What do those curb markings mean?
Painted curb markings and/or signs indicating special curb uses require approval and installation by the City of San Diego. All curb markings and signs must conform to state and federal guidelines to ensure uniformity between different cities and counties. Here they are:
Red designates no parking at any time, except when used as a bus loading zone. Contrary to what we’ve heard about red meaning only “fire lanes” is not true. Red is used on curbs when additional street area is needed to provide room for a traffic lane in order to relieve traffic congestion, and when the roadway is too
narrow to allow parking. It is also used when parked vehicles create safety problems by obstructing visibility. Red curbing is in effect 24 hours a day. No parking/no stopping signs stating “any time” or restrictions (school days, bus zones, etc.) have red lettering and may be used instead of red curb markings.
White designates stopping only for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers.The San Diego Municipal Code stipulates a maximum time limit of three minutes. Passenger loading zones may be installed in front of schools, churches, hotels, airports or other places where many passengers are dropped off. These white zones are in effect 24 hours a day
Yellow indicates stopping only for the purpose of loading or unloading freight or goods. The Code stipulates a maximum stopping time of 20 minutes, and it also requires that vehicles using this zone must have commercial license plates. These zones are located adjacent to businesses in commercial areas. Yellow zones are in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Sundays and holidays.
Blue indicates a parking zone exclusively for vehicles trsansporting the physically handicapped. All vehicles parked in a disabled parking zone must display a valid disabled person’s license plate or placard, which is obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Disabled parking zones are in effect 24 hours a day.
Disabled parking signs are blue in color and are always used in conjunction with blue curb markings.
Green designates parking for a specific time limit. The specific time is usually stenciled on the curb or posted on an accompanying sign.
Whatever color the curb, the laws are enforceable, and fines can be imposed.
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Is The Press Club of RB for you? If you were previously or are currently involved professionally in the
communications industry, you are invited to their meetings on the 2nd Friday of each month at 10:30 A.M. in the conference room at the San Diego National Bank.
On February 14th, Sandy Steel, branch manager of the Public Library at Carmel Mountain, will present book reviews on some of the best written books about Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations.
The March 14th meeting is titled "How companies and individuals are taught 'How to Face the Media'" presented by Jody Hammond and Nancy Stern. Logan Jenkins, popular columnist for the Union Tribune, will address the Press Club on April 11th.
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