City of Waterloo, WI
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Waterloo 10-19-1987 by Ord. No. 87-6 as §§ 7.16, 7.17, 7.171 and 7.18(3) of the 1987 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Minors — See Ch. 247.
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 273.
Snowmobiles — See Ch. 309.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 324.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 350.
A. 
Definition. The term "bicycle," as used in this section, shall mean a device propelled by the feet acting upon pedals and having wheels, any two of which are not less than 14 inches in diameter.
B. 
Registration required. No resident of the City shall ride or use a bicycle with wheels of 20 inches or more upon any street in the City unless the same shall have been registered and tagged as herein provided.
C. 
Registration. Registration shall be made by filing an application with the Police Department setting forth the name and address of the owner, together with a complete description of the bicycle, and paying the registration fee hereinafter provided. No bicycle shall be registered which is not in safe mechanical condition. Upon registration, the Police Department shall issue a serially numbered identification tag which shall be affixed to the bicycle in a place determined by the Police Department. Such identification tag shall remain so affixed to the bicycle unless removed by order of a court or for retagging upon reregistration.
D. 
Registration fee and term. The registration fee for each bicycle shall be as stated in the City of Waterloo Fee Schedule,[1] and the registration shall not expire during the period the bicycle is owned by the registrant or a member of the registrant's immediate family.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Fee Schedule is on file at the office of the City Clerk-Treasurer.
E. 
Registration transfer. Within two days after any bicycle registered hereunder shall have changed ownership, the purchaser of the bicycle shall report such information to the Police Department and register the bicycle.
F. 
Removal of tags prohibited. Except for the purpose of reregistration, no person shall remove, deface or destroy any identification tag.
G. 
Conditions of operation. Every person operating a bicycle upon a public street shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter and all state laws applicable to the operator of any such vehicle, except those provisions which, by their nature, shall have no application. In addition:
(1) 
Every child under eight years of age is prohibited from operating a bicycle upon any street designed for motor vehicle traffic.
(2) 
Every child under 10 years of age is permitted to ride and operate a bicycle upon the sidewalks, except in the business district as defined in § 350-7I.
[Amended 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18]
(3) 
Every person who may legally operate a bicycle upon a sidewalk must ride such bicycle in single file and give the right-of-way to all pedestrians.
[Amended 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18]
No person shall operate a skateboard on the sidewalks in the business district as defined in § 350-7I.
[Added by Ord. No. 95-3; amended 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18]
No person may ride upon in-line skates on any City street, and no person may ride upon in-line skates on any sidewalk in the business district as defined in § 350-7I.
The penalty for violations of this chapter shall be as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4, of this Code.