[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Danville 2-14-1995 by Ord. No. 379 (Ch. 48 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Every device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, either of which is 16 or more inches in diameter.
Any person who resides in the Borough of Danville and rides or propels a bicycle on any street may have such bicycle licensed and a license sticker attached thereto, as provided herein.
Any person not a resident of the Borough of Danville who rides or propels a bicycle, ordinarily kept within the limits of the Borough, on any street, may have such a bicycle licensed and a license sticker attached thereto, as provided herein.
Every owner of a bicycle may make application to the Chief of Police for a bicycle license and license sticker, such application is to be made on a form provided by the Borough.
The Police Department shall provide, at the expense of the Borough, license stickers, together with registration cards, which tags and cards shall have numbers stamped thereon in numerical order, beginning with number one and indicating the name of the Borough. Such tags shall be suitable for attachment to either the rear mudguard or the frame of the bicycle for which issued, in such a position as to be plainly visible. Such tag shall be attached to the bicycle by the Police Department or persons designated by the Police Department at the time of issuing the license and shall remain attached to the bicycle for which it is issued. The Chief of Police or persons designated by him shall also keep a record of such registration. Upon issuance of a license and attachment of a tag to the bicycle, the Police Department or persons designated by the Police Department shall also furnish to the owner of such bicycle the corresponding registration card.
Editor's Note: Former § 48-7, Safety inspection, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 4-10-2001 by Ord. No. 425. Former § 48-8, Report of sale or transfer required, and § 48-9, Purchaser to apply for license immediately, which immediately followed this section, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
It shall be the duty of every person who dismantles, reduces to junk or takes out of operation any bicycle, whether the same is registered or not registered, to report the same to the Chief of Police and to turn in the registration card and license sticker if such bicycle is registered.
It shall be unlawful for any person, willfully or maliciously, to remove, destroy, mutilate or alter the number on any bicycle frame; it shall be unlawful for any person to remove, destroy or alter any license sticker or registration card during the time when such license sticker or registration card is valid, except as provided in § 88-6 hereof; provided, however, that if any bicycle does not have a serial number stamped on the frame thereof, or if such number is illegible, then the Chief of Police shall stamp an identification number on the frame of such bicycle.
In case of loss or destruction of any license sticker and/or registration card and/or operator's license, a duplicate sticker and/or card may be issued to the registered owner of such bicycle, provided that such owner gives satisfactory proof of such ownership and loss or destruction of such card and/or sticker, by affidavit or otherwise, to the Chief of Police.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any bicycle upon any street or public alley in the Borough of Danville in violation of any traffic ordinances of the Borough which are applicable to motor vehicles.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle upon any sidewalk in a business district or place of public gathering in the Borough of Danville.
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any bicycle, when upon any street, to ride with both hands off the handlebars, or to ride other than upon or astride the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, or to carry any other person upon such bicycle other than upon a firmly attached and regular seat thereon, nor shall any person ride upon a bicycle other than as above provided.
Editor's Note: Former § 48-17, Bell or signal device required; sirens and whistles prohibited, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 4-10-2001 by Ord. No. 425.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle upon any street in such a manner as to interfere with any pedestrian who is exercising due care thereon.
It shall be unlawful for any person operating a bicycle upon any street in the Borough of Danville to propel such bicycle abreast of any other person so propelling a bicycle except in passing such bicycle.
The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching on said sidewalk or sidewalk area, and, upon entering the roadway, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway.
When necessary to park bicycles on a street or sidewalk, bicycles must be parked in an upright position and in a manner not to obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
[Amended 4-10-2001 by Ord. No. 425]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon determination of the Chief of Police, have his/her bicycle confiscated for a period of not to exceed seven days, and or shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $25. The parent or legal guardian having control or custody of a person under 12 years of age whose conduct violates this chapter shall be jointly and severally liable with the person for the amount of the fine imposed.