City of Oneida, NY
Madison County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Oneida 12-21-1982 as Ch. 4-5 and Sec. 4-17-14 of the 1982 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 180.

§ 26-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings.
BICYCLE
Every two- or three-wheeled device upon which a person or persons may ride, propelled by human power through a belt, chain or gears with such wheels in tandem or tricycle, except that it shall not include such a device having solid tires and intended for use only on a sidewalk by preteenage children.
COMMISSIONER
The Commissioner of Public Safety of the city.
DRIVER
Every person who operates or drives or is in actual physical control of the bicycle, whether or not such bicycle is actually in motion.
OWNER
The owner shall be the person having title to the bicycle.
[Amended 6-17-2014 by Ord. No. 14-01]

§ 26-2 Applicability of other legislation.

Every person driving a bicycle upon a highway of the city shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the ordinances of the city relating to traffic or the Vehicle and Traffic Law, except as to special regulations in this chapter and except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 26-3, Registration, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 6-17-2014 by Ord. No. 14-01, which ordinance redesignated former §§ 26-4 through 26-6 as §§ 26-3 through 26-5, respectively.

§ 26-3 Driving on sidewalks.

[Amended 6-17-2014 by Ord. No. 14-01]
No bicycle shall be driven upon the sidewalks of the city by any person over the age of 10 years.

§ 26-4 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 6-17-2014 by Ord. No. 14-01]
A. 
Any person driving a bicycle in violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a traffic infraction and subject to the penalties provided for in Subsection B. Any owner who shall knowingly permit or authorize a bicycle to be driven in violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a traffic infraction and subject to the penalties provided for in Subsection B. Any parent of any child and any guardian of any ward under the age of 16 years who shall knowingly suffer or permit or authorize any such child or ward to violate any provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a traffic infraction and subject to the penlties provided for in Subsection B.
B. 
Every person convicted of a traffic infraction for a violation of any provisions of this chapter shall be punished as follows:
(1) 
For a first conviction, by a fine of not more than $10 or by imprisonment for not more than five days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(2) 
For a second conviction within 18 months thereafter, by a fine of not more than $25 or by imprisonment for not more than 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(3) 
For a third or subsequent conviction within 18 months after the first conviction, by a fine of not more than $50 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

§ 26-5 Skateboarding prohibited; penalties for offenses.

A. 
Except in areas as may be designated by authority of the Common Council, it shall be unlawful for any person to use, operate or ride upon a skateboard within the limits of any public street or upon any sidewalk or other property of the city.
B. 
Every person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished pursuant to the provisions of § 26-4B of this chapter. The offender may be further required to pay restitution for any loss or damage caused thereby.
[Amended 6-17-2014 by Ord. No. 14-01]
C. 
Any parent of any child and any guardian of any ward under the age of 16 years who shall knowingly suffer or permit or authorize any such child or ward to violate any provisions of this section shall be guilty of a traffic infraction and subject to the penalties, including restitution, provided for in Subsection B.