City of Coatesville, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Coastesville 10-10-1989 by Ord. No. 845-89 as Ch. 76 of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks — See Ch. 169.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 193.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 218.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BICYCLE
A two-wheeled vehicle propelled solely by human power.
It shall be unlawful for any person to ride or operate a bicycle upon any street or public place within the city unless said bicycle shall first have been properly registered and tagged as hereinafter provided.
Every owner or operator of any bicycle within the city shall, within ten (10) days after the passage and publication of this chapter, file with the Chief or Captain of Police a complete description of such bicycle upon a blank form to be provided for the purpose, which filing shall constitute a registration of such bicycle. Such registration shall be serially numbered and be kept on file by the Chief or Captain of Police in his or her office as a public record. Bicycles operated for hire shall be registered in the name of owner.
Immediately upon the registration of a bicycle in his or her office, the Chief or Captain of Police, or someone in his or her office designated by him, shall affix an identification tag, serially numbered to correspond with the registration of such bicycle. Such tag shall thereafter remain affixed to such bicycle unless removed by the Chief or Captain of Police, or someone in his office designated by him for cause or for replacement with another tag upon reregistration. A charge as provided in Chapter 108, Fees, per registration shall be made for the registration or tagging of any bicycle under the provisions of this chapter.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
Bicycles registered under the provisions hereof shall be registered on or before April 1, 1940, and annually thereafter. The Chief or Caption of Police, or someone in his or her office designated by him or her, shall affix a new identification tag upon each bicycle at the time of such reregistration thereof.
The Chief or Captain of Police, or someone in his of her office designated by him, shall inspect each bicycle presented to him or her for registration and shall have the authority to refuse to register any such bicycle found by him or her to be in unsafe mechanical condition.
The Chief or Captain of Police shall have the authority to cancel the registration of and remove the identification tag from any bicycle being operated upon any street or public place in the city in an unsafe manner or in violation of any state law or local ordinance, and such cancellation of registration and removal of tag shall be in addition to other penalties provided hereunder.
Within ten (10) days after any bicycle registered hereunder shall have changed ownership or been dismantled and taken out of operation, such information shall be reported to the Chief or Captain of Police by the person in whose name the bicycle has been registered.
Any person who shall operate any bicycle not properly registered or carrying a proper identification tag, as required herein, upon any street or public place in the city, or who shall operate such bicycle in a reckless manner, shall upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty provided in § 76-15 hereof.
[Amended 7-24-1995 by Ord. No. 997-95]
It shall be unlawful to ride a bicycle or skateboard or rollerblade upon any sidewalk. Bicycles may be ridden on streets and roadways, provided that the rider shall ride as near as practicable within five (5) feet of the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except when passing a standing vehicle or making a left-hand turn at an intersection. All bicyclists shall ride in single file on the streets and highways within the city limits.
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any bicycle, when upon a street or public place, to carry any other person upon the bar, handle or other part of any such bicycle, and it shall be unlawful for any other person to so ride upon any such bicycle. It shall be unlawful for every operator of a bicycle to do trick riding, such as riding the same without having his hands on the handlebars, when such bicycle is being operated upon any street or public place in said city.
Every bicycle operated upon a street or public place during any of the time between one-half (1/2) hour after sunset and one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise shall be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred (500) feet to the front, with a lamp or a reflector on the rear exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the rear.
Every bicycle shall be equipped with brakes in good condition and with a bell, horn or similar device for giving warning, and shall be operated in conformity with all traffic regulations.
No registration or identification tag shall be assigned or transferred by the owner or holder thereof to any other persons.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in summary proceedings, be punished by a fine of not more than six hundred dollars ($600.).
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.