Chapter 12.16


12.16.010    Skateboards, prohibition and regulation.

12.16.020    Fines.

12.16.010 Skateboards, prohibition and regulation.

A. No person may operate a skateboard on:

1. Any arterial street;

2. A roadway open to vehicular traffic if a sidewalk or paved pathway is adjacent to such roadway;

3. City property (to include without limitation sidewalks, parks, and plazas) within 50 feet of South Alaska Street and South Colony Way south of Cedar Street and north of Fireweed Street; and

4. The entire library grounds, including, without limitation, the sidewalks and parking lot.

B. When a skateboard is operated on a roadway, the person operating such device shall obey all traffic control devices, shall not attach himself or herself to any vehicle on the roadway, and shall obey all other rules of the road applicable to vehicles and bicycles on a roadway except those which by their nature can have no application to the devices enumerated.

C. Every person using a skateboard upon any sidewalk or public path shall use the same in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed no greater than is reasonable and proper under the conditions existing at the point of operation, taking into account the amount and character of pedestrian traffic, grade and width of sidewalk or public path, and condition of surface, and shall obey all traffic control devices. Every person using a skateboard upon a sidewalk or public path shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian thereon.

D. In addition to all other penalties provided in this code, upon conviction or imposition of civil penalties for violations of this section the court may forfeit to the city subject to claims of third parties any skateboard seized as evidence or the instrumentality of the offense pursuant to this subsection.

E. Any officer issuing a citation for violation of this section may seize and impound as evidence or instrumentality of the offense any skateboard utilized by the cited offender in violation of this section. (Ord. 616 § 3, 2004; Ord. 505 § 3, 1996; Ord. 502 § 3, 1996)

12.16.020 Fines.

A violation of this chapter is an offense punishable by the fine established in the current, adopted budget. (Ord. 14-031 § 3, 2014)