[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hornell 4-27-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Common Council of the City of Hornell hereby finds that it is in the best interest of the public to regulate the use of skateboards and scooters within the business district of the City. The rapid growth of the use of skateboards and scooters in the business district has led to a growing concern for the safety of pedestrians, motorists, and the general public, as well as increased vandalism to public and private property. The adoption of appropriate restrictions will ensure unobstructed access to public areas.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BUSINESS DISTRICT
- The north boundary shall be the south side of Canacadea Creek; the south boundary shall be Elm Street; the west boundary shall be Maple City Drive; the east boundary shall be Church Street at Canacadea Creek to Genesee Street, to Hakes Avenue to Center Alley and then to Elm Street.
- IN-LINE SKATES
- Shoes, skates or footwear with a single row of roller wheels.
- ROLLER SKATES
- Shoes, skates, or footwear with two or more rows of roller wheels.
- A vehicle with a long footboard between two small end wheels, and is controlled by an upright steering handle attached to the front wheel.
- A narrow board of wood, fiberglass, plastic or similar material with roller skate or other type of wheels attached to each end, and used for gliding or moving on any hard surfaces, without a mechanism or other device for steering while being used, operated or ridden.
It shall be unlawful to operate a skateboard or scooter in any manner upon any public streets, curbs, or sidewalks in the downtown business district of the City of Hornell.
In all districts of the City of Hornell, every person operating a skateboard, in-line skates, roller skates, or scooter shall yield to the right-of-way to pedestrians and motorists.
All operators of skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, and scooters shall be subject to traffic safety rules, regulations and laws.
Any person or persons violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense and shall pay a fine not to exceed $50 for each offense.