Borough of East Lansdowne, PA
Delaware County
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[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 1; as amended by Ord. 443, 3/7/1994, § 1]
BICYCLE — A vehicle having two (2) wheels, with inflated tires having handlebars or a steering wheel and a saddle seat or other seat and propelled or capable of being propelled, either wholly or in part, by muscular power.
[Ord. 190 1/13/1958, § 2]
No person who resides in the Borough of East Lansdowne shall ride or propel a bicycle on any street unless such bicycle shall have been licensed and a license plate shall have been attached thereto; as provided herein.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 3]
No person not a resident of the Borough of East Lansdowne; shall ride or propel a bicycle, ordinarily kept within the limits of the said Borough; on any street unless such bicycle shall have been licensed and a license plate shall have been attached thereto; as provided herein.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 4; as amended by Ord. 416, 4/22/1991]
Any resident of the Borough of East Lansdowne, or any person who rides or propels a bicycle ordinarily kept within the limits of the Borough of East Lansdowne, upon the purchasing or acquiring a bicycle, must immediately apply for a bicycle license; registration card and license plate within ten (10) days after such purchase or acquisition. Such application shall be made on a form provided by the Borough of East Lansdowne.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 5; as amended by Ord. 416, 4/22/1991]
The registration card and metal tag or license plate issued pursuant to application for same, shall be permanent as long as ownership of the bicycle remains unchanged. The license to ride or propel a bicycle shall be valid until the first day of January of the second year following its issue. A new operator's license shall be issued upon application to the Bicycle safety Program Director and after applicant's bicycle passes inspection.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 6]
The Borough of East Lansdowne shall provide permanent metallic license tags, together with registration cards; which tags and cards shall have numbers stamped thereon in numerical order, beginning with Number 1 and indicating the name of the Borough and the year of issue. Such tags shall be suitable for attachment to the rear mudguard or the frame of the bicycle for which issued; in such position as to be plainly visible. Such tag shall be attached to the bicycle by the Bicycle Safety Program Director or persons designated by said Director at the time of issuing the license and shall remain attached to the bicycle for which it is issued for so long as such license shall remain in effect. Bicycle Safety Program Director, or persons designated by him, shall also keep a record of such registration. Upon issuance of a license and attachment to the bicycle, the Bicycle Safety Program Director, or persons designated by said Director, shall furnish to the owner of such bicycle the corresponding registration card. The operator of a bicycle shall display his registration card, or produce satisfactory proof that the owner has such registration card, upon demand of any Officer of the Borough of East Lansdowne Police Department.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 7]
The Bicycle Safety Program Director, or persons designated by him, shall inspect each bicycle before licensing the same and shall refuse a license for any bicycle which he deems to be in an unsafe condition.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 10]
It shall be the duty of every person who sells or transfers ownership of any bicycle within the Borough of East Lansdowne, to report such sale to the Bicycle Safety Program Director. If such bicycle had been licensed and registered, such person shall, at the same time, return to the Bicycle Safety Program Director the registration card and license tag. Such person shall furnish the Bicycle Safety Program Director with the name and address of the person to whom such bicycle was sold or transferred. Such report and return of the registration card and license tag shall be made within three (3) days of the date of said sale or tranafer.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 11]
It shall be the duty of every person who dismantles, reduces to junk, or takes out of operation, any bicycle, whether the same be registered or not registered; to report the same to the Bicycle Safety Program Director and to turn in the registration card and license tag, if such bicycle was registered.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 12]
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully or maliciously to remove; destroy, mutilate or alter the number on any bicycle frame; or to remove, destroy or alter any license tag or registration card during the time when such license tag or registration card is valid, except as provided in § § 108 and 109. If any bicycle does not have a serial number stamped on the frame thereof, or if such number is illegible; then the Bicycle Safety Program Director shall stamp an identification number on the frame of such bicycle.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 13]
In case of loss or destruction of any license tag and/or registration card and/or operator's license, a duplicate tag and/or card shall be issued to the registered owner of such bicycle, upon payment of a fee of ten cents (10¢) for each tag or card required; provided such owner gives satisfactory proof of such ownership and loss or destruction of such card and/or tag, by affidavit or otherwise, to the Bicycle Safety Program Director.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 14]
If any bicycle shall be found on any street or alley of the Borough of East Lansdowne without a license tag as herein set forth, or with a mutilated serial number or no serial number stamped on the frame of the bicycle, it shall be prima facie evidence that such bicycle is being operated without proper registration.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 15]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle on any street or public alley in the Borough of East Lansdowne in violation of any traffic ordinances of the Borough of East Lansdowne which are applicable to motor vehicles.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 16]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle upon any sidewalk in a business district or place of public gathering in the Borough of East Lansdowne.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 17; as amended by Ord. 443, 3/7/1994, § 2]
The following provisions shall pertain to bicycles and bicycle riding within the Borough of East Lansdowne:
A. 
Every person propelling or riding a bicycle upon a public thoroughfare shall be subject to the provisions of all ordinances and State laws applicable to the operator of any vehicle, except those provisions which by their nature would have no application or where otherwise expressly provided.
B. 
No bicycle shall be operated upon any pedestrian occupied public sidewalks or upon any occupied pedestrian paths.
C. 
No person operating a bicycle upon a thoroughfare shall participate in any race or speed or contest with any other vehicle.
D. 
No rider of a bicycle shall remove both hands from the handlebars or feet from the pedals or practice any acrobatic or fancy riding on any public thoroughfare.
E. 
No bicycle shall be parked upon the sidewalks in such a manner as to interfere with the access to the doorway or entrance to a building or in such a manner as to interfere with the free and uninterrupted flow of pedestrian traffic.
F. 
No bicycle shall have more than one (1) rider per seat.
G. 
No person operating or riding a bicycle shall sit on the handlebars or any other bicycle part other than the designated seat.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 18]
No person shall operate a bicycle upon any street unless such bicycle is equipped with a bell or other device capable of giving a signal audible for at least one hundred (100) feet, except that no bicycle shall be equipped with; nor shall any person use upon a bicycle, any siren or whistle.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 19]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle upon any street in such a manner as to interfere with any pedestrian who is exercising due care thereon.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 20]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle upon any street in the Borough of East Lansdowne by propelling such bicycle abreast of any other persons so propelling a bicycle, except in passing such bicycle.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1958, § 21]
The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway or building, shall, upon approaching the sidewalk or sidewalk area extending across any alleyway, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching on said sidewalk or sidewalk area, and, upon entering the roadway, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1959, § 22]
When necessary to park bicycles on a street or sidewalk, bicycles must be parked in an upright position and in a manner not to obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1959, § 23]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this Part shall, upon determination by the Bicycle Safety Program Director, have his operator's license revoked for a period of not to exceed seven (7) days.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1959, § 24; as amended by Ord. 416, 4/22/1991]
1. 
For the initiation of the Bicycle Safety Program in the Borough of East Lansdowne and for the carrying out and enforcing the provisions of this Part; there is created hereby the Office of Bicycle Safety Program Director.
2. 
The Director shall be appointed by the Police Chief and shall serve a term of office for a period of one (1) year.
3. 
The Director shall serve on a voluntary basis and shall be entitled to no salary or compensation for his services.
[Ord. 190, 1/13/1959; as added by Ord. 443, 3/7/1994, § 3]
Any person who violates any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and costs.