|Section 46.2-1223 of the Code of Virginia provides that the Commissioner of Highways may, by regulation, regulate parking on any part of the primary and secondary systems of state highways. However, no such regulation has yet been established. Therefore, this action is to establish a new regulation to address the parking-related issues of concern to the Virginia Department of Transportation (“VDOT”) that are not in conflict with localities’ authority to regulate parking under other sections of the Code of Virginia. Such parking-related issues of concern to VDOT include areas along highways where parking impedes the safe or efficient flow of vehicular traffic or the proper operation of the highway. It is highly desirable that counties and towns continue to address, through their ordinances, parking issues on their local streets within their boundaries and that are otherwise maintained by VDOT. Such streets are typically classified as local (or collectors that serve a similar purpose) and primarily serve to provide access to residences or businesses (including parking for those residences and businesses). These streets typically have speed limits of 25 mph and are within a neighborhood or subdivision or in a “residence district” or “business district” of a town.
|Only affects this chapter.
|Executive Branch Review
|This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
|New Periodic Review
|This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
|Name / Title:
|JoAnne P. Maxwell / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Governance and Legislative Affairs Division
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
|(804)786-1830 FAX: (804)225-4700 TDD: ()-