Title 16A Transportation
Chapter 16A.04 Definitions
A public highway not designed for general travel and used primarily as a means of access to the rear of residences and business establishments. (RCW 46.04.020)
One side of a street, inclusive of the public right-of-way between two consecutive features intersecting that street. The features can be other streets or boundaries of standard geographic areas.
Every public highway, or part thereof located within the limits of cities and towns, except alleys. (RCW 46.04.120)
Any vehicle the principal use of which is the transportation of commodities, merchandise, produce, freight, animals, or passengers for hire. (RCW 46.04.140)
The area established within the Paid Parking Zone bounded and identified on the Paid Parking Zone Map.
Words and phrases, wherever used in this subtitle shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this Chapter except where otherwise defined, and unless where used the context thereof shall clearly indicate to the contrary. (RCW 46.04.010)
The area established within the Paid Parking Zone for the purpose of meeting the specific operational and parking needs of the entertainment venues contained within the EPD as bounded and identified on the Paid Parking Zone Map.
An area on public or private property reserved for providing Fire Department access to structures, firefighting fixtures, or equipment.
The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. (RCW 46.04.197)
Any vehicle which does not meet the definition of a passenger vehicle (SMC 16A.04.100(R)) which includes but is not limited to: any vehicle requiring a commercial safety fee, limousine, any vehicle with over a one ton (thirty-five hundred) rating, vehicle requiring a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate, farm vehicle, motor home, trailer of any type, camper, watercraft, or snowmobile.
Portions of streets which the parking of vehicles shall be controlled, regulated and inspected with the aid of devices, herein referred to as parking payment devices. The Paid Parking Zone is bounded and identified on the Paid Parking Zone Map.
The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers. (RCW 46.04.381)
Except for metered spaces at Spokane International Airport and Felts Field as authorized by SMC 12.03.0600 and SMC 12.03.0602, or where otherwise indicated by signposting in the area or for individual spaces, parking spaces regulated by a parking payment device may be used without charge during all hours on: Sundays, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, President’s Day – Third Monday in February, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day – July 4th, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Second Monday in October, Veteran’s Day – November 11th, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Where a foregoing holiday falls on a Sunday, the immediately following Monday is observed. On days designated in the foregoing, vehicles shall adhere to posted time limit regulations.
The Director of Development Services Center, Code Enforcement and Parking Services or their designee.
Any device used to accept payment for parking, such as parking meters, pay station kiosks, mobile devices, or other methods approved by the Parking Manager.
A privilege that allows its holder to access certain parking spaces and locations, which form includes, but is not limited to, a printed pass, decal, or electronic privilege associated with a specific vehicle license plate.
The area on or adjacent to the roadway in which to stop, stand, or park a vehicle that is controlled by a parking payment device designated by lines, curb paint, posted sign, meter decal, or other markings.
Every motor vehicle, except motorcycles and motor-driven cycles, designed for carrying ten (10) passengers or less and used for the transportation of persons.
A right-of-way that is dedicated or deeded to the public for public use and under the control of a public agency.
For the purposes of SMC 16A.06.070 only, the terms in this section have the following meanings:
Portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the sidewalk or shoulder even though such sidewalk or shoulder is used by persons riding bicycles. In the event a highway includes two or more separated roadways, the term "roadway" shall refer to any such roadway separately but shall not refer to all such roadways collectively. (RCW 46.04.500)
The area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is marked or indicated by painted marks, signs, buttons, standards, or otherwise, so as to be plainly discernible. (RCW 46.04.510)
The halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers. (RCW 46.04.555)
Any halting even momentarily of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control sign or signal. (RCW 46.04.566)
A for-hire vehicle held out to the public as providing transportation for passengers and/or articles for compensation and:
A device capable of being moved upon a street or alley and in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway. "Vehicle" excludes, except where specifically referenced:
Date Passed: Monday, July 18, 2022
Effective Date: Monday, August 1, 2022
ORD C36223 Section 1