Borough of Park Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge 12-9-1963.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 86.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 97.
[1]
Editor's Note: The title of this chapter was changed from "Bicycles and Minibikes" to "Bicycles and Motorcycles," and the term "minibike" was changed to "motorcycle" throughout the chapter, 5-9-1977 by Ord. No. 77-11.
[Amended 5-9-1977 by Ord. No. 77-11]
A. 
As used in this chapter, unless another meaning is clearly apparent from the language or context, words and phrases are as defined in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1.
B. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BICYCLE
Includes all pedal vehicles propelled solely by muscular power.
DRIVER
The rider or driver of a bicycle or motorcycle or the driver or operator of a motor vehicle, unless otherwise specified.
HIGHWAY
The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular traffic.
MOTORCYCLE
Includes motorcycles, motorbikes, bicycles with a motor attached and all motor-operated vehicles of the bicycle or tricycle type, whether the motor power is a part thereof or attached thereto, and having a saddle or seat with the driver sitting astride or upon it or a platform on which the driver stands.
OWNER
A person who holds the legal title of a vehicle or, if a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then the conditional vendee, lessee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner for the purpose of this chapter.
STREET
The same as "highway."
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which a person or property is or may be transported upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
[Added 7-8-1974 by Ord. No. 74-16; amended 5-9-1977 by Ord. No. 77-11; 11-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-36]
No bicycle owned by a resident of the Borough shall be operated within the Borough unless the owner thereof first obtains a registration card and a registration tag, as provided in this chapter, and, in addition thereto, attaches said registration tag to such bicycle, as provided in this chapter. The foregoing shall not apply to vehicles otherwise licensed by the state.
[Amended 7-8-1974 by Ord. No. 74-16; 11-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-36]
An application for a license under this chapter shall be made to the Police Department. The application forms, registration cards and registration tags shall be provided for the Police Department by the Borough Clerk. The applicant shall furnish proof of ownership of the bicycle upon making the application. A license shall be issued without fee or charge to the applicant and shall be issued for as long as the bicycle is owned by the original applicant.
[Added 7-8-1974 by Ord. No. 74-16; 11-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-36]
A. 
The applicant shall demonstrate to the Police Department that the bicycle is in safe mechanical condition and that the applicant is capable of operating the bicycle and is familiar with the traffic laws of the state relative to the operation of and equipment of the bicycle, as well as such rules and regulations as the Police Department may promulgate, with the approval of the Council, concerning the operation, equipment and maintenance of bicycles.
B. 
Upon compliance by the applicant with these requirements, the Police Department shall issue to the applicant a registration tag, which shall be fastened to the frame of the bicycle in a conspicuous place. Removal of the tag shall be grounds for a revocation of the license.
[Amended 5-9-1977 by Ord. No. 77-11]
The operation of motorcycles on property owned by the Borough or by the Board of Education of the Borough of Park Ridge, excluding streets and highways within the Borough, is prohibited unless prior written permission is obtained from the Mayor and Council or the Board of Education, as appropriate.
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 45-6, Safety rules, as amended, was repealed 11-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-36.
[Amended 5-9-1977 by Ord. No. 77-11; 11-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-36]
Every licensee who sells or transfers ownership of a bicycle shall report the sale or transfer to the Police Department within 72 hours. At the time of said report, said licensee shall return the registration card and registration tag issued to him and shall furnish the Police Department with the name and address of the person to whom the bicycle was sold or transferred. Registration tags and cards shall not be transferable. The foregoing shall not apply to vehicles otherwise licensed by the state.
The provisions of state laws regarding the use and operation of bicycles are herewith and hereby made part of this chapter without inclusion herein at length. Any violation thereof is hereby constituted a violation of this chapter.
[Amended 5-9-1977 by Ord. No. 77-11]
The intent of this chapter is not the prosecution of juveniles but the education and training of juveniles for their own and the community's welfare.
[Amended 5-9-1977 by Ord. No. 77-11]
The violation of any provision of this chapter may subject the violator, upon conviction, to a fine not to exceed $50 or to impoundment of the violator's vehicle for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both.