Chapter 10.48
BICYCLES

Sections:

10.48.010    Effect of regulations.

10.48.020    Obedience to traffic control devices.

10.48.030    Parking.

10.48.035    Combination sidewalk/bike lanes.

10.48.040    Riding on sidewalk.

10.48.050    Penalty for violation.

10.48.010 Effect of regulations.

(a) The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this chapter.

(b) The regulations applicable to bicycles shall apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any street, public path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles, and any combination sidewalk/bike lane established pursuant to Section 10.48.035, subject to those exceptions stated herein. (Ord. 1059 § 1, 1982: Ord. 304 § 67, 1963).

10.48.020 Obedience to traffic control devices.

(a) Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic control signals, signs, and other control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.

(b) Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or “U” turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where the person dismounts from the bicycle to make a turn, in which event the person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians. (Ord. 924 § 2 (part), 1980; Ord. 304 § 77, 1963).

10.48.030 Parking.

No person shall park a bicycle upon a street other than upon the roadway against the curb or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle or against a building or at the curb, in such a manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic. (Ord. 924 § 2 (part), 1980; Ord. 304 § 78, 1963).

10.48.035 Combination sidewalk/bike lanes.

The Director of Public Works is authorized to establish and designate certain sidewalks or portions of sidewalks within the city as combination sidewalk/bike lanes where such action is appropriate in light of the conditions of the adjacent roadway and vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The regulations set forth in Section 10.48.040 shall apply to the operation of a bicycle on a combination sidewalk/bike lane. (Ord. 1059 § 2, 1982).

10.48.040 Riding on sidewalk.

(a) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within the city center zone as designated on the official city zoning map, except that:

(1) Bicycles may be ridden on any sidewalk which has been designated a combination sidewalk/bike lane in accordance with Section 10.48.035; and

(2) This prohibition shall not apply to police personnel while engaged in the performance of their official duties.

(b) The Director of Public Works is authorized to erect signs on any sidewalk or roadway prohibiting the riding of bicycles thereon by any person. When the signs are in place, no person shall disobey the same.

(c) Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk or combination sidewalk/bike lane, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing any pedestrian. (Ord. 2012 § 2, 1999; Ord. 1059 § 3, 1982: Ord. 924 § 2 (part), 1980: Ord. 304 § 79, 1963).

10.48.050 Penalty for violation.

Every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be punished as provided in Section 1.01.110, except that in the case of children under eighteen years of age, the juvenile offender would be delivered over to the juvenile court for appropriate action. (Ord. 924 § 2 (part), 1980; Ord. 304 § 80, 1963).