Town of Bar Harbor, ME
Hancock County
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The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic.
A. 
Parking. No person shall park a bicycle on any street except in a standing position against a curb or edge of roadway or sidewalk.
B. 
Sidewalks. No person shall ride a bicycle on any sidewalk or within any sidewalk area except at a permanent or temporary driveway or upon the following sidewalks which have been designated bikeways:
Name of Street
Location
Eden Street
East side, from West Street to College of the Atlantic
Main Street
East side, from Park Street to Schooner Head Road
C. 
Traffic laws apply. Every person propelling or riding a bicycle upon any public street in this Town shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this chapter which by their very nature can have no application.
D. 
Obedience to traffic control devices. Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic control signs, signals, and other control devices, including signs indicating that no left, right or U-turn is permitted, applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
The driver of a vehicle starting from a curb or roadway edge shall yield the right-of-way to all moving traffic on the roadway and shall not enter or attempt to enter such moving traffic until able to do so safely.
The driver of any vehicle, other than one on official business, shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than 500 feet or drive into or park such vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.
A. 
Traffic movement restricted. Upon those streets and parts of streets designated in this section, vehicular traffic shall move only in the direction indicated by directional signs erected and maintained at every intersection where movement in the opposite direction is prohibited.
[Amended 11-30-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-07]
B. 
Designation of one-way streets. Upon the following streets or parts thereof, traffic shall move only in the following specified direction:
[Amended 11-6-1990; 2-5-1991; 9-7-1993]
Name of Street
Direction
Everard Court
South
Federal Street
Counterclockwise from eastern intersection with Cottage Street
High Street
North
Kennebec Street
[Amended 5-15-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-02]
South
Lenox Place (between York Street and West Street)
[Added 11-30-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-07]
South
Myrtle Avenue
East
Roberts Avenue
South
Rodick Street (between Cottage Street and York Street)
North
School Street
South
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive or ride within any sidewalk area or within any designated bikeway except at a permanent or temporary driveway.
Truck traffic routes, to be identified by signs and markings erected and maintained by the Police Department, as directed by the Town Manager, may be established within Town limits; when established and posted, all persons driving motor vehicles into the Town limits for the transportation of property through the Town shall drive such vehicle or vehicles over and along such established truck traffic routes.
The Police Chief, with the approval of the Town Council, may designate spaces as curb loading zones on such public streets in such places and in such number as he or she shall determine to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public. The Police Chief shall cause such spaces to be designated by appropriate signs or curb markings or both. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any such space between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any day, except Sundays and holidays, unless actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers for a period not to exceed three minutes, or in loading or unloading materials for a period not to exceed 30 minutes.
[Added 6-17-1997]
A. 
Five-minute limitation. No person may cause or allow a motor vehicle to idle for more than five consecutive minutes while that vehicle is parked in any of the downtown areas during the time from May 1 to Columbus Day.
B. 
Exceptions. The limitation set forth in the preceding subsection shall not apply to:
(1) 
Fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and other emergency vehicles while responding to an emergency call.
(2) 
Utility vehicles, including contractor's equipment, while engaged in the construction, maintenance or repair of utility facilities.
(3) 
Motor vehicles idling while in a traffic lane, as the result of congested traffic conditions beyond the driver's control (traffic jams).
(4) 
Refrigeration units of delivery vehicles.
C. 
Prima facie evidence. The fact that a parked motor vehicle is idling in violation of this section shall be prima facie evidence that the unlawful idling was caused or allowed by the person in whose name that vehicle is registered.