Control of on-street parking is accomplished through signing, markings, and enforcement. Signing and marking regulations are discussed in the MUTCD. Standard parking restrictions are set forth in the Uniform Vehicle Code.
Some common parking restrictions are:
- In front of a public or private driveway
- Within an intersection
- Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
- Within 20 feet of a marked or implied crosswalk on the approach to a non-signalized intersection— TEA recommends 30 feet (Based on the TEA crosswalk guidelines, 30 feet is a requirement if the crossing is on an uncontrolled approach)
- Within 30 feet of a marked crosswalk on the approach to a signalized intersection
- Within 30 feet on the approach to any flashing beacon, STOP sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway
- Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing
- On any bridge or other elevated structure on a highway
Note that these are only common restrictions. Good engineering judgment should be applied along with local standards.