Village of Johnson City, NY
Broome County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Johnson City 8-20-1973 as Ch. 5 of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 264.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017[1]]
Every person riding a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard upon a street or roadway of the Village shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 264, Vehicles and Traffic, of this Code which are applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to specific regulations contained in this chapter and except as to those provisions of said chapter which by their nature can have no application.
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Editor's Note: This local law also changed the title of this chapter from "Bicycles" to its current title.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]
Any person operating a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard upon the public ways of the Village shall obey the instructions of police officers, traffic signals, signs and other controlled devices applicable to a vehicle unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]
No person riding a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard shall drive the same or coast upon any street or sidewalk or proceed with the feet off the pedals or without at least one hand on the handlebars or steering apparatus or perform any trick or fancy riding upon any street or place in the Village.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]
No person shall operate a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions existing at the time and place.
A. 
Manner. A person operating a bicycle shall not ride other than upon or astride the permanent or regular seat attached thereto.
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Passengers. The operator of a bicycle shall not carry another person upon such bicycle other than upon a firmly attached and regular seat thereon.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]
Every person operating a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard on a roadway shall ride as near the right-hand side of the roadway as practical and exercise due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]
The operator of a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard emerging from an alley, driveway or building, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area extending across any alley or driveway, shall stop and yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians on said sidewalk or sidewalk area and, upon entering the roadway, shall stop and yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway.
No person shall park a bicycle upon a street excepting upon the roadway against the curb or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle; neither shall a bicycle be parked against a building in such a manner as to obstruct pedestrian traffic.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]
No person riding upon any bicycle, rollerblades, or skateboard shall attach the same or himself or herself or hang onto any other moving vehicle.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]
Any person riding a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard in company with others on bicycles, rollerblades, or skateboards must ride in single file.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]
No person operating a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard shall carry any package, bundle or article which obstructs the view of the operator or which prohibits him or her from keeping at least one hand on the handlebars.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]
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No person shall ride a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard on a sidewalk within any of the business sections of the Village.
B. 
No person 12 years or more of age, other than newspaper carriers on delivery routes, shall ride a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard upon any sidewalk in the Village.
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Whenever any person is riding a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard upon any sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by L.L. No. 11-2017]
All persons are prohibited from riding a bicycle, rollerblades, or a skateboard in any public park or playground.