Village of LeRoy, NY
Genesee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of LeRoy as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Bicycles at the Oatka Festival — See Ch. 106, Art. II.

Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 201.

Zoning — See Ch. 215.

ARTICLE I
Bicycles (§ 64-1 — § 64-7) 

ARTICLE II
Operation (§ 64-8 — § 64-17) 

[Adopted 5-11-1981 by L.L. No. 4-1981]

§ 64-1
License required. 

§ 64-2
License decals. 

§ 64-3
Bicycle dealers; reports. 

§ 64-4
Transfer of ownership. 

§ 64-5
Removing serial numbers. 

§ 64-6
License fee. 

§ 64-7
Penalties for offenses. 

§ 64-1 License required.

It is unlawful for any person to operate or use a bicycle propelled wholly or in part by human power upon any of the streets or alleys of the Village without a license therefor. The Chief of Police shall issue, upon written application therefor, bicycle licenses, which shall be effective for four calendar years. Such license, when issued, shall entitle the licensee to operate such bicycle for which the license has been issued upon the streets and alleys, exclusive of sidewalks, in the Village.

§ 64-2 License decals.

The Chief of Police shall issue with each license a reflective decal for the bicycle so licensed. The license and decal shall have corresponding numbers thereon in numerical order, beginning with the number one, and shall show thereon the year for which the same were issued. A register shall be kept by the Chief of Police showing the date of the issuance of license cards and decals, to whom issued, and the numbers thereof and such other information as may be required by the Chief of Police. Decals shall be suitable for attachment upon bicycles, and it shall be the duty of the licensee to keep such decal attached to the bicycle so licensed.

§ 64-3 Bicycle dealers; reports.

A. 

All persons engaged in the business of buying secondhand bicycles shall maintain a record for one year showing the name and address of the person from whom each bicycle is purchased, the frame number thereof and the number of the decal found thereon, if any.

B. 

It is unlawful for any person engaged in the business of buying secondhand bicycles to purchase any such secondhand bicycle from a minor under 17 years of age.

C. 

All persons engaged in the business of selling new or secondhand bicycles shall maintain a record for one year showing a list of all sales made by such dealers, which list shall include the name and address of the person to whom sold, the kind of bicycle sold, together with the description and frame number thereof and the number of the decal attached thereto, if any.

D. 

The lists required above shall be available for inspection during regular working hours, at the dealer's place of business, to members of the Police Department.

§ 64-4 Transfer of ownership.

It shall be the duty of every person who sells or transfers ownership of any bicycle to report such sale or transfer by returning to the Police Department the license issued to such person as licensee thereof, together with the name and address of the person to whom the bicycle was sold or transferred. Such report shall be made within seven days of the date of said sale or transfer. It shall be the duty of the purchaser or transferee of such bicycle to apply for a transfer of the license thereof within seven days of the sale or transfer.

§ 64-5 Removing serial numbers.

It is unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously remove, destroy, mutilate or alter the number of any bicycle frame licensed pursuant to this article. It is unlawful for any person to remove, destroy, mutilate or alter any license plate, license or card during the time in which such license plate or card during the time in which such license plate or card is operative. The Police Department may stamp numbers on the frames of bicycles on which no serial numbers can be found or on which the numbers are illegible or insufficient for identification purposes.

§ 64-6 License fee.

[Amended 3-24-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004]

The fees shall be set by resolution of the Village Board and may be changed from time to time in the same manner.

§ 64-7 Penalties for offenses.

Any person violating any provision of this article shall be punishable by a fine of not more $10.

[Adopted 8-13-2003 by L.L. No. 5-2003]

§ 64-8
Legislative findings and intent. 

§ 64-9
Definitions. 

§ 64-10
Operational regulation and prohibitions. 

§ 64-11
Reflective clothing and other equipment. 

§ 64-12
Emergence from alleys, driveways and building. 

§ 64-13
Standing, storage and parking of skateboards. 

§ 64-14
Clinging to vehicle prohibited. 

§ 64-15
Responsibility of parent or guardian. 

§ 64-16
Penalties for offenses. 

§ 64-17
Disposal of bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates. 

§ 64-8 Legislative findings and intent.

The Village Board of the Village of LeRoy has received information regarding bicyclers, skateboarders, roller skaters and in-line skaters especially on Main Street in the Village, riding bicycles or skateboards or skating on sidewalks in ways that endanger pedestrians on sidewalks, and endangering themselves when riding or skating in the traffic lanes. Such activities can also be dangerous when engaged in other areas of the Village as well. Thus said Board finds it advisable and necessary to regulate the use of bicycles, skateboards, roller skates and in-line skates in and around the streets and sidewalks of the Village in order to protect the health and safety of the operators of such devices, as well as the general public. This article shall apply within the Village of LeRoy whenever bicycles, skateboards, roller skates or in-line skates are operated upon any public street or highway, and private road open to public motor vehicle traffic, or any public sidewalks or private sidewalk open to public pedestrian traffic.

§ 64-9 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:

BICYCLE
A manufactured or assembled device consisting of an upper portion that is intended to be secured to a human foot, with a frame or chassis attached along the length of the bottom of such upper portion, with such frame or chassis holding two or more wheels that are longitudinally aligned, and used to skate or glide, by means of human foot and leg power, while having such device attached to each such foot or leg.
REFLECTIVE CLOTHING
Any shirt, vest, jacket or any other readily visible piece of apparel equipped with a reflective surface such as phosphorescent tape or an equivalent reflective surface.
ROLLER SKATES
Its ordinary dictionary definition.
SKATEBOARD
Any platform of wood, plastic, fiberglass or similar material with roller skates or other types of attached wheels and used for humans to ride upon by gliding or moving by foot propulsion on hard surfaces.

§ 64-10 Operational regulation and prohibitions.

A. 

Every person operating a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates upon a public highway, road or street dedicated or otherwise, within the Village of LeRoy shall be subject to the provisions of this article as well as all other ordinances and local laws of the Village of LeRoy and Article 34 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.

B. 

Operation upon sidewalks and roadway.

(1) 

No operator of a skateboard or roller skates shall operate such devices upon a sidewalk or roadway within the central business district within the Village of LeRoy which is defined as the area of the Village zoned as the Central Commercial C-2 District by the Village of LeRoy Zoning Law.

Editor's Note: See Ch. 215, Zoning.
No operator of a bicycle or in-line skates shall operate such devices upon a sidewalk within said central business district.

(2) 

Whenever any person shall operate a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates upon a sidewalk or roadway everywhere within the Village, such person shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such a pedestrian.

§ 64-11 Reflective clothing and other equipment.

No operator of a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates shall operate such devices within the Village of LeRoy at night unless he or she is wearing reflective clothing, which shall be visible from a distance of not less than 50 feet and a maximum of 300 feet from the front, side and rear of the bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates when directly in front of the lawful beams of headlights on a motor vehicle.

§ 64-12 Emergence from alleys, driveways and building.

The operator of a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates, emerging from an alley, driveway or building, shall, upon approaching a sidewalk, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching said sidewalk.

§ 64-13 Standing, storage and parking of skateboards.

No person shall stand, park or otherwise place in a position of temporary storage a skateboard upon a highway, street, sidewalk or against any building abutting a sidewalk in such a manner that shall obstruct or render injury to a pedestrian or interfere with vehicular traffic.

§ 64-14 Clinging to vehicle prohibited.

No operator of a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skate shall attach the same or himself to any vehicle being operated.

§ 64-15 Responsibility of parent or guardian.

The parent or a minor child or the guardian of a minor child shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child to violate any provisions of this article.

§ 64-16 Penalties for offenses.

Any police officer or peace officer who shall observe any person operating a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates in violation of this article shall take possession of the bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates and issue a dated, written notice of such violation to the person, if over 16 years of age, and to the person and his or her parent or guardian, if under 16 years of age, together with a copy of this article. In case of the first offense, the bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates will be returned to the person at the police station upon the appearance of the person if the person is 16 years of age or older, of the appearance of the person accompanied by his or her parent or guardian if the person is under 16 years of age. In the case of the second offense, upon the expiration of 15 days of the date of violation, the bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates will be returned to the person at the police station upon the appearance of the person, if the person is 16 years of age or older, or the appearance of the person accompanied by his or her parent or guardian if the person is under 16 years of age. In the case of the third violation, upon the expiration of 60 days from the date of the offense, the bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates shall be returned to the person at the police station upon the appearance of the person, if the person is 16 years of age or older, or the appearance of the person accompanied by his or her parent or guardian if the person is under 16 years of age. In the case of any further violations by the same person, upon the expiration of one year from the date of the violation, the bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates will be returned to the person at the police station upon the appearance of the person, if the person is 16 years of age or older, or the appearance thereof of the person accompanied by his or her parent or guardian if the person is under 16 years of age.

§ 64-17 Disposal of bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates.

If, as a result of a violation of this article, any police officer or peace officer impounds a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates, which bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates are not claimed at the police station after the expiration of 1 1/2 years after the date of the violation, the police may dispose of the bicycle, skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates in accordance with the provisions for disposing of property under the New York State Personal Property Law as lost and found property.