Chapter 10.32BICYCLES AND OTHER RECREATIONAL WHEELS

Sections:

10.32.010
Recreational wheels – Defined.
10.32.020
Business district – Bicycles and recreational wheels prohibited.
10.32.030
Parental responsibility.
10.32.040
Impounding bicycles and other recreational wheels.
10.32.050
Penalties.
10.32.010Recreational wheels – Defined.

For the purpose of this chapter, the term “recreational wheels” means any nonmotorized, but wheeled, operator-propelled equipment which transports the operator on land, except wheelchairs. Recreational wheels shall include, but not be limited to, skates, in-line skates, skateboards, bicycles, tricycles, unicycles, quad cycles and scooters.

(Ord. 1252 (part), 2006)

10.32.020Business district – Bicycles and recreational wheels prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate recreational wheels on sidewalks within the business district area starting at Billings Avenue through Montgomery Avenue on First Street. To include all avenues between Railroad Street and Second Street that fall within those business district boundaries. Also to include the south half of the 300 Block of Pennsylvania Avenue, the area between the fire department and the city library; provided however, this prohibition shall not apply to any law enforcement officer or public works employee operating a bicycle in his or her official capacity. This prohibition on the operation of recreational wheels shall include the sidewalks on either side of the streets and avenues identified above as constituting the boundaries of the downtown business area. This provision shall not apply to wheelchairs or other ADA compliant devices being utilized by a person with temporary or permanent disabilities. The city shall post and maintain signs, at those locations affected by this chapter, notifying the public of the prohibitions contained herein.

(Ord. 1252 (part), 2006)

10.32.030Parental responsibility.

A parent who has custody of any child under the age of eighteen years and the guardian of any ward under the age of eighteen years shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this section.

(Ord. 1252 (part), 2006)

10.32.040Impounding bicycles and other recreational wheels.

The chief of police or his designee is authorized and empowered to administer the provisions of this chapter. The chief of police or his designee is authorized and empowered to impound for a period not to exceed twenty-four hours the bicycle or other recreational wheels used by any minor child under sixteen years of age in violating any of the provisions of this chapter or any of the ordinances of the city of Cle Elum relating to street traffic, insofar as they are applicable. Any impound by the chief of police or his designee shall be for the limited purpose of placing the minor child’s bicycle or other recreational wheels in the possession of the child’s parent or legal guardian. Upon impound, the chief of police or his designee shall contact the parent or legal guardian and advise him/her of the impound and the location where the bicycle or recreational wheels may be obtained.

(Ord. 1252 (part), 2006)

10.32.050Penalties.

Violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a civil infraction with a penalty of fifty dollars upon a finding that the violation has been committed.