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Borough of East Stroudsburg, PA
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of East Stroudsburg 9-6-1988 by Ord. No. 891, approved 9-6-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 109.
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 114.
Skateboards and scooters — See Ch. 131.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 136.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 150.
A. 
As used in this chapter, the following definitions and rules of construction shall be observed:
ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
A multiwheeled recreational-type vehicle with a small overall size and low profile.
BICYCLE
Every device propelled by human power which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, either of which is more than 15 inches in diameter.
BOROUGH
The Borough of East Stroudsburg in the County of Monroe and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
MINIBIKE, MINICYCLE or TRAIL BIKE
A two-wheeled recreational-type vehicle with a small overall size and low profile.
MOTORCYCLE
Every motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of riders and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground; bicycles with a motor attached; and scooters.
PUBLIC PROPERTY
Includes the parks and all public lands owned by the Borough and those parts of public places which do not form traveled parts of the streets, as defined in this section.
SIDEWALK
That portion of a street between the curbline and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians, and includes footwalks and pavements.
SNOWMOBILE
Every engine-driven vehicle of a type which utilizes sled-type runners or skis or an endless belt tread or any combination of these or other means of contact with the surface upon which it is operated, but not including any farm tractor, highway or other construction equipment or any military or law enforcement vehicle.
STREET
Includes avenues, boulevards, highways, roads, alleys, lanes, viaducts, bridges and the approaches thereto and all other public thoroughfares in the Borough.
B. 
Words importing the singular number shall include the plural, and words importing the plural number shall include the singular.
A. 
No person shall ride, coast or wheel a bicycle across a sidewalk in order to gain access to or egress from any property adjacent to such sidewalk, provided that due regard and care for the safety of pedestrians and other persons lawfully using such sidewalk is exhibited.
B. 
No person shall ride, coast or wheel a bicycle upon private property within the Borough without the prior written permission of the owner or other person in control or possession thereof.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle upon any street in the Borough in violation of any traffic ordinances of the Borough which are applicable to motor vehicles and/or in violation of 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3501 et seq.
A. 
No minibike, minicycle, trail bike, motorcycle, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or other similar vehicle which has not been properly registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in conformity with the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code of 1976, as amended,[1] shall be operated by any person upon any street, sidewalk or public property within the Borough, except that nothing herein contained shall prohibit any person from operating said vehicle across a sidewalk in order to gain access to or egress from any property adjacent to such sidewalk, provided that due regard and care for the safety of pedestrians and other persons lawfully using such sidewalk is exhibited.
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Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
B. 
No minibike, minicycle, trail bike, motorcycle, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or other similar vehicle shall be operated by any person upon private property within the Borough without the prior written permission of the owner or other person in control or possession thereof.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to be an attempt to regulate the operation of any vehicle, including bicycles, by any person on property which is owned by the owner or operator of said vehicle.
[Amended 10-3-1989 by Ord. No. 921, approved 10-3-1989]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, be subject to a fine of not more than $600, and costs of prosecution, or to imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than 30 days, or both.