[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Two Rivers (Title 8, Ch. 7, of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- IN-LINE SKATES
- Skates with wheels arranged singly in a tandem line rather than in pairs.
- To ride, propel, push, be pulled, kick, jump, or exercise on in-line skates.
- That portion of a highway between the regularly established curblines or that portion which is improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, excluding the term "berm" or "shoulder." In a divided highway, the term "roadway" refers to each roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively. (NOTE: In the case of Memorial Drive, the roadway portion extends to the painted white line. The area to the right of the white line is shoulder and not roadway.)
State law applicable. Every person using in-line skates upon a public roadway shall be subject to the provisions of all ordinances and state laws applicable to the operator of any vehicle, except those provisions of such ordinances and state laws with reference to equipment of vehicles and except those provisions which, by their nature, would have no application.
Sidewalks or walkways. Every person using in-line skates upon a sidewalk or walkway shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall exercise due care when passing any other persons.
In-line skaters to stay on the right side of the road. Every person using in-line skates on a public roadway shall keep as close to the right-hand curb as possible, unless the public roadway is a one-way street, and on one-way streets, every person using in-line skates shall keep as close to either the right-hand curb or the left-hand curb as possible.
Clinging to moving vehicles prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person using in-line skates to cling to or attach to any bicycle or other moving vehicle upon a public roadway.
One-way streets. Every person using in-line skates upon a one-way street shall proceed in the direction of the one-way traffic.
Operating two abreast prohibited. Every person when using in-line skates upon a public roadway shall proceed in single file only.
Yielding to traffic. The operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a user of in-line skates in the same manner as for bicycles and pedestrians under §§ 346.23, 346.24, 346.37 and 346.38, Wis. Stats. Every person when using in-line skates shall, upon entering a public roadway, yield the right-of-way to motor vehicles, except that a person using in-line skates shall be subject to the same regulations as bicyclists and pedestrians under §§ 346.23, 346.24, 346.37 and 346.38, Wis. Stats.
Lights. No person may operate in-line skates upon a roadway, sidewalk, or walkway during hours of darkness unless such operator is wearing a lamp emitting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet in front of said operator and wearing a lamp exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the rear.
The operator of in-line skates may, subject to this chapter, ride or operate the same on public sidewalks or streets in the City of Two Rivers, except in the business area lying between the north line of 22nd Street, between the west line of Adams Street and the east line of Jefferson Street, south to the Washington Street Bridge. Notwithstanding the foregoing to the contrary, operators of in-line skates may ride or operate the same on the street or on the public sidewalk running along the street on the following streets:
17th Street between Adams Street and Jefferson Street, for the purpose of traveling through such business area from east to west or from west to east.
Washington Street sidewalks only, between the Washington Street Bridge and East River Street; East River Street between Washington Street and Jefferson Street; and Jefferson Street between East River Street and 17th Street, for the purpose of traveling from areas south of the Washington Street Bridge to areas east of Jefferson Street, and vice versa.
22nd Street, north side sidewalk only, for the purpose of traveling through such business area from east to west, or from west to east.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-1-5 of this Code.