Borough of Seaside Heights, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Seaside Heights 2-19-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 36-1 Definitions.

[Amended 2-7-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-3; 7-18-2012 by Ord. No. 12-08; 6-19-2013 by Ord. No. 13-13]
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
BICYCLE
A device having wheels which is chain-driven and propelled by means of physical effort of the person riding it.
ROLLER BLADES
A shoe with a narrow row of wheels attached to its sole, used to glide or move along a smooth flat surface.
ROLLER SKATE
A shoe, or a metal frame that can be fitted to the sole of a shoe, with wheels attached for skating over a flat surface.
SCOOTER
A narrow board mounted on wheels with a raised handlebar for steering.
SKATEBOARD
A narrow board about two feet long mounted on roller skate wheels.
STILTS
A pair of long, slender poles each equipped with a raised footrest to enable the user to walk elevated above the ground.

§ 36-2 Determination of safety.

All persons operating a bicycle on any street or public highway or upon the boardwalk within the Borough of Seaside Heights shall determine that said bicycle has no mechanical defects which would render the bicycle unsafe to operate. A bicycle shall be conclusively presumed unsafe to operate if not maintained and equipped in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-10 et seq.

§ 36-3 Requirements for operation; helmet requirement.

[Amended 2-7-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-3; 4-19-2006 by Ord. No. 06-06]
All persons operating all modes of transportation covered in § 36-1 upon roadways or other public highways shall comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 39:4-10 as to the operation of said mode of transportation. All persons under 17 years of age shall be required to wear helmets as provided and as specified by N.J.S.A. 39:4-10.1 et seq.

§ 36-4 Regulation of use on boardwalk.

[Amended 2-7-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-3; 4-19-2006 by Ord. No. 06-06; 6-19-2013 by Ord. No. 13-13; 5-20-2015 by Ord. No. 15-08]
All persons shall be allowed to operate bicycles, roller blades, roller skates, skateboards or scooters on the boardwalk within the Borough, subject to the following exceptions:
A. 
During the period from April 1 to October 31 of each year, bicycles, roller blades, roller skates or scooters may be operated on the boardwalk on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays and holiday Mondays) only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
B. 
During the period from June 15 to Labor Day of each year, bicycles, roller blades, roller skates or scooters may be operated on the boardwalk on weekdays, not including holiday Mondays, only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
C. 
Skateboards may not be operated on the boardwalk at any time.

§ 36-5 Bicycles for rent, hire or loan; helmet requirement.

All persons who shall rent, hire or loan bicycles shall cause such vehicles to be maintained in a safe condition and comply with all applicable provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-10 et seq.. Said persons shall instruct the persons using said bicycles as to the regulations provided for by this chapter as to the operation, or they shall be subject to the penalties provided by this chapter. Persons regularly engaged in the business of renting bicycles shall comply with all provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-10.3 regarding helmets.

§ 36-6 Bicycle and skateboard use.

[Added 7-18-2012 by Ord. No. 12-08[1]]
A. 
No person shall operate or cause to be operated, within the Borough of Seaside Heights, a bicycle or skateboard in a reckless or hazardous fashion, in a manner that causes damage to private property or in a style creating interference with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
B. 
No person operating a bicycle or skateboard shall hold onto a motor vehicle or bicycle while such motor vehicle or bicycle is in motion.
C. 
All persons operating a bicycle or skateboard in the Borough of Seaside Heights must abide by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-10-11, which statute is hereby incorporated into this chapter by reference.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former § 36-6 as § 36-7.

§ 36-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the following penalties:
A. 
Any person under 18 years of age who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to discipline by the authority having jurisdiction over juvenile matters.
B. 
Any person 18 years of age or older violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $1,000, by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or by community service of not more than 90 days or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service, as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
C. 
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to abatement summarily by a restraining order or injunction issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.
D. 
In the event an individual using a bicycle or skateboard is under the age of 18 years at the time that said individual violates any of the provisions of this chapter, said bicycle and/or skateboard shall be held by the Borough of Seaside Heights Police Department until claimed by the parent or guardian of the minor found in possession of said bicycle and/or skateboard.
[Added 7-18-2012 by Ord. No. 12-08]