City of Grand Ledge, MI
Eaton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Grand Ledge 6-26-1989 by Ord. No. 372. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and park facilities — See Ch. 145.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 148.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 205.

§ 171-1 Definitions.

[Amended 3-23-2009 by Ord. No. 521]
Words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in this section:
BICYCLE
Any wheeled vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having one, two or three wheels, all of which are 14 inches or greater in diameter.
HIGHWAY or STREET
The entire width between the property lines (right-of-way) of a public way when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purpose of vehicular travel.
PEDESTRIAN
Any person afoot, including a person not astride the seat and walking beside a bicycle.
ROADWAY
That portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the sidewalk, shoulder or bikeway, even though such areas are used by persons driving bicycles.
ROLLER SKATE
Any shoe-like device with wheels attached.
SIDEWALK
That paved portion of a highway or street, between the curblines or the lateral lines of a roadway and the adjacent property lines, intended for use by pedestrians.
SKATEBOARD
Any device consisting of a short oblong board with wheels attached, intended to be ridden on a hard surface.

§ 171-2 Skateboards and roller skates prohibited in certain areas.

[Amended 10-25-2004 by Ord. No. 497; 3-23-2009 by Ord. No. 521]
No person shall use a skateboard or roller skates in the following places:
A. 
On any roadway, highway, street, sidewalk or City parking lot located in the area on the south side of the Grand River bounded on the east by Russell Street extended to the river, on the west by Harrison Street extended to the river and on the south by Jefferson Street.
B. 
On any roadway, highway, street, sidewalk or City parking lot located in the area on the north side of the Grand River bounded on the east by Greenwood Street extended to the river, on the north by Washington Street and on the west by Madison Street extended to the river.
C. 
On South Clinton Street between Saginaw Highway and Edwards Street.
D. 
On Jefferson Street from Bridge Street west to the City limits.
E. 
On a state highway, except upon a path or portion of the highway set aside for the use of bicycles.
F. 
On any City-owned, -leased or -maintained parking lot.
G. 
On any private parking lot or facility open to the public without first obtaining and carrying on his or her person the written permission of the owner of said private property to allow such activity. Failure to produce such written permission, upon the request of any police officer, shall constitute prima facie evidence that said person is in violation of this section.
H. 
Within the boundaries of Oakwood Cemetery.

§ 171-3 Reckless or careless use.

No person shall use a skateboard, roller skate, roller skates, bicycle or frisbee in a reckless or careless manner, or in any manner likely to result in injury or damage to the person or property of another or in such a manner as to interfere with traffic or pedestrians.

§ 171-4 Use on streets and sidewalks.

[Amended 3-23-2009 by Ord. No. 521]
Persons using skateboards or roller skates on highways or streets, roadways or sidewalks shall yield the right-of-way at all times to pedestrians and vehicles.

§ 171-5 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 171-5, Bicycles on roadways, was repealed 3-23-2009 by Ord. No. 521.

§ 171-6 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 171-6, Use of frisbees prohibited in certain areas, was repealed 3-23-2009 by Ord. No. 521.

§ 171-7 Portable ramps or similar devices.

No person shall locate, place or utilize in connection with the use of skateboard, roller skate, roller skates or bicycles any portable ramp or similar device or structure upon or within any roadway or sidewalk.

§ 171-8 Violations and penalties.

Any violation of this article shall be punishable as a municipal civil infraction as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.