[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Columbia as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1998 by Ord. No. 1696 (Ch. 12.18 of the 1997 Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PLAY VEHICLE
- Includes, but not limited to, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, hoverboards, and other similar motorized or nonmotorized play vehicles, except skateboards.
It is unlawful for any person to use play vehicles in the City except in compliance with the following rules and regulations pertaining thereto:
Persons using play vehicles within the City shall observe all traffic signs, stop at all stop signs, obey traffic signals and the orders of the City police officers and school patrol guards.
Persons using play vehicles upon a street, roadway, or sidewalk in the City shall ride single file, and no persons shall use play vehicles upon any street, roadway, or sidewalk abreast of one another.
Every person using a play vehicle upon any street shall observe all traffic rules and regulations applicable thereto, shall turn only at intersections, operate as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a pedestrian, a standing vehicle, or one proceeding in the same direction.
No person using play vehicles on a street or sidewalk shall hold onto or attach their play vehicle or themselves to any motor vehicle or towing device.
No person using a play vehicle on a roadway, street, or sidewalk in the City shall engage in any trick riding or weaving.
No person using a play vehicle shall propel or move out of alleys and driveways, or from behind parked cars, without first stopping and looking in all directions to see that the sidewalks or streets where they are located are clear of vehicle traffic and/or pedestrians. Persons using play vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to oncoming pedestrians and/or vehicles.
No person shall use a play vehicle on a City roadway or street, sidewalk, or another location hereinafter described:
On any private property on which is prominently posted a sign indicating that the use of play vehicles is prohibited.
Any municipal property which is not designated for the use of play vehicles, to include, but not be limited to: public tennis and basketball courts, the fountain, park, and parking lot at the Columbia City Hall, the Columbia Public Library parking lot, the City's Scout Hut porch, the City's Civic Center porch, the Public Safety Complex parking lot, the Public Works building and facilities parking lot, the Admiral Memorial Circle, or on any structural part of any municipal building in the City.
On Main Street and on Bottom Avenue and other roadways where sidewalks are provided.
Any other location which creates a substantial hazard to the person or property of others.
No person shall use a play vehicle so as to mark, deface, disfigure, or otherwise cause damage to paving materials, playgrounds, recreational equipment or facilities, monuments, or any other structure or surface upon which the play vehicles are being operated.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall be issued a traffic citation as being in violation of this article. A person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall pay a fine as follows:
All citations are required to be paid within 14 days of the date they are issued and delivered to the offender.
In the event said person fails to make payment as provided above, then the City Police Department shall institute formal court proceedings; and the offender shall be subject to a minimum fine of $100 up to a maximum fine of $750, plus all court costs.
The aforesaid payment shall be made at the office of the City Clerk, Columbia City Hall, 208 South Rapp Avenue, Columbia, Illinois.
The members of the Columbia Police Department are directed to refrain from instituting prosecution of such violation where the above amounts are paid, and, where not so paid, until the expiration of 14 days from the date of such violation.
[Adopted 1998 by Ord. No. 1697 (Ch. 12.19 of the 1997 Code)]
It is unlawful for any person to ride skateboards in the City except in compliance with the following rules and regulations pertaining thereto:
No person shall ride a skateboard on any public street.
No person shall ride a skateboard on any sidewalk in a commercially zoned district in the City, or on any sidewalk which is publicly posted with a sign indicating that the riding of skateboards is prohibited.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
No person shall ride a skateboard on any municipally owned property, including but not limited to the public tennis and basketball courts in the City, the Fountain Park and parking lot at the Columbia City Hall, the Columbia Public Library parking lot, the Columbia Scout Hut, the Columbia Civic Center property, the Public Safety Complex property, the Public Works buildings, facilities, and land, the Admiral Memorial Circle, or the Bolm-Schuhkraft Memorial Park.
No person shall ride skateboards on any private property on which is prominently posted a sign indicating that the use of skateboards is prohibited.
No person shall ride a skateboard in a location where skateboarding is permitted in the City in a reckless manner or without exercising due care for the safety of the person and the property of others.
No person shall operate a skateboard so as to mark, deface, disfigure, or otherwise cause damage to paving materials, playgrounds, recreational equipment or facilities, monuments, or any other structure or surface upon which they are operating a skateboard.
Any commercial establishment selling or renting skateboards shall post a copy of this article of the Columbia, Illinois Municipal Code in a conspicuous place where persons buying or renting skateboards will see it.
[Amended 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 3180]
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $750 for each separate offense.