CHAPTER 12. TRAFFIC AND MOTOR VEHICLESCHAPTER 12. TRAFFIC AND MOTOR VEHICLES\Article II. Local Regulations

A.    It shall be unlawful to operate the following on the City sidewalks, as defined in this ordinance:

1.    Bicycles;

2.    Skateboards;

3.    Roller skates or similar devises;

4.    Unlicensed motorized vehicles;

5.    Vehicles similar to a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, or unlicensed motorized vehicles.

B.    The above prohibition does not apply to the following:

1.    Children under 13 years of age when supervised by a parent or guardian so long as the child is operating a bicycle, skateboard or roller skates, or similar device.

2.    Law enforcement officers on official business may operate any vehicle they deem appropriate.

C.    For the purposes of the above prohibition, the downtown business district is defined as follows.

1.    The west side of Cedar St. to the east side of Walnut St., the south side of 5th St. to the north side of the Marais Des Cygnes River.

D.    Violation of this section is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $100.00.

(Code 2015)

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate an unauthorized motor vehicle upon the levee system of the flood protection project within the City.

(Code 1982)

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any railroad train, engine or car upon, along or across any street, alley or ground within the corporate limits of the City at a speed greater than twenty (20) miles per hour.

(Code 1982; K.S.A. 12-1633, 66-165; K.S.A. 66-273, 66-274)

A.    Trucks (except pick-up trucks, 1 ton payload and under) longer than twenty feet (20’) or heavier than twelve thousand (12,000) pounds (6 tons) are prohibited from traveling on streets and alleys within the corporate limits of the City of Ottawa not designated herein as Truck Routes.  Designated Truck Routes are:

Truck Route

From

To

K-68 Highway

West city limits

East city limits

U.S. 50 Highway

17th Street

South city limits

U.S. 59 Highway

North city limits

South city limits

15th Street

Main Street

East city limits

17th Street

West city limits

Main Street

23rd Street

West city limits

East city limits

Davis Avenue

North city limits

Logan Street/K-68

Dundee Street

Main Street

Mulberry Street

Industrial Avenue

Davis Avenue

North Street

North Locust Street

Tecumseh Street

Wilson Street

Mulberry Street

North Street

Dundee Street

North Street

Mulberry Street

Davis Avenue

Tecumseh Street

North Locust Street

Main Street

Wilson Street

West city limits

Main Street

(Code 2015)

This shall not apply to any truck when on the most accessible route to/from a pick-up or delivery, or to provide a service at a specific location.  No truck shall remain in a location not designated as a truck route for pick-up, delivery or service access for a period longer than two (2) hours.

(Code 2015)

Truck parking shall not be permitted in the Central Business District (CBD).  This prohibition includes trailers/semi-trailers, garage service cars, tractors, farm implement/machinery, and vehicles for sale (new or used). This parking prohibition shall not apply to vehicles actively engaged in loading/unloading.  Exceptions to this section may be granted by the Chief of Police or designate when justified (e.g. moving vans loading/unloading, etc.).

(Code 2015)

A.    For the purpose of establishing streets in which travel is permitted only in one direction, the following streets and the direction of travel permitted thereon are designated, when signs are erected, giving notice thereof.

Direction

Truck Route

From

To

Permitted

Princeton Circle Dr.

230 feet South of 17th St.

400 feet North of 23rd St.

South

Princeton Street

400 feet North of 23rd St.

19th Street

North

Princeton Terrace

19th Street

230 feet South of 17th St.

North

Tremont Avenue

7th Street

8th Street

South

Walnut Street

5th Street

7th Street

South

B.    For the purpose of establishing alleys in which traveling is permitted only in one direction; the following alleys and the direction of travel permitted are designated, when signs are erected giving notice thereof.

Direction

Alley Between

From

To

Permitted

Cedar and Hickory Streets

4th Street

5th Street

North

Main and Hickory Streets

1st Street

5th Street

South

Walnut and Main Streets

1st Street

5th Street

North

Willow St. and Tremont Ave.

7th Street

8th Street

North

Walnut Street

5th Street

7th Street

South

(Code 2015)

For regulations dealing with moving of any structure or an oversize/weight structures, see Chapter 6, Article XII of this city code.

(Code 2015)

It shall be unlawful to operate a motor vehicle without a front windshield in the City.

(Code 2015)

For the purpose of establishing a 20 mile per hour speed limit in the vicinity of schools, areas bounded by (and including) the following are designated as school zones during the times as posted therein:

School

Street

From

To

OHS/OMS

11th Street

Ash Street

Pine Street

13th Street

Pine

Ash Street

Ash Street

10th Street

13th Street

Eisenhower Grade School

Ash Street

13th Street

15th Street

15th Street

Willow Street

Olive Street

Eugene Field Grade School

Tremont Street

7th Street

8th Street

Willow Street

7th Street

8th Street

7th Street

Elm Street

Willow Street

8th Street

Tremont Street

Willow Street

Garfield Grade School

College Street

12th Street

13th Street

Mulberry Street

12th Street

13th Street

12th Street

College Street

Mulberry Street

13th Street

College Street

Mulberry Street

Lincoln Grade School

Milner Street

Grant St.

Enterprise St.

Sacred Heart Grade School

5th Street

Hickory Street

Cedar Street

Cedar Street

4th Street

5th Street

Sunflower Grade School

Falcon Way

Eisenhower Road

Terminus

 

Eisenhower Road

200’ S. of Falcon Way

200’ N. of 19th Street

19th Street

1,000’ E. of Eisenhower Road

Eisenhower Road

(K.S.A. 8-1560(a)(3); Code 2015; Ord. 3959-17)

(a)   The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, unless otherwise directed by a police officer, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle in this ordinance.

(b)   No provision of this ordinance for which official traffic-control devices are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator if at the time and place of the alleged violation an official device is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person. Whenever a particular section does not state that official traffic-control devices are required, such section shall be effective even though no devices are erected or in place.

(c)   Whenever official traffic-control devices are placed in position approximately conforming to the requirements of this ordinance, such devices shall be presumed to have been so placed by the official act or direction of lawful authority, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.

(d)   Any official traffic-control device placed pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance and purporting to conform to the lawful requirements pertaining to such devices shall be presumed to comply with the requirements of this ordinance, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.

(K.S.A. 8-1507; Code 2015)

Where private driveways access private (business) parking lots from public rights-of-way, appropriate STOP signs shall be erected and maintained by private property owners.

(Code 2015)

There shall be no “U Turns” permitted on Main Street between Tecumseh and 5th Streets.  Further, crossing a double yellow line to enter a parking space on the opposite side of Main Street between Tecumseh and 5th Streets is prohibited.

(Code 1982)

A violation of any section of this article shall be a Class C misdemeanor unless otherwise specifically stated by the section.  Upon a second conviction within one (1) year thereafter, such person in violation shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, and upon a third or subsequent conviction within one (1) year of the first conviction, such person shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(Code 1982)