City of Albany, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Albany 7-18-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983 as Ch. XXV, Art. II, of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles for hire — See Ch. 353.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 359.

§ 357-1 Purpose and intent.

The Common Council hereby finds and declares that the interests of public welfare and convenience require the preservation, promotion and protection of the aesthetic and ecological aspects of the environs of the City of Albany and intends through this legislation to preserve, promote and protect the aesthetic and ecological integrity of the Pine Bush.

§ 357-2 Scope.

The provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise expressly indicated or subsequently amended, are intended to apply and shall have application to the area of the City of Albany known as the "Pine Bush."

§ 357-3 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
OFF-THE-ROAD VEHICLES
Motorcycles, motocross or dirt bikes, dune buggies, go-carts and any and all other types of motorized trail bikes or vehicles. Nothing contained herein, however, shall be deemed to apply or prohibit the use of bicycles in this area.

§ 357-4 Restrictions.

[Amended 4-7-1986]
No off-the-road vehicles shall be used or operated on, upon, through or over the trails, trail system, dunes or other unpaved areas of the Pine Bush, the Albany Municipal Golf Course, Normanskill Farm, Tivoli Lakes, the Corning Reserve and Lower Patroon Island, Krank Park and the public lands in the vicinity of Frisbie Avenue not otherwise specifically designated or intended for vehicular traffic.

§ 357-5 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 5-19-2008 by Ord. No. 25.42.08]
Any person or persons so using or operating an off-the-road vehicle as aforesaid shall be guilty of an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $650 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both.

§ 357-6 Enforcement.

The Chief of Police is charged with the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.

§ 357-7 Severability.

If any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this chapter or application thereof to any person or circumstances shall be judged by any court to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof or the application thereof to other persons and circumstances but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph or part thereof and the persons and circumstances directly involved in the controversy in which the judgment shall have been rendered.

§ 357-8 When effective.

This chapter shall take effect immediately.