Borough of Greencastle, PA
Franklin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Greencastle 10-5-1970 by Ord. No. 10-70; amended in its entirety 7-1-1985 (Ch. 3, Part 1, of the 1985 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Skateboards, roller skates and roller blades — See Ch. 158.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 169.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 190.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any vehicle powered solely or primarily by human-powered pedals.
In addition to compliance with the Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania[1] regarding the equipment, parking and operation of pedalcycles, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to operate or use a pedalcycle upon the streets, alleys or public thoroughfares of the Borough in violation of any of the following regulations:
No bicycle shall be operated unless it is in a safe mechanical condition and in good working order at all times.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to tow or draw any coaster, sled, person on roller skates, toy vehicles, or any other similar vehicle when operating such pedalcycle on any street, alley or public thoroughfare in the Borough; and further, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any pedalcycle to be towed on his or her pedalcycle by any other vehicle.
No rider of a pedalcycle shall remove both hands from the handlebars, nor feet from the pedals, nor practice any acrobatic stunts or fancy riding on any street, alley or public thoroughfare in the Borough.
No pedalcycle or motor-powered bicycle or mini-bike or any other such vehicle shall be ridden or operated at any time upon private property without the permission of the property owner.
It shall be unlawful for any person to ride a pedalcycle on the sidewalk along the following portions of streets:
Name of Street
East Baltimore Street
Washington Street and Center Square
West Baltimore Street
Center Square and Jefferson Street
North Carlisle Street
Madison Street and Center Square
South Carlisle Street
Center Square and Franklin Street
Center Square
Entire extent
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
[Amended 9-4-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-09]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $50 plus costs of prosecution (court costs and reasonable attorney fees). Provided, however, that any person accused of such violation by notice provided to them by a police officer of the Borough of Greencastle may settle and compromise the claim against him or her for such violation by paying the Borough the sum of $25 within 72 hours of such notice being provided to them.