[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Warren 5-3-1993 by Ord. No. 1561 (Ch. 3, Part 1, of the 1997 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required by this chapter.
The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this chapter.
These regulations applicable to pedalcycles shall apply whenever a pedalcycle is operated upon any street or upon any public path set aside for the exclusive use of pedalcycles, subject to the exceptions stated herein.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A vehicle propelled solely by human-powered pedals.
No person who resides within this City shall ride or propel a pedalcycle on any street or upon any public path set aside for the exclusive use of pedalcycles unless such pedalcycle has been licensed and a license decal is attached thereto as provided herein.
Application for a pedalcycle license and license decal shall be made upon a form provided by the City and shall be made to the Police Department. A license fee, the amount to be established by Council by resolution, shall be paid to the City for each license issued.
Licenses issued will be valid for the duration of time that the applicant owns the pedalcycle and shall not have an expiration date.
The Police Department shall retain the appropriate records relative to the issuance of the license, to include, but not to be limited to, the name, address and telephone number of the registered owner, the pedalcycle description, including the manufacturer's model, serial number, color, and wheel and/or frame size, if available.
The Police Department upon the issuing of a pedalcycle license shall also issue a license decal bearing the license number assigned to the pedalcycle and the name of the City.
The license decal shall be firmly attached to the frame of the pedalcycle for which it was issued in such a position to be clearly visible.
No person shall remove a license decal from a pedalcycle for which issued except upon a transfer of ownership or in the event the pedalcycle is dismantled and no longer operated upon any street in this City.
A new decal shall be issued to the pedalcycle owner should the decal be defaced, removed or otherwise necessitate replacement at no charge.
Upon the sale or other transfer of ownership of a pedalcycle, the registered owner shall notify the Police Department of the change of ownership.
Every person riding a pedalcycle upon a roadway shall be subject to the provisions of the traffic ordinances of this City applicable to the driver of a vehicle except as to special regulations in this chapter and except as to those provisions of the ordinances which by their nature can have no application.
No person operating a pedalcycle shall not ride other than upon or astride the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, nor carry any other person upon such pedalcycle other than upon a firmly attached regular seat thereon, nor shall any person ride upon a pedalcycle other than as above authorized.
No person shall operate a pedalcycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.
The operator of a pedalcycle 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.
No person shall park a pedalcycle upon a street other than upon the roadway against the curb or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the pedalcycle or against a building or at the curb in such manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic.
Every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5 or by removal and detention of the license decal from such person's pedalcycle for a period not to exceed 30 days or by impounding of such person's pedalcycle for a period not to exceed 30 days, or by any combination thereof.