[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of St. Francis as §§ 12.04 and 12.25 of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate a bicycle customarily kept within the City thoroughfare without every year obtaining a license therefor, as authorized by § 349.18, Wis. Stats., from the Police Department.
Application for license shall be made to the Police Department of the City of St. Francis upon blanks provided by said Department which shall be signed in duplicate by the applicant and contain the name, date of birth, and address of the owner, together with a complete description of the bicycle. Upon proper application and payment of a license fee to the Police Department of the City of St. Francis, said Department is hereby authorized to issue upon written application therefor bicycle licenses which shall be effective for one calendar year, which license, when issued, shall entitle the licensee and authorized persons after a corresponding license card and license tag have been secured to operate such bicycle for which said license has been issued upon the streets, alleys and public highways thereof in the City of St. Francis. The Police Department shall keep a record of the date of issuance of each license, to whom issued, and the number thereof. Licenses shall be serially numbered and kept on file in the Police Department's office.
The fee for a license for each bicycle shall be as provided by the current fee schedule on file with the City Clerk. All license fees collected under this section shall be paid into the general fund of the City. Duplicate licenses shall not be issued when the original is lost, destroyed or stolen. A replacement license shall have the same fee.
After payment of the required fee, the license tag shall be affixed to the bicycle frame as directed by the Police Department and shall remain so affixed until license renewal.
Bicycles under the provisions hereof shall be licensed on May 1 and annually thereafter
It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously remove, destroy, mutilate or alter the number of any bicycle licensed pursuant to this section. Within seven days after any bicycle licensed hereunder shall change ownership or be dismantled and taken out of operation, the person in whose name the bicycle has been licensed shall report such information to the City Clerk, who shall immediately forward such information to the Police Department. It shall also be unlawful for any person to remove, destroy, mutilate or alter any license plate, seal or license card during the time in which such license plate, seal, or license card shall operate.
Every license issued hereunder shall be deemed to be granted subject to the following conditions:
Every person propelling or riding a bicycle upon a public roadway shall be subject to the provisions of all ordinances and state laws applicable to the operator of any vehicle, except those provisions with reference to equipment of vehicles and except those provisions which by their nature would have no application.
Every bicycle operated upon the streets and public highways of the City of St. Francis during any time between a half hour after sunset and a half hour before sunrise shall be equipped with a lamp firmly attached or affixed on the front of such vehicle exhibiting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and with a lamp on the rear exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear, except that a red reflector approved by the Department of Commerce of the State of Wisconsin may be used in lieu of a rear light.
Every bicycle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a brake adequate to control the movement of and to stop such vehicle whenever necessary. Such brake shall be maintained in good working order at all times.
Every bicycle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a horn or bell in good working order, capable of emitting a sound audible under normal conditions for a distance of not less than 100 feet, and it shall be unlawful for any bicycle to be equipped with a siren or whistle or to use any such bell or horn otherwise than as a reasonable warning to other users of the highway.
Every bicycle when operated on a highway shall be kept as close to the right-hand curb as possible.
Every person when operating a bicycle upon a highway shall ride such bicycle in single file only, and at no time shall bicycles be operated two or more abreast.
It shall be unlawful for any person riding upon a bicycle to cling or attach himself or his bicycle to any other moving vehicle or streetcar upon a street or highway.
The operator of a bicycle shall not carry another person on the bicycle when operating such bicycle upon any highway in the City, nor shall the operator of any such bicycle tow or draw any coaster, sled, any person on roller skates, toy vehicle, or other similar vehicle on a public highway.
No person operating a bicycle upon a public highway shall participate in any race or speed or endurance contests with any other vehicle.
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 street.
Every person operating a bicycle upon a public highway shall stop for all arterial highways and automatic traffic signals.
The provisions of Ch. 346, Wis. Stats., pertaining to bicycles, shall apply.
In addition to the suspension or revocation of a license issued under this chapter, any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or any regulation, rule or order made hereunder shall be subject to a penalty as provided by § 1-4 of this Code.