Village of Fredonia, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Fredonia as Title 10, Ch. 2, of the 1995 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Snowmobiles — See Ch. 476.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 491.
All-terrain and off-road vehicles — See Ch. 541.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BICYCLE
Every device propelled by the feet acting upon pedals and having wheels, any two of which are not less than 14 inches in diameter.
BICYCLE LANE
That portion of a roadway set aside for exclusive use of bicycles and so designated by appropriate signs and markings by the responsible governing body.
BIKE ROUTE
Any bicycle lane, bicycle way or highway which has been duly designated by the responsible governing body and identified by appropriate signs and markings.
BICYCLE WAY
Any path or sidewalk, or portion thereof, designated for the use of bicycles by the responsible governing body.
CARRIER
Any device attached to a bicycle designated for carrying articles.
PLAY VEHICLES
Any coaster, skateboard, roller skates, sled, toboggan, unicycle or toy vehicle upon which a person may ride.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
The right of one vehicle or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching under such circumstances of direction, speed and proximity as to give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
No person shall operate a bicycle upon a highway unless equipped as required in § 347.489, Wis. Stats. It shall be unlawful to operate any bicycle upon the streets, alleys, public highways, or sidewalks which has been structurally altered and is considered by the Village Marshal to be unsafe in operation.
The provisions of Chs. 346 and 347, Wis. Stats., and applicable Village ordinances shall govern the operation of bicycles where appropriate.
A. 
Play vehicle streets prohibited. No person shall operate or make use of a play vehicle on any street in the Village of Fredonia.
B. 
Play vehicle on sidewalk prohibited. Except for tricycles, coaster wagons, and similar vehicles for young children, no person shall operate or make use of a play vehicle on any sidewalk in the Village of Fredonia in any block where a business, industry, church, school, library or park is located.
C. 
Play vehicle areas prohibited. No person shall operate or make use of a play vehicle on any public parking lot, grounds, upon any private parking lot held out for public use or upon any private driveway or private property without the owner's express consent.
D. 
Responsibility of parent or guardian for violation of play vehicle regulations. No parent or guardian of any child shall authorize or knowingly permit such child to violate any of the provisions of this section.
E. 
Other restrictions.
(1) 
An operator shall turn to the right or to the left only after giving timely warning by hand signal and only after ascertaining that such a turn may be safely made without interfering with other vehicular traffic.
(2) 
Bicycles shall be operated in single file only.
(3) 
Every person operating a bicycle shall obey all highway signs and all traffic signals.
(4) 
No person operating a bicycle shall participate in any race, speed or endurance contest with any other bicycle or vehicle, except for organized activities approved by the Village Marshal.
(5) 
No person riding upon a bicycle shall cling or attach himself or his bicycle to any other moving vehicle or sleigh. The operator of a bicycle shall not carry another person on such bicycle, except as provided hereinafter, nor shall any coaster, sled, person, or roller skaters, toy vehicle or similar vehicle be attached to or towed or drawn by any bicycle.
(6) 
No person under age 12 years may convey another child on any bicycle; a person over age 12 years may convey a child only if such child is securely seated on a properly constructed and installed seat or platform.
(7) 
No rider of a bicycle, while in motion, shall remove both hands from the handlebars nor his feet from the pedals, nor practice any acrobatic or unsafe riding practices.
(8) 
No bicycle shall be operated by any person over 12 years of age upon any public sidewalk or upon any pedestrian path in public parks, or upon public school grounds or athletic fields, except where authorized.
(9) 
Unattended bicycles shall be placed in an erect position and shall not obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic on any public street, public highway, public alley or sidewalk.
(10) 
Every rider of a bicycle shall, upon entering on a public street, public highway, or public alley, yield the right-of-way to any motor vehicle traffic.
(11) 
Every bicycle, operated upon a public highway, public street, or public alley or sidewalk, as located within the Village of Fredonia, during any time between 1/2 hour after sunset and until 1/2 hour before sunrise, shall be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible for a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and a lamp on the rear exhibiting a red light visible for a distance of 500 feet to the rear, except that a red reflector as approved by the Motor Vehicle Division of the State Department of Transportation may be used in lieu of a rear light.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection (f), Definitions, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Any person 16 years of age or older who shall violate any provision of this chapter related to bicycles may be issued a uniform traffic citation and be subject to the penalties provided by the Uniform State Traffic Deposit Schedule.
B. 
Any person 14 years of age through 15 years of age who shall violate any provisions of this chapter related to bicycles may be issued a citation and be subject to the penalties provided by the Deposit Schedule and, upon conviction thereof, may be required to forfeit a sum as set forth on the Village Schedule of Forfeitures, together with the cost of the prosecution and, in default of such payment, the Court may suspend the child's operating privileges, as defined in § 340.01, Wis. Stats., for not less than 30 days nor more than 90 days.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
C. 
Any person under 14 years of age who shall violate any provision of this chapter related to bicycles may be issued a special bicycle violation warning notice along with the following additional actions:
(1) 
First through third offenses in one year. A warning letter sent to the parent or guardian.
(2) 
Fourth and subsequent offense in the same year. Mandatory referral to Ozaukee County Juvenile Court.
D. 
Any parent or guardian of any child who authorizes or knowingly permits such child to violate any of the provisions of this chapter may be subject to the provisions of §§ 346.77 and 346.82(1), Wis. Stats.
A. 
Any person 14 years of age and over who shall violate any provisions of this chapter related to play vehicles may be issued a citation and be subject to the penalties provided by the Deposit Schedule and, upon conviction thereof, may be required to forfeit not more than the sum set forth on the Village Schedule of Forfeitures, together with the costs of prosecution.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
B. 
Any person under 14 years of age who shall violate any provisions of this chapter related to play vehicles may receive an officer's report warning notice along with the following additional actions:
(1) 
First offense in one year. A warning letter sent to the parent or guardian.
(2) 
Second or third offense in the same year. The play vehicle may be impounded by law enforcement authorities.
(3) 
Fourth and subsequent offense in the same year. Mandatory referral to Ozaukee County Juvenile Court.
(4) 
Any parent or guardian of any child who authorizes or knowingly permits such child to violate any of the provisions of this chapter may be subject to the provisions of §§ 346.77 and 346.82(1), Wis. Stats.