[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Meriden 10-7-1963 as Ch. 7 of the 1963 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Use of bicycles generally — See C.G.S. § 14-286 et seq.
Authority to legislate — See C.G.S. § 14-289.
This chapter shall apply to every bicycle having at least one wheelbase exceeding 20 inches in diameter which is owned or operated in the City, except bicycles owned or operated in the City by transients.
All bicycles shall be registered in the Police Department, and no person shall own or operate a bicycle within the City unless such vehicle is registered and a registration plate or seal attached thereto, as provided in this chapter.
Application forms and forms for certificates of registration shall be furnished by the Police Department, and such Department shall register all bicycles for which application is made under the provisions of this chapter.
The application for registration of a bicycle shall contain the name, address and age of the owner, the make of bicycle and the manufacturer's serial number, if any.
The Police Department shall issue to the owner of a bicycle who makes application therefor a certificate of registration, which shall remain in effect until surrendered or suspended as hereinafter provided. The certificate of registration shall contain the name and address of the owner, a description of the bicycle and the registration number assigned.
A fee of $0.50 shall be collected by the Police Department for each registration certificate issued under this chapter.
A registration plate furnished by the Police Department shall be attached to each registered bicycle, which plate shall bear upon it the registration number assigned such bicycle and the name of the City.
Upon the sale or transfer of a registered bicycle the registrant shall remove the registration plate and surrender such plate to the Police Department.
Every person engaged in the business of buying or selling new or secondhand bicycles shall report all vehicles bought or sold by him to the Police Department, giving the name and address of the person from whom he bought the bicycle or to whom he sold the bicycle and the number of the registration plate, if any, attached thereto.
Any violation of the provisions of this chapter by a minor under 16 years of age shall be punished by suspension of his registration certificate and the impounding of his bicycle for a period not to exceed seven days, to be determined by the Chief of Police. Violations by any other persons shall be punishable as provided in § 1-4.