[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Mount Vernon 11-13-1957 as Ch. 9 of the General Ordinances, approved 11-15-1957. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 256.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes any vehicle consisting of an arrangement or combination of two wheels, 22 inches or more in diameter, one following the other, supported by a frame propelled wholly or in part by the feet acting upon pedals.
- Includes one or more persons of either sex, natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations and joint-stock companies residing in or having a place of business in the City of Mount Vernon.
Editor's Note: Former §§ 92-2 through 92-7, regarding registration of bicycles, as amended, were repealed 9-26-2012, approved 9-27-2012.
Every person propelling or riding a bicycle upon a public roadway in the City of Mount Vernon shall be subject to the provisions of all ordinances of the City of Mount Vernon and § 79 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
Editor's Note: See now § 1231 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Every bicycle operated upon the streets and the public highways of the City during any of the time between a half hour after sunset until a half hour before sunrise shall be equipped with a lighted lamp on the front which shall be visible from a point 500 feet ahead of such bicycle and which shall project either a white or yellow light.
Every bicycle shall be equipped with a front and a rear reflector, each of a type approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety, to be applied and adjusted to the bicycle in such a manner as to be visible for at least 200 feet when opposed by a motor vehicle displaying lawful and undimmed headlights at night on an unlighted highway. Reflectors shall be yellow or amber on the front and red on the rear.
Every bicycle operated upon the streets and the public highways of the City shall be provided with adequate brakes and steering mechanism in good working order and sufficient to control such bicycle at all times.
Every bicycle operated upon the streets and public highways of the City shall be provided with a suitable and adequate horn, bell or other device other than a siren, which shall produce a sound sufficiently loud to serve as a danger warning but which shall not be used other than as such warning nor be unnecessarily loud or harsh.
No such bicycle shall be operated upon any public sidewalk or upon any pedestrian paths in the public parks. This section is not applicable to children under 10 years of age nor to invalids or cripples who cannot walk.
Every bicycle, when operated on a public highway, shall be kept as close to the right-hand curb as possible.
Every person when operating a bicycle upon a public highway shall ride such bicycle in single file only, and at no time shall bicycles be operated two or more abreast.
It shall be unlawful for any person riding a bicycle to cling or attach himself or his bicycle to any other moving vehicle upon a public street or highway.
The operator of a bicycle shall not carry another person on the bicycle when operating such bicycle upon any public highway in the City unless such bicycle is equipped with a seat securely fastened to the bicycle in the rear of the driver and provided with footrests or pedals and handgrips.
The operator of a bicycle shall not tow or draw any coaster, sled or person on roller skates, toy vehicle or other similar vehicle on a public street or highway.
No rider of a bicycle shall remove both hands from the handlebars or feet from the pedals or practice any acrobatics or fancy riding on any public street or highway.
Every person operating a bicycle upon a public highway shall stop before entering all arterial highways where full-stop signs are posted and shall obey all traffic light signals.
[Amended 9-26-2012, approved 9-27-2012]
Every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter may be punished by a fine of $15.