[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Evesham 4-20-1971 by Ord. No. 4-4-71. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Vehicles with two wheels, one being 20 inches or more in diameter, one in front of the other, having a saddle-like seat for the rider, steered by a handlebar and driven by pedals.
No Evesham Township resident shall ride or operate a bicycle within the Township of Evesham, in the County of Burlington and State of New Jersey, without first obtaining a license therefor, to be issued by the Safety Bureau of the Evesham Police Department, under the supervision of the Township Manager of the Township of Evesham, upon application of the owner, and no Evesham resident shall ride or operate a bicycle in said Township except in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
Every person required shall, on or before June 30 of each and every year, apply for and procure a license and registration tag from the Safety Bureau of the Evesham Township Police Department, under the supervision of the Township Manager. Said registration tag shall be fastened to the frame of the bicycle in a place to be determined by the Chief of Police. Removal of said tag shall be grounds for revocation of the license.
The owner of any newly acquired bicycle shall make application for a license and registration tag for such bicycle within 20 days after the acquisition of said bicycle. Such application shall be made to the Safety Bureau of the Evesham Township Police Department, under the supervision of the Township Manager. Upon compliance by the applicant with the requirements set forth herein, the Safety Bureau shall issue to the applicant the license and registration tag.
The license and registration tag shall only be issued by the Safety Bureau upon a satisfactory showing by the applicant to the licensing authority that the bicycle is in a safe mechanical condition. The applicant shall also demonstrate his or her qualifications for operating a bicycle and his or her knowledge of the vehicular and traffic laws of the State of New Jersey applicable to bicycle signs and signals, as well as such rules and regulations as the Police Department may promulgate, with the approval of the Township Council of the Township of Evesham, concerning the operation, equipment and maintenance of bicycles; provided, however, that said rules and regulations shall not conflict with any existing statutes of the State of New Jersey.
[Amended 11-1-1977 by Ord. No. 40-11-77; 7-27-1982 by Ord. No. 30-8-82]
No fee shall be charged for the issuance of a license or registration tag nor for the issuance of a duplicate license or registration tag.
The Township Council of the Township of Evesham shall cause to be issued and delivered to each applicant a printed copy of the safety rules and regulations for the use of bicycles, the substance of which shall be as follows: Every bicycle when in use at nighttime shall be equipped with a light on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front, and with a light on the rear, or red reflector of the minimum size of two inches in diameter, which shall emit a red light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the rear.
Every licensee under this chapter who sells or transfers ownership of a bicycle shall report said sale or transfer within 72 hours to the Safety Bureau of the Evesham Township Police Department by returning the license and registration tag issued to such person and at the same time furnishing the Police Department with the name and address of the person to whom the bicycle was sold or transferred.