Chapter 19.40
CKC TRAIL USE REGULATIONS

Sections:

19.40.010    Definitions.

19.40.015    RCW 46.04.169 adopted by reference.

19.40.020    CKC trail use.

19.40.030    Penalties for violations.

19.40.010 Definitions.

“Bicycle” means every device propelled solely by human power upon which a person or persons may ride, having two tandem wheels, either of which is sixteen inches or more in diameter, or three wheels, any one of which is more than twenty inches in diameter.

“Electric-assisted bicycle” means a bicycle with two or three wheels, a saddle, fully operative pedals for human propulsion, and an electric motor. The electric-assisted bicycle’s electric motor must have a power output of no more than seven hundred fifty watts. The electric-assisted bicycle must meet the requirements of one of the following three classifications:

(1)    “Class 1 electric-assisted bicycle” means an electric-assisted bicycle in which the motor provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of twenty miles per hour;

(2)    “Class 2 electric-assisted bicycle” means an electric-assisted bicycle in which the motor may be used exclusively to propel the bicycle and is not capable of providing assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of twenty miles per hour; or

(3)    “Class 3 electric-assisted bicycle” means an electric-assisted bicycle in which the motor provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of twenty-eight miles per hour and is equipped with a speedometer.

“Trail,” as used in this chapter, means the entire width of the Cross Kirkland Corridor (“CKC”), whether or not a particular portion of the CKC contains trail improvements. (Ord. 4682 § 1, 2019: Ord. 4427 § 1 (part), 2013)

19.40.015 RCW 46.04.169 adopted by reference.

The following RCW section, as currently enacted or as hereafter amended or recodified from time to time, is hereby adopted by reference and shall be given the same force and effect as if set forth herein in full:

RCW

46.04.169    Electric-assisted bicycle—Class 1 electric-assisted bicycle—Class 2 electric-assisted bicycle—Class 3 electric-assisted bicycle.

(Ord. 4682 § 2, 2019)

19.40.020 CKC trail use.

(a)    No person shall travel on the trail at a speed greater than what is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for actual and potential hazards. In every event, speed shall be controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with others who are complying with the law and using reasonable care. Travel at speeds in excess of fifteen miles per hour shall result in a prima facie presumption that the person violated this section.

(b)    No person shall travel on the trail in a negligent manner. For the purposes of this section, “travel on the trail in a negligent manner” shall be construed to mean any form of travel on the trail in a manner likely to endanger any persons or property.

(c)    For the purposes of this section “travel” shall be construed to include all forms of movement or transportation on the trail, including but not limited to foot, bicycle, skateboard and roller skates.

(d)    Every person traveling on the trail shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto unless otherwise directed by a police officer.

(e)    No motorized vehicles shall be allowed on Kirkland trails. For the purpose of this section, “motorized vehicles” means any form of transportation powered by an internal combustion or electric motor.

This includes but is not limited to automobiles, golf carts, mopeds, motor-driven cycles, motorized foot scooters, and motorcycles. This section shall not apply to wheelchairs powered by electric motors, electric-assisted bicycles or authorized maintenance, police, fire or emergency vehicles.

(f)    Trails on the CKC are open to all nonmotorized users unless otherwise designated and posted. Pedestrians and bicyclists are permitted on all maintained soft surface trails unless otherwise posted and designated. Horseback riding and equestrians are prohibited. Trail restrictions may be posted at appropriate locations along the CKC. Trail use designations and restrictions may be based on the CKC master plan, resource conservation, trail user conflicts, maintenance issues, and safety hazards.

(g)    Every person who shall use or travel on the trail shall obey the trail user code of conduct.

(h)    Trail User Code of Conduct.

(1)    Using the Trail. Every person using the trail shall stay as near to the right side of the trail as is safe, excepting those movements necessary to prepare to make or make turning movements, or while overtaking and passing another user moving in the same direction.

(2)    Regard for Other Trail Users. Every user shall exercise due care and caution to avoid colliding with any other trail user. All users shall travel in a consistent and predictable manner.

(3)    Groups on Trail. No group of trail users, including their animal(s), shall occupy more than one-half of the trail as measured from the right side, so as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of trail users.

(4)    Audible Signal When Passing. Every user shall give an audible warning signal before passing another trail user. The signal must be produced in such a manner as to allow adequate time for response. The signal may be given by voice, bell or horn.

(5)    Overtaking Trail Users on the Left. Any trail user overtaking another trail user proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left of such overtaken user at a safe distance, and shall stay to the left until safely clear of the overtaken user.

(6)    Entering and Crossing Trail. Trail users entering or crossing the trail at uncontrolled points shall yield to traffic on the trail.

(7)    Lights on Trail Users. All bicyclists using the trail from one-half hour before sunset to one-half hour after sunrise shall equip their bicycles with a headlight visible five hundred feet to the front, and a red or amber light visible five hundred feet to the rear.

(8)    Regard for Adjacent Property Owners. Trail users should respect private lands adjacent to the trails and should stay on trails to avoid trespassing on or interfering with adjacent private property.

(9)    Pets on Leash. Ali pets on trails shall be kept on leash and under the control of the pet’s owner or caretaker. The pet’s owner or caretaker shall remove and properly dispose of all animal droppings left by the pet.

(10)    Hours of Use. Trail use shall be limited to daylight hours only. (Ord. 4682 § 3, 2019: Ord. 4427 § 1 (part), 2013)

19.40.030 Penalties for violations.

Unless otherwise provided, violations of this chapter constitute a civil infraction, punishable by a fine of seventy-five dollars. (Ord. 4427 § 1 (part), 2013)