City of Firebaugh, CA
Fresno County
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[Ord. #100, S1; Ord. #225, S1; Ord. #306, S1]
As used in this chapter:
BICYCLE
Shall mean a two wheeled vehicle which has a wheel 14 or more inches in diameter, and is propelled wholly or in part by muscular power. Regulations and licensing requirements contained herein shall apply also to a three wheeled vehicle, propelled wholly or in part by muscular power, which has a wheel 14 inches or more in diameter, but shall exclude a child's tricycle, not reasonably capable of being ridden by an adult person of average size and weight.
[Ord. #100, S1; Ord. #225, S2; Ord. #306, S2; Ord. #92-6, S1]
It shall be unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle upon the sidewalks of the city, except as may be necessary to enter or leave adjacent property from or to a roadway.
[Ord. #225, S3; Ord. #306, S3]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or use a bicycle upon any of the streets, alleys or public highways of the city without first obtaining from the police department a license therefor.
[Ord. #225, S4; Ord. #306, S4]
The police department shall take applications for bicycle licenses, and issue bicycle licenses for each calendar year commencing January 1 and ending on December 31 of that calendar year. The licenses, when issued, shall authorize operation of such bicycle for which the license has been issued upon all the streets, alleys and public highways, exclusive of the sidewalks thereof, in the city.
[Ord. #225, S5; Ord. #306, S5 and New]
Upon the payment of the registration fee as established by resolution of the city council, it shall be the duty of the police department to attach one license plate to the frame of each bicycle and to file the application card. Such license plate shall remain attached to the frame of the bicycle during the existence of such license. The police department shall also keep a record of the date of issuance of each license, to whom issued, the number thereof, and any other information in accordance herewith. Upon the annual renewal of a license, the police department may, at the discretion of the chief, affix a decal to the old license plate, instead of attaching a new license plate.
[Ord. #225, S6; Ord. #306, S6]
It shall be the duty of every person who sells or transfers ownership of any bicycle, to immediately report such sale or transfer to the police department, together with the name and address of the person to whom the bicycle was sold or transferred.
[Ord. #225, S7; Ord. #306, S7]
It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously remove, destroy, mutilate, or alter the license on any bicycle which has been issued pursuant to this chapter.
[Ord. #225, S8; Ord. #306, S8 and New]
The annual license fee to be paid for each license shall be as set by resolution of the city council and shall be paid in advance to the police department. All license fees collected under this chapter shall be paid into the general fund of the city.
[Ord. #225, SP; Ord. #306, S9]
The police department may stamp an identification number on the frame of the bicycle to facilitate identification of the bicycle for the purposes of enforcing this chapter.
[Ord. #306, S10 and New]
Every person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be liable to the penalty established in Chapter 1, section 1-5.