Chapter 12.80
BICYCLESlinklink

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12.80.010: LICENSING FOR OWNERS:
12.80.020: DEALER LICENSING:
12.80.030: POLICE LICENSING POWERS AND DUTIES:
12.80.035: BICYCLE INSPECTIONS; UPON REQUEST OF OFFICER:
12.80.040: BICYCLE AND DEVICE PROPELLED BY HUMAN POWER SUBJECT TO TITLE; EXCEPTION:
12.80.050: PARENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHILDREN:
12.80.060: BRAKES, LIGHTS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT (REP. BY ORD. 2-06 § 12, 2006):
12.80.061: BICYCLE; PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT; BRAKES REQUIRED:
12.80.065: BICYCLES; LAMPS AND REFLECTIVE MATERIAL REQUIRED:
12.80.070: RIDING RULES AND REGULATIONS; UNLAWFUL ACTS (REP. BY ORD. 2-06 § 15, 2006):
12.80.075: CARRYING MORE PERSONS THAN DESIGN PERMITS PROHIBITED; EXCEPTION:
12.80.085: PERSONS ON BICYCLES, SKATES AND SLEDS NOT TO ATTACH TO MOVING VEHICLES; EXCEPTION:
12.80.095: OPERATION OF BICYCLE ON AND USE OF ROADWAY; DUTIES, PROHIBITIONS:
12.80.105: BICYCLES AND HUMAN POWERED VEHICLES OR DEVICES TO YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO PEDESTRIANS ON SIDEWALKS, PATHS, OR TRAILS; USES PROHIBITED; NEGLIGENT COLLISION PROHIBITED; SPEED RESTRICTIONS; RIGHTS AND DUTIES SAME AS PEDESTRIANS:
12.80.110: BICYCLES; CARRYING BUNDLE; ONE HAND ON HANDLEBARS:
12.80.120: BICYCLES; PARKING ON SIDEWALK, ROADWAY; PROHIBITIONS:
12.80.130: BICYCLES; TURNS; DESIGNATED LANES:
12.80.140: BICYCLES; TURN SIGNALS; EXCEPTIONS:
12.80.150: OPERATION OF BICYCLE ON ONE-WAY ROADWAY (REP. BY ORD. 14-09 § 2, 2009):
12.80.160: CENTRAL TRAFFIC DISTRICT BICYCLE RIDING RESTRICTION:
12.80.170: BICYCLE RACING; WHEN APPROVED; PROHIBITIONS; EXCEPTIONS; AUTHORIZED EXEMPTIONS FROM TRAFFIC LAWS:
12.80.180: ALTERATION OF LICENSE OR FRAME NUMBER PROHIBITED:
12.80.190: LICENSE; SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION WHEN; IMPOUNDMENT:
12.80.200: VIOLATION; PENALTY:

12.80.010: LICENSING FOR OWNERS:linklink


A. It is unlawful for any person to operate or ride a bicycle upon any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or public ways of this City:

1. If such bicycle has not been licensed; or

2. If the license for such bicycle has been duly suspended or revoked.


B. Any license issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be valid until either:

1. The transfer of ownership of the bicycle; or

2. The suspension or revocation of the license.


C. No fee will be charged to license a bicycle through the Salt Lake City Police Department.


D. Owners may license a bicycle through the bicycle licensing link on the Salt Lake City Police Department's website at www.slcpd.com. Licensing will require the following information:

1. Name and address of bicycle dealer where bicycle purchased, if available;

2. Name and address of owner;

3. Make and model year of the bicycle;

4. General description of the bicycle; and

5. Frame and/or serial number of the bicycle. (Ord. 14-18, 2018)

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12.80.020: DEALER LICENSING:linklink

All dealers required to obtain a license pursuant to the provisions of section 5.18.020 et seq., of this Code, or successor sections, will, at the time of sale of a new or used bicycle, license such bicycle in accord with the provisions of section 5.18.030 of this Code, or its successor. (Ord. 14-18, 2018)
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12.80.030: POLICE LICENSING POWERS AND DUTIES:linklink

The Chief of Police is authorized and directed to prepare and issue regulations governing the inspection and licensing of bicycles required to be licensed but not validly licensed by dealers as above required; provided, that any such license so issued or heretofore issued by the Police Department shall, unless revoked or suspended, be valid for the life of such bicycle or until the transfer of ownership thereof. No fee will be charged to license a bicycle under the provisions of this section. (Ord. 14-18, 2018)
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12.80.035: BICYCLE INSPECTIONS; UPON REQUEST OF OFFICER:linklink

A peace officer may at any time require a person riding a bicycle to stop and submit the bicycle to an inspection and a test as appropriate if the officer has reasonable cause to believe that:


A. The bicycle is unsafe or not equipped as required by law; or


B. The bicycle's equipment is not in proper adjustment or repair. (Ord. 2-06 § 10, 2006)

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12.80.040: BICYCLE AND DEVICE PROPELLED BY HUMAN POWER SUBJECT TO TITLE; EXCEPTION:linklink


A. Except as provided under subsection B of this section or as otherwise specified herein, a person operating a bicycle or a vehicle or device propelled by human power has all the rights and is subject to the provisions of this title applicable to the operator of any other vehicle except as to special regulations of this Code or those provisions which by their nature can have no application.


B. A person operating a bicycle or a vehicle or device propelled by human power is not subject to the penalties related to operator licenses under alcohol and drug related traffic offenses. (Ord. 2-06 § 11, 2006: Prior Code title 46, art. 18 § 277)

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12.80.050: PARENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHILDREN:linklink

It is unlawful for a parent or custodian of any child and the guardian of any ward to knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this chapter. (Prior Code title 46, art. 18 § 273)
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12.80.060: BRAKES, LIGHTS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT:linklink

(Rep. by Ord. 2-06 § 12, 2006)
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12.80.061: BICYCLE; PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT; BRAKES REQUIRED:linklink


A. A bicycle may not be equipped with, and a person may not use on a bicycle, a siren or whistle.


B. Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which enable its driver to stop the bicycle within twenty five feet (25') from a speed of ten (10) miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement. (Ord. 2-06 § 13, 2006)

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12.80.065: BICYCLES; LAMPS AND REFLECTIVE MATERIAL REQUIRED:linklink


A. Every bicycle in use at the times described in section 12.28.095 of this title shall be equipped with a:

1. Lamp of a type approved by the Utah Department of Public Safety which is on the front emitting a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet (500') to the front; and

2. a. Red reflector of a type approved by the Utah Department of Public Safety which is visible for five hundred feet (500') to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle; or

b. Red taillight designed for use on a bicycle and emitting flashing or nonflashing light visible from a distance of five hundred feet (500') to the rear.


B. Every bicycle when in use at the times described in section 12.28.095 of this title shall be equipped with:

1. Reflective material of sufficient size and reflectivity to be visible from both sides for five hundred feet (500') when directly in front of lawful lower beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle; or

2. In lieu of reflective material, a lighted lamp visible from both sides from a distance of at least five hundred feet (500').


C. A bicycle or its rider may be equipped with lights or reflectors in addition to those required by subsections A and B of this section. (Ord. 2-06 § 14, 2006)

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12.80.070: RIDING RULES AND REGULATIONS; UNLAWFUL ACTS:linklink

(Rep. by Ord. 2-06 § 15, 2006)
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12.80.075: CARRYING MORE PERSONS THAN DESIGN PERMITS PROHIBITED; EXCEPTION:linklink


A. Except as provided in subsection B of this section, a bicycle may not be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed or equipped.


B. An adult rider may carry a child securely attached to the adult rider's person in a backpack or sling. (Ord. 2-06 § 16, 2006)

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12.80.085: PERSONS ON BICYCLES, SKATES AND SLEDS NOT TO ATTACH TO MOVING VEHICLES; EXCEPTION:linklink


A. A person riding a bicycle, coaster, skateboard, roller skates, sled, or toy vehicle may not attach it or a person to any moving vehicle on a roadway.


B. This section does not prohibit attaching a trailer or semitrailer to a bicycle if that trailer or semitrailer has been designed for attachment. (Ord. 2-06 § 17, 2006)

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12.80.095: OPERATION OF BICYCLE ON AND USE OF ROADWAY; DUTIES, PROHIBITIONS:linklink


A. A person operating a bicycle on a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall ride as near as practicable to the right hand edge of the roadway except when:

1. Overtaking and passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction;

2. Preparing to make a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway;

3. Traveling straight through an intersection that has a right turn only lane that is in conflict with the straight through movement; or

4. Reasonably necessary to avoid conditions that make it unsafe to continue along the right hand edge of the roadway including:

a. Fixed or moving objects;

b. Parked or moving vehicles;

c. Bicycles;

d. Pedestrians;

e. Animals;

f. Surface hazards; or

g. A lane that is too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.


B. A person operating a bicycle on a roadway shall operate in the designated direction of traffic.


C. 1. A person riding a bicycle on a roadway may not ride more than two (2) abreast with another person except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.

2. If allowed under subsection C1 of this section, a person riding two (2) abreast with another person may not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic and shall ride within a single lane.


D. If a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, a bicycle rider may be directed by a traffic control device to use the path and not the roadway. (Ord. 2-06 § 18, 2006)

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12.80.105: BICYCLES AND HUMAN POWERED VEHICLES OR DEVICES TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY TO PEDESTRIANS ON SIDEWALKS, PATHS, OR TRAILS; USES PROHIBITED; NEGLIGENT COLLISION PROHIBITED; SPEED RESTRICTIONS; RIGHTS AND DUTIES SAME AS PEDESTRIANS:linklink


A. A person operating a bicycle or a vehicle or device propelled by human power shall:

1. Yield the right of way to any pedestrian; and

2. Give an audible signal before overtaking and passing a pedestrian.


B. A person may not operate a bicycle or a vehicle or device propelled by human power on a sidewalk, path, or trail, or across a roadway in a crosswalk, where prohibited by a traffic control device or ordinance.


C. A person may not operate a bicycle or a vehicle or device propelled by human power in a negligent manner so as to collide with a:

1. Pedestrian; or

2. Person operating a:

a. Bicycle; or

b. Vehicle or device propelled by human power.


D. A person operating a bicycle or a vehicle or device propelled by human power on a sidewalk, path, or trail, or across a driveway, or across a roadway on a crosswalk may not operate at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the existing conditions, giving regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.


E. Except as provided under subsections A and D of this section, a person operating a bicycle or a vehicle or device propelled by human power on a sidewalk, path, or trail, or across a roadway on a crosswalk, has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.


F. A person operating a bicycle or a vehicle or device propelled by human power on a sidewalk shall proceed only in single file. (Ord. 2-06 § 19, 2006)

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12.80.110: BICYCLES; CARRYING BUNDLE; ONE HAND ON HANDLEBARS:linklink


A. A person operating a bicycle may not carry any package, bundle, or article which prevents the use of both hands in the control and operation of the bicycle.


B. A person operating a bicycle shall keep at least one hand on the handlebars at all times. (Ord. 2-06 § 20, 2006)

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12.80.120: BICYCLES; PARKING ON SIDEWALK, ROADWAY; PROHIBITIONS:linklink


A. A person may park a bicycle on a sidewalk unless prohibited or restricted by a traffic control device.


B. A bicycle parked on a sidewalk may not impede the normal and reasonable movement of pedestrian or other traffic.


C. A bicycle may be parked on the roadway at any location where parking is allowed:

1. At any angle to the curb or edge of the roadway; and

2. Abreast of another bicycle or bicycles near the side of the roadway.


D. A bicycle may not be parked on a roadway in a manner as to obstruct the movement of a legally parked motor vehicle.


E. In all other respects, bicycles parked anywhere on a roadway shall conform with the provisions of chapter 12.56 of this title, regarding the parking of vehicles. (Ord. 2-06 § 21, 2006)

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12.80.130: BICYCLES; TURNS; DESIGNATED LANES:linklink


A. A person riding a bicycle and intending to turn left shall comply with section 12.44.120 of this title or subsection B of this section.


B. 1. A person riding a bicycle intending to turn left shall approach the turn as close as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway.

2. After proceeding across the intersecting roadway, to the far corner of the curb or intersection of the roadway edges, the bicyclist shall stop, as far out of the way of traffic as practical.

3. After stopping, the bicyclist shall yield to any traffic proceeding in either direction along the roadway he had been using.

4. After yielding and complying with any traffic control device or peace officer regulating traffic, the bicyclist may proceed in the new direction.


C. 1. Notwithstanding subsections A and B of this section, the City Transportation Engineer may place traffic control devices that require and direct turning bicyclists to travel a specific course.

2. When the devices are placed under subsection C1 of this section, a person may not turn a bicycle other than as directed by the devices. (Ord. 2-06 § 22, 2006)

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12.80.140: BICYCLES; TURN SIGNALS; EXCEPTIONS:linklink


A. Except as provided in this section, a person riding a bicycle shall comply with section 12.44.140 of this title regarding turn signals and turning.


B. A person is not required to signal by hand and arm continuously if the hand is needed in the control or operation of the bicycle.


C. A person operating a bicycle who is stopped in a lane designated for turning traffic only is not required to signal prior to making the turning movement.


D. A person operating a bicycle may give the required hand and arm signal for a right turn by extending the right hand and arm horizontally to the right. (Ord. 2-06 § 23, 2006)

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12.80.150: OPERATION OF BICYCLE ON ONE-WAY ROADWAY:linklink

(Rep. by Ord. 14-09 § 2, 2009)
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12.80.160: CENTRAL TRAFFIC DISTRICT BICYCLE RIDING RESTRICTION:linklink

It is unlawful for operators of bicycles to ride any bicycle upon any sidewalk within the "Central Traffic District", as defined in section 12.04.090 of this title, or its successor, and as described in section 12.104.010, "Schedule 1, Central Traffic District", of this title, or its successor, and made a part hereof by reference, or on any other area where prohibited by signs, provided, however, the foregoing shall not apply to police officers or parking enforcement officers in the scope and course of their employment. (Ord. 69-11, 2011)
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12.80.170: BICYCLE RACING; WHEN APPROVED; PROHIBITIONS; EXCEPTIONS; AUTHORIZED EXEMPTIONS FROM TRAFFIC LAWS:linklink


A. Bicycle racing on roadways is prohibited under section 12.36.040 of this title, except as authorized in this section.


B. 1. Bicycle racing on a roadway is permitted when a racing event is approved by the City Transportation Engineer on a roadway under its jurisdiction.

2. Approval of bicycle roadway racing events may be granted only under conditions:

a. Which assure reasonable safety for all race participants, spectators, and other roadway users; and

b. Which prevent unreasonable interference with traffic flow which would seriously inconvenience other roadway users.


C. Participants in an approved bicycle roadway racing event may be exempted from compliance with any traffic laws otherwise applicable:

1. By agreement with the City; and

2. If traffic control is adequate to assure the safety of all roadway users. (Ord. 2-06 § 26, 2006)

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12.80.180: ALTERATION OF LICENSE OR FRAME NUMBER PROHIBITED:linklink

No person shall willfully or maliciously destroy, mutilate or alter the number of any bicycle frame number or any bicycle license issued pursuant to this Code. (Ord. 14-18, 2018)
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12.80.190: LICENSE; SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION WHEN; IMPOUNDMENT:linklink


A. The City Judges or Judges of Juvenile Courts who hear traffic cases are hereby empowered to revoke or suspend the license of any bicycle when it appears that the owner of any bicycle is not the licensee of record, or that the owner of the bicycle or the licensee thereof has used or knowingly permitted the bicycle to be used in violation of this Code.


B. The Police Department is hereby directed and authorized to impound any bicycle so used in violation of this Code for a reasonable period of time pending investigation of any alleged violation of this Code, or until such bicycle is licensed by the owner thereof and equipped as herein provided. (Ord. 14-18, 2018)

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12.80.200: VIOLATION; PENALTY:linklink

An operator of a bicycle who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punished as an infraction in accordance with subsection 12.12.010C of this title, or its successor. (Ord. 2-06 § 29, 2006: Prior Code title 4, art. 18 § 279.1)
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