[Amended 10-23-2017 by Ord. No. 17-14]
As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:
- Every pedaled vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, usually having two tandem wheels and excepting child's tricycles and similar devices.
- MOTORIZED BICYCLE or MOTORIZED SKATEBOARD
- Any bicycle or skateboard as defined in this chapter which has attached to it a motor (gasoline power or battery) designed to propel the bicycle or skateboard.
- PUBLIC PARKING LOT
- Any property publicly owned and used for parking vehicles, including any portion of the same leading to and from a public road or way.
- ROLLER SKATE
- Any device designed to be attached to the foot and having wheels, usually propelled by human power and intended to carry or propel an individual.
- Any surface (usually flat) that has attached to it wheels and an upright handlebar propelled solely by human power usually having two wheels and used to carry or propel an individual.
- Any board, surface, or other similar device, usually propelled by human power and usually having attached four wheels and used to carry or propel an individual.
It is a violation of this chapter for any person to ride or operate a bicycle on any sidewalk within the Town except any person 10 years of age or younger riding or operating a bicycle having wheels 20 inches in diameter or smaller.
It is a violation of this chapter for any person to ride or operate a skateboard, roller skate or scooter on any sidewalk, public parking lot or closed street, as listed in this section, within the Town.
Closed streets, as stated above, are identified as follows:
Major highways and roads.
Interstate 95, including all entrance and exit ramps.
Route 1 Bypass, including all entrance and exit ramps.
Route 1, from the New Hampshire state line to the York Town line.
Route 236, from the Eliot Town line to Route 103, including Rogers and Shapleigh Roads.
Route 103, from the Eliot Town line to the York Town line, including Eliot Road, Dennett Road, Old Post Road, Cook Street, Government Street, Walker Street, Wentworth Street, Whipple Road, Pepperrell Road, Tenny Hill Road and Brave Boat Harbor Road.
Route 101, from Route 1 to the Eliot Town line.
Secondary streets and ways.
Betty Welch Road.
(New) Dennett Road.
Old Post Road.
Wallingford Square, including entrance plaza to the Navy Yard.
Love Lane, from Route 1 to Rogers Road.
Litchfield Road, from Route 1 to Interstate 95.
Kittery Point Area.
Old Ferry Lane.
Crockett Neck Road.
Bellamy Lane, including Town wharf.
Mitchell School Lane, from Route 103 to Mitchell School grounds.
Chauncey Creek Road.
Gerrish Island Lane.
Cutts Island Lane.
All other streets within the Town not identified above are open streets.
The designation of any street within the Town as an open street per se does not necessarily mean a "safe street." Skateboarding, scootering and roller-skating are, at best, dangerous and hazardous sports; therefore, skateboarders, scooter and roller skaters assume all responsibility for personal injury and/or property damage.
The Chief of Police may, at the Chief's discretion, temporarily close any open street for a period of up to 30 consecutive days.
Any police officer, or other duly authorized law enforcement officer, within the Town, when satisfied that a juvenile under the age of 18 years has ridden a bicycle, skateboard, scooter or roller skates in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, may impound the bicycle, skateboard, scooter or roller skates for a period not to exceed five days for any offense. Any individual 18 years of age or older who violates any of the provisions of this chapter commits a traffic infraction covered by the penalties in § 10.5.1.
It is unlawful for any individual to operate a motorized bicycle or motorized skateboard on any public way or sidewalk within the Town. Anyone found operating in violation of this section commits a traffic infraction covered by penalty in § 10.5.1.