Chapter 56.08


56.08.010    Bicycle definition expanded.

56.08.020    Report of dealers.

56.08.030    Bicycle license.

56.08.031    Issuance and attachment of license.

56.08.032    Application for license and fee.

56.08.033    Transfer of bicycle and fee.

56.08.034    Inspection of bicycle.

56.08.040    Removal of license plate.

56.08.050    Obedience to signs and directions.

56.08.051    Right-of-way.

56.08.052    Riding abreast.

56.08.053    Speed.

56.08.054    Bicycles prohibited on sidewalk.

56.08.055    Parking on street rights-of-way.

56.08.060    Violation.

56.08.061    Permitting violation by child.

56.08.070    Impounding of minor’s bicycle.

56.08.080    Abandoned bicycle.

56.08.090    Schedule of fines.

56.08.010 Bicycle definition expanded.

In this title, the Vehicle Code definition of “bicycle” is expanded to include devices having four wheels in addition to those described in the Vehicle Code as having two or three wheels.

56.08.020 Report of dealers.

Every person engaged in the business of buying and selling new or secondhand bicycles in this City shall file with the Director of Police Services a monthly report, giving the name and address of the person from whom or to whom a bicycle is purchased or sold, the description thereof, the frame number thereof, and the number of the license plate, if any, attached to the bicycle.

56.08.030 Bicycle license.

The Director of Police Services is hereby authorized and directed to issue, upon written application, a bicycle license which shall be effective for a period of three years or less from the date of issuance during the period of time such licensee retains title to such bicycle.

56.08.031 Issuance and attachment of license.

All licenses shall be issued by the Director of Police Services, who shall cause a license plate or sticker to be firmly attached to the frame of the bicycle, in the manner or position required by the Vehicle Code.

56.08.032 Application for license and fee.

Applications for bicycle licenses shall be made upon a form provided by the Director of Police Services. Each application shall be issued upon the payment of a fee of $3.00 except that a proportionally smaller payment may be accepted by the Director of Police Services when the effective period of the license to be issued is less than three years.

56.08.033 Transfer of bicycle and fee.

For registration and licensing when there is a transfer of ownership, the new owner shall pay $3.00 for which payment a new license number shall be issued.

56.08.034 Inspection of bicycle.

The Director of Police Services is hereby required to inspect, or cause to be inspected, all bicycles for which applications to license are filed, and, before any license shall be issued pursuant to the authority of this chapter, the Director of Police Services shall satisfy himself that such bicycle is in a safe mechanical condition for operation and use in the City, and, if he should decide that such bicycle is not safe mechanically for use or operation in the City, he shall require such applicant to have the same placed in a safe mechanical condition before a license to operate the same is issued.

56.08.040 Removal of license plate.

It is unlawful for any person to remove a license plate after same has been affixed to a bicycle, unless such removal has been authorized by the licensing authorities of the City.

56.08.050 Obedience to signs and directions.

Any person using and operating a bicycle in this City shall obey any direction or traffic-related order issued by a police officer.

56.08.051 Right-of-way.

The operator of a bicycle travelling on or crossing a sidewalk or sidewalk area shall yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians on or approaching the sidewalk or sidewalk area.

56.08.052 Riding abreast.

Persons riding bicycles upon highways in this City or on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles shall not ride more than two abreast.

56.08.053 Speed.

No person shall operate or use a bicycle in this City at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.

56.08.054 Bicycles prohibited on sidewalk.

It is unlawful for any person to ride or operate a bicycle upon a sidewalk within any business district of the City, and the Council may by resolution designate other areas of the City where bicycle riding upon a sidewalk is prohibited. This section does not prohibit a person from walking beside and guiding a bicycle on a sidewalk.

56.08.055 Parking on street rights-of-way.

No person shall lay a bicycle down on any street, alley or park a bicycle upon any public street, alley or sidewalk in this City in such a position as to interfere with the safety or movement of traffic, including vehicles and pedestrians, or to interfere with the use of the public rights-of-way by vehicles or pedestrians.

56.08.060 Violation.

It is unlawful for any person to use a bicycle in and upon any street, alley, park or other public place in the City or upon any path or lane set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles within the City, without complying in all respects with the terms and provisions of this chapter and the following provisions of the Vehicle Code:

A. Vehicle Code § 21201(a);

B. Vehicle Code § 21201(b);

C. Vehicle Code § 21201(c);

D. Vehicle Code § 21201(d)(1)-(4);

E. Vehicle Code § 21201.3(b);

F. Vehicle Code § 21202(a);

G. Vehicle Code § 21203;

H. Vehicle Code § 21204(a);

I. Vehicle Code § 21204(b);

J. Vehicle Code § 21205;

K. Vehicle Code § 21208(a);

L. Vehicle Code § 21208(b);

M. Vehicle Code § 21210;

N. Vehicle Code § 21211(a);

O. Vehicle Code § 21211(b);

P. Vehicle Code § 21212(a)

Q. Vehicle Code § 21453(a);

R. Vehicle Code § 21453(b);

S. Vehicle Code § 21453(c);

T. Vehicle Code § 21650;

U. Vehicle Code § 21800(a);

V. Vehicle Code § 21801(a);

W. Vehicle Code § 21801(b);

X. Vehicle Code § 21802(a);

Y. Vehicle Code § 21802(b);

Z. Vehicle Code § 21803(a);

AA. Vehicle Code § 21803(b);

BB. Vehicle Code § 21804(a);

CC. Vehicle Code § 21804(b);

DD. Vehicle Code § 21806(a)(1);

EE. Vehicle Code § 21950(a);

FF. Vehicle Code § 21950(c);

GG. Vehicle Code § 21951;

HH. Vehicle Code § 22107;

II. Vehicle Code § 22108;

JJ. Vehicle Code § 22109;

KK. Vehicle Code § 22450(a); and

LL. Vehicle Code § 27400. (Ord. 2065 § 1, 2017)

56.08.061 Permitting violation by child.

It is unlawful for any parent or guardian of any child or for anyone who has the custody and control of any child in this City to knowingly permit such child to use a bicycle in the City in violation of the terms and provisions of this chapter.

56.08.070 Impounding of minor’s bicycle.

The Director of Police Services shall have authority, in the event that any juvenile or person under the age of 18 years is found violating any provision of this chapter, to take and impound the bicycle of such juvenile or minor so found violating this chapter, and to hold the same for a period not to exceed 30 days, during which time the Director of Police Services shall notify the parents or guardian or other person having the custody and control of the juvenile or minor of such offense, and secure, if possible, the cooperation and assistance of such parent or guardian or other person having the custody and control of the juvenile or minor, in preventing the recurrence of such offense by such juvenile or minor.

56.08.080 Abandoned bicycle.

Any bicycle that is left on City property for a period of 72 consecutive hours or longer shall be deemed abandoned property and may be impounded by the City. This does not apply to bicycles parked legally in City-owned bicycle lockers, to bicycles parked legally at the Glorietta Bay Marina, or to bicycles parked legally in any other areas designated by the City for long-term bicycle parking. Bicycles impounded under this section will be managed as per Chapter 3.60 CMC. (Ord. 2057 § 2, 2016)

56.08.090 Schedule of fines.

A. A person convicted of an infraction for a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be punished as follows:

1. By a fine not exceeding $50.00.

2. For a second infraction occurring within one year of a prior infraction that resulted in a conviction, a fine not exceeding $100.00.

3. For a third or subsequent infraction occurring within one year of two or more prior infractions that resulted in convictions, a fine not exceeding $250.00.

B. No additional assessments will be added to this schedule of fines. (Ord. 2065 § 2, 2017)