Village of Patchogue, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Patchogue as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 372.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 415.
[Adopted 3-28-1960 by Ord. No. 8.3 of the Unified Code of Ordinances of 1960 (Ch. 30, Art. I, of the 1968 Code)]
[Amended 7-11-2011 by L.L. No. 12-2011]
No person shall propel or ride any bicycle, pedicab or other such vehicle of propulsion over, along or upon any sidewalk in the Village. No person shall stand, store or otherwise place any bicycle or other such vehicle upon any highway, street, sidewalk or against any building abutting a sidewalk so as to obstruct or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
[Amended 3-9-2009 by L.L. No. 7-2009]
Bicycles operated on the public streets or highways of the Village shall be equipped as required by Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1236.
[Added 7-11-2011 by L.L. No. 12-2011[1]]
An operator of a pedicab or similar vehicle shall not:
A. 
Operate a pedicab to transport more than three passengers;
B. 
Operate a pedicab while a passenger is standing.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided for the renumbering of former § 156-3, Penalties for offenses, as § 156-3.1.
[Added 3-9-2009 by L.L. No. 7-2009; amended 7-11-2011 by L.L. No. 12-2011]
Any person who violates this article or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties provided in § 1-1 of the Code of the Village of Patchogue.
[Adopted 5-8-1989 by L.L. No. 6-1989; amended in its entirety 7-22-2002 by L.L. No. 10-2002 (Ch. 30, Art. II, of the 1968 Code)]
This article shall apply to the operation and/or placement of skateboards, roller skates, roller blades or push mobiles upon designated highways, sidewalks, parking lots within the Village of Patchogue.
No person shall stand, store or otherwise place any skateboard, roller skates, roller blades or push mobiles upon a highway, street, sidewalk or against any building abutting a sidewalk so as to obstruct or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
No person shall operate a skateboard, roller skates, roller blades or push mobiles upon any sidewalk, municipal parking lot, street or Village-owned property situated in the Central Business District, to wit:
A. 
Main Street from Atlantic Avenue to Bay Avenue.
B. 
North Ocean Avenue from Thorne Street to Main Street.
C. 
South Ocean Avenue from Main Street to Division Street/Baker Street.
D. 
Havens Avenue from Lake Street to Main Street.
E. 
County Road 83 Roe Boulevard to Main Street.
F. 
Waverly Avenue from Main Street to intersection of County Road 83.
G. 
West Avenue from Main Street to Division Street.
H. 
Route 112 from Lakewood Street to Main Street.
I. 
Oak Street from Route 112 to North Ocean Avenue.
J. 
Terry Street from Rider Avenue to South Ocean Avenue.
K. 
Maple Avenue from Oak Street to Main Street.
L. 
Rider Avenue from Main Street to Baker Street.
M. 
Church Street from Railroad Avenue to South Ocean Avenue.
N. 
Railroad Avenue from Main Street to Septon Street.
O. 
Lake Street from North Ocean Avenue to County Road 83.
[Amended 9-10-2007 by L.L. No. 14-2007]
A. 
Any person or persons violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense and shall forfeit and pay a fine not to exceed $25 for each and every offense.
B. 
Any regulated vehicle operated in violation of this chapter may be immediately impounded. The Village shall store such impounded vehicles in a suitable, secure location. No impounded vehicle may be released until all storage costs and fees have been paid and, where applicable, the vehicle is received by the parent or guardian of a minor child. The violator, or the violator's parent or guardian, shall be responsible for the payment of all such costs and fees. The per diem storage fee and the impound fee shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.[1][2]
[1]
Editor's Note: The current Fee Schedule is on file in the office of the Village Clerk.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Any regulated vehicle not redeemed within 30 days shall become the property of the Village of Patchogue and may be disposed of according to law.
[Added 9-10-2007 by L.L. No. 14-2007]
The provisions hereof applicable to skateboards, roller skates, roller blades and push mobiles ("regulated vehicles") shall apply whenever a regulated vehicle is operated on any street or upon any highway or upon any sidewalk or at any other place where pedestrians walk or may walk, whether public or private, identified herein within the jurisdiction of the Village of Patchogue.
A. 
Other roads and highways. Every person operating any vehicle regulated under this article upon a highway or road, dedicated or otherwise, shall operate the same in strict observance of all laws applicable to a vehicle and the use thereof and in compliance with all rules of the road applicable to the operation of a vehicle and in compliance with all traffic rules or regulations for the operation of a vehicle.
B. 
Vehicles emerging from alleys, driveways and buildings. The operator of a regulated vehicle emerging from any alley, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk, roadway or parking area, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching or walking within such areas.
C. 
Standing, storage or parking of regulated vehicles. No person shall stand, park or otherwise place in a position of temporary storage a regulated vehicle upon a highway, street, sidewalk or against any building abutting a sidewalk in such a manner which may obstruct or render injury to a pedestrian or interfere with vehicular traffic.
D. 
Operation on sidewalks.
(1) 
No person shall ride any regulated vehicle upon a sidewalk within any business district.
(2) 
Whenever any person shall operate any regulated vehicle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
[Added 9-10-2007 by L.L. No. 14-2007]
The Village shall be authorized to enforce the provisions of this article upon private property where the property owner of record has placed on file an authorization and consent with the Village Clerk for the enforcement hereunder. Said authorization, consent and waiver form shall be made upon forms prepared by the Village Clerk for such purpose, and designating those area or areas within which enforcement may be made by the Village.
[Added 9-10-2007 by L.L. No. 14-2007]
A. 
No person shall operate a regulated vehicle at nighttime unless he or she is wearing reflective clothing, which shall be visible from a distance of not less than 50 feet and a maximum of 300 feet from the front, side and rear of the skateboard when directly in front of the lawful beams of a headlight on a motor vehicle.
B. 
"Reflective clothing" shall be defined, for the purposes of this article, as any shirt, vest, jacket or any other readily visible piece of apparel equipped with a reflective surface, such as phosphorescent tape or an equivalent reflective surface.
[Added 9-10-2007 by L.L. No. 14-2007]
A. 
The parent or lawful guardian of any minor child shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child to violate any of the provisions of this article.
B. 
The parent or lawful guardian of any minor child found to be in violation of this article shall be deemed to have authorized or knowingly permitted such child to violate the provisions hereof and shall be responsible for such violation.