Way back in high school (late 70’s) the cool thing to do on Friday and Saturday nights was to go to Everett and cruise Colby and hang out with friends. For the most part kids stayed out of trouble and kept their nose clean….mostly.
Over the years the city of Everett passed ordinance 46.48.010 which states:
A. No person shall drive or permit a motor vehicle under his care, custody or control to be driven past a traffic-control point more than two times in the same direction of travel within a two-hour period in or around a posted “no cruising” area.
B. On the major streets or alleys of a “no cruising” area there shall be posted a sign which shall read substantially as follows:
NO CRUISING AREA
City Ordinance No. 1396-87
C. A traffic-control point as used in this section means any point or points within the “no cruising” area established by the police department for the purpose of monitoring cruising.
D. No violation shall occur except upon the third passage in the same direction of travel past the same traffic-control point within the aforementioned two-hour period.
E. No area shall be designated or posted as a “no cruising” area except upon the passage of a resolution by the city council specifically mandating such designation and posting for a particular area.
F. Buses, taxicabs and emergency vehicles shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter. Further, it shall be an affirmative defense that the vehicle was operated for business purposes.
G. Cruising is a misdemeanor and may be punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars. (Ord. 1396-87 § 1, 1987)
The above ordinance was passed long after we grew up so it didn’t directly effect us. I don’t know of any other area after the fact that kids gathered to ‘cruise’.
This last weekend hubs and I sort of went down memory lane as we officially broke the above ordinance and cruised Colby with 400 other vintage/specialty vehicles!
We had a blast and will do it again next year….with the City of Everett’s blessing!
If you really want to be bored watch the 10 minute cruising video. The video is actually 22 minutes long but Photobucket would only upload 10 minutes of it!