[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Bath 6-13-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991 and subsequently amended. Further amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 97.
As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
- Every device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, either of which is more than 16 inches in diameter.
- To ride upon, drive, propel or otherwise convey oneself or others by use of a bicycle or skateboard.
- A single platform mounted on wheels, which is designed to be propelled by human power.
No person shall operate a skateboard on any street, sidewalk or public way within the area encompassed by the following streets: from the north end of Howell Street; easterly along West Washington Street and East Washington Street to the corner of Gansevoort Street; thence southerly along Gansevoort Street to the intersection with East Steuben Street; thence easterly along East Steuben Street to the intersection with Halsey Street; thence southerly along Halsey Street; thence southerly along Halsey Street to the intersection with East Morris Street; thence westerly along East Morris Street to the intersection of Pulteney Square West; thence northerly along Pulteney Square West to the intersection of West Steuben Street; thence westerly along West Steuben Street to the intersection of Howell Street; thence northerly along Howell Street to the point and place of beginning.
No person shall operate a bicycle on any sidewalk within the following area: Liberty Street, from Washington Street to East Steuben Street; East William Street, from Liberty Street to Gansevoort Street; West William Street, from Liberty Street to Howell Street; Buell Street; East Steuben Street, from Gansevoort Street to Liberty Street; West Steuben Street, from Liberty Street to Howell Street; Pulteney Park West and Pulteney Park East.
In all other areas of the Village of Bath, the riding or use of skateboards, scooters, in-line skates, roller skates or bicycles in a reckless manner is hereby prohibited. The term "reckless" shall have the same meaning as defined in the Penal Law of the State of New York, § 15.05, Subdivision 3.
Violation of this chapter shall be deemed a violation as defined in the Penal Law of the State of New York and shall be punishable in accordance with the Vehicle and Traffic Law and, in addition thereto, shall be subject to immediate seizure and impoundment of the instrumentality (skateboard or bicycle) used by the violator.
Following a conference with the Chief of Police, the violator and the violator's parent or legal guardian, the instrumentality may be returned to the violator. Upon a third or subsequent violation, the instrumentality may be permanently seized. A hearing will be conducted by the Village Board of Trustees upon written application of the owner of the seized property (skateboard, bicycle, scooter, in-line skates, roller skates), and the Board may, in the interests of justice and for good cause shown, return the seized property.