[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Fulton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-23-1944 (Ch. 45 of the 1991 Code)]
It shall be unlawful for any person who resides within the City of Fulton and owns, operates, uses or drives a bicycle to operate, use or drive such bicycle or to permit such bicycle to be operated, used or driven upon any street, alley or public highway in the City of Fulton without first causing such bicycle to be registered as hereinafter provided.
The Chief of Police of the City of Fulton is hereby authorized, upon application of the owner of such bicycle, to issue to such owner a registration card and a metallic registration plate, which registration card shall bear the name and address of the owner of such bicycle, a registration number which shall correspond to the number on the registration plate, the date when the same is issued and the date of such registration card and plate, to whom issued and number thereof, and such other information as shall be pertinent. Such metallic registration plate shall be suitable for attachment upon the frame of the bicycle and shall be so attached to the frame of the bicycle by the Police Department and shall remain so attached during the period of registration.
[Amended 10-30-1991 by L.L. No. 4-1991]
No such registration card or plate shall be issued by the Chief of Police of the City of Fulton unless such bicycle for which application for registration is made shall be provided with the equipment as set forth in § 1236 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, and the Chief of Police is hereby authorized to revoke such registration if, during the period for which such bicycle is registered, the same shall be found not to be equipped as provided in § 1236 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. The applicant must submit to the Chief of Police satisfactory proof of ownership of said bicycle, and all applications for registration must be made personally by the owner requesting such registration.
Editor’s Note: Former § 235-4, Period of registration, adopted 7-29-1949, was repealed 2-20-2018 by L.L. No. 2-2018.
It shall be the duty of every person who sells or transfers ownership of any bicycle to report such sale or transfer by returning to the Police Department the registration card issued to such person, together with the name and address of the person to whom said bicycle was sold or transferred, and such report shall be made within seven days of the date of said sale or transfer. It shall be the duty of the purchaser or transferee of such bicycle to apply for a new registration thereof within seven days of the sale or transfer.
It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously remove, destroy, mutilate or alter the number of any frame plate issued pursuant to this article.
[Added 6-11-2002 by Ord. No. 9-2002; amended 5-5-2009 by L.L. No. 5-2009]
No person shall operate or ride a bicycle at the following Bullhead Point facilities: on the Pier, on the concrete and brick areas under and around the Pavilion and on the concrete walks, steps and patio area around the Tourism Center, nor shall any person operate or ride a bicycle at Indian Point Landing on any of the decking.
Violation of any of the foregoing provisions of this article shall be punishable by suspending the registration of such bicycle and prohibiting the use of the same upon any of the streets, alleys or public highways of the City of Fulton during the period of suspension or by a fine not to exceed $10.
[Added 9-16-1998 by L.L. No. 10-1998]
Retail sellers of bicycles located within the City of Fulton are also authorized to register the bicycles they sell as long as said registration is done in accordance with § 235-2 herein. Said retail sellers of bicycles are also subject to the provisions of § 235-3 herein. Upon the sale or transfer of ownership of a bicycle by a person who has had it registered in accordance with this section, it will be sufficient under § 235-5 herein if said person returns the registration card to the retail establishment which initially issued it or to the Police Department.
[Adopted 5-7-1996 by L.L. No. 3-1996 (Ch. 117 of the 1991 Code)]
For purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PLAY VEHICLE
- Any one of the following things or devices:
- A. In-line skates, which are shoes, skates or footwear with a single row of roller wheels.
- B. Roller skates, which are shoes, skates or footwear with two or more rows of roller wheels.
- C. A skateboard, which is a narrow board of wood, plastic, fiberglass or similar material, with roller-skate or other type of wheels attached to each end and used for gliding on any hard surfaces, without a mechanism or other device for steering while being used, operated or ridden.
- D. A scooter, which is a vehicle consisting of a narrow platform mounted on two wheels tandem and guided by a handle attached to the front wheel. The operator stands with one foot on the platform and pushes with the other foot.[Added 6-11-2002 by L.L. No. 8-2002]
No person shall use or operate a play vehicle upon any public streets (including the entire paved and improved surfaces thereof, including the gutter areas, from curb to curb, where curbs exist), sidewalks or on any lands within the City of Fulton:
In a careless manner without due caution and circumspection;
While endangering, or in any manner to create a risk or danger to, any person or property;
In any manner to impede or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic;
On any sidewalk, street or lands which, because of their condition or maintenance, are not safe and suitable for such activity; or
On any private property without permission of the property owner.
[Added 4-6-1999 by L.L. No. 7-1999]
[Added 4-6-1999 by L.L. No. 7-1999]
The use or operation of play vehicles in the following areas is hereby prohibited:
The area bounded by Oneida Street on the north, South Second Street on the east, Academy Street on the south and the Oswego River on the west.
On the Pier, on the concrete and brick areas under and around the Pavilion and on the concrete walks, steps and patio area around the Tourism Center at Bullhead Point.
[Added 6-11-2002 by L.L. No. 8-2002]
At Indian Point Landing, on all of the decking.
[Added 5-5-2009 by L.L. No. 5-2009]
Every person operating a play vehicle shall operate the same in strict observance of Article 34 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law relating to the operation of bicycles and play vehicles, except those provisions which by their nature can have no application.
The operator of a play vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching said walk.
Whenever any person shall operate a play 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.
Whenever any person shall operate a play vehicle upon any public street (including the entire paved and improved surfaces thereof, including the gutter areas, from curb to curb, where curbs exist), such person shall yield the right-of-way to any motor vehicle.
No person shall operate a play vehicle in the nighttime unless he or she is wearing reflective clothing, which shall be visible from a distance of not less than 50 feet, and not less than 300 feet when directly in front of the lawful beams of headlights on a motor vehicle. "Reflective clothing" shall be defined, for the purposes of this article, as any shirt, vest or jacket or any other readily visible piece of apparel equipped with a reflective surface.
Any person violating any provision of this article shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $25 for the first offense and not more than $50 for each offense thereafter. The police are authorized to impound any play vehicle until the parent or guardian responsible for any minor under the age of 16 using a play vehicle in violation of this article appears at the Police Department with the minor.