Village of Highland Falls, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Highland Falls 8-10-1971 by L.L. No. 5-1971 as Ch. 35 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 108.
A. 
It is an offense for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this chapter.
B. 
The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this chapter.
C. 
These regulations, applicable to bicycles, shall apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any street or upon any public path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles, subject to those exceptions stated herein.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BICYCLE
Includes every device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, either of which is over 12 inches in diameter.
Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 108, Vehicles and Traffic, applicable to the driver of a motor vehicle, except as to special regulations in this chapter and except as to those provisions of Chapter 108 which by their nature can have no application.
A. 
Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic signals, signs and other control devices applicable to vehicles and all regulations as set out in Article 21, §§ 1230 through 1236 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
B. 
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U-turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where such person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn, in which event such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
No person shall park a bicycle upon a street other than upon the roadway against the curb or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle or against a building or at the curb in such manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic and motor traffic.
No person shall ride a bicycle, as defined by this chapter, upon any sidewalk within the Village of Highland Falls, New York.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a maximum fine of $250 or by a term of imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or both. Each day that a violation of or failure to comply with any provision of this enactment or any regulation promulgated hereunder by the Board of Trustees occurs shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).