City of Dardenne Prairie, MO
St. Charles County
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[Ord. No. 754 §1(375.010), 5-20-2004]
Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the law of this State declaring rules of the road applicable to vehicles or by 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 law and ordinances which by their very nature can have no application.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(375.020), 5-20-2004]
A. 
Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic control signals, signs and other devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a Police Officer.
B. 
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right, left or "U" turn is permitted, no persons operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where such persons dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn, in which event such persons shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(375.030), 5-20-2004]
A. 
A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride other than astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto.
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. 754 §1(375.030), 5-20-2004]
A. 
Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway or bicycle path shall ride as near to the right-hand side of the roadway or path as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
B. 
Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway or bicycle path shall not ride more than two (2) abreast.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(375.050), 5-20-2004]
No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions that exist.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(375.060), 5-20-2004]
The operator of a bicycle emerging from another street, alley or driveway shall, upon approaching a sidewalk, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching on said sidewalk and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(375.070), 5-20-2004]
No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one (1) hand upon the handlebars.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(375.080), 5-20-2004]
No person shall park a bicycle upon a street.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(375.090), 5-20-2004]
Every bicycle and motorized bicycle shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which will enable its driver to stop the bicycle or motorized bicycle within twenty-five (25) feet from a speed of ten (10) miles per hour on dry, level and clean pavement.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(375.100), 5-20-2004]
A. 
Every bicycle and motorized bicycle when in use on a street or highway during the period from sunset and sunrise shall be equipped with the following:
1. 
A front-facing lamp on the front or carried by the rider which shall emit a white light visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway at five hundred (500) feet;
2. 
A rear-facing red reflector, at least two (2) square inches in reflective surface area, on the rear which shall be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lower beams of vehicle headlights at six hundred (600) feet;
3. 
White or amber reflectors on both the front and rear surfaces of all pedals. Each pedal reflector shall be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lower beams of vehicle headlights at two hundred (200) feet; and
4. 
A side-facing white or amber reflector visible on each side of the wheel mounted on the wheel spokes of the front wheel and a side-facing white or amber reflector mounted on the wheel spokes of the rear wheel or continuous reflective material on each side of both tires. All such reflectors or reflective tire sidewalls shall be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lower beams of vehicle headlights at three hundred (300) feet.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(375.110), 5-20-2004]
A. 
No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.
B. 
Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian.
C. 
The City is authorized to erect signs on any sidewalk or roadway prohibiting the riding of bicycles thereon by any person and when such signs are in place, no person shall disobey the same.