, except as provided in Subsection (e) hereof.
(b) 
Emergency vehicles. The operation of emergency vehicles over and along any street.
(c) 
City vehicles. The operation of commercial vehicles owned or operated by the City or on behalf of the City by any contractor or materialman while engaged in the construction, repair or maintenance of streets, street improvements, street utilities or other City vehicles or conveyances.
(d) 
Detours. The operation of commercial vehicles upon any officially established detour in any case in which such vehicles could be operated over and along the street for which the detour is established.
(e) 
Deviating trucks. All commercial vehicles having a destination point or multiple destination point shall proceed only over and along an area truck route and shall deviate on a local truck route only at the intersection nearest a destination point. They may then proceed over a local truck route or an area truck route for multiple deliveries. Upon leaving a final destination point, all commercial vehicles shall return to an area truck route by the shortest distance or if practicable to the next destination point over streets upon which such truck route is permitted.
[Ord. 84-1980 § 1, passed 9-24-1980]
No person shall operate any truck on Stanley Avenue from Pine Avenue to East 38th Street. Signs stating "No Thru Truck Traffic" shall be installed.
[Ord. 69-1986 § 1, passed 8-27-1986]
No person shall operate any truck on Liberty Street from its intersection with Park Avenue South to its intersection with West Twelfth Street. Signs stating "NO THRU TRUCK TRAFFIC" shall be installed with alternate routes established for Liberty Street on Peach Street north and French Street South.
[Ord. 87-1989 § 1, passed 10-18-1989]
No person shall operate any truck on Raspberry Street from its intersection with West 26th Street to its intersection with West 38th Street, with the exception of trucks making local deliveries. Signs stating "No Thru Truck Traffic" shall be installed.
Whoever violates any provision of this Traffic Code, for which no penalty is otherwise provided, is guilty of a summary offense and shall be fined not more than $25.