Chapter 13.04


13.04.010    County traffic code – Adopted by reference.

13.04.030    Section 1401 amended – Vehicles on sidewalk.

13.04.010 County traffic code – Adopted by reference.

A. Reference is hereby made to Ordinance No. 6544 of the county of Los Angeles, known as “the traffic ordinance,” being an ordinance regulating traffic upon public highways and repealing Ordinances Nos. 2177, 3549, 3922, and 6383 of the county, as amended and in effect on August 1, 1961.

B. County Ordinance No. 6544, known as “the traffic ordinance,” is adopted and approved by this section as the traffic code of the city. (Prior code §§ 3300, 3301).

13.04.030 Section 1401 amended – Vehicles on sidewalk.

Section 1401 of “the traffic ordinance” of the city is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 1401:


A person shall not operate any motor vehicle or ride any animal on any sidewalk or parkway except at a permanent or temporary driveway.


No person shall ride or park or leave a bicycle upon any sidewalk at any time in a business district (C or M zones), and no person shall ride a bicycle on a sidewalk outside a business district except when, because of the nature of the conditions on the roadway, it would be hazardous to ride in the roadway, at which time it is permissible for a bicycle to be ridden on the sidewalk providing that such would not endanger or hinder the movement of pedestrians thereon. The rider of a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as nearly as practicable within five 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.


No person mounted upon a skateboard, roller skates or riding in, on or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle or similar device shall go upon any roadway or upon the sidewalks of Eastern Avenue between Gage Avenue and Clara Street or of Florence Avenue between the Long Beach Freeway and El Selinda Street. Nothing herein prohibits the use of baby buggies or similar vehicles for the conveyance of infants upon a sidewalk.

(Ord. 550 § 1, 1988; Ord. 297 § 1, 1972).