Village of Mazomanie, WI
Dane County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Mazomanie 6-28-1988 as Title 8, Ch. 2 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 360.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 385.

§ 166-1 Manner of operation restricted.

No bicycle shall be allowed to proceed in any street in the Village by inertia or momentum with the feet of the rider removed from the bicycle pedals. No rider of a bicycle shall remove both hands from the handlebars or practice any trick or fancy riding in any street in the Village, nor shall any bicycle rider carry or ride any other person so that two persons are on the bicycle at one time, unless a seat is provided for a second person.

§ 166-2 Lighting equipment.

No person shall operate a bicycle upon a highway during the hours of darkness unless equipped as required in § 347.489, Wis. Stats.

§ 166-3 Parking.

No person shall leave a bicycle at such a place or in such a way as to create a hazard to pedestrians, automobile operators or to anyone else.

§ 166-4 Riding abreast prohibited.

Persons riding or using bicycles or other similar vehicles along or upon any public street, avenue, lane, alley, or other public road, ground or way within the Village shall not ride more than two abreast excepting in a general parade or public demonstration.

§ 166-5 Rules of the road.

The provisions of Ch. 346, Wis. Stats., shall be applicable to the operation of bicycles where appropriate.

§ 166-6 Licensing and registration of bicycles.

A. 
Registration required. No person shall operate a bicycle upon any street, sidewalk, public property, bicycle pathway or public highway within the Village unless said bicycle shall first have been properly registered and an identification tag attached as hereinafter provided. Persons found in violation of this section shall be subject to a forfeiture of $10. Citations issued under this chapter shall be issued on uniform municipal citations.
B. 
Form of registration.
(1) 
Identification. Every owner of a bicycle shall list and register his bicycle with the Police Department on a form as provided by the Department or Village Clerk-Treasurer.
(2) 
Period of registration. The license period shall be indefinite as long as the registrant owns the bicycle.
(3) 
Owner to register. The licensing authority shall not register any bicycle which it knows or has reasonable grounds to believe is not owned by or lawfully in the possession of the applicant.
(4) 
License fee. Each applicant for a bicycle license shall be charged a fee determined by Village Board resolution.
[Amended 9-26-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-3]
(5) 
Tag. On receipt of payment of the registration fee herein provided for, the Police Department shall provide a suitable identifying license decal tag or plate, serially numbered to correspond with the registration number. The owner shall affix said license decal or plate to a location as specified by the Police Department on the frame of the bicycle for which the license decal or plat is issued.
C. 
Records and transmittal of fees.
(1) 
The Police Department shall keep at its office a suitable book and duplicate record of applications and registrations.
(2) 
A complete report shall be made to the Clerk-Treasurer by the Chief of Police of funds received for bicycle registration fees, and all such fees shall be paid to the Clerk-Treasurer for deposit as Village revenues.
D. 
Bicycles to be kept in safe condition. No bicycle shall be registered which is in an unsafe mechanical condition. The Chief of Police shall have authority to suspend the registration of and remove the identification tag from any bicycle or to impound any bicycle operated contrary to any state law or Village ordinance or operated which is in an unsafe mechanical condition. Such suspension and removal or impounding shall continue for a period not to exceed 10 days, but the registration shall not be reinstated or such identification tag replaced while such bicycle is in unsafe condition. Such suspension and removal shall be in addition to other penalties provided for herein.
E. 
Change of ownership. Bicycle licenses shall not be transferable. If a licensed bicycle is sold, transferred, or given away, the holder of the existing bicycle license must notify the Chief of Police or Village Clerk-Treasurer of such sale or other transfer in writing within seven days of the sale or other transfer. Upon the sale of other transfer of a licensed bicycle, the new owner of the bicycle shall obtain a new bicycle license within 30 days from the date of sale or transfer, provided that the new owner is a resident of the Village.
F. 
Registration to be displayed. The identification tag issued under this section shall be affixed to the registered bicycle so as to be plainly seen and read and shall remain so affixed until ordered removed by the Police Department for cause or until expiration of the registration. In the case of theft or loss, a replacement tag shall be issued upon payment of a fee as set by the Village Board.
G. 
Exemption from registration. Any nonresident may operate a bicycle which is duly registered in any municipality without obtaining local registration if a valid identification tag is attached thereto.
H. 
Removal and alteration of identification tags.
(1) 
Removal prohibited. No person shall remove an identification tag from a bicycle during the period for which issued except upon a transfer of ownership or when the bicycle is dismantled and no longer operated upon any highway within the Village.
(2) 
Alteration prohibited. No person shall alter or counterfeit any identification tag.