City of Aurora, MO
Lawrence County
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[RSMo. §307.180]
As used in this Chapter the following words and phrases shall have the meanings prescribed herein:
BICYCLE
Every vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, except scooters and similar device.
MOTORIZED BICYCLE
Any two- or three-wheeled device having an automatic transmission and a motor with a cylinder capacity of not more than fifty (50) cubic centimeters, which produces less than three (3) gross brake horsepower, and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour on level ground. A motorized bicycle shall be considered a motor vehicle for purposes of any homeowners' or renters' insurance policy.
[Code 1972, §5-1; CC 1988 §26-351; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
This Chapter shall apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any highway, road or street or upon any path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles subject to those exceptions stated in this Chapter.
[Code 1972, §5-2; CC 1988 §26-352; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the laws of this State declaring rules of the road applicable to vehicles or by this Code or other traffic ordinances of the City applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to those provisions of laws and ordinances which by their nature can have no application.
[Code 1972, §5-3; Ord. No. 86-1905, §2, 4-28-1986; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986; CC 1988 §26-353]
A. 
Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic control signals, signs and other control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a Police Officer.
B. 
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left turn or U-turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where such person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn, in which event such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
[Code 1972, §5-4; CC 1988 §26-354; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride other than astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto.
[Code 1972, §5-5; CC 1988 §26-355; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at a time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
[Code 1972, §5-6; CC 1988 §26-356; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
A. 
Every person operating a bicycle upon a street or roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the street or roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or a vehicle proceeding in the same direction.
B. 
Persons riding bicycles upon a street or roadway shall not ride more than two (2) abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.
[Code 1972, § 5-8; CC 1988 §26-358; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
Wherever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a street or roadway, and officially designated as such bicycle riders shall use such path and shall not use the street or roadway.
[Code 1972, § 5-9; CC 1988 §26-359; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.
[Code 1972, §5-10; CC 1988 §26-360; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
The operator of a bicycle emerging from a driveway, alley or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area extending across any alley or driveway or in front of any building, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching on the sidewalk or sidewalk area, and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the roadway.
[Code 1972, §5-11; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986; CC 1988 §26-361]
No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one (1) hand upon the handlebars.
[Code 1972, §5-12; CC 1988 §26-362; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
No person shall park a bicycle upon a street other than upon the roadway against the curb or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle or against a building or at the curb, in such manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic. Persons parking a bicycle on a sidewalk within the business district or other areas where large numbers of persons are using the sidewalk shall dismount from the bicycle before going onto the sidewalk.
[Code 1972, §5-13; CC 1988 §26-363; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
A. 
Every bicycle and motorized bicycle when in use on a street or highway during the period from one-half (½) hour after sunset to one-half (½) hour before sunrise shall be equipped with the following:
1. 
A front-facing lamp on the front or carried by the rider which shall emit a white light visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway at five hundred (500) feet;
2. 
A rear-facing red reflector, at least two (2) square inches in reflective surface area, on the rear which shall be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lower beams of vehicle headlights at six hundred (600) feet;
3. 
Essentially colorless or amber reflectors on both the front and rear surfaces of all pedals. Each pedal reflector shall be recessed below the plane of the pedal or reflector housing. Each reflector shall be at least ninety one-hundredths (.90) square inches in projected effective reflex area, and must be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at two hundred (200) feet; and
4. 
A side-facing essentially colorless or amber reflector visible on each side of the wheel mounted on the wheel spokes of the front wheel within three (3) inches of the inside of the wheel rim and a side-facing essentially colorless or red reflector mounted on the wheel spokes of the rear wheel within three (3) inches of the inside of the wheel rim, or continuous retro-reflective material on each side of both tires which shall be at least three-sixteenths (3/16th) of an inch wide. All such reflectors or retro-reflective tire sidewalls shall be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at three hundred (300) feet. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to motorized bicycles which comply with National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration regulations relating to reflectors on motorized bicycles.
[Code 1972, §5-14; CC 1988 §26-364; Ord. No. 86-1921 §1, 11-10-1986]
Every bicycle and motorized bicycle shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which will enable its driver to stop the bicycle or motorized bicycle within twenty-five (25) feet from a speed of ten (10) miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.