Chapter 12.96


12.96.010    Riding on Sidewalks.

12.96.020    Speed.

12.96.030    Yielding Right-of-Way.

12.96.010 Riding on Sidewalks.

Subject to the provisions of this chapter, bicycles may be ridden on all sidewalks except the following:

A.    A person shall not operate any bicycle in a business district, as defined in Section 235 of the California Vehicle Code, except at a permanent or temporary driveway or at specific locations where the Director finds that such locations are suitable and has placed appropriate signs or markings.

B.    Where designated bicycle lanes exist on adjacent roadways.

C.    The Director may designate and declare certain portions of any sidewalk to be prohibited for bicycle use and shall place appropriate signs or markings. (Ord. 09-12 § 1, 7/14/09)

12.96.020 Speed.

No person shall operate a bicycle on a sidewalk at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property. (Ord. 09-12 § 1, 7/14/09)

12.96.030 Yielding Right-of-Way.

A.    Whenever any person is operating a bicycle on a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing pedestrians.

B.    A person operating a bicycle upon a sidewalk, before overtaking and passing a blind person carrying a white cane or guided by a dog, shall dismount and pass on foot.

C.    A person operating a bicycle on a sidewalk approaching upon a driveway shall exercise due care for their safety.

D.    The operator of a bicycle emerging from a driveway, bicycle path, building, or otherwise approaching upon a sidewalk shall yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians on such sidewalk.

E.    A person riding a bicycle upon entering a roadway or driveway from a sidewalk shall yield to all traffic. (Ord. 09-12 § 1, 7/14/09)