City of Pleasantville, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 187.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 278.
Article I Bicycle Regulations

§ 95-1 Definitions.

§ 95-2 License and registration.

§ 95-3 Registration procedure.

§ 95-4 License term.

§ 95-5 Loss, sale or destruction of bicycle.

§ 95-6 Loss of license sticker.

§ 95-7 Riding single file.

§ 95-8 Clinging to vehicles.

§ 95-9 Extra passengers.

§ 95-10 Emerging from side access.

§ 95-11 Bicycling while impaired.

§ 95-12 Lights and reflectors.

§ 95-13 Safe mechanical condition.

§ 95-14 Riding on sidewalks.

§ 95-15 Parking bicycles.

§ 95-16 Riding on right-hand side of road.

§ 95-17 Speed.

§ 95-18 Traffic regulations.

§ 95-19 Rights and duties of bicycle riders.

§ 95-20 Position of hands and feet; additional passengers.

§ 95-21 Turns; starting and stopping.

§ 95-22 Yielding right-of-way.

§ 95-23 Riding through safety zones.

§ 95-24 Racing on highways.

§ 95-25 Obstructing rider's view.

§ 95-26 Stopping before crossing.

§ 95-27 Blocking roads or intersections.

§ 95-28 Riding on inappropriate bicycle parts.

§ 95-29 Spilling loads.

§ 95-30 Crossing center line of highway.

§ 95-31 Overtaking vehicles.

§ 95-32 Marked lanes.

§ 95-33 Following too closely.

§ 95-34 Approach of emergency vehicles.

§ 95-35 Following or parking near fire apparatus.

§ 95-36 Backing or turning on street.

§ 95-37 Crossing railroad tracks.

§ 95-38 Approaching stopped school bus.

§ 95-39 Parking areas restricted.

§ 95-40 Renting bicycles.

§ 95-41 Rented bicycles; equipment.

§ 95-42 Inspection of rental agencies.

§ 95-43 Bicycle shops to report.

§ 95-44 Periodic inspections.

§ 95-45 Removal of license sticker serial numbers.

§ 95-46 Operating bicycle without owner's consent.

§ 95-47 Bicycle without serial number.

§ 95-48 Enforcement; suspension; revocation.

§ 95-49 Violations and penalties.

Article II Bike Paths and Sidewalks

§ 95-50 Definitions.

§ 95-51 Establishment of bike path.

§ 95-52 Shared facilities.

§ 95-53 Riding on sidewalks.

§ 95-54 Driving vehicles across bike paths and lanes.

§ 95-55 Safety regulations.

§ 95-56 Rules and regulations pertaining to operation; required equipment.

§ 95-57 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

§ 95-58 Parental responsibility.

[Adopted 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 as Ch. 71 of the 1982 Code]

§ 95-1 Definitions.

Unless otherwise expressly provided, or unless there is something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction, or unless inconsistent with the manifest intent of Council, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:
BICYCLE
Includes a vehicle with two tandem wheels, neither of which are less than 20 inches in diameter, with solid or pneumatic tires, having a steering bar or wheel, a saddle seat, and propelled by human power.
DEALER IN BICYCLES
Any person engaged in the sale of bicycles at retail or wholesale.
LICENSEE
Any person who procures from the City Clerk a license sticker for a bicycle, together with a receipt.
[Amended 8-16-1982 by Ord. No. 20-1982]
LICENSE STICKER
A registration sticker issued by the City Clerk bearing the license number.
[Amended 8-16-1982 by Ord. No. 20-1982]
OPERATE
The use, putting into action or causing to function of a bicycle by a person mounted thereon.
RENTAL AGENCY
Any person engaged in the business of offering for rental and renting bicycles for hire by the public.

§ 95-2 License and registration.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle upon any street, sidewalk or other public place in the city without having first registered such bicycle and secured a license therefor.

§ 95-3 Registration procedure.

[Amended 8-16-1982 by Ord. No. 20-1982]
A. 
Registration and license for a bicycle shall be made by the owner by applying at the Pleasantville Police Department.
B. 
Such registration shall be signed by the owner, and, if the owner is a person under 18 years of age, the signature shall be witnessed by a parent of the owner or, if no parent is living, then by the legal guardian of the owner. The application shall state the full name and address of the owner of the bicycle, the name of the manufacturer, the serial number of the frame thereof, the approximate date when the owner obtained title thereto and, if not new, when it was obtained and the name and address of the person from whom it was obtained.
C. 
Such registration shall be presented to the Chief of Police. The bicycle to be registered and licensed shall be brought to the police station at the time of presenting the application for the purpose of examination.
D. 
The Chief of Police or some person authorized by him shall examine the bicycle, and, if he finds the mechanical condition thereof such that it can be safely operated and that it is equipped with the lights and attachments as herein provided, he shall issue a registration sticker. This applicant shall thereupon pay a registration fee of $2.
E. 
The Police Department, upon receiving such license fee, shall issue to the owner of the bicycle a registration sticker, together with a receipt. Said receipt will give a description of the bicycle to be registered, together with the owner's name and address. Said registration sticker shall contain the words "City of Pleasantville" and the number of the license. The registration sticker shall be attached to the bicycle on the front thereof immediately below the steering bar or wheel.
F. 
After the issuance of the registration sticker, the Police Department will so note in the registration book the date of issuance and corresponding number of the sticker. The original receipt shall be kept on file in the office of the Police Department, and the duplicate sticker thereof shall be delivered to the City Clerk's office and shall be kept on file in said office.

§ 95-4 License term.

[Amended 8-16-1982 by Ord. No. 20-1982]
The license so issued shall be effective indefinitely, unless revoked.

§ 95-5 Loss, sale or destruction of bicycle.

[Amended 8-16-1982 by Ord. No. 20-1982]
When any bicycle which has been registered and licensed as herein provided is sold or is otherwise disposed of or destroyed, the licensee shall immediately surrender to the Chief of Police the receipt and registration sticker issued therefor, with the name and address of the new owner, if any, written on the back of the receipt; and the Chief of Police shall immediately make proper endorsements thereof on his records and deliver the information to the City Clerk, who shall immediately make proper endorsements on his record.

§ 95-6 Loss of license sticker.

[Amended 8-16-1982 by Ord. No. 20-1982]
The licensee shall report immediately to the Chief of Police the loss or destruction of the license sticker of the licensee and the circumstances surrounding the loss or destruction thereof. With the approval of the Chief of Police, the City Clerk shall issue a duplicate license sticker upon payment of a fee of $2.

§ 95-7 Riding single file.

When more than two persons in a group are operating bicycles on a roadway, they shall ride single file.

§ 95-8 Clinging to vehicles.

No person operating a bicycle shall cling or attach himself or the bicycle to any other moving vehicle.

§ 95-9 Extra passengers.

No person operating a bicycle shall carry another person on the handlebars of said bicycle.

§ 95-10 Emerging from side access.

The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway, garage or private sidewalk shall stop the bicycle immediately prior to driving onto or across a public sidewalk or onto or across a public sidewalk line projected across an alley and shall exercise extreme care in making such movements.

§ 95-11 Bicycling while impaired.

No person shall operate a bicycle while under the influence of liquor or drugs or while physically or mentally unfit to safely operate the same.

§ 95-12 Lights and reflectors.

Every bicycle when in use at nighttime shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and with a lamp on the rear which shall emit a red light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the rear. In addition to the red lamp, a red reflector may be mounted on the rear, of a type approved by the Division of Motor Vehicles, which shall be visible from all distances from 50 feet to 300 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle.

§ 95-13 Safe mechanical condition.

No person shall operate a bicycle which is not in such mechanical condition so that it can be safely operated.

§ 95-14 Riding on sidewalks.

Bicycles may be operated on sidewalks in public parks and in residence districts, but in single file only. Under all circumstances, the rider shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians using the sidewalk, and due and proper care shall at all times be exercised by the rider for the pedestrians. When approaching a pedestrian on the sidewalk, the speed of a bicycle shall be reduced to a speed which is no greater than necessary to continue the operation of the bicycle without the rider dismounting and shall not be increased until the pedestrian has been passed. No bicycle shall be operated upon any sidewalk in the business portion of the city.

§ 95-15 Parking bicycles.

Bicycles, when parked in the business district, shall be parked in zones or places designated and marked for the purpose. It shall be unlawful to park any bicycle along buildings in such a manner as to interfere with pedestrians or along roadways where they may interfere with traffic or with persons getting into or out of motor vehicles. No person other than the owner or operator shall move, or in any manner interfere with, any bicycle properly parked, nor shall any person interfere or in any manner hinder any person from properly parking a bicycle, except that members of the Police Department and Fire Department may move or, in proper cases, prevent the parking of the bicycle, when, in the judgment of the policeman or fireman, his action is necessary in order to properly safeguard persons or property.

§ 95-16 Riding on right-hand side of road.

All bicycles when operated on roadways shall be kept to the right and shall be operated as near as practicable to the right-hand edge of the roadway.

§ 95-17 Speed.

No bicycle shall be operated at any time faster than is reasonable or proper, and every bicycle shall be operated with reasonable regard to the safety of the rider and of other persons and property.

§ 95-18 Traffic regulations.

Every person operating a bicycle shall strictly observe all traffic signs and signals and all other traffic rules and regulations applicable thereto and shall obey the orders and directions of every officer of the city authorized to direct or regulate traffic.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 278, Vehicles and Traffic.

§ 95-19 Rights and duties of bicycle riders.

Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by N.J.S.A. 39:4-1 et seq., and all supplements thereto, except as to those provisions thereof which by their nature can have no application.

§ 95-20 Position of hands and feet; additional passengers.

A person propelling or riding on a bicycle shall not ride other than upon or astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto, nor shall he ride with his feet removed from the pedals or with both hands removed from the handlebars, nor shall he practice any trick or fancy riding in a street. No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.

§ 95-21 Turns; starting and stopping.

The operator of a bicycle on a roadway, when making a right turn, shall follow the right-hand edge of the roadway, and the operator of a bicycle on a roadway, when making a left turn, shall approach the point of turning in the traffic lane nearest the center of the roadway. No operator of a bicycle shall start, slow down, stop or attempt to turn without first indicating such movement as provided by law.

§ 95-22 Yielding right-of-way.

Any person riding a bicycle shall yield the right-of-way in the following circumstances:
A. 
When a pedestrian is crossing or about to cross a roadway.
B. 
When a pedestrian is in a crosswalk or in an intersection when the signal light changes.
C. 
When a vehicle is stopped to yield right-of-way to a pedestrian.
D. 
When a blind person, using a cane or guide dog, is crossing any highway or intersection.
E. 
When traffic is so close as to be a hazard.

§ 95-23 Riding through safety zones.

No rider of a bicycle shall ride through any safety zone unless directed by traffic signals, a police officer or an official posted sign.

§ 95-24 Racing on highways.

It shall be unlawful for any person riding or operating a bicycle to race any other bicycle, person or vehicle along any highway or roadway or to try to set a speed record along any highway, roadway or street.

§ 95-25 Obstructing rider's view.

No person shall ride a bicycle which is so loaded as to obstruct the view of the rider.

§ 95-26 Stopping before crossing.

Any person riding a bicycle shall stop before crossing a crosswalk, sidewalk or intersection or when emerging from an alley, garage or driveway.

§ 95-27 Blocking roads or intersections.

No person riding or operating any bicycle shall block any road or intersection so as to interfere with other vehicles or with pedestrians.

§ 95-28 Riding on inappropriate bicycle parts.

No person shall ride on any part of a bicycle not intended for passengers or operator.

§ 95-29 Spilling loads.

No person shall operate any bicycle so loaded as to spill such load.

§ 95-30 Crossing center line of highway.

It shall be unlawful for the operator of any bicycle to cross the center line of any roadway on the left in order to pass any other vehicle unless the way ahead is clear and no traffic is approaching. It shall be unlawful for any such operator to cross the center line on a hill or curve if such operator cannot see ahead for at least 500 feet or to pass in a no-passing zone.

§ 95-31 Overtaking vehicles.

The operator of a bicycle being overtaken and passed by another vehicle shall give way on hearing the signal of the overtaking vehicle.

§ 95-32 Marked lanes.

If a roadway is divided into marked lanes, the operator of a bicycle shall:
A. 
Ride in the right lane unless overtaking another vehicle or when about to make a left turn.
B. 
Ride within a single lane and change only when safe to do so.
C. 
If there are three lanes, the middle lane should be used only for passing or overtaking another vehicle or for making a left turn.

§ 95-33 Following too closely.

The operator of a bicycle shall remain at a safe distance behind any other vehicle and shall not follow too closely.

§ 95-34 Approach of emergency vehicles.

When an ambulance, fire engine or other emergency vehicle gives warning of its approach, the operator of a bicycle shall pull to the right and stop until such emergency vehicle has passed.

§ 95-35 Following or parking near fire apparatus.

It shall be unlawful for the operator of a bicycle to follow any fire apparatus closer than 100 feet or to park closer than 200 feet to any such apparatus.

§ 95-36 Backing or turning on street.

No operator of a bicycle shall back or turn on any street if this action interferes with other traffic.

§ 95-37 Crossing railroad tracks.

No operator of a bicycle shall cross any railroad track unless he can do so safely and shall stop within 50 feet, but no less than 15 feet, from the nearest rail of the track when:
A. 
Any mechanical signaling device gives warning of an approaching train.
B. 
A crossing gate is lowered or a flagman gives or continues to give signal of approaching train.
C. 
A train is approaching from 1,500 feet, more or less, to the crossing and is giving an audible signal of its approach.
D. 
Whenever the operator can see any train approaching such crossing.

§ 95-38 Approaching stopped school bus.

A. 
On any undivided highway or street, the operator of a bicycle approaching a school bus which has stopped to pick up or discharge passengers shall stop at least 10 feet from such school bus and shall not start up again until the passenger has entered the school bus or reached the side of the highway or street.
B. 
On any divided highway, the operator of a bicycle approaching a school bus on the opposite side of a divided highway, which bus has stopped to pick up or discharge passengers, shall reduce speed to 10 miles per hour until the bus and any passengers have passed.

§ 95-39 Parking areas restricted.

It shall be unlawful for the operator of a bicycle to park his bicycle in any of the following places:
A. 
Within any intersection.
B. 
On a crosswalk.
C. 
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within at least 20 feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the end of a safety zone.
D. 
In front of a public or private driveway.
E. 
Within 25 feet of the nearest crosswalk or side line of a street or intersecting highway, except at alleys.
F. 
On a sidewalk.
G. 
In any place where no-parking signs are posted and established pursuant to only promulgated regulations of the State Highway Commissioner.
H. 
Within 50 feet of a stop sign.
I. 
Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.
J. 
Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
K. 
Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station or on the opposite side of the street within 75 feet of such entrance.
L. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction, when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.
M. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of any street.
N. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel or underpass or on the immediate approach thereto, except where space for such parking is provided for and so posted.

§ 95-40 Renting bicycles.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to rent, or offer to rent, any bicycle without first complying with the provisions of §§ 95-2 through 95-6 of this chapter relating to the registration and licensing of bicycles.

§ 95-41 Rented bicycles; equipment.

Bicycles offered for rent by a rental agency shall be equipped with the lights and other equipment required by this chapter and shall be kept in good and safe working condition. Rental agencies shall comply with all the provisions of this chapter and shall be responsible for the condition of the bicycles they rent.

§ 95-42 Inspection of rental agencies.

The Chief of Police shall make periodic inspections of the rental agencies to ensure compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

§ 95-43 Bicycle shops to report.

Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of selling, buying or trading new or used bicycles within the city is hereby required to make a written report to the Chief of Police at the end of each month, or more often if requested by him. Such report shall contain the following information:
A. 
The name and address of each person to whom a bicycle was sold, purchased or traded during the period covered by the report.
B. 
A description of the bicycle involved in each such transaction, including the name of the manufacturer, the serial number of the frame and the license number of the bicycle, if the bicycle has been registered and a license issued therefor to the owner by the city.
C. 
Such additional information as the Chief of Police may require.

§ 95-44 Periodic inspections.

Any member of the Police Department is authorized to inspect any bicycle at any reasonable time for the purpose of making a checkup of the license plate and license number, serial number and for the purpose of determining the mechanical condition of the bicycle.

§ 95-45 Removal of license sticker serial numbers.

[Amended 8-16-1982 by Ord. No. 20-1982]
It shall be unlawful for any person, willfully or maliciously, to remove, destroy, mutilate or alter any license sticker or registration card during the time in which the license sticker or registration is in force. The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to stamp numbers on the frame of a bicycle, in a legible manner, for identification purposes, upon which bicycle no serial number can be found or upon which the serial number is illegible or insufficient for identification purposes.

§ 95-46 Operating bicycle without owner's consent.

It shall be unlawful for any person to use or operate any bicycle within the city without the consent of the owner.

§ 95-47 Bicycle without serial number.

It shall be unlawful for any person residing in the city or any dealer in bicycles operating in the city to purchase, receive in trade or otherwise acquire any bicycle from which the serial number on the frame has been removed, destroyed, mutilated or altered without first reporting the same to the Chief of Police.

§ 95-48 Enforcement; suspension; revocation.

The Chief of Police shall enforce the provisions of this chapter. The Chief of Police may revoke or suspend, for a period of 30 days, any bicycle license for any violation of any provision of this chapter or any applicable provision of the statutes relating to traffic; and, in addition, the Chief of Police may impound the bicycle of any such violator for a period not exceeding 30 days.

§ 95-49 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-17-1999 by Ord. No. 6-1999; 4-17-2000 by Ord. No. 7-2000]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the City of Pleasantville, be punished for each offense by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Any person pleading guilty may pay a fine of $50 to the Municipal Court of the City of Pleasantville.
[Adopted 10-16-2000 by Ord. No. 30-2000]

§ 95-50 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BICYCLE
Any two-or-more-wheeled vehicle having a tandem or triangular arrangement of the wheels and having cranks, levers or pedals for its propulsion by the feet.
BIKE LANE
Utilizes existing roadways and is contiguous thereto but provides a separate lane of travel for the exclusive or semi-exclusive use of bicycles. The bike lane is physically separated from motor vehicle traffic by painted lines, pavement coloration, curbing, parked vehicles or other barriers.
BIKE PATH
A separate pathway for the exclusive use of bicycles and pedestrians separated from motor vehicle traffic except at bike crossings.
BIKE ROUTE
Utilizes existing streets and roads. No separation of motor vehicle and bicycle traffic is provided as only signs are present to indicate the course of the bike route.
MOTORIZED VEHICLE
Car, van, SUV, truck, motorcycle, moped, motorized bicycle and anything powered by an internal combustion engine or other motorized power source, but excluding motorized wheelchairs.
OTHER MANUALLY POWERED DEVICES
Skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, scooter, go-cart or other device powered by pedals or other system requiring the user to exert force in order to be propelled, but excluding devices used for the assistance of the physically handicapped.

§ 95-51 Establishment of bike path.

A. 
The City Administrator shall cause to be placed appropriate signs or other markings indicating the bike path designated below:
Beginning at the intersection of Chestnut Street and the abandoned railroad right-of-way acquired by the city from J.P. Rail and extending along the abandoned railroad right-of-way south to the border of Northfield.
B. 
An engineer drawing and general geographic map is kept on file in the City Clerk's office.

§ 95-52 Shared facilities.

A. 
While roadways are provided for the safety and convenience of vehicles, sidewalks are provided for the safety and convenience of pedestrians and bike paths are provided for the safety and convenience of bicycles and other manually powered devices, it is recognized that in many such instances such facilities may be shared.
B. 
On shared facilities, the following regulations shall apply:
(1) 
When using bike paths, pedestrians shall walk as far to the right as practicable; shall walk no more than two abreast; and shall exercise due care. Anyone using a bicycle or other manually powered device shall give audible signal before passing a pedestrian on a bike path or route.
(2) 
When using sidewalks, bicyclists and anyone using other manually powered devices shall not exceed seven miles per hour, shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and shall pass only on the left and only after giving audible warning to pedestrians.

§ 95-53 Riding on sidewalks.

A. 
Where signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall ride a bicycle or other manually powered device upon a sidewalk. Signs prohibiting such activity shall be installed at locations as directed by the appropriate city official.
B. 
Unless otherwise posted pursuant to Subsection A, a person may ride a bicycle, or other manually powered device, upon any public sidewalk. This section does not permit any type of motorized vehicle to be ridden on the sidewalk where otherwise unlawful. When doing so, such person shall be subject to the following additional provisions: Such person shall yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians and exempt vehicles.
C. 
Penalty. Violation of any provision of this section by any person shall be a civil traffic offense punishable by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100 for each offense.

§ 95-54 Driving vehicles across bike paths and lanes.

A. 
No person shall drive a motorized vehicle upon or across a bike path and sidewalk or lane except at public street intersections or to enter a driveway.
B. 
No person shall drive upon or across a bike path or bike lane as permitted by this section except after giving the right-of-way to all bicycles within the lane.
C. 
This section shall not apply to police and emergency vehicles and vehicles necessary to the maintenance and repair of the bike path and its appurtenances.

§ 95-55 Safety regulations.

A. 
This section shall only apply to users of the bike path and sidewalks as defined in this article. Bicyclists and users of other manually powered devices utilizing streets and other public roadways are subject to the rules and regulations promulgated by the State of New Jersey and generally found in N.J.S.A. 39:4-10 et seq.
B. 
Helmets are required for riders 14 years of age and younger pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-10.1.
C. 
No person operating a bicycle shall allow anyone four years old or younger, and weighing 40 pounds or less, to ride as a passenger on the bicycle, other than in a seat which shall adequately retain the passenger in place and protect the passenger from the bicycle's moving parts; or else astride a regular seat of a tandem bicycle.
D. 
No person operating a bicycle or other manually powered device shall allow anyone to ride as a passenger unless the passenger is wearing a helmet as defined in Subsection A above or else is in an enclosed trailer or other device which meets or exceeds current nationally recognized standards of design and manufacture for the protection of the passenger's head from impact in an accident without the need for a helmet.

§ 95-56 Rules and regulations pertaining to operation; required equipment.

A. 
This section shall only apply to users of the bike path and sidewalks as defined in this article. Bicyclists and users of other manually powered devices utilizing streets and other public roadways are subject to the rules and regulations promulgated by the State of New Jersey and generally found in N.J.S.A. 39:4-10 et seq.
B. 
Every bicycle when in use at nighttime shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and with a lamp on the rear which shall emit a red light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the rear.
C. 
No bicycle or other manually powered device shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed.
D. 
No person riding upon any bicycle or other manually powered device shall attach the same or himself/herself to any vehicle, and no operator of any vehicle shall knowingly allow any person riding upon any bicycle to attach the same or himself/herself to the vehicle.
E. 
Every bicycle or other manually powered device shall be equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
F. 
Every person riding or operating a bicycle or other manually powered device shall obey all traffic signals, signs and devices in the same manner and to the same extent as would be required if said person was operating a motor vehicle.
G. 
Every person riding or operating a bicycle or other manually powered device shall be required immediately, before crossing a street or public roadway, where any bike path or sidewalk intersects, to come to a complete stop for the purpose of making an observation in order to ensure that said street or sidewalk is clear of pedestrians or vehicles.
H. 
On any bike path or sidewalk, bicyclists shall not ride any more than two abreast.
I. 
No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk in the Central Business District between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
J. 
Parking.
(1) 
All bicycles, when parked on sidewalks, shall be parked only in such a manner as not to obstruct pedestrian traffic or access to adjacent buildings.
(2) 
No bicycle shall be parked in any street. No bicycle shall be parked in such a manner as to obstruct the pedestrian walkway or in a manner that interferes with the entrance and/or exit of a business.
K. 
Speed. No person shall operate a bicycle at speeds faster than are reasonable or proper, which in no case shall be in excess of legal speed limits, unless participating in an officially sponsored or sanctioned rally or road race.
L. 
Reckless or careless riding. No person shall ride a bicycle in a reckless or careless manner which endangers or is likely to endanger the safety or welfare of other persons or property.
M. 
Exemption. This section shall not apply to bicycles operated by police officers on duty and using a bicycle as part of their official police work.

§ 95-57 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

A. 
Adult operators. Any person 16 years of age or older found in violation of any provision of this article, where no penalty is specified, shall be subject to a fine in the amount prescribed in Subsection C after issuance of a summons for said violation.
B. 
Operators under the age 16.
(1) 
Any person under the age of 16, found in violation of any provision of this article, is subject to the following penalties:
(a) 
First offense: written notification sent to parent advising of the violation and warning that subsequent violations, of any provisions, may result in impoundment of the bicycle.
(b) 
Second offense: impoundment of bicycle by the Police Department until such time as the person brings their parent or guardian to the police station to pick up the bicycle. The parent or guardian will be provided with a notice acknowledging that any additional infraction will result in the assessment of the scheduled fine.
(c) 
Third and subsequent offenses: impoundment of bicycle by Police Department until pick-up by parent or legal guardian and payment by parent or legal guardian of scheduled fine.
(2) 
For purposes of this section, the number of offenses can be the repeated violation of one specific provision or any combination of provisions.
C. 
An adult offender, 18 years or above, issued a summons in accordance with Subsection A may waive the right of a court hearing by completing the appearance, plea and waiver on the reverse side of the summons and delivering or mailing same, together with payment of the fine, to the Municipal Court Violations Clerk. This waiver may be exercised for first offenses only.
D. 
Violation Bureau schedule of fines:
Violation
Fine
Operating without proper lights after dark
$35
Failure to obey traffic sign or signal
$25
Exceeding legal speed limits
$25
Improper parking
$10
Riding against the flow of traffic
$35
Failure to ride in designated area where prescribed
$50
Operating with inoperative braking devices
$50
Hitching on to moving vehicles
$100
Reckless or careless riding
$50
Unauthorized driving of vehicle on bike path
$100
Creating obstruction or hazardous condition upon bike path
$45
E. 
The Chief of Police is hereby authorized and empowered to administer the provisions of this article.

§ 95-58 Parental responsibility.

The parent of a child and the guardian of a ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit the child or ward to violate any provision of this article.