Chapter 12.52


12.52.010    Skateboarding prohibited.

12.52.020    Skateboarding – Other areas.

12.52.030    Roadway regulations.

12.52.040    Sidewalk regulations.

12.52.010 Skateboarding prohibited.

Skateboarding is prohibited in the following areas:

A. Street sections and pedestrian ways in and around Capitola Village described below. Street sections are defined as motor vehicle lanes, bike lanes, pedestrian walkways and crosswalks, driveway approaches, sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

1. All street sections generally south of the Union Pacific Railroad corridor between the eastern edge of Monterey Avenue and the western edge of Wharf Road,

2. Wharf Road from the Union Pacific Railroad corridor north to Capitola Road,

3. Cliff Drive from Stockton Avenue to Opal Cliff Drive;

B. The Esplanade Park, including the Bandstand and restrooms;

C. The Pacific Cove parking lot and Pacific Cove mobile home park;

D. Peery Park, Rispin Property, and the Rispin/Peery Pathway. (Ord. 960 § 1, 2011; Ord. 864 § 2, 2004)

12.52.020 Skateboarding – Other areas.

In areas of the city other than those referenced in Section 12.52.010, skateboarding is regulated or prohibited as follows: on any public or private property where one or more signs are conspicuously posted prohibiting such activity, skateboarding is prohibited. (Ord. 864 § 2, 2004)

12.52.030 Roadway regulations.

Pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 21967, the following rules and regulations apply to riding or propelling of skateboards in roadways. Skateboarders must:

A. Stop at all stop signs and red lights;

B. Yield to all vehicles at yield signs;

C. Yield to pedestrians at marked and unmarked crosswalks;

D. Not impede traffic or interfere with the flow of vehicular traffic;

E. Yield to approaching vehicles when entering any roadway;

F. Not be towed by a motor vehicle of any speed or a bicycle at any unsafe speed;

G. Yield bicycle lanes to bicycles and not use bicycle lanes in any way contrary to the free and open use of those lanes by bicyclists;

H. Not suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and travel into the path of a vehicle, which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard;

I. Proceed with due care and at a safe speed when skateboarding. (Ord. 960 § 2, 2011; Ord. 864 § 2, 2004)

12.52.040 Sidewalk regulations.

When skateboarding on sidewalks in areas that are not prohibited by this chapter, persons riding or propelling skateboards shall:

A. Yield to all other pedestrians;

B. Proceed with due care and at a safe speed when skateboarding in the presence of pedestrians or on any sidewalk where there is a possibility of a pedestrian suddenly emerging onto the sidewalk from a business or a residence. (Ord. 864 § 2, 2004)