City of Bridgeton, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1010, 7-6-1988]
A. 
It is a City ordinance violation for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this Chapter.
B. 
These regulations applicable to bicycles apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any highway, roadway or alleyway or upon any path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles subject to those exceptions stated by this Title.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1015, 7-6-1988]
Every person riding a bicycle upon a highway, roadway or alleyway is granted all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the laws of this State declaring rules of the road applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to special regulations in this Chapter and except as to those provisions of laws and ordinances which by their nature can have no application.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1020, 7-6-1988]
A. 
Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a Law Enforcement Officer.
B. 
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U-turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign. Where such person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn, the person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1025, 7-6-1988]
A. 
A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride on a seat other than a permanent and regularly attached seat.
B. 
No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1030, 7-6-1988]
A. 
Every person operating a bicycle upon a highway, roadway or alleyway shall ride as near to the right side of the highway, roadway or alleyway as practicable and shall exercise due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
B. 
Persons riding bicycles upon a road shall not ride more than two (2) abreast except on paths or parts of roads set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.
C. 
Wherever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, bicycle riders shall use the path and shall not use the roadway.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1035, 7-6-1988]
No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the existing conditions nor shall the bicycle rider exceed the legal speed limit for the roadway while riding upon the roadway.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1040, 7-6-1988]
The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alleyway, private roadway, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching on the sidewalk area. Upon entering the highway or roadway, the operator shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the highway or roadway.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1045, 7-6-1988]
No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one (1) hand upon the handle bars.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1050, 7-6-1988]
No person shall park a bicycle upon a highway, roadway, or sidewalk in such a manner as to obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1055, 7-6-1988]
A. 
Every bicycle when in use at night time shall be equipped with and shall use a lamp on the front which emits a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred (500) feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear of a type which is visible from all directions from fifty (50) feet to three hundred (300) feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector.
B. 
Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make the braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.