PDFWAC 478-116-024


(1) Authorized agent. An entity or individual authorized by the director of transportation services to facilitate services provided by the department.
(2) Automatic license plate recognition. (Also referred to as ALPR.) A system which automatically captures an image of a vehicle's license plate to assist in streamlined enforcement of parking by authorized agents.
(3) Automatic vehicle identification. (Also referred to as AVI.) A system to support vehicle access control and vehicle identification.
(4) Bicycle. A device with two or three wheels, a saddle, fully operative pedals propelled solely by human power.
(5) Campus. The University of Washington, Seattle, and those lands and leased facilities of the university within UWPD jurisdiction and where parking is managed by transportation services.
(6) Disability parking. See "persons with disability."
(7) Disability zone/area. A parking zone designated for exclusive use by persons with a disability and identified with a sign bearing the associated international symbol.
(8) Electric-assisted bicycle (class 1, 2, and 3). A bicycle with two or three wheels, a saddle, fully operative pedals for human propulsion, and an electric motor. The electric-assisted bicycle's electric motor must have a power output of no more than seven hundred fifty watts. The electric-assisted bicycle must meet the requirements of one of the following three classifications:
(a) Class 1: The motor provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of twenty miles per hour;
(b) Class 2: The motor may be used exclusively to propel the bicycle and is not capable of providing assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of twenty miles per hour; or
(c) Class 3: The motor provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of twenty-eight miles per hour and is equipped with a speedometer.
(9) Electric scooter. A stand-up or seated motor vehicle consisting of a footboard mounted on two wheels and a long steering handle, propelled by an electric motor.
(10) Fee. The charge for the use of services provided and facilities managed by transportation services.
(11) Fine. The charge associated with a parking citation.
(12) Immobilization. The attachment of a device to a parked car, motorcycle, bicycle, electric-assisted bicycle, motor scooter, or electric scooter so that the vehicle cannot be moved.
(13) Impoundment. The removal of the vehicle, bicycle, electric-assisted bicycle, or electric scooter to a storage facility either by an authorized agent of transportation services or UWPD.
(14) Load zone. A stall or area signed for loading and unloading purposes, adjacent to a facility or loading dock, or in a parking area or lot.
(15) Meter. See "parking meter."
(16) Micromobility device. A compact device designed for personal mobility which is not considered a vehicle per RCW 46.04.670 including, but not limited to, roller skates, scooters, and skateboards. This term does not describe electric personal assistive mobility devices, such as electric wheelchairs or other medical mobility devices.
(17) Mobile payment. Payment service performed from or via a mobile device.
(18) Motorcycle. Motor vehicle designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, on which the driver rides astride the motor unit or power train and which is designed to be steered with a handle bar.
(19) Motorized micromobility device. A device fitting the description of a micromobility device that is powered by a motor.
(20) Motor scooter. A light two-wheeled or three-wheeled open motor vehicle with a step-through frame on which the driver sits over an enclosed engine with legs together and feet resting on a floorboard.
(21) Motor vehicle. An automobile, truck, motorcycle, motor scooter, or electric-assisted bicycle that is assisted by an engine or other mechanism, or a vehicle without motor power designed to be drawn or used in conjunction with the aforementioned vehicles including, but not limited to, trailers, travel trailers, and campers.
(22) Nonmotorized vehicle. A device other than a motor vehicle used to transport persons including, but not limited to, bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, and roller skates.
(23) No parking zone/area. Any area not specifically marked and/or signed and designed for parking.
(24) Operator or driver. Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle or nonmotorized vehicle.
(25) Overtime parking. The occupation by a vehicle of a time-limited space beyond the posted time limit or time provided on a permit issuance system including, but not limited to, a permit, parking meter, mobile device, or permit-issuance machine.
(26) Park/parking. Refers to the placement or standing of a motorized vehicle or a nonmotorized vehicle, with or without a driver in attendance, and with or without the engine running.
(27) Parking citation. The notice of a parking violation.
(28) Parking credential. See parking product.
(29) Parking meter. (Also referred to as a meter.) A single fixed device that registers and collects payment for a specified length of time for a vehicle to occupy a single parking space. A parking meter does not produce a receipt. A parking meter is not a permit-issuance machine.
(30) Parking product. A product issued by transportation services to manage motorized and nonmotorized access to university parking. Parking products include, but are not limited to, permits, virtual permits, access to bicycle lockers and other bicycle parking facilities, and parking access cards.
(31) Parking space. A space for parking one motor vehicle designated by lines painted on either side of the space, and/or a wheel stop positioned in the front of the space, and/or a sign or signs, or other markings.
(32) Parking system. A parking management system that includes parking related products and technologies. This includes, but is not limited to, web-based and online technologies to purchase virtual products, enforce parking permits, issue parking citations, and the administration of parking citation payments and appeals.
(33) Permit. A document approved by and/or issued by transportation services that when properly displayed authorizes a person to park.
(34) Permit-issuance machine. A transportation services deployed and managed machine that issues physical or virtual permits for designated spaces. A permit-issuance machine is not a parking meter.
(35) Persons with disability. For the purposes of this chapter, persons with disability refers to a person who meets one or more of the criteria of RCW 46.19.010(1) for the issuance of a state disability permit. A vehicle displaying a validly issued state department of transportation disability placard or a valid disability parking permit initiated through the University of Washington disability office shall be permitted to park in designated disability parking spaces, subject to payment of all applicable parking fees.
(36) Registered owner. The person who has the lawful right of possession of a vehicle most recently recorded with any state department of licensing.
(37) Roller skate/in-line skate. A device used to attach wheels to the foot or feet of a person.
(38) Scooter. A vehicle consisting of a footboard mounted on two wheels and a long steering handle, propelled by resting one foot on the footboard and pushing the other against the ground.
(39) Skateboard. Any oblong board of whatever composition, with a pair of wheels at each end, which may be ridden by a person.
(40) Traffic. The movement of motorized vehicles, nonmotorized vehicles, and pedestrians in an area or along a street as is defined in chapter 46.04 RCW.
(41) Transportation services. The university department that manages and maintains University of Washington vehicles and shuttles, promotes alternate commute options, manages and maintains parking facilities, issues parking products, issues citations, processes citation appeals, and collects fees and fines.
(42) University. The University of Washington, Seattle, and collectively those responsible for its control and operation.
(43) UWPD. University of Washington police department.
(44) Virtual permit. A permit stored within a permit-issuance machine or permitting system that authorizes a person to park in a designated space. Virtual permits are valid for a space through the date or time recorded in the permit system.
(45) Visitor. A person who is neither an employee nor a student of the university. May also pertain to an employee or student who has not purchased a long-term product.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.560 and [28B.]20.130. WSR 21-11-058, § 478-116-024, filed 5/14/21, effective 6/14/21; WSR 19-11-046, § 478-116-024, filed 5/10/19, effective 6/10/19; WSR 11-13-058, § 478-116-024, filed 6/14/11, effective 8/8/11.]