No person shall place, use or maintain any newsrack which in whole or in part rests upon, in or over any portion of any street or other public right-of-way on which motor vehicles are lawfully permitted.
No person shall place, use or maintain any newsrack which in whole or in part rests upon, in or over any street, sidewalk or other public right-of-way, when such placement, use or maintenance endangers the safety of persons or property, or unreasonably interferes with public utility purposes, public transportation purposes or other government use, or when such newsrack unreasonably interferes with or impedes the flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, the ingress into or egress from any residence, place of business, or any legally parked or stopped vehicles, the use of poles, posts, traffic signs or signals, police or fire call boxes, transit shelters, sidewalk elevators, mailboxes, or other objects permitted at or near said location, or access to or use of delivery areas or loading zones.
No person shall place, use or maintain any newsrack within five feet of any fire hydrant or any transit shelter installed by or for the San Francisco Municipal Railway (“MUNI”) (except for newsracks placed inside or affixed to any such transit shelter with MUNI’s consent), nor shall any person place, use or maintain any newsrack in any location where such newsrack leaves less than five feet of clear space for pedestrian passage.
No person shall place, use or maintain any newsrack closer than seven feet from the curb within the first 30 feet of any MUNI stopping zone (as measured from the front of the yellow MUNI stop bar on the street, if there is one, or if there is not, from the beginning of the white box zone painted on the street). In the remaining portion of any MUNI stopping zone, no person shall place, use or maintain any newsrack closer than five feet from the curb, except that in the last 15 feet of any MUNI stopping zone, newsracks may be placed so that no edge is closer than two feet from the curb.
The Director of Public Works shall appoint an advisory committee of newspaper distributors and concerned citizens to recommend such guidelines as may be necessary for interpreting and enforcing Section 184.4(b). Upon adoption of such guidelines by the Director of Public Works, copies of the guidelines shall be kept on file at the Director of Public Works and shall be made available to any person upon request.
(Added by Ord. 359-85, App. 7/24/85)