CHAPTER 70:  GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Section

 

Truck Routes

70.14     General Provisions

70.15     Limiting trucks to certain streets to protect public safety

 

70.99     Penalty

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

 TRUCK ROUTES

 

70.14  GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

(A)    Under the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 as amended, 49 USC § 1450 (C)(1) generally prohibits states and cities from regulating prices, routes or services of any motor carrier with respect to the transportation of property, except for public safety reasons.

 

(B)    There are certain locations within the City of Tillamook with narrow streets, blind curves or other unusual conditions where large trucks, particularly those longer than a three-axle, single unit truck as defined in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, larger than eight feet wide and 30 feet long and any vehicle with an extended trailer  or a weight of over 10,000 lbs., can cause dangerous situations for themselves, the road surface, other automobiles and pedestrians who are traveling in those areas.

 

(C)    The City identifies in the City Transportation System Plan (TSP) the City’s designated freight routes, providing a connection between state facilities (such as highways) and major freight destinations and industrial businesses in the city.

 

 

70.15  LIMITING TRUCKS TO CERTAIN STREETS TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY.

 

(A)  The City Council has determined that motor vehicles or trucks longer than a three‑axle, single unit truck, larger than eight feet wide and 30 feet long and any vehicle with an extended trailer or a weight of over 10,000 pounds, jeopardize the public’s safety when those vehicles travel on particular streets, roads or intersections, and the City Council, desires by ordinance, to prohibit such vehicles on those streets or roads.

 

(B)  The City Council has based its findings on evidence submitted by a qualified Engineer, including, but not limited to:

 

(1)   The turning radius and other geometries of an intersection;

 

(2)   The width of a street or roadway;

 

(3)   The base of a street or roadway;

 

(4)   The maximum length and/or weight of a truck that can safely maneuver the intersection or area of the right‑of‑way without leaving the paved driving area;

 

(5)   The speed limit in the area; and

 

(6)   Any other deficiency that causes the public safety to be jeopardized.

 

(C)  It is necessary for public safety reasons to limit trucks larger than three‑axle, single unit, larger than eight feet wide and 30 feet long or a weight of over 10,000 pounds, to driving on the streets set forth below:

 

TRUCK ROUTES.

 

Pursuant to ‘ 70.15, the following streets are hereby designated as city truck route streets:

 

Birch Avenue (between First Street and Third Street)
Cedar Avenue (between Front Street and First Street)
Del Monte Avenue (between First Street and Third Street)
First Street
Front Street
Main Avenue (US 101)
Pacific Avenue (US 101)
Stillwell Avenue
Tenth Street (between Main Avenue and Miller Avenue)
Third Street
Trask River Road
Twelfth Street (between Stillwell Avenue and Pacific Avenue)
Wilson River Loop Road

 

(Ord. 1269, passed 10-15-2012)  Penalty, see ‘ 70.99

 

 

(D)  Nothing in this section shall prohibit the following from traveling on a street other than those streets listed:

 

(1)   School and mass transit busses;

 

 

(2)   Trucks collecting solid wastes or recyclables within the city;

 

(3)   Emergency vehicles;

 

(4)   Motor vehicles that are picking up from, delivering to, or servicing a location in the area, so long as the vehicle uses the major collector or arterial closest to the pick‑up, delivery, or service and utilizes the shortest route available, and travels on the restricted street or road for the shortest distance possible;

 

(5)   Driving to and from the home of the vehicle’s owner/operator, if located in a residential zone, provided that the vehicle is unloaded at that time; or

 

(6)   Motor vehicles that are originating from or returning to their home business located in a commercial or industrial zone, so long as such vehicles use a major collector or arterial close to their home business location and utilize the shortest route available to their destination, and travel on the restricted street or road for the shortest distance possible.

(Ord. 1269A, passed 10-15-2012)  Penalty, see ‘ 70.99

 

 

 

70.99  PENALTY.

 

(A)  Any person violating any provision of this chapter for which no specific penalty is prescribed shall be subject to ‘ 10.99.

 

(C)  Any person, firm, corporation, trust, partnership, or other legal entity that violates or refuses to comply with ‘ 70.15 shall have committed a civil infraction and shall be subject to a fine of up to $260. Each incident shall constitute a new violation.

(Ord. 1102, passed 3-5-1990; Ord. 1142, passed 3-4-1996; Ord. 1269A, passed 10-15-2012)

 

 

APPENDIX A– THROUGH STREETS.

 

Street(s)

 

Ord. No.

 

Date Passed

 

Fifth Street and Cedar Avenue, northbound on Cedar Avenue

 

879

 

4-11-1977

 

Fifth Street and Elm Avenue, northbound on Elm Avenue

 

879

 

4-11-1977

 

Fifth Street and Madrona Avenue, eastbound and westbound

 

879

 

4-11-1977

 

First Street, east city limits to Pacific Avenue

 

701

 

9-17-1956

 

Main Avenue

 

879

 

4-11-1977

 

Miller Avenue and Fifth Street (intersection), eastbound or westbound

 

879

 

4-31-1977

 

Pacific Avenue

 

879

 

4-11-1977

 

Stillwell Avenue, south of Fifth Street

 

879

 

4-11-1977

 

Third Street, except when entering Main Avenue and Pacific Avenue

 

879

 

4-11-1977

 

(Ord. 1249a, passed 6-7-2010)


 

APPENDIX B– TWO-WAY STREETS.

 

Street(s)

 

Ord. No.

 

Date Passed

 

Ocean Place

 

710

 

11-18-1957

 

(Ord. 1249a, passed 6-7-2010)

 

APPENDIX C–ONE-WAY STREETS.

 

 

Street(s)

 

Direction

 

Ord. No.

 

Date Passed

 

Connecting street

 

Third Street and Ocean Place intersection to First Street

 

northeast bound

 

710

 

11-18-1957

 

First Street

 

Miller Avenue to Main Avenue

 

westbound

 

710

 

11-18-1957

 

Main Avenue

 

First Street to south city limits

 

southbound

 

879

 

4-11-1977

 

Pacific Avenue

 

South city limits to First Street

 

northbound

 

879

 

4-11-1977

 

Third Street

 

Main Avenue to Ocean Place

 

eastbound

 

710

 

11-18-1957

 

(Ord. 1249a, passed 6-7-2010)

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