Borough of Mount Pocono, PA
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Pocono 8-7-1989 by Ord. No. 5-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ROLLER SKATES, IN-LINE SKATES or ROLLER BLADES
Any recreational device consisting of a set of two wheeled platforms, whether or not permanently affixed to a pair of shoes or boots, and regardless of the configuration of the wheels thereon, designed to be worn on the user's feet and used to propel the user in a manner similar to ice skates.
[Added 4-19-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004]
SCOOTER
Includes every device propelled by human power, having one or more wheels affixed to a board or platform upon which any person might ride, stand, or sit and having handlebars or a similar device designed for steering. This definition shall not include bicycles.
SKATEBOARD
Includes every device propelled by human power, having one or more wheels affixed to a board or platform upon which any person might ride, stand or sit. This definition shall not include bicycles.
[Amended 4-19-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004]
All persons operating skateboards, scooters, roller skates or in-line skates (often known as “roller blades”) and other similar devices on any public street, alley, highway, sidewalk, public parking lot, or upon Borough property within the Borough of Mount Pocono shall be subject to the following regulations:
A. 
No person shall ride or operate a skateboard, scooter, roller skates or in-line skates (often known as “roller blades”) or other similar device upon any public street, alley, highway, or public parking lot within the Borough of Mount Pocono.
B. 
No person shall ride or operate a skateboard, scooter, roller skates or in-line skates (often known as “roller blades”) or other similar device upon any sidewalk located adjacent to any of the following roadways:
(1) 
Route 611.
(2) 
Route 940.
(3) 
Route 196.
C. 
Skateboards, scooters, roller skates or in-line skates (often known as “roller blades”) or other similar devices, where permitted, may only be used in the Borough of Mount Pocono during daylight hours.
D. 
No person shall operate a skateboard, a scooter, roller skates or in-line skates (often known as “roller blades”) or similar device while hanging onto another vehicle (including a bicycle, another skateboard, scooter or similar device, or a motorized vehicle).
E. 
No skateboard ramp shall be constructed, used or maintained on any sidewalk.
[Amended 4-19-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004]
All operators of skateboards, scooters, roller skates or in-line skates (often known as “roller blades”) and other similar devices shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrian traffic by not operating said device within 20 feet of any pedestrian and shall otherwise operate such devices in a reasonable and safe manner.
Any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days, provided that each violation shall be separately and successively subject to conviction at penalty.