Article 32.10
Rules of the Road.

Sections:

32.10.180    Yielding at Intersections, Etc.

32.10.182    Emergency Vehicles.

32.10.200    Debris to be Cleaned up.

32.10.210    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.220    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.230    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.260    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.270    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.300    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1985; 9-20-88.)

32.10.310    Funeral Processions.

32.10.320    (Renumbered 32.10.560)

32.10.330    (Renumbered 32.10.400)

32.10.340    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.400    Signs and Signals - Erection and Removal.

32.10.410    When Time Limits Applicable.

32.10.420    (Renumbered 32.10.520)

32.10.430    (Renumbered 32.10.540)

32.10.440    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1920; Sec. 57; 6-18-85.)

32.10.450    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1851, Sec. 27; 11-16-82.)

32.10.455    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1851, Sec. 27; 11-16-82.)

32.10.460    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1851, Sec. 27; 11-16-82.)

32.10.465    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1851, Sec. 27; 11-16-82.)

32.10.470    (Repealed by Ord. No. 1851, Sec. 27; 11-16-82.)

32.10.500    Dragging Logs, Poles, Etc., on Highway.

32.10.510    Filling Gutter for Use as Driveway Prohibited.

32.10.520    Permit Required to Damage Curb.

32.10.540    Permit Required to Move any Heavy Object Over Curb.

32.10.560    Time Limits for Trains Obstructing Highways (Repealed by Ord. 2688, 12/01/15).

32.10.600    Attaching Sleds, Etc., to Motor Vehicles Prohibited.

32.10.601    Requirements for Operation of Skateboards, Skates and Similar Devices.

32.10.602    Driving or Operating on Sidewalk or Over Curb.

32.10.604    Stop Required at Through Highway.

32.10.606    Disposal of Vehicle Upon Arrest for Violation of ORS 813.010.

32.10.608    Persons Fifteen Years of Age or Under not to Drive Road Machinery or Farm Equipment.

32.10.609    Repealed. Ord. No. 2231, 03-21-00.

32.10.610    Driver’s View and Control not to be Obstructed.

32.10.620    Discarding Burning Material on Roads Prohibited.

32.10.630    Unlawful Riding.

32.10.640    Crossing Private or Public Property.

32.10.650    Failure to Avoid Stopped or Parked Vehicle.

32.10.660    Failure to Perform Duties of a Witness to Accident with an Unoccupied Vehicle.

32.10.670    False Statement to Police Officer About Insurance.

32.10.680    Permitting Unlawful Operation of Vehicle Without Liability Insurance.

32.10.690    Disobeying Traffic Director or Temporary Signs; Disregarding Traffic Cones.

32.10.700    Crosswalks.

32.10.710    Use of Sidewalks.

32.10.800    Persons Operating Bicycles or Animals.

32.10.810    Requirements for Operation of Bicycles Generally.

32.10.815    Impounding Bicycles.

32.10.820    Removal or Alteration of Bicycle ID Number Tag Prohibited.

32.10.180 Yielding at Intersections, Etc.

The driver of any vehicle shall yield the right of way to vehicles constituting an immediate hazard:

1.    When entering a through highway, to all such vehicles on the through highway;

2.    When turning left at any intersection, to all such vehicles approaching from the opposite direction;

3.    When entering a public highway from a private road, to all such vehicles upon the public highway.

(Former 33.210 amended. Ord. 1145, Sec. 2, 02/21/1967; Ord. 1975, Sec. 24, 09/20/1988.)

32.10.182 Emergency Vehicles.

When an authorized emergency vehicle signals its approach, all drivers shall yield the right of way and immediately drive to a position as near the right-hand side of the road as possible and stop there until the vehicle has gone by.

(Former 33.220. Ord. 1145, Sec. 2, 02/21/1967; Ord. 1975, Sec. 25, 09/20/1988.)

32.10.200 Debris to be Cleaned up.

Any party to a collision or other vehicular accident upon any highway, alley or public place in the City shall as soon as reasonably possible remove or cause to be removed from the highway, alley or public place all glass and foreign substance resulting from such collision or accident as well as the motor vehicle which the party was driving at the time of such collision or accident.

(Ord. 1145, Sec. 2, 02/21/1967; Ord. 1975, Sec. 26, 09/20/1988.)

32.10.210 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.220 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.230 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.260 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.270 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.300 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1985; 9-20-88.)

32.10.310 Funeral Processions.

1.    No permit is required for a funeral procession; however, the following information must be provided to the Lake Oswego Emergency Services Dispatch Center at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of the processional:

a.    The name, address and telephone number of the funeral home and escort service to be used,

b.    The date and proposed starting time of the processional,

c.    The route of the processional, including points of beginning and interment, and

d.    The estimated number of vehicles expected to be in the processional.

2.    A funeral procession shall proceed to the place of interment by the most direct route that is both legal and practical.

3.    The procession shall be accompanied by adequate escort vehicles for traffic control.

4.    All motor vehicles in the funeral procession shall be operated with their lights on.

5.    No person shall unreasonably interfere with a funeral procession.

6.    No person shall operate a vehicle that is not a part of the procession between the vehicles of a funeral procession.

7.    Violation of this section is a Class B violation.

(Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000; Ord. 1975, Sec. 27, 09/20/1988; Ord. 1145, Sec. 2, 02/21/1967.)

32.10.320 (Renumbered 32.10.560)

32.10.330 (Renumbered 32.10.400)

32.10.340 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1975; 9-20-88.)

32.10.400 Signs and Signals - Erection and Removal.

All official traffic signs and signals existing within the City at the time of the original adoption of this chapter shall be considered official until officially removed or changed.

The Public Works Director, Transportation Advisory Board and/or the City Council, subject to the requirements of ORS 810.020, 810.210 and LOC Article 32.04, may at any time provide for the creation, erection or installation of such additional official traffic signs or signals as are necessary, and may at any time have any existing official traffic sign or signal within the City removed or changed.

(Former 32.330 amended. Original language to 32.500. Ord. 1145, Sec. 2, 02/21/1967; Ord. 1975, Sec. 28, 09/20/1988; Ord. 1991, Sec. 6, 08/01/1989; Ord. 2207, Amended, 07/20/99.)

32.10.410 When Time Limits Applicable.

1.    The time limits on parking shall not apply on Sundays or legal holidays or between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m., except where otherwise designated by official signs or markers.

2.    After the expiration of the time limit posted by sign an operator of a motor vehicle must move the vehicle one City block or 200 feet, whichever is less, to avoid violation of the posted time limit.

(Renumbered to 32.510. Ord. 1975, Sec. 29, 09/20/1988; Ord. 1977, Sec. 3, 11/01/1988.)

32.10.420 (Renumbered 32.10.520)

32.10.430 (Renumbered 32.10.540)

32.10.440 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1920; Sec. 57; 6-18-85.)

32.10.450 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1851, Sec. 27; 11-16-82.)

32.10.455 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1851, Sec. 27; 11-16-82.)

32.10.460 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1851, Sec. 27; 11-16-82.)

32.10.465 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1851, Sec. 27; 11-16-82.)

32.10.470 (Repealed by Ord. No. 1851, Sec. 27; 11-16-82.)

32.10.500 Dragging Logs, Poles, Etc., on Highway.

Pursuant to ORS 818.320, no person shall drag any logs, poles, piling or other things upon the surface of any highway without first obtaining a written permit from the City Manager or his/her designee. Violation of this section is a Class C violation.

(Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000; Ord. 1975, Sec. 30, 09/20/1988; Ord. 1145, Sec. 2, 02/21/1967; Former 32.400 amended.)

32.10.510 Filling Gutter for Use as Driveway Prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to place any dirt, wood or other material in the gutter or paved portion of the highway next to the curb of any highway with the intention of using the same as a driveway. Violation of this section is a Class C violation.

(Former 32.410 amended. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 31; 9-20-88.) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.520 Permit Required to Damage Curb.

It shall be unlawful for any person to remove or damage in any way any portion of any street curb without first obtaining written permission from the City Manager or his/her designee. Violation of this section shall be punished as a Class A misdemeanor.

(Former 32.420 amended. Ord. 1145, Sec. 2, 02/21/1967; Ord. 1975, Sec. 32, 09/20/1988.)

32.10.540 Permit Required to Move any Heavy Object Over Curb.

Any person wishing to move any heavy object, such as a building, excavating machine or well drilling equipment, which object is likely to cause damage to curb over or upon a highway shall first obtain a written permit from the City Manager or his/her designee and shall be held responsible for any and all damage to the curb.

(Former 32.430 amended. Ord. 1145, Sec. 2, 02/21/1967; Ord. 1975, Sec. 33, 09/20/1988.)

32.10.560 Time Limits for Trains Obstructing Highways.

(Repealed by Ord. 2688, 12/01/15).

32.10.600 Attaching Sleds, Etc., to Motor Vehicles Prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to attach or tie to any motor vehicle which is operated on the highways of the City any sled, toboggan, toy vehicle, skateboard or roller skates or similar contrivance, and it shall be unlawful for the operator of any motor vehicle to permit any such contrivance to be attached or tied to such motor vehicle; provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to trailers, pole or pipe dollies, or cars being towed, when the same are attached or towed in, accordance with this chapter. Violation of this section is a Class D violation.

(Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000; Ord. 1975, Sec. 35, 09/20/1988; Ord. 1145, Sec. 2, 02/21/1967; Former 33.300 amended. Original language repealed.)

32.10.601 Requirements for Operation of Skateboards, Skates and Similar Devices.

1.    Every person operating a skateboard, rollerblades, in-line skates, roller skates, skis, toboggan, sled or similar device (hereinafter collectively referred to as "device") within the City shall comply with the following regulations:

a.    Yielding Right-of-Way on Sidewalks, Pathways and Streets: A rider of a device shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on sidewalks, to pedestrians and bicycles on pathways and to pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles on streets.

b.    Operating on Non-residential Streets at Night Prohibited: No person shall operate a device on streets in non-residential zones between dusk and dawn, or in other low visibility situations such as fog.

c.    Operating at Night without Safety Equipment Prohibited. No person shall operate a device on any pathway, sidewalk or street between dusk and dawn unless the device or rider is equipped with equipment that meets the following requirements:

i.    The equipment shows a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet in front of the device; and

ii.    The equipment includes a red reflector or lighting device of such size and so mounted as to be visible from a distance of at least 600 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of headlights on a motor vehicle.

d.    Operating in Designated Areas Prohibited. No person shall operate a device on any pathway, sidewalk or street within an area where operation of a device is prohibited by designation of the City Manager and where the prohibition is posted so as to clearly mark the location of the designated area. The City Manager may specify certain times when operation of devices is prohibited within the designated area, which time limitations shall also be posted.

e.    Races Prohibited: No person shall run or engage or cause to run or be engaged in a device race on a highway, alley or public place within the City, except under permit from and under the supervision of the Chief of Police.

f.    Hazardous Riding Prohibited: No person shall operate a device on any street, pathway or sidewalk in any manner that would create a traffic hazard or is otherwise reasonably likely to result in harm to persons or property.

g.    Permitting Unsafe or Unlawful Operation by Another: No parent, lawful guardian or other person lawfully charged with the care or custody of a child under the age of 18 years of age shall knowingly permit the unlawful operation of a device, or the operation of a device by a person lacking the physical or mental judgment or maturity to operate the device in a reasonably safe and careful manner without creating an unreasonable hazard to the operator of the device or others.

h.    Riding on Posted Private Property Prohibited: No person shall operate a device on any public or private property, driveway or parking area that is posted with a "No (name of prohibited device)" sign. Signs posted pursuant to this section shall be posted at or near the boundaries of the area restricted in a visible location. Signs must be no smaller than 6" by 8" in dimension and must contain the words "No (name of prohibited device)" and the reference "LOC 32.10.601" in characters no less than 1/2" in height.

2.    A copy of any citation issued for a violation of this Section by a person under 18 years of age shall be mailed to the parents or guardians of the cited person at their home address, if known.

3.    A police officer who has probable cause to believe a device has been used in violation of this Section may, upon issuing a citation for the violation, seize the device as evidence and hold it until the disposition of the charges.

4.    Violation of subsection (1) of this section is a Class C violation.

(Ord. No. 2152, Enacted, 08/05/97) (Ord. 2444, Amended, 02/07/2006; Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.602 Driving or Operating on Sidewalk or Over Curb.

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive, wheel, draw or otherwise propel or move any hand cart, wheelbarrow or similar device exceeding twenty-four inches in width upon or along any improved sidewalk or pathway. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive, propel or therewith move any horse, cattle or other livestock or any vehicle of any description upon, along, over or across any sidewalk except where a proper incline or crossing is provided for that purpose. Violation of this section is a Class D violation.

(Former 33.310. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 36; 9-20-88.) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.604 Stop Required at Through Highway.

It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to fail to stop before entering or crossing any through highway in the City, except where directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic-control signal. Violation of this section is a Class C violation.

(Former 33.320. Ord. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 37; 9-20-88.) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.606 Disposal of Vehicle Upon Arrest for Violation of ORS 813.010.

The Police Department shall, when a person is arrested for violation of ORS 813.010, seize and hold the vehicle which the arrested person was driving at the time of the arrest. Such vehicle may, at the time of arrest, be given into the possession of a person capable to receive such vehicle and who is otherwise entitled to such possession.

If no such person appears, the motor vehicle may be returned to the arrested person not sooner than twelve hours after the time of arrest, or may be placed in storage in any public or private lot or garage, and when the vehicle in storage is delivered to the owner or the person entitled to the possession thereof, all accrued towing and storage charges shall be paid by the owner of the motor vehicle or by the person entitled to the possession thereof.

(Former 33.340. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 38; 9-20-88. Ord. No. 1977, Sec. 4; 11-1-88.)

32.10.608 Persons Fifteen Years of Age or Under not to Drive Road Machinery or Farm Equipment.

It shall be unlawful for any person 15 years of age or under to operate on the highways of the City any road rollers, road machinery or farm tractor or implement of husbandry which requires such operator to ride thereon and which is propelled by motor.

(Former 33.360. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 39; 9-20-88.)

32.10.609 Repealed. Ord. No. 2231, 03-21-00.

32.10.610 Driver’s View and Control not to be Obstructed.

No person shall operate a motor vehicle when his or her view to the front, sides, or rear is obstructed or his or her control of the vehicle is hampered by any person or object. No passenger in a vehicle shall ride in any position which interferes with the driver’s view from or control of the vehicle. Violation of this section is a Class B violation.

(Former 32.150 and 33.520. Original language repealed. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 41; 9-20-88.) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.620 Discarding Burning Material on Roads Prohibited.

No person shall throw away any burning or lighted material upon or from any private or public road in the City. Violation of this section is a Class B violation.

(Former 33.550. Original language repealed. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 42; 9-20-88.) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.630 Unlawful Riding.

1.    The operator of a vehicle shall not permit a passenger to, and no passenger shall, ride on a vehicle on a highway or premises open to the public except within a part of the vehicle designed or intended for the use of passengers. This provision does not apply to an employee engaged in the necessary discharge of a duty or to a person riding within a truck body in space intended for merchandise.

2.    No person shall board or alight from a vehicle while the vehicle is in motion on a highway or premises open to the public. Violation of this section is a Class B violation.

(Renumbered from 33.530. Former language now codified as 32.700. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 43; 9-20-88.) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.640 Crossing Private or Public Property.

The operator of a vehicle shall not proceed from one highway to an intersecting highway by leaving the roadway and crossing private or public property. This provision does not apply to the operator of a vehicle who stops on the property to procure or provide goods or services. A violation of this section is a Class B violation.

(Original language to 32.710. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 44; 9-20-88. Ord. No. 2084, Amended, 01/04/94) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.650 Failure to Avoid Stopped or Parked Vehicle.

A person commits the violation of failing to avoid a stopped or parked vehicle if he/she is the operator of a vehicle which moves toward and impacts with another vehicle which is at a complete stop or is parked on a public highway or a place open to the public. Violation of this section is a Class B violation.

(Former 33.240. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 45; 9-20-88.)

(Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.660 Failure to Perform Duties of a Witness to Accident with an Unoccupied Vehicle.

A person commits the offense of failure to perform the duties of a witness to an accident with an unoccupied vehicle if the person:

1.    Witnesses an accident that causes damage to a vehicle that is unoccupied or unattended; and

2.    Does not leave, in a conspicuous place in the vehicle struck, a written notice giving the true name and address of the witness. Violation of this section is a Class B violation.

(Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 46; 9-20-88.) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.670 False Statement to Police Officer About Insurance.

A person commits the offense of false statement to police officer about insurance, if the person gives information regarding their automobile liability insurance coverage, knowing or having reason to believe that such information is false. Violation of this section shall be punished as a Class B misdemeanor.

(Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 46; 9-20-88.)

32.10.680 Permitting Unlawful Operation of Vehicle Without Liability Insurance.

A person commits the offense of permitting unlawful operation of a vehicle without liability insurance if the person is the registered owner of a vehicle and knowingly allows or permits another to operate said vehicle in this state without either:

1.    The operator being insured while driving the vehicle under a motor vehicle liability insurance policy that meets the requirements of ORS 806.080; or

2.    The operator or the owner of the vehicle being in compliance with the financial responsibility requirements of ORS Chapter 806. Violation of this section shall be punished as a Class B misdemeanor.

(Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 46; 9-20-88.)

32.10.690 Disobeying Traffic Director or Temporary Signs; Disregarding Traffic Cones.

1.    The operator of a vehicle shall obey a police officer, construction flagger, utility flagger or other person directing traffic within the City.

2.    The operator of a vehicle shall obey temporary signs set out in the City upon a public highway by a police officer, construction or utility crew.

3.    It shall be an offense for a person to disregard traffic cones set out within the City upon a public highway by a police officer, construction or utility crew. Violation of this section is a Class B violation.

(Former 33.450. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 47, 9-20-88.) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.700 Crosswalks.

1.    No pedestrian shall cross a highway except at right angles of a continuation of a sidewalk of intersecting highways or at crosswalks designated by appropriate markings.

2.    No pedestrian shall cross a highway at a closed crosswalk marked with official signs. Violation of this section is a Class C violation.

(Former 32.630. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 48; 9-20-88.) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.710 Use of Sidewalks.

No pedestrian shall use any roadway for travel when an improved sidewalk abutting the same is available. Violation of this section is a Class C violation.

(Former 32.640. Original language repealed. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 49; 9-20-88.) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.800 Persons Operating Bicycles or Animals.

Every person in control of a vehicle or an animal upon a roadway is subject to the provisions of this chapter, except those provisions which by their very nature can have no application.

(Former from 32.040. Original language repealed. Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 50; 9-20-88.)

32.10.810 Requirements for Operation of Bicycles Generally.

Every person operating a bicycle within the City shall comply with the following regulations, together with other provisions of this chapter applicable to the operation of bicycles:

1.    Riding on Sidewalks - A rider of a bicycle shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on sidewalks.

2.    Lights Required - No person shall ride or operate a bicycle upon a highway, alley or public place within the City during the period from sunset to sunrise, and at times when fog or other atmospheric conditions render the operation of a bicycle dangerous to traffic or the use of the highway, unless a lighted lamp is affixed on the front of the bicycle, visible under normal conditions from a distance of at least 1,000 feet in front of the bicycle, and also a reflex mirror or lighted lamp on the rear of the bicycle exhibiting a red light visible under like conditions from a distance of at least 1,000 feet to the rear of such bicycle.

3.    Two Persons on a Bicycle Prohibited - No person shall operate or ride on any bicycle upon the highways, alleys or public ways in the City with two or more persons upon the same bicycle; provided, however, that this restriction shall not apply to tandem bicycles or other bicycles equipped for two or more riders.

4.    Holding to other Vehicles Prohibited - No person, while riding or operating a bicycle in any highway, alley or public way in the City shall hold on to any other vehicle in motion.

5.    Riding Abreast - Every person riding or operating a bicycle on any highway, alley or public way in the City shall keep the bicycle on the extreme right of the traffic lane, and two or more operators of bicycles shall not travel abreast on a highway, alley or public way in the City or operate the bicycle on traffic lanes otherwise than in single file.

6.    Races Prohibited - No person shall run or engage or cause to run or be engaged in a bicycle race on a highway, alley or public place within the City, except under permit from and under the supervision of the Chief of Police.

7.    Obstructing Traffic - No operator of a bicycle shall leave his bicycle lying or standing in such a manner that shall hinder or impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic upon the sidewalks or paths or upon the highways or alleys or public ways within the City, but shall take proper care to see that his bicycle is so placed as to avoid annoyance and danger of accident during his absence from it.

8.    Use of Designated Bicycle Stands - The City may designate such place or places within commercial zones exclusively for parking of bicycles and no person shall stand, park or leave any bicycle on the highway or alley or sidewalk within 200 feet of any such place designated exclusively for bicycle parking by the City.

9.    Permitting Unsafe or Unlawful Operation - No parent or other person shall knowingly permit the unlawful operation of a bicycle, or the operation of a bicycle by a person lacking the physical or mental judgment or maturity to operate the bicycle in a reasonably safe and careful manner without creating an unreasonable hazard to the operator of the bicycle or others.

10.    Violation of this section is a Class C violation.

(Ord. No. 1145, Sec. 2; 2-21-67. Ord. No. 1389, Sec. 2; 8-18-70. Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 51; 9-20-88.) (Ord. 2231, Amended, 03/21/2000)

32.10.815 Impounding Bicycles.

1.    No person shall leave a bicycle on private property without the consent of the owner or person in charge. Consent is implied on private business property unless bicycle parking is expressly prohibited.

2.    Unless bicycle parking is expressly prohibited on public property, a person shall leave a bicycle in a bicycle rack, if provided, or in accordance with section LOC 32.10.810(8).

3.    A bicycle left on a highway or other public property for more than 24 hours may be impounded by the police department.

4.    In addition to any citation issued, a bicycle parked in violation of this chapter that obstructs or impedes the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or otherwise endangers the public may be immediately impounded by a law enforcement officer.

5.    If a bicycle impounded under this chapter is licensed, or other means of identifying its ownership exist, the police shall make reasonable efforts to notify the owner.

6.    A bicycle impounded under this section that remains unclaimed after 30 days shall be disposed of in accordance with LOC 14.04.120.

7.    Impoundment under this section shall be done in accordance with the provisions of LOC 14.04.110, et seq.

(Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 52; 9-20-88.)

32.10.820 Removal or Alteration of Bicycle ID Number Tag Prohibited.

No person shall remove or alter an identification number tag on a bicycle. Violation of this section shall be punished as a Class A misdemeanor.

(Ord. No. 1975, Sec. 52; 9-20-88.)