Traffic and parking bylaw

This bylaw is a consolidated digital version of the official legal document. It is not an exact reproduction and is for information purposes only.

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Bylaw number: 2018 - 037 and 2018 - 038
Last passed by council: August 13, 2018 


A bylaw to regulate traffic and parking on highways under the jurisdiction of the City of Waterloo 

  1. Short title 
  2. Definitions 
  3. Enforcement and authority 
  4. General 
  5. Parking and stopping restrictions 
  6. Parking meters and parking permits 
  7. Traffic control signals 
  8. Pedestrian crossovers 
  9. Through highways 
  10. Intersection stop signs 
  11. Intersection yield signs 
  12. Vehicle movements 
  13. One-way streets 
  14. Rates of speed 
  15. Centre lane: two-way left turns 
  16. Loads 
  17. Heavy truck prohibitions 
  18. School bus loading zones 
  19. Reserved lanes 
  20. Bridges 
  21. Roundabouts 
  22. Penalties 
  23. Bylaws repealed 
  24. Severability 
  25. Effective date 

Whereas Section 11 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, gives The Corporation of the City of Waterloo the power to pass bylaws respecting its highways, including parking and traffic on highways;

And whereas The Corporation of the City of Waterloo wishes to bring its bylaws respecting its highways, including parking and traffic on highways, in line with those of The Regional Municipality of Waterloo to better coordinate its enforcement efforts;

Now therefore, the Council of The Corporation of the City of Waterloo enacts as follows:


 1.0 Short title 

This By-Law may be cited as “The City of Waterloo Traffic and Parking By-Law”


2.0 Definitions 

The definitions contained within the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8 shall apply in the interpretation of this Bylaw except where they are inconsistent, in which case the definition under this Bylaw shall apply. For purposes of this Bylaw:

“authorized sign” means any traffic control device or traffic control signal that has been erected on a highway under the authority of this Bylaw for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic;

“boulevard” means that part of a highway from the edge of the roadway to the nearest lateral property line, but does not include a shoulder, sidewalk or multi-use trail;

“bus stop” means that part of a highway designated by the City as a “bus stop” by a sign for the use of transit buses, as a space for loading and unloading passengers;

“City” means The Corporation of the City of Waterloo;

“Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Integrated Planning & Public Works of the City, or his or her designate;

“Council” means the Council for The Corporation of the City of Waterloo;

“cul-de-sac” means a highway terminating in a turn-around;

“corner” means the point of intersection of curb lines;

“curb line”:

(a) where a curb has been constructed, means the line of the curb; and,

(b) where no curb has been constructed, means the edge of the roadway;

“designated provision” means any section of this Bylaw designated in accordance with Part XXII, Section 1(c);

“Director” means the Director of Transportation Services of the City, or his or her designate;

“disabled person parking space” means a parking space designated under this Bylaw for the exclusive use of a vehicle displaying a disabled person parking permit;

“drive” means to drive, move or operate a vehicle;

“driveway” means that part of a highway that provides vehicular access to and from the roadway and an adjacent property;

“heavy truck” means a motor vehicle having permanently attached thereto a truck or delivery body having a gross weight or registered gross weight of more than 4,500 kilograms but does not include an ambulance, hearse, casket wagon, fire apparatus, bus, mobile crane, motor home or road service vehicle;

“highway” means a highway or a part of a highway under the jurisdiction of the City;

“Highway Traffic Act” means the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, as amended;

“median” means that part of a highway that divides a roadway or separates two roadways within a highway, including any channelizing islands and the central islands of any roundabouts;

“motor-assisted vehicle” includes a motor-assisted bicycle, roller skate, roller blade, skateboard, coaster, toy vehicle, mini-bike, go-cart, scooter and any other motor-assisted transportation device that weighs not more than 55 kilograms and that does not have sufficient power to enable the transportation device to attain a speed greater than 50 kilometres per hour on level ground within a distance of 2 kilometres from a standing start, but does not include a wheelchair;

“motorized snow vehicle” means a self-propelled vehicle designed to be driven primarily on snow;

“multi-use trail” means that part of a highway with surface improved with asphalt, concrete or gravel for the use of pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles or another public trail owned by the City;

“municipal law enforcement officer” means a person appointed by the City to enforce its bylaws;

“one-way street” means a highway upon which vehicular traffic is limited to movement in one direction;

“O. Reg. 333/07” means Ontario Regulation 333/07, made under the Municipal Act 2001 S.O. 2001, c. 25, as amended from time to time or any other successor thereof;

“Parking Administrative Penalty Bylaw” means any bylaw passed by the City from time to time, pursuant to O. Reg. 333/07, to implement administrative penalties for parking;

“parking meter” means a device that shall:

(a) indicate thereon the interval of time during which a vehicle may be parked;

(b) have a receptacle for receiving payment; and,

(c) indicate when said interval of time shall have elapsed.

“parking space” means that part of a roadway that is designated by the City for the purpose of parking one vehicle;

“pedestrian” means any person afoot, any person in a wheelchair, any child in a wheeled carriage, and any person riding a non-motorized bicycle with wheels less than 50 centimetres in diameter;

“pedestrian crossover” means any portion of a roadway, designated by By-Law, at an intersection or elsewhere, reserved for pedestrian crossing and indicated by signs on the highway and lines or other markings on the surface of the roadway;

“police officer” means a means an employee of the Waterloo Regional Police Service who is appointed as a peace officer pursuant to the Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P. 15;

“reserved lane” means a lane within a highway reserved under this Bylaw exclusively for use by bicycles, horse-drawn vehicles, buses or other specific classes or types of vehicles;

“roundabout” means a form of intersection that accommodates traffic flow in a circular direction around a central island;

“school bus” means a publicly or privately owned vehicle that is used for taking school children to and from school or school-related activities;

“school crossing” means:

(a) any portion of a highway at or near an intersection as described in Schedule 24 of this bylaw distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface of the roadway; or,

(b) any portion of a highway distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by school crossing signs and lines or other markings on the surface of the roadway

“school-purpose vehicle” means a vehicle that a school board has provided to transport one or more students, including but not limited to a school bus;

“school zone” means the areas of a highway abutting the property of a school, including 30 metres on both sides of a school crossing;

“shoulder” means that part of the highway lying adjacent to the roadway that is improved with granular or paved surface and is not intended for the passage of motor vehicles or pedestrians;

“sidewalk” means that portion of a highway between the curb line and the property line of the lot abutting the highway improved for the use of pedestrians; 

“snow event” means a period of time during which the Director, in his or her sole discretion, declares that he or she anticipates a snow fall or accumulation which is likely to require extensive snow plowing, snow clearing, or snow removal operations. A snow event shall commence at 11:59 p.m. on the day it is called by the Director and shall end 24 hours later unless extended or cancelled by the Director in accordance with the provisions of this Bylaw;

“traffic control device” means a sign, marking or other device on a highway for the purpose of controlling, guiding or directing traffic;

“traffic control signal” means any device, manually, electrically or mechanically operated for the regulation of traffic;

“traffic island” means a central island located within a cul-de-sac;

“transit bus” includes a bus operated by Grand River Transit, an inter-city transit operator, or a charter transit operator but does not include a school-purpose vehicle;

“unlicensed vehicle” means a motor vehicle that does not have a number plate displayed or does not have current validation of a vehicle permit affixed to the number plate, in the manner prescribed in the Highway Traffic Act; and,

“wheelchair” means a chair mounted on wheels driven by muscular or any other kind of power and used for the carriage of a person who has a physical defect or disability.


3.0  Enforcement and authority

Enforcement and Prosecution

A police officer may enforce all provisions of this Bylaw. A municipal law enforcement officer may enforce all provisions of this Bylaw except those pertaining to a moving vehicle.

Authority

(a) The Commissioner, or designate, is authorized to place, erect and maintain, or cause to be placed, erected and maintained, such traffic control devices and traffic control signals that are required to give effect to the provisions of this Bylaw and/or that are authorized by the schedules of this Bylaw.

(b) The Commissioner, or designate, is authorized, notwithstanding the other provisions of this Bylaw, to place, erect, maintain, move and remove such traffic control devices and traffic control signals as are required for reasons of emergency or safety or for an activity for which the City has granted a permit.

(c) Unless otherwise permitted in this bylaw, no person shall place, maintain, or display upon any highway, any sign, signal, marking or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles any traffic control device or traffic control signal without prior approval of the Commissioner or their designate.

(d) The Commissioner or designate is authorized to issue a permit for use of a highway by a vehicle or combination of vehicles in excess of the dimension and weight limits set out in the Highway Traffic Act.

(e) The Director is authorized to declare, extend or cancel a snow event in accordance with Part V, Section 3(d) of this Bylaw


4.0 General 

Operation of Vehicles

(a) Driving on a Boulevard, Sidewalk or Multi-Use Trail

i. No person shall drive a motor vehicle or a motor-assisted vehicle on any boulevard, sidewalk or multi-use trail except on a driveway;

ii. No person shall drive a bicycle having a wheel or wheels more than 50 centimetres in diameter or ride a skateboard on any boulevard or sidewalk except on a driveway.

iii. No person shall drive a motorized snow vehicle within the City. 

(b) Closed Highways No person shall drive a vehicle, except an emergency vehicle or a vehicle authorized by the Commissioner, their designate, or by a police officer, on any highway that is roped, barricaded or marked by an authorized sign prohibiting its use.

(c) Newly Painted Lines No person shall drive, or attempt to drive on or over, or tamper with, or walk on any newly painted line or series of lines, on any roadway or shoulder, when the presence of such is indicated by signs, markers, electric lanterns or otherwise.

(d) Blocking Intersection No driver of a vehicle approaching, at an intersection, a traffic control signal showing a circular green or a green arrow shall enter the intersection unless traffic in front of him or her is moving in a manner that would reasonably lead him or her to believe that he or she can clear the intersection before the signal indication changes to a circular red indication. This prohibition, however, does not apply to the driver of a vehicle who enters an intersection for the purpose of turning to the right or left onto an intersecting roadway and signals his or her intention to make the turn prior to entering the intersection.

(e) Roundabouts No person shall drive any vehicle or animal in a roundabout other than in a counterclockwise direction.

Pedestrians and Cyclists

(a) Games or Sports

Unless allowed under a permit granted by the City, no person shall play or take part in any game or sport upon a highway, including the placement or storage of sports equipment upon a highway.

(b) Transportation Devices

Unless allowed under a permit granted by the City, no person upon roller skates, roller blades or a skateboard or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle or similar transportation device shall go upon a roadway except for the purpose of crossing the roadway and when so crossing such person shall have the rights and be subject to the obligations of a pedestrian.

(c) Riding Abreast

No person shall ride a bicycle on any roadway or shoulder abreast of another bicycle except in the course of passing such other bicycle.

(d) Parking a Bicycle

i. Unless otherwise permitted in this Bylaw, no person shall park a bicycle on any roadway or shoulder.

ii. No person shall park a bicycle on any highway except in an upright position.

(e) Walking on Sidewalks

i. All pedestrians shall utilize sidewalks whenever they are provided adjacent to a roadway.

ii. No person shall obstruct or impede pedestrians on a sidewalk unless otherwise permitted by the City.

Animals 

(a) Riding on a Boulevard, Sidewalk or Multi-Use Trail

No person shall ride, drive, lead or back any animal that is not a household pet on any boulevard, sidewalk or multi-use trail except on a driveway.

(b) Attendance While in Motion

No person shall drive an animal-drawn vehicle on a highway unless he or she remains upon the vehicle while it is in motion or walks beside the animal drawing it.

(c) Parking of Carriages

No person shall leave a carriage, cart, wagon, and sleigh or sled drawn by an animal on a highway without the animal drawing it.

Objects on the Roadway 

Unless otherwise authorized, no person shall place or store any object or accumulation of material, including construction materials and snow or ice, upon a roadway


5.0 Parking and stopping restrictions 

Owner Liable

Where a vehicle has been parked or stopped in contravention of this Bylaw, the owner of the vehicle is guilty of an offence and is liable to the fine prescribed for the offence unless, at the time of the offence, the vehicle was in the possession of some person other than the owner without the owner’s consent. 2.

Method of Parking

(a) General

Unless otherwise permitted in this Bylaw, no person shall park or stop a vehicle on any roadway except on the right side of the roadway having reference to the direction in which the vehicle has been travelling, parallel to and not exceeding a distance of 0.15 metres from the curb line.

(b) Parking on One-Way Streets

Unless otherwise permitted in this Bylaw, where parking is permitted on either side or both sides of a one-way street, no person shall park or stop a vehicle except parallel to and not exceeding a distance of 0.15 metres from the curb line and so that the front end of the vehicle is facing the direction in which the vehicle is permitted to proceed.

(c) Angle Parking

Where angle parking is permitted, no person shall park or stop a vehicle except at the angle with the roadway indicated by markings and/or signs and so that the front end of the vehicle is angled toward the direction in which the vehicle is permitted to proceed.

(d) Boulevard

Where boulevard parking is permitted, no person shall park a vehicle on the abutting roadway or shoulder or any part thereof.

(e) Parking Spaces

No person shall park a vehicle in such a manner as to encroach on a contiguous parking space unless the vehicle cannot be accommodated in one parking space.

Parking Prohibited

(a) General

Unless otherwise permitted in this Bylaw, no person shall park a vehicle on any highway:

i. on or overhanging any curb;

ii. on or overhanging any boulevard, sidewalk or multi-use trail;

iii. within an intersection, including a roundabout;

iv. within 3 metres of a point on the curb or edge of the roadway nearest a fire hydrant;

v. within 15 metres of the nearest rail of a level railway crossing;

vi. within 9 metres of an intersecting roadway;

vii. within 15 metres of an intersection controlled by traffic control signals or a roundabout;

viii. in front of or within 1.5 metres of the entrance to a driveway or so as to prevent ingress to or egress from such driveway;

ix. in such a manner as to obstruct an entrance on the highway to or from a private road or lane;

x. in such a manner as to obstruct a crosswalk;

xi. in such a manner as to obstruct traffic;

xii. in a position or place that prevents or is likely to prevent the removal of any vehicle already parked on the highway;

xiii. for a longer period of time than 3 consecutive hours;

xiv. between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.;

xv. for the purpose of repairing, washing, or maintenance of a vehicle, except when such use of the highway is unavoidable through emergency;

xvi. for the purpose of soliciting, vending, buying or selling goods and/or services, unless otherwise permitted by bylaw;

xvii. within 15 metres on either side of a bus stop;

xviii. within a reserved lane during the hours and days that the reserved lane is in effect;

xix. if such vehicle is a transit bus, except at a bus stop or at a location where the transit bus is waiting for charter or emergency passengers;

xx. if such vehicle is a school bus, except within a school bus loading zone;

xxi. if such vehicle is a heavy truck;

xxii. if such vehicle is a trailer more than 10 metres in length;

xxiii. if such vehicle is an unlicensed vehicle;

xxiv. if such vehicle is leaking gasoline, engine oil or any other vehicular fluid;

xxv. in such a manner so as to obstruct any designated bicycle lane, provided that this shall not prohibit: a momentary stopping of transit buses at signs marking a bus stop, taxis actively engaged in receiving or discharging passengers or other motor vehicles, while actively engaged in receiving or discharging passengers;

xxvi. if such vehicle is a bus, including a school bus, on any highway, except from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday for a maximum of one (1) hour; or

xxvii. that is a public lane

Emergency Prohibition of Parking

Despite Parts V and VI of this Bylaw and anything in Schedules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of this Bylaw, when an authorized sign is on display, no person shall park on any highway during any emergency. For this purpose "emergency" includes, but is not limited to:

i. a fire, flood or other natural disaster; ii. work under a permit granted by the City; or,

iii. any circumstance in which Section 134 of the Highway Traffic Act applies.

Snow Event

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Bylaw, or any permit or exemption issued by the City prior to a snow event, no person shall park a vehicle on any highway during a snow event.

Public Notice of Snow Event

The Director shall ensure that notice to the public of a snow event or of an extension or cancellation thereof is given in at least two of the following means:

(i) The issuance of a media advisory;

(ii) Posting notification on the City’s website;

(iii) Posting notification on a social media account of the City; or

(iv) Any other means of giving notice that has a reasonable likelihood of coming to the attention of persons who are affected.

No Parking

(a) When signs establishing a "no parking” zone are on display, no person shall park a vehicle within such zone except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with a traffic control signal, sign, device, or the directions of a police officer.

(b) Without limiting the generality of the provisions of Part V, Section 4(a) of this Bylaw, an authorized sign may be erected prohibiting the parking of a vehicle on any highway:

i. named or described in Schedule 1 of this Bylaw, on the side or sides of the highway set out therein, during the times and/or days set out therein;

ii. adjacent to a traffic island;

iii. within 15 metres of the termination of a dead-end highway;

iv. in front of an emergency entrance to or exit from a hospital, theatre, auditorium or other building in which persons may be expected to congregate in large numbers;

v. within 30 metres on either side of a bus stop;

vi. on that side of the highway where the same abuts onto the property of any public park or public playground;

vii. where there is a school, on both sides of the highway contiguous to the limit of land used for school purposes;

viii. within 15 metres on either side of an access to a multi-use trail;

ix. within 8 metres of any fire hall access on the side of the highway on which the fire hall is located and/or within 30 metres of such fire hall access on the opposite side of the highway;

x. within 15 metres of an intersection; or

xi. within 30 metres of an intersection controlled by traffic control signals or a roundabout.

Limited Parking

When an authorized sign is on display, no person shall park a vehicle on any highway named or described in Schedule 2 of this Bylaw, except on the side or sides of the highway set out therein, during the times and/or days set out therein, for the length of time set out therein, for the specific class or type of vehicle set out therein.

Angle Parking

When an authorized sign is on display, no person shall park a vehicle on any highway named or described in Schedule 3 of this Bylaw, on the side or sides of the highway set out therein, except in accordance with Part V, Section 2(c) of this Bylaw.

Stopping Prohibited

Unless otherwise permitted in this Bylaw, no person shall stop a vehicle on a highway:

(a) within a school bus loading zone;

(b) on or adjacent to a median;

(c) on, under or within 30 metres of a bridge, elevated structure, tunnel or underpass; or,

(d) within a roundabout.

No Stopping

(a) When an authorized sign establishing a "no stopping” zone is on display, no person shall stop a vehicle within such zone other than a transit bus at a bus stop or a school-purpose vehicle within a school bus loading zone.

(b) Without limiting the generality of the provision of Part V, Section 8(a) of this Bylaw, an authorized sign may be erected prohibiting the stopping of a vehicle:

i. on any highway named or described in Schedule 4 of this Bylaw, on the side or sides of the highway set out therein, during the times and/or days set out therein;

ii. on any highway within 30 metres of a school crossing designated by the City;

iii. on that side of any highway where the same abuts on school property except a school-purpose vehicle while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers;

iv. on the opposite side of any highway adjacent to school property, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., from Monday to Friday inclusive; or,

v. on any highway within 15 metres of a pedestrian crossover.

Loading Zones

When an authorized sign is on display, no person shall park or stop a vehicle other than a commercial motor vehicle on any highway named or described in Schedule 5 of this Bylaw, on the side or sides of the highway set out therein, during the times and/or days set out therein, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop within a loading zone for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers and/or merchandise, provided that such stopping does not interfere with any commercial motor vehicle entering or exiting such loading zone.

School Zone

(a) When an authorized sign establishing “no stopping” in a school zone is on display, no person shall stop a vehicle within a school zone except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with a traffic control signal, sign, device or the directions of a police officer other than a transit bus at a bus stop or a school purpose vehicle within a school bus loading zone.

(b) An authorized sign indicating a “school zone” may be added to a “no stopping” sign to prohibit the stopping of a vehicle: 

i. on any highway within 30 metres of a school crossing designated by the City;

ii. on that side of any highway where the same abuts on school property except a school-purpose vehicle while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers;

iii. on the opposite side of any highway adjacent to school property, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., from Monday to Friday inclusive; or,

Disabled Person Parking Spaces

When an authorized sign is on display, no person shall park or stop a vehicle in a disabled person parking space on any highway named or described in Schedule 6 of this Bylaw, on the side or sides of the highway set out therein, other than a vehicle upon which is properly affixed a valid disabled person parking permit and is at the time being used to transport a disabled person.


6.0 Parking meters and parking permits 

This Part has been deliberately omitted, as has Schedule 7.


7.0 Traffic control signs 

The installation of traffic control signals is hereby authorized at the locations set out in Schedule 8 of this Bylaw.


8.0 Pedestrian crossovers 

When an authorized sign is on display on any highway named or described in Schedule 9 of this Bylaw, any location set out therein is designated as a pedestrian crossover.


9.0 Through highways 

Any highway named or described in Schedule 10 of this Bylaw is designated as a "through highway" except at an intersection thereon where there is a traffic control signal, an all-way stop or a roundabout. For any highway designated as a "through highway", a stop sign or a yield sign shall be erected facing approaching traffic on any roadway intersecting the "through highway".


10.0 Intersection stop signs 

Stop signs shall be erected at the intersections named or described in Schedule 11 of this Bylaw, facing the traffic travelling in the direction specified therein.


11.0 Intersection yield signs 

Yield signs shall be erected:

(a) at the intersections named or described in Schedule 12 of this Bylaw, facing the traffic travelling in the direction specified therein; and,

(b) at roundabouts facing the traffic entering on all approaches


12.0 Vehicle movements 

U-Turns

When an authorized sign is on display, no person shall operate a vehicle in such a manner as to make a U-turn on any highway named or described in Schedule 13 of this Bylaw. 

Prohibited Movement(s)

When an authorized sign is on display, no person operating a vehicle on any highway named or described in Schedule 14 of this Bylaw, proceeding in the direction or emerging from a property set out therein, shall make the movement(s) set out therein, during the times and/or days set out therein.

Lane Designation

When an authorized sign is on display, no person operating a vehicle on any highway named or described in Schedule 15 of this Bylaw, proceeding in the direction set out therein, at the location set out therein, shall make any movement other than the movement(s) set out therein.


13.0 One-way streets

When an authorized sign is on display, any highway named or described in Schedule 16 of this Bylaw is designated as a one-way street in the direction of travel stated therein.


14.0 Rates of Speed 

When an authorized sign is on display, the maximum permissible rate of speed on any highway named or described in Schedule 17 of this Bylaw shall be that rate of speed set out therein.


15.0 Centre lane: two-way left turns 

When an authorized sign is on display, no person shall operate a vehicle on the centre lane of any highway named or described in Schedule 18 of this Bylaw, except for the purpose of turning left.


16.0 Loads 

Reduced Loads on Highways

When an authorized sign is on display, no person shall drive a vehicle or combination of vehicles on any highway named or described in Schedule 19 if the gross weight is in excess of the weight posted on the highway.

Reduced Loads on Bridges

When an authorized sign is on display, no person shall drive a vehicle or combination of vehicles if the gross weight is in excess of the weight posted for a bridge on a highway.

Oversize Loads

No person shall drive a vehicle or combination of vehicles on a highway that is in excess of the dimensions and weight set out in the Highway Traffic Act without first having obtained a permit from the Commissioner, or their designate.


17.0 Heavy truck prohibitions 

No Heavy Trucks

When an authorized sign is on display, no person shall drive a heavy truck on any highway except those highways or parts of highways named or described in Schedule 20 of this Bylaw, during the times and/or days set out therein

Bona Fide Destinations

Part XVII, Section 1 of this Bylaw shall not apply to the driver of a heavy truck making a bona fide delivery to, or a collection from a premise or premises that cannot be reached by any route other than a highway where heavy trucks are prohibited within this Bylaw, provided that when making such a delivery or collection the same highway is traveled only as far as is unavoidable in getting to and from such premise or premises.


18.0 School bus loading zones 

When an authorized sign is on display, the driver of a school-purpose vehicle must not stop on any highway named or described in Schedule 21 of this Bylaw other than on the side or sides of the highway set out therein.


19.0 Reserved Lanes 

When an authorized sign is on display, no person shall drive a vehicle on the reserved lanes named or described in Schedule 22 of this Bylaw, during the times and/or days set out therein, unless the person is driving a vehicle of the specific class or type set out therein.


20.0 Bridges 

When authorized signs are on display, no person shall drive a vehicle or combination of vehicles if the gross weight is in excess of the weight posted for a bridge on a highway.


21.0 Roundabouts 

No person shall drive, move or operate any vehicle or animal other than in a counter-clockwise direction on any roundabout named or described in Schedule 23 to this By-Law.


22.0 Penalties 

(a) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Bylaw, except a designated provision, is guilty of an offence and upon conviction is liable to a penalty as provided for in the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P. 33, as amended from time to time, or any successor thereof.

(b) Part XXII, Section 1(a) of this Bylaw shall be in addition to, and shall not limit the application of, the Highway Traffic Act.

(c) The Sections of this Bylaw that are listed in Schedule 25 to this Bylaw are hereby designated for the purposes of Section 3 of O. Reg. 333/07 as parts of this Bylaw to which the Parking Administrative Penalty Bylaw applies.

(d) Any person who contravenes a designated provision of this Bylaw shall, when given a penalty notice in accordance with the Parking Administrative Penalty Bylaw, be liable to pay to the City an administrative penalty in accordance with the Parking Administrative Penalty Bylaw.

(e) The Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, C. P. 33, as amended from time to time, or any successor thereof, does not apply to a contravention of a designated provision of this Bylaw.

(f) Except as set out in Part XXII, Section 1(e) of this Bylaw, all provisions of this Bylaw and of any other applicable legislation shall continue to apply to the designated provisions, in addition to the Parking Administrative Penalty Bylaw.

Exemptions

(a) Part IV (Section 1 only), Parts V, VI, XII, XIII, XV, XVI and XVII of this Bylaw shall not, if compliance therewith would be impractical, apply to an emergency vehicle and/or a vehicle engaged in works undertaken for or on behalf of the Region, the City or public utilities.

(b) A police officer or a municipal law enforcement officer actively engaged in enforcing the provisions of this or any other municipal bylaw is exempt from the provisions of this bylaw to the extent that is reasonably necessary to adequately perform such enforcement.

Authority to Move Vehicles

In additional to any other penalties provided for in this By-Law, a police officer or a municipal law enforcement officer may cause a vehicle to be moved or taken to and placed or stored in a suitable place and all costs and charges for the removal, care and storage of the vehicle, if any, are a lien upon the vehicle, which may be enforced in the manner provided by the Repair and Storage Liens Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter R.25, as amended.

Conflict

In the event of a conflict between the provisions of this Bylaw and the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act, the Highway Traffic Act shall supersede.


23.0 Bylaws repealed 

By-Laws No. 77-189 and 83-19 of The Corporation of the City of Waterloo, as well as all Bylaws amending the same, and any portions of the Municipal Code relating to traffic and parking in the City, are hereby repealed as of the effective date set out in Part XXV below.


24.0 Severability 

Should any part, section or provision of this By-Law be declared by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the By-Law as a whole or in part thereof, other than the part which was declared to be invalid.


25.0 Effective date 

This Bylaw shall come into force and effect on September 1, 2008.


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