[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners (now Council) of the Town (now Township) of Montclair 4-15-1980 by Ord. No. 80-12 as Ch. 188 of the 1979 Code; amended in its entirety 10-14-2003 by Ord. No. 03-67. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A single platform which is mounted on wheels that is propelled by the rider and steered by tilting the board in the desired direction.
No person shall use, operate or ride upon any skateboard on any public sidewalk, parking deck or on any public fixture, such as a bench, wall or railings within the Township of Montclair.
Skateboarding shall not be permitted for the entire length of Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street, but is permissible on any other public street.
Every person operating a skateboard upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by Chapter 4 of Title 39 of the Revised State Statutes with the additional regulations:
Persons operating a skateboard upon a roadway may travel no more than two abreast when the traffic is not impeded, but otherwise shall ride in single file, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of skateboards, roller skates or bicycles.
Any person operating a skateboard who is under the age of 14 must wear a helmet that meets state bicycle helmet specifications.
No person shall place any apparatus or equipment, such as ramps used by skateboarders, on any public street, public sidewalk, public park, public parking lot or other public place within the Township of Montclair. (This regulation can be waived on playgrounds and parks operated by the Board of Education or the Department of Parks and Recreation if either of these bodies approves of such use, on a temporary or permanent basis, in writing.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of § 285-2 shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $100.