City of Bolivar, MO
Polk County
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Section 355.010 Applicability of Traffic Regulations To Persons Riding Bicycles.

[R.O. 2007 §355.010; Ord. No. 486 §12(p-1), 11-16-1973]
Every person riding a bicycle upon a City street shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the laws of this State declaring rules of the road applicable to vehicles or by this or other City traffic ordinances applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to special regulations in this Chapter and except as those provisions of laws and ordinances which, by their nature, can have no application.

Section 355.020 Obedience To Traffic Control Devices.

[R.O. 2007 §355.020; Ord. No. 486 §12(p-2), 11-16-1973]
Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic control signals, signs and other control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a Police Officer. Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U-turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where such person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn, in which event such person shall then obey regulations applicable to pedestrians.

Section 355.030 Manner of Riding — Generally.

[R.O. 2007 §355.030; Ord. No. 486 §12(p-3), 11-16-1973]
A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride other than astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto. No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.

Section 355.040 Riding To Right — Required For Bicycles and Motorized Bicycles — Mandatory Use of Bicycle Path By Bicycles.

Every person operating a bicycle or motorized bicycle at less than the posted speed or slower than the flow of traffic upon a street or highway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as safe, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction, except when making a left turn, when avoiding hazardous conditions, when the lane is too narrow to share with another vehicle, or when on a one-way street. Bicyclists may ride abreast when not impeding other vehicles.

Section 355.050 Speed.

[R.O. 2007 §355.050; Ord. No. 486 §12(p-5), 11-16-1973]
No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.

Section 355.060 Emerging From Alley or Driveway.

[R.O. 2007 §355.060; Ord. No. 486 §12(p-6), 11-16-1973]
The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching on such sidewalk or sidewalk area and upon entering a street or roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on such roadway.

Section 355.070 Carrying Articles.

[R.O. 2007 §355.070; Ord. No. 486 §12(p-7), 11-16-1973]
No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one (1) hand upon the handlebars.

Section 355.080 Parking.

[R.O. 2007 §355.080; Ord. No. 486 §12(p-8), 11-16-1973]
No person shall park a bicycle upon a street other than upon the roadway against the curb or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle or against a building or at the curb in such a manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic.

Section 355.090 Riding On Sidewalks.

[R.O. 2007 §355.090; Ord. No. 486 §12(p-9), 11-16-1973]
No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district. Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.

Section 355.100 Lights and Reflectors — When Required — Standards To Be Met.

A. 
Every bicycle and motorized bicycle when in use on a street or highway during the period from one-half (½) hour after sunset to one-half (½) hour before sunrise shall be equipped with the following:
1. 
A front-facing lamp on the front or carried by the rider which shall emit a white light visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway at five hundred (500) feet;
2. 
A rear-facing red reflector, at least two (2) square inches in reflective surface area, or a rear-facing red lamp on the rear which shall be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lower beams of vehicle headlights at six hundred (600) feet;
3. 
Reflective material and/or lights on any part of the bicyclist's pedals, crank arms, shoes or lower leg visible from the front and the rear at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at two hundred (200) feet; and
4. 
Reflective material and/or lights visible on each side of the bicycle or bicyclist and visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at three hundred (300) feet. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to motorized bicycles which comply with National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration regulations relating to reflectors on motorized bicycles.

Section 355.110 Brakes Required.

Every bicycle and motorized bicycle shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which will enable its driver to stop the bicycle or motorized bicycle within twenty-five (25) feet from a speed of ten (10) miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.