Chapter 11

Loading/unloading Zones; Passenger Pick Up/drop Off Zones

6-11-1: Legal Authority


A. Authority: Idaho Code sections 50-302, 50-314 and 49-208 authorize the City to regulate, limit and control traffic and parking within its boundaries.


B. The Parking Services Office is hereby authorized to determine the location of on-street loading zones, and passenger pick up/drop off zones and may place and maintain appropriate signs indicating the same and stating the hours and days during which the provisions of this chapter are applicable. (Ord. 21-19, 6-11-2019)

6-11-2: Purpose And Scope


A. Purpose: The regulations and standards established in this chapter are to reduce congestion, improve the flow of traffic, and to ensure the public safety of pedestrians, drivers, vehicle passengers, and regular vehicular traffic in the City while promoting business and industry through providing adequate loading/unloading zones and passenger pick up/drop off zones.


B. Scope: This chapter establishes the standards and procedures for creating on-street loading zones and passenger pick up/drop off zones within the City. (Ord. 21-19, 6-11-2019)

6-11-3: Guidelines For Curb Loading Zones


In determining the placement of on street loading zone locations, the following guidelines will apply:


A. Loading zones will be twenty five feet (25') to thirty feet (30') or multiples thereof and will be located on the approach side to intersections.


B. Loading zones are warranted based on the following criteria:

1. No alley or off-street space is available for loading use.

2. No curb loading space within one hundred feet (100') of proposed zone without crossing a street or alley, except in an area of concentrated activity.

3. A minimum of ten (10) to fifteen (15) stops per day by pick up and/or delivery per business, or combination of businesses proposing to use the zone. (Ord. 21-19, 6-11-2019)

6-11-4: Standing In Curb Loading Zones


No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers, supplies and merchandise in any place marked as curb loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zones are in effect. In no case shall the stop for loading and unloading exceed thirty (30) minutes for trucks or ten (10) minutes for passenger vehicles. (Ord. 21-19, 6-11-2019)

6-11-5: Downtown Weekend Passenger Pick Up And Drop Off Zone


A. Created: A Downtown Weekend Passenger Pick up and Drop off Zone ("Passenger Pick up/Drop off Zone") is hereby created.


B. Location And Hours Of Operation: The street block face of the south side of Main Street, between 6th Street and Capitol Boulevard is designated as the authorized Passenger Pick up/Drop off Zone between the hours of eight o'clock (8:00) P.M. until five o'clock (5:00) A.M., each Friday and Saturday night.


C. Open Use: Any taxicab, transportation network company (e.g., Uber, Lyft), or privately owned and operated vehicle may use the Passenger Pick up/Drop off Zone during the designated times and days for the sole purpose of actively and expeditiously dropping off or picking up a passenger.


D. Extended Stopping, Standing Or Parking Prohibited: No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in the Passenger Pick up/Drop off Zone for any purpose or for any period of time during the times and days such zone is active, other than for the expeditious loading and unloading of passengers. In no case shall the stop within the Passenger Pick up/Drop off Zone for the active dropping off or picking up of passengers exceed ten (10) minutes.


E. Unattended Vehicles: No person shall leave a stopped, standing, or parked vehicle in the Passenger Pick up/Drop off Zone unattended for any period of time. A vehicle is deemed unattended if neither the owner or operator, nor a validly licensed passenger, with authority and actual ability to move the vehicle, remains within the vehicle.


F. Signage: The Parking Services Office shall post conspicuous signs within Passenger Pick up/Drop off Zone that detail the days and times the zone is active and clearly state that illegally stopped, standing and parked vehicles within this zone shall be removed at the owner's expense.


G. Penalties; Vehicle Impoundment: In addition to the issuance of a notice of parking violation, violations of this section may result in the immediate impound of a vehicle illegally stopped, standing or parked in the Passenger Pick up/Drop off Zone in accordance with title 3, chapter 16 of this Code and title 49 of the Idaho Code. (Ord. 21-19, 6-11-2019)