Borough of Lansdowne, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lansdowne 5-11-1959 by Ord. No. 784. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 312.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BICYCLE
Every device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, either of which is more than 16 inches in diameter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sections 2 and 3, which required licensing of and license plates for bicycles and which immediately followed this section, were deleted 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155.
[Amended 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155]
Any resident of the Borough of Lansdowne who is the owner of a bicycle may voluntarily register such bicycle with the Police Department.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sections 5 through 12, which required registration of bicycles and the issuance of registration tags and which immediately followed this section, were 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle on any street or public alley in the Borough of Lansdowne in violation of any traffic ordinances of the Borough of Lansdowne which are applicable to motor vehicles.
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 Lansdowne.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sections 15 and 16, which concerned proper operation and equipment of a bicycle and which immediately followed this section, were deleted 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155.
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.
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.
When necessary to park bicycles on a street or sidewalk, bicycles must be parked in a manner not to obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 20, which prohibited operation of a bicycle by an unlicensed operator and which immediately followed this section, was deleted 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155.
[Amended 9-21-1988 by Ord. No. 1080; 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall:
A. 
Upon the first violation, receive a written notice and warning from the Borough police officer.
B. 
Upon a second and subsequent violation within a period of six months after the first violation and upon conviction of such second violation before a Magisterial District Judge, be subject to a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.