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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Nashua as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 215.
Use of roads for recreational purposes — See Ch. 285, Art. I.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 320.
Off-road vehicles — See Ch. 325.
[Adopted NRO 1975, T. 12, §§ 1401, 1413 to 1419 (Secs. 13-371 to 13-379 of the 1987 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BICYCLE
Every pedalled vehicle propelled solely by human power, upon which any person may ride, except a child's tricycle and similar devices.
A. 
Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall have all of the rights, and shall be subject to all of the duties, applicable to the driver of a motor vehicle by Chapter 320, except as to special regulations in Chapter 320 and except as to those provisions of Chapter 320 which, by their nature, can have no application.
B. 
Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
C. 
Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast, except on the paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.
D. 
Wherever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, bicycle riders shall use such path and shall not use the roadway.
A. 
No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.
B. 
No person 13 or more years of age shall ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk in any district.
C. 
Any person under 13 years of age riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
A. 
Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic-control devices applicable to motor vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
B. 
Whenever authorized signs are erected, such as no right or left turn or U-turn, persons operating bicycles shall obey the direction of the sign, except where a person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such movement, in which event such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
No person shall park a bicycle upon a street other than upon the roadway, parallel to the curb, or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle, or against a building, or at the curb, in such manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic.
A. 
All front-mounted carriers shall have a design capacity of and be used for the transportation of infants weighing not more than 30 pounds.
B. 
All rear-mounted carriers shall have a design capacity of and be used for the transportation of infants weighing not more than 40 pounds.
C. 
All carriers shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
D. 
All carriers shall be equipped with the following safety features:
(1) 
Webbed seat belts.
(2) 
Leg wells or shields to prevent injury from the front or rear wheel.
No parent or guardian of a minor shall authorize or knowingly permit the child to violate any provision of this article.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove, deface, change or cause to be removed, obliterated, defaced or changed any factory serial or other identification number or mark on any bicycle.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle on any way within the limits of the City during the period from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise unless the operator shall display on his bicycle a lighted lamp on the front of the bicycle and a tail light or reflector on the rear.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator of a bicycle to leave it unattended unless locked with an effective locking device. Any bicycle found unattended and unlocked shall be impounded by the Police Department.
D. 
It shall be unlawful for more than one person to ride on a bicycle unless it is a tandem bicycle equipped with two sets of handlebars, two sprockets and two seats, or unless the additional rider occupies a seat.
E. 
No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents him from keeping both hands upon the handlebars.
F. 
No person riding upon any bicycle shall attach the same or himself to any motor vehicle upon a roadway.
[Amended 3-12-1985 by Ord. No. O-84-79]
Each operator of a bicycle who violates the provisions of this article may be given a notice of the violation by any police officer who discovers such violation, and the operator may, on or before the closing of the next business day following the receipt of such notice, pay to the District Court, Traffic Violations Bureau, as a penalty for and in full satisfaction of such violation, the sum of $3. Any operator who fails to make payment within 24 hours shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $25.
[Adopted 10-14-1997 by Ord. No. O-97-147 (Secs. 13-403 to 13-405 of the 1987 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SKATEBOARD, ROLLER BLADES or OTHER SIMILAR DEVICE
Every vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which a person may ride, and shall include skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, unicycles, scooters, and all other similar devices, except bicycles, which are regulated by Article I above, and wheelchairs, young children's tricycles, and similar devices used to transport young children.
It shall be unlawful for any person to use or ride a skateboard, roller blades or similar device upon the following:
A. 
Sidewalks and public ways within the Main Street business district from Library Hill to Globe Plaza, including one block east and west from Main Street.
B. 
Public places set forth below: Downtown parking lots, City parking garages, City Hall Plaza, Library Plaza, 14 Court Street, the bus terminal area, and Elm Street Junior High School.
Each operator of a skateboard, roller blades or other similar device who violates a provision of this article may be given a citation by any police officer who discovers such violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $25.