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Last month, Huntersville’s Board of Commissioners approved revisions to the town’s Traffic Ordinance that codifies various requirements related to parking, speed limits, etc.
The town is sharing this information to remind residents and businesses that a traffic ordinance exists and to advise that various elements related to traffic have been added to the town’s code of ordinances. The recently passed ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE VII, TRAFFIC CODE, OF THE HUNTERSVILLE CODE OF ORDINANCES AND RATIFY THE OFFICIAL TRAFFIC MAP FOR THE TOWN allows Town staff, in particular, the Town Manager or his designee, designate No Parking areas and determine the placement of traffic control devices within the Town on Town streets in response to requests by neighborhoods to designate certain areas on the Town streets within the neighborhood as No Parking areas.
A proposed policy to work with these neighborhoods on parking restrictions with a request form were also included in this agenda item.
Upon viewing the ordinance, residents and businesses will notice a particular emphasis on not restricting vehicular travel through, be it through intersections or streets with side street parking. For instance, cars parking on the side of the curb or edge of the roadway must be within 12 inches of the curb or edge of the roadway and allow at least twelve feet of width of the roadway or marked travel lane.
Another area of note in the amendments to the Traffic Code relate to the loading and unloading vehicles. Under the new ordinance,
Regarding the parking of oversized vehicles -- It shall be unlawful to park any motor vehicles in excess of 80 inches in width or in excess of 23 feet in length, or any trailer, on the streets within the corporate limits of the town at any time, except when engaged in loading and unloading, during the time when a licensed contractor is providing a professional service, for emergency services, or for temporary use at construction sites during the period of active construction.
Other minor clean up amendments to the Traffic Code were approved. As part of the adoption of these amendments to the Code, the Town staff is also requesting the Town Board to ratify the current Official Traffic Map for the Town. The Official Traffic Map is maintained by the Town Engineer as an electronic document. A paper copy is available for viewing at Town Hall.