City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Monroe as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 625.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 680.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Traffic rules and regulations in Home Rule cities — See MCLA § 117.4h.
Traffic rules and regulations generally — See MCLA §§ 257.601 et seq., 257.634 et seq.
Uniform Traffic Code — See MCLA § 257.951 et seq.
[Adopted 10-19-1987 by Ord. No. 87-008]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated below. Applicable definitions of the Uniform Traffic Code shall be deemed to be included herein.
BICYCLE
A device on which a person may ride, which is propelled by human power, and which has either two or three wheels in tandem or tricycle arrangement which are more than 14 inches in diameter.
LICENSE TAG
A plastic tag made of reflectorized material.
LICENSEE
Any person who obtains from the Chief of Police a license tag for a bicycle.
OPERATE
The use of a bicycle or skateboard by a person mounted thereon, or putting it into motion, or causing it to function.
SKATEBOARD
A board made of any hard substance that has two or more wheels mounted in tandem, propelled by human foot power and primarily ridden by standing upon it and balancing it while moving the body forward.
Nothing in this article is intended to repeal any part of Chapter 689, Vehicles and Traffic, Art. II, Uniform Traffic Code, of the Code of the City of Monroe, wherein the Uniform Traffic Code is adopted by reference, with certain additions, deletions and amendments.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Section 414.03, Licensing, which previously followed this section and was derived from Ord. 87-008, adopted 10-19-1987, was repealed 2-16-1999 by Ord. 99-001.
Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride in single file, except on paths or parts of roadways designated for the exclusive use of bicycles.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Section 414.05, Identification numbers, which previously followed this section and was derived from Ord. 87-008, adopted 10-19-1987, was repealed 2-16-1999 by Ord. 99-001.
No person shall use or operate any bicycle within the City without the consent of the owner thereof.
A. 
Unless otherwise provided, a person who violates any of the provisions of this article is responsible for a civil infraction and shall be subject to a civil fine of not more than $100 for each offense.
B. 
Whoever violates § 199-4 is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned in the Monroe County Jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, or both.
[Amended 8-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-018]
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Editor's Note: See § 1-27, General penalty, of the Code of the City of Monroe.
[Adopted by Ch. 484, Secs. 484.01 through 484.04, of the 1995 Codified Ordinances of Monroe; amended 8-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-018]
No person shall play any game of ball or other game in any street, roadway, alley or other such similar public place.
No person shall roller-skate upon any of the paved streets or alleys, provided that this section shall not be construed as prohibiting roller-skating on the sidewalks of the streets, unless roller-skating shall otherwise have been prohibited.
No two persons on roller skates, skateboards, bicycles or other such similar wheeled devices shall go abreast on any sidewalk or crosswalk in the City at any time so as to impede, obstruct or hinder pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
A. 
Operating a skateboard, roller blades, roller skates or other such similar wheeled device upon a street is prohibited.
B. 
No person operating a skateboard, roller blades, roller skates, bicycle or other such similar wheeled device shall attach himself or herself or the skateboard, roller blades, roller skates, bicycle or other such similar wheeled device to any vehicle.
C. 
No skateboard, roller blades, roller skates, bicycle or other such similar wheeled device shall be operated on any sidewalk or place open to the public where signs prohibit their operation.
D. 
Operators of skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, bicycles and other such similar wheeled devices shall always yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians.