Lakewood Ohio Bicycle Laws

 

 

By Kenneth J Knabe- Greater Cleveland’s Bicycle Accident & Safety Attorney representing fellow cyclists injured by unsafe drivers. 14222 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Phone: 216 228 7200; knabe@brownandszaller.com; www.brownandszaller.com. Attorney Knabe is a fellow cyclist, bike Lakewood bike club member and supporter, personal injury trial lawyer and corporate sponsor and co-author of the “Bikes and the Law” section for Bikecleveland.org.

As a fellow cyclist it is important to know the “rules of the road.” Lakewood,  Ohio’s city ordinances pertaining to bicycles are set forth below. Knowledge of your local bike laws empowers you to ride safer!

 

CHAPTER 373

Bicycles and Motorcycles

373.01   Code application to bicycles.

373.02   Riding upon seats; handle bars; helmets and glasses.

373.03   Attaching bicycle or sled to vehicle.

373.04   Riding bicycles and motorcycles abreast.

373.05   Signal device on bicycle.

373.06   Lights and reflector on bicycle; brakes.

373.07   Riding bicycle on right side of roadway; obedience to traffic rules; passing.

373.08   Reckless operation; control, course and speed.

373.09   Compliance with traffic signal control devices required.

373.10   Riding on sidewalk.

373.11   Emerging from alley or driveway.

373.12   Parking.

373.13   Impounding.

373.14   Motorized bicycle operation, equipment and license.

373.15   Parent’s responsibility.

373.16   License required.

373.17   License application.

373.18   Issuance of license.

373.19   Disposition of fees. (Repealed)

373.20   Attachment of license plates or decals.

373.21   Licensing stations authorized.

373.22   Replacement of license plate or decal.

373.23   Transferability of ownership.

373.24   Rental agencies.

373.25   Parking of bicycle.

373.26   Paths exclusively for bicycles.

337.02   Lighted lights; measurement of distance and heights

 

 

373.01 CODE APPLICATION TO BICYCLES.

(a)      Except as otherwise provided herein, every person riding a bicycle upon a street shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle. Every person riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a pedestrian.

(b)   Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, a bicycle operator who violates any section of this Traffic Code described in subsection (a) of this section that is applicable to bicycles may be issued a ticket, citation or summons by a law enforcement officer for the violation in the same manner as the operator of a motor vehicle would be cited for the same violation.  A person who commits any such violation while operating a bicycle shall not have any points assessed against the person’s driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, temporary instruction permit, or probationary license under Ohio R.C. 4510.036.

(c)   Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, in the case of a violation of any section of this Traffic Code described in subsection (a) of this section by a bicycle operator or by a motor vehicle operator when the trier of fact finds that the violation by the motor vehicle operator endangered the lives of bicycle riders at the time of the violation, the court, notwithstanding any provision of this Traffic Code to the contrary, may require the bicycle operator or motor vehicle operator to take and successfully complete a bicycling skills course approved by the court in addition to or in lieu of any penalty otherwise prescribed by the Traffic Code for that violation.

(d)   Subsections (b) and (c) of this section do not apply to violations of Section 333.01 of this Traffic Code.  (ORC 4511.52)

(e)   The provisions of this Traffic Code shall apply to bicycles except those which by their nature are not applicable. (Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

 

 

373.02 RIDING UPON SEATS; HANDLE BARS; HELMETS AND GLASSES.

(a)   For purposes of this section “snowmobile” has the same meaning as given that term in Ohio R.C 4519.01.

(b)   No person operating a bicycle shall ride other than upon or astride the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, or carry any other person upon such bicycle other than upon a firmly attached and regular seat thereon, and no person shall ride upon a bicycle other than upon such a firmly attached and regular seat.

(c)   No person operating a motorcycle shall ride other than upon or astride the permanent and regular seat or saddle attached thereto, or carry any other person upon such motorcycle other than upon a firmly attached and regular seat or saddle thereon, and no person shall ride upon a motorcycle other than upon such a firmly attached and regular seat or saddle.

(d)   No person shall ride upon a motorcycle that is equipped with a saddle other than while sitting astride the saddle, facing forward, with one leg on each side of the motorcycle.

(e)   No person shall ride upon a motorcycle that is equipped with a seat other than while sitting upon the seat.

(f)   No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article that prevents the driver from keeping at least one hand upon the handle bars.

(g)   No bicycle or motorcycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped, nor shall any motorcycle be operated on a highway when the handle bars or grips are more than fifteen inches higher than the seat or saddle for the operator.

(h)   No person shall operate or be a passenger on a snowmobile or motorcycle without using safety glasses or other protective eye device.  No person who is under the age of eighteen years, or who holds a motorcycle operator’s endorsement or license bearing “novice” designation that is currently in effect as provided in Ohio R.C. 4507.13, shall operate a motorcycle on a highway, or be a passenger on a motorcycle, unless wearing a protective helmet on the person’s head, and no other person shall be a passenger on a motorcycle operated by such a person unless similarly wearing a protective helmet.  The helmet, safety glasses or other protective eye device shall conform with regulations prescribed and promulgated by the Ohio Director of Public Safety.  The provisions of this subsection or a violation thereof shall not be used in the trial of any civil action.

(i)   (1)   No person shall operate a motorcycle with a valid temporary permit and temporary instruction permit identification card issued by the Ohio Registrar of Motor Vehicles pursuant to Ohio R.C. 4507.05 unless the person, at the time of such operation, is wearing on the person’s head a protective helmet that conforms with rules adopted by the Director.

(2)   No person shall operate a motorcycle with a valid temporary instruction permit and temporary instruction permit identification card issued by the Registrar pursuant to Ohio R.C. 4507.05 in any of the following circumstances:

  1. At any time when lighted lights are required by Section 337.02(a)(1);
  2. While carrying a passenger;
  3. On any limited access highway.

(j)   Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the carrying of a child in a seat or trailer that is designed for carrying children, is equipped with appropriate manufacturer-designed restraints and is firmly attached to the bicycle.

(k)   Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(ORC 4511.53; Ord. 63-12.  Passed 11-19-2012; Ord. 7-13.  Passed 3-18-2013.)

 

373.03 ATTACHING BICYCLE OR SLED TO VEHICLE.

(a)   No person riding upon any motorcycle, bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or self to any vehicle upon a roadway.

No operator shall knowingly permit any person riding upon any motorcycle, bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle to attach the same or self to any vehicle while it is moving upon a roadway.  This section does not apply to the towing of a disabled vehicle.

(b)   Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(ORC 4511.54; Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.04 RIDING BICYCLES AND MOTORCYCLES ABREAST.

(a)   Persons riding bicycles wider than the customary widths of two-wheeled bicycles upon a roadway shall ride not more than one abreast in a single lane.  Persons riding bicycles or motorcycles upon a roadway shall ride not more than two abreast in a single lane, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles or motorcycles.

(Ord. 7-13.  Passed 3-18-2013.)

 

(b)   Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(ORC 4511.55; Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.05 SIGNAL DEVICE ON BICYCLE.

(a)   A bicycle may be equipped with a device capable of giving an audible signal, except that a bicycle shall not be equipped with nor shall any person use upon a bicycle any siren or whistle.

(b)   Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(ORC 4511.56; Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.06 LIGHTS AND REFLECTOR ON BICYCLE; BRAKES.

(a)   Every bicycle when in use at the times specified in Section 337.02, shall be equipped with the following:

(1)   A lamp mounted on the front of either the bicycle or the operator that shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front; and three hundred feet to the sides.  A generator-powered lamp that emits light only when the bicycle is moving may be used to meet this requirement.

(2)   A red reflector on the rear that shall be visible from all distances from one hundred feet to six hundred feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle.

(3)   A lamp emitting either flashing or steady red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear shall be used in addition to the red reflector;

If the red lamp performs as a reflector in that it is visible as specified in subsection (a)(2) of this section, the red lamp may serve as the reflector and a separate reflector is not required.

(b)   Additional lamps and reflectors may be used in addition to those required under subsection (a) of this section, except that red lamps and red reflectors shall not be used on the front of the bicycle and white lamps and white reflectors shall not be used on the rear of the bicycle.  The Director of Public Safety may in his or her discretion and in writing require additional lamps and reflectors to be affixed to any bicycle depending on such factors as its size in relation to other bicycles and vehicles.

 

(c)   Every bicycle shall be equipped with an adequate brake when used on a street or highway.

 

(d)   Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(ORC 4511.56; Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010; Ord. 7-13.  Passed 3-18-2013.)

337.02  LIGHTED LIGHTS; MEASUREMENT OF DISTANCES AND  HEIGHTS.

(a)   Every vehicle, other than a motorized bicycle, operated upon a street or highway shall display lighted lights and illuminating devices as required by this chapter during all of the following times:

(1)   The time from sunset to sunrise;

(2)   At any other time when, due to insufficient natural light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons, vehicles, and substantial objects on the street or highway are not discernible at a distance of one thousand feet ahead;

(3)   At any time when the windshield wipers of the vehicle are in use because of precipitation on the windshield.

Every motorized bicycle shall display at such times lighted lights meeting the rules adopted by the Ohio Director of Public Safety under Ohio R.C. 4511.521.  No motor vehicle, during any time specified in this section, shall be operated upon a street or highway using only parking lights as illumination.

(b)   Whenever in this chapter a requirement is declared as to the distance from which certain lights and devices shall render objects visible, or within which such lights or devices shall be visible, such distance shall be measured upon a straight level unlighted street under normal atmospheric conditions unless a different condition is expressly stated.

(c)   Whenever in this chapter a requirement is declared as to the mounted height of lights or devices, it shall mean from the center of such light or device to the level ground upon which the vehicle stands.

(d)   Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no law enforcement officer shall cause the operator of a vehicle being operated upon a street or highway to stop the vehicle solely because the officer observes that a violation of subsection (a)(3) of this section has been or is being committed or for the sole purpose of issuing a ticket, citation or summons for a violation of that subsection, or causing the arrest of or commencing a prosecution of a person for a violation of that subsection.

(e)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

(ORC 4513.03 ; Ord. 36-10.  Passed 7-19-10.)

 

373.07 RIDING BICYCLE ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROADWAY; OBEDIENCE  TO TRAFFIC RULES; PASSING.

(a)   Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable obeying all traffic rules applicable to vehicles and exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.

(b)   This section does not require a person operating a bicycle to ride at the edge of the roadway when it is unreasonable or unsafe to do so.  Conditions that may require riding away from the edge of the roadway include when necessary to avoid fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, surface hazards, or if it otherwise is unsafe or impracticable to do so, including if the lane is too narrow for the bicycle and an overtaking vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.

(c)   Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(ORC 4511.55(A); Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.08 RECKLESS OPERATION; CONTROL, COURSE AND SPEED.

(a)   No person shall operate a bicycle:

(1)   Without due regard for the safety and rights of pedestrians and drivers and occupants of all other vehicles, and so as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person while in the lawful use of the streets or sidewalks or any other public or private property;

(2)   Without exercising reasonable and ordinary control over such bicycle;

(3)   In a weaving or zigzag course unless such irregular course is necessary for safe operation in compliance with law;

(4)   Without both hands upon the handle grips except when necessary to give the required hand and arm signals, or as provided in Section 373.02(d);

(5)   At a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.

(b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.  (Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.09 COMPLIANCE WITH TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL DEVICES  REQUIRED.

(a)   Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic signals, signs and other control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.

(b)   Whenever authorized signs are erected that no right or left or “U” turns are permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where such person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn, in which event such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.

(Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.10 RIDING ON SIDEWALK.

(a)   Except as provided in subsection (b) below, it shall be legal to operate a bicycle upon a sidewalk when sidewalks are available and not congested with pedestrian traffic. If the sidewalk is congested with pedestrian traffic, any bicycle operator using the sidewalk shall walk the bicycle.  At no time shall a bicyclist under the age of eight years operate a bicycle on Berea Road; Detroit Avenue; Madison Avenue; Warren Road between Franklin Boulevard and Detroit Avenue; or West 117 Street, unless while under the supervision of an adult.

 

(b)   No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk, upon or along which signs have been erected by authority of the Director of Public Safety prohibiting such bicycle riding; or if the bicycle is wider than the customary widths of two-wheeled bicycles.

 

(c)   A person propelling a bicycle upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian. This audible signal may be given by the voice or by a bell or other warning device capable of giving an audible signal and shall be given at such a distance and in such a manner as not to startle person or persons being overtaken and passed.

 

(d)   A person operating a bicycle upon a sidewalk, before overtaking and passing a blind person carrying a white cane or guided by a dog, shall dismount and overtake or pass on foot, if necessary for safety.

 

(e)   A person shall not operate a bicycle from a sidewalk so as to suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and move into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.

 

(f)   No person shall operate a bicycle on a sidewalk at a speed greater than an ordinary walk when approaching or entering a crosswalk or approaching or crossing a driveway if a vehicle is approaching the crosswalk or driveway. This paragraph does not require reduced speeds for bicycles when other vehicles are not present.

(Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010; Ord. 7-13.  Passed 3-18-2013.)

 

373.11 EMERGING FROM ALLEY OR DRIVEWAY.

The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area extending across any alley or driveway, yield the right of way to all pedestrians approaching on such sidewalk area and upon entering the street shall yield the right of way to all vehicles approaching on said street.

(Ord.  38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.12 PARKING.

(a)   No person shall park a bicycle upon a sidewalk in such a manner so as to unduly interfere with pedestrian traffic, or upon a roadway so as to unduly interfere with vehicular traffic.

(b)   Bicycles shall be parked in such a manner as not to interfere with building entrances.

(Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.13 IMPOUNDING.

Whenever any minor under the age of eighteen years operates a bicycle or motorized bicycle in violation of any Section of this Traffic Code, the bicycle may be seized by any member of the Police Department and impounded. A bicycle or motorized bicycle so impounded shall be surrendered to the owner, or if the owner is a minor, to the parents or guardians of such minor, and no charge shall be made. A full explanation of the reason for the impounding shall be made to the owner, parent or guardian. A complete record of each such impounding shall be kept in the records of the Division of Police.

(Ord.  38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.14 MOTORIZED BICYCLE OPERATION, EQUIPMENT AND LICENSE.

(a)   No person shall operate a motorized bicycle, as defined in Section 301.04, upon a highway or any public or private property used by the public for purposes of vehicular travel or parking, unless all of the following conditions are met:

(1)   The person is fourteen or fifteen years of age and holds a valid probationary motorized bicycle license, as defined in Ohio R.C. 4507.01, issued after the person has passed the test provided by the Ohio Director of Public Safety pursuant to Ohio R.C. 4511.521, or the person is sixteen years of age or older and holds either a valid commercial driver’s license issued under Ohio R.C. Chapter 4506 or a driver’s license issued under Ohio R.C. Chapter 4507 or a valid motorized bicycle license issued after the person has passed such test, except that if a person is sixteen years of age, has a valid probationary motorized bicycle license and desires a motorized bicycle license, he or she is not required to comply with the testing requirements provided for in this section.

(2)   The motorized bicycle is equipped in accordance with the rules adopted and promulgated by the Ohio Director of Public Safety pursuant to Ohio R.C. 4511.521(B) and is in proper working order.

(3)   The person, if he or she is under eighteen years of age, is wearing a protective helmet on his or her head with the chin strap properly  fastened and the motorized bicycle is equipped with a rear-view mirror.

(4)   The person operates the motorized bicycle in obeyance with all traffic rules applicable to vehicles.

(b)   No person operating a motorized bicycle shall carry another person upon the motorized bicycle.

(c)   No person shall operate a motorized bicycle upon any public sidewalk, lane or walkway intended for pedestrian travel.

(d)   The protective helmet and rear-view mirror required by subsection (a)(3) hereof shall, on and after the effective date of this legislation, conform with rules adopted by the Ohio Director of Public Safety under Ohio R.C. 4511.521(B).

(e)   No person shall operate or be a passenger on a snowmobile, motorcycle or motorized bicycle without using safety glasses or other protective eye device. No person who is under the age of eighteen years, or who holds a motorcycle operator’s endorsement or license bearing a “novice” designation that is currently in effect as provided in Ohio R.C. 4507.13, shall operate a motorcycle or motorized bicycle on a highway or be a passenger on a motorcycle or motorized bicycle, unless wearing a protective helmet on his head, and no other person shall be a passenger on a motorcycle or motorized bicycle operated by such a person unless similarly wearing a protective helmet. The helmet, safety glasses or other protective eye device shall conform with regulations prescribed and promulgated by the Ohio Director of Public Safety. The provisions of this subsection or a violation thereof shall not be used in the trial of any civil action.

(Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

373.15 PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY.

The parents of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this chapter.

(Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.16 LICENSE REQUIRED.

(a)   No person who resides within the City, shall operate a bicycle within the City unless such bicycle has been licensed by the Chief of Police and the license plate or decal is attached thereto as provided herein.

(b)   This provision shall not apply to any bicycles in transit within the City; provided  that such bicycles have been registered in some other municipality in accordance with  the terms of an ordinance similar to the foregoing if such exists, or if the owner is a resident of another community.

(Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.17 LICENSE APPLICATION.

(a)   Application for registration of a bicycle shall be made to the Chief of Police upon forms provided by him, which shall contain the name and address of the applicant and the name, color and serial number or other identifying marks of the bicycle and other information  as the Chief of Police shall deem pertinent.

(b)   All licenses sold before or after the effective date of this legislation shall be effective for as long as the applicant for such license remains the owner of the bicycle.

(Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.18 ISSUANCE OF LICENSE.

(a)   The Chief of Police upon receipt of the proper application, is authorized to issue a bicycle license which shall be effective for as long as the applicant remains the owner of such bicycle.

(b)   The Chief of Police shall not issue a license for any bicycle when he knows or has reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant is not the owner or entitled to the possession of such bicycle or that such bicycle is not in safe operating condition.

(c)   The Chief of Police shall keep a record of the number of each license, the date issued, the name and address of the person to whom issued, the name and address of the  owner’s parents or guardian if the owner is a minor and the name of the manufacturer,  color, serial number or other identifying marks of the bicycle for which issued, and  other information as the Chief of Police shall deem pertinent.  (Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

373.19 DISPOSITION OF FEES. (REPEALED)

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Former Section 373.19 was repealed by Ordinance 95-09, passed January 19, 2010.)

 

373.20 ATTACHMENT OF LICENSE PLATES OR DECALS.

(a)   At the time of registration the Chief of Police shall furnish to the applicant a license plate or decal bearing the license number assigned to the bicycle and the name of the City. He shall also issue a registration card to the applicant reciting that the bicycle has been registered in the name of the owner. Such registration card shall also recite the expiration date of the license and the serial number of such license.

(b)   The Chief of Police shall direct the owner to attach such license plate or decal to the bicycle for which issued in such position as to be plainly visible from the rear. If such an attachment is not possible, the plate or decal must be attached in some other position where it will be plainly visible.

(c)   The Chief of Police may furnish each registrant with a copy of the provisions of this chapter and other information as he may deem appropriate.

(d)   No person shall maliciously remove, destroy, mutilate or alter any serial number of any bicycle licensed hereunder, or any license plate, decal or card issued hereunder.

(e)      In the event the license plate or decal is lost, defaced or destroyed, the Chief of Police when satisfied of such fact shall issue a new license plate or decal upon application of the owner of such bicycle. A replacement fee of two dollars ($2.00) shall be authorized.

(Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.21 LICENSING STATIONS AUTHORIZED.

The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to establish stations for the registration of bicycles hereunder as he may deem necessary for the convenience of applicants.

(Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.22 REPLACEMENT OF LICENSE PLATE OR DECAL.

In the event a licensed bicycle is stolen and recovered, and the license plate or decal is destroyed or defaced, the owner shall be issued a new license plate or decal without the payment of a fee.

(Ord.  38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

 

 

373.23 TRANSFERABILITY OF OWNERSHIP.

Upon the sale or other transfer of a licensed bicycle the licensee shall remove the license plate or decal and shall destroy the same.

(Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.24 RENTAL AGENCIES.

A rental agency operating within the City shall not rent or offer any bicycle for rent unless the bicycle is licensed and a license plate or decal is attached, as provided herein, and such bicycle is equipped with the lamps and the other equipment required by this chapter and is in safe operating condition.

(Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.25 PARKING OF BICYCLE.

(a)   No person shall park a bicycle upon a sidewalk in such a manner so as to unduly interfere with pedestrian traffic or upon a roadway so as to unduly interfere with vehicular traffic.

(b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.  (Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

373.26 PATHS EXCLUSIVELY FOR BICYCLES.

(a)   No person shall operate a motor vehicle, snowmobile, or all-purpose vehicle upon any path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles, when an appropriate sign giving notice of such use is posted on the path.

Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any rule of the Ohio Director of Natural Resources governing the operation of motor vehicles, snowmobiles, all-purpose vehicles, and bicycles on lands under the Director’s jurisdiction.

(b)   Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(ORC 4511.713; Ord. 38-10.  Passed 7-19-2010.)

 

 

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