City of Bradford, PA
Mckean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bradford 5-1-1939 as Ord. No. 2297. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 210.
No person shall ride or propel a bicycle upon any street or other public highway in the City of Bradford without first having secured and attached to such bicycle a proper license tag, as provided hereinafter.
Application for a license to own and operate a bicycle within the City of Bradford shall be made to the Traffic Division of the Police Department upon a form to be approved by the City Council. The application shall be accompanied with a fee of $0.50, to be paid in the office of the City Treasurer, who shall have control of said fund, keeping a record of receipts and disbursements made by him as needed to comply with the conditions set forth in this chapter. Upon receipt of such application in proper form, the director of the Traffic Division of the Police Department shall provide, at the expense of the City, a proper tag which he shall cause to be attached to the frame of the bicycle in a substantial manner. The removal of any such tag, except by proper authority, shall be a violation of this chapter.
[Amended 6-11-1974 by Ord. No. 2917]
Every license issued hereunder shall be deemed to be granted subject to the following conditions:
A. 
No bicycle or tandem shall be ridden by more persons than can be properly seated on the seats originally designed and placed on them by the manufacturer.
B. 
No bicycle shall be ridden faster than is reasonable and proper, but every bicycle shall be operated with reasonable regard to the safety of the operator and any persons upon the sidewalks, streets and other public highways of the City.
C. 
Persons riding bicycles shall observe all traffic signs and stop at all stop signs.
D. 
No person shall operate a bicycle upon any public highway in the city between 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise without a lighted headlight, properly focused, giving a clear white light, visible under normal atmospheric conditions from the front thereof for not less than 500 feet, firmly attached to such bicycle and properly lighted, or without a red light, properly lighted, or a red reflector attached to the rear thereof and visible, under normal atmospheric conditions, for 500 feet from the rear thereof.
E. 
No person shall ride or propel a bicycle upon any street or other public highway in the City abreast of more than one other person riding or propelling a bicycle.
F. 
All bicycles shall also have a bell attached to the same which shall be rung when needed to give warning of the approach or presence of said bicycle.
G. 
No person shall be permitted to ride a bicycle on any sidewalk within a business district of the City of Bradford.
[Amended 8-28-2012 by Ord. No. 2297.1]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $25 and costs of prosecution or to imprisonment for not more than 10 days, provided that in case of any violation of any provision of § 74-3 of this chapter, the hearing officer may, in lieu of or in addition to the above-prescribed penalty, suspend the license of the violator for a period of not more than 30 days, and provided further that if any violation of any provision of this chapter is also a violation of any provision of the laws of Pennsylvania or of Chapter 210, Vehicles and Traffic, the violator shall be prosecuted under such law or traffic ordinance, as the case may be, and not under this chapter.