Article 2
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15-2-1: DEFINITIONS:
15-2-2: EFFECT OF BICYCLE REGULATIONS:
15-2-3: TRAFFIC LAWS TO APPLY TO PERSONS RIDING BICYCLES:
15-2-4: SPEED OF BICYCLES:
15-2-5: EMERGING FROM ALLEY, DRIVEWAY OR BUILDING:
15-2-6: RIDING BICYCLES ON SIDEWALKS:
15-2-7: RIDING BICYCLES ON STREET AND BICYCLE PATHS:
15-2-8: CLINGING TO MOVING VEHICLE:
15-2-9: CARRYING ARTICLES ON BICYCLES:
15-2-10: PARKING:
15-2-11: LIGHTED LAMPS AND AUDIBLE SIGNALING DEVICES ON BICYCLES:
15-2-12: RIDING ON BICYCLES:
15-2-13: OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES:
15-2-14: LICENSE REQUIRED:
15-2-15: LICENSE APPLICATION; FEE:
15-2-16: LICENSE ISSUANCE:
15-2-17: ATTACHMENT OF LICENSE DECAL:
15-2-18: INSPECTION:
15-2-19: TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP:
15-2-20: SERIAL NUMBER:
15-2-21: BUYING OR SELLING BICYCLES:
15-2-22: RENTAL AGENCIES:
15-2-23: BICYCLE HELMETS REQUIRED:

15-2-1: DEFINITIONS: linklink


For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section as follows:

BICYCLE: Any device propelled by human power upon which any person or persons may ride, having two (2) or more wheels, any of which is more than sixteen inches (16") in diameter.

MINOR: Any person who has not attained the age of seventeen (17) years.

PARENT OR GUARDIAN: Any person having legal custody of a minor who is: a) a natural or adoptive parent; b) a legal guardian; c) a person who stands in loco parentis; or d) a person to whom legal custody has been given by court order. (Ord. 2013-0-68, 12-2-2013)
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15-2-2: EFFECT OF BICYCLE REGULATIONS: linklink


A. The regulations in this chapter applicable to bicycles shall apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any street or public sidewalk or upon any public path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles, subject to those exceptions stated herein.


B. The parent or guardian of any minor shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such minor to violate any of the provisions of this chapter applicable to bicycles. (Ord. 2013-0-68, 12-2-2013)

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15-2-3: TRAFFIC LAWS TO APPLY TO PERSONS RIDING BICYCLES: linklink

Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the laws of this state declaring rules of the road applicable to vehicles, or by the traffic ordinances of this Village applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to those provisions of laws and ordinances which by their nature can have no application. (1981 Code)
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15-2-4: SPEED OF BICYCLES: linklink

No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing and, in any case, not beyond the posted speed limit. (1981 Code)
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15-2-5: EMERGING FROM ALLEY, DRIVEWAY OR BUILDING: linklink

The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway, yield the right of way to all pedestrians approaching on said sidewalk or sidewalk area, and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right of way to vehicles approaching on said roadway. (1981 Code)
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15-2-6: RIDING BICYCLES ON SIDEWALKS: linklink


A. No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.


B. No person fifteen (15) or more years of age shall ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk in any zoning district.


C. Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk such person shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian. (1981 Code)

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15-2-7: RIDING BICYCLES ON STREET AND BICYCLE PATHS: linklink


A. Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right hand side of the roadway as practicable exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.


B. Bicycles shall not be operated upon any street where the operation of bicycles has been prohibited, and signs have been erected indicating such prohibition.


C. Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride other than single file except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.


D. Whenever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, bicycle riders shall use such path and not use the roadway. (Ord. 2013-0-16, 2-19-2013)

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15-2-8: CLINGING TO MOVING VEHICLE: linklink

Any person riding upon any bicycle, coaster, sled, roller skates or any toy vehicle shall not attach the same or himself to any moving vehicle upon any roadway. (1981 Code)
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15-2-9: CARRYING ARTICLES ON BICYCLES: linklink

No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one hand upon the handlebars. (1981 Code)
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15-2-10: PARKING: linklink

No person shall park a bicycle upon a street. Bicycles may be parked upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle or at the curb in such a manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic or against a building. (1981 Code)
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15-2-11: LIGHTED LAMPS AND AUDIBLE SIGNALING DEVICES ON BICYCLES: linklink


A. Every bicycle when in use at nighttime shall be equipped with a headlamp which shall emit a white light visible from a minimum distance of five hundred feet (500') from the front, and with a red reflector on the rear of a type approved by the Secretary of State or with a rear lamp emitting a red light visible from a minimum distance of at least five hundred feet (500') from the rear.


B. No person shall operate a bicycle unless it is equipped with a bell or other device capable of giving a signal audible for at least one hundred feet (100'), except that a bicycle shall not be equipped with, nor shall any person use upon a bicycle, any siren or whistle. (1981 Code)


C. Every bicycle shall be equipped with side reflectors attached to the wheels which are visible from a distance of five hundred feet (500'). The required colors shall be red in the rear half of the bike and amber in the front.


D. Every bicycle shall be equipped with an effective brake. (Ord. 1983-0-12, 3-21-1983)

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15-2-12: RIDING ON BICYCLES: linklink


A. A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride other than astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto.


B. No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped. (1981 Code)

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15-2-13: OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES: linklink


A. Any person operating a bicycle shall comply with official traffic control signals, signs and other control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.


B. Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left turn or a turn in the opposite direction is 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. (1981 Code)

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15-2-14: LICENSE REQUIRED: linklink

No person who resides in the Village shall ride or propel a bicycle on any street or upon any public way within the Village unless such bicycle has been licensed and the license decal is attached thereto as prescribed herein. (1981 Code; amd. Ord. 1983-0-12, 3-21-1983)
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15-2-15: LICENSE APPLICATION; FEE: linklink

Application for a bicycle license shall be made upon a form provided by the Village and shall be made to the Village Clerk. A license fee of one dollar ($1.00) shall be paid to the Village before a license is granted. This license shall be valid until such time as the ownership of the bicycle is transferred. (1981 Code)
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15-2-16: LICENSE ISSUANCE: linklink

The Village Clerk, upon receiving the proper application and fee, upon approval by the Chief of Police as authorized in section 15-2-18 of this article, is authorized to issue a license decal, which shall be attached to the bicycle and an identification card as prescribed by the Police Department, containing the name and address of the owner along with a complete description of the bicycle which may be carried by the owner and displayed when requested by a police officer to verify ownership of the bicycle. (1981 Code; amd. Ord. 1983-0-12, 3-21-1983)

The Chief of Police may not approve the issuance of a license for any bicycle when he knows or has reasonable grounds to believe the applicant is not the owner of, or entitled to the possession of, such bicycle.

The Village Clerk shall keep a record of the number of each bicycle registered, the name and address of the person to whom the license was issued, and the color and serial number of the bicycle for which the license was issued. (1981 Code)
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15-2-17: ATTACHMENT OF LICENSE DECAL: linklink

Upon issuance of a bicycle license decal, which shall contain the name OAK PARK, ILLINOIS, and a number, the licensee shall cause the same to be affixed firmly on the front of the vertical frame between the seat and the pedal mechanism of the bicycle for which the license is issued. (Ord. 1983-0-12, 3-21-1983)

This license shall be permanently assigned to this bicycle and no person shall remove this license from the bicycle, except upon transfer of ownership or in the event the bicycle is wrecked, junked or dismantled and is no longer used upon the streets of the Village. (1981 Code)
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15-2-18: INSPECTION: linklink

The Chief of Police may cause the inspection of any bicycle and shall refuse to approve a license for any bicycle in an unsafe mechanical condition. (1981 Code)
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15-2-19: TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP: linklink

Upon the sale of the bicycle, the license shall be removed and the Village Clerk notified that the bicycle is no longer in the possession of the former owner. If the new owner resides in the Village, the bicycle shall be registered by him and a new license obtained. (1981 Code)
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15-2-20: SERIAL NUMBER: linklink

It shall be unlawful to destroy, remove, alter, cover or deface the manufacturer's serial number on any bicycle. It shall be unlawful for any person to own or have custody of a bicycle on which the original serial number has been destroyed, altered, removed, covered or defaced. In the event a bicycle has been purchased, which does not contain a manufacturer's serial number, the Police Department shall stamp an original serial number on the frame of the bicycle and this number shall be considered the original number. (1981 Code)
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15-2-21: BUYING OR SELLING BICYCLES: linklink

Every person engaged in the business of buying, selling or exchanging bicycles in the Village shall maintain for five (5) years a record containing the name, color, type and serial number of each bicycle bought, sold or exchanged. Said record shall further contain the name and address of each person buying, selling or exchanging a bicycle, which record shall be open to inspection by a representative of the Police Department during reasonable business hours. (1981 Code)
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15-2-22: RENTAL AGENCIES: linklink

A rental agency shall not rent or offer to rent any bicycle unless the bicycle is licensed and the license decal is firmly attached as provided herein and such bicycle is equipped with lamps and other equipment as required in this article. (1981 Code; amd. Ord. 1983-0-12, 3-21-1983)
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15-2-23: BICYCLE HELMETS REQUIRED: linklink


A. Helmet Required: Every person under the age of seventeen (17) years shall wear a protective helmet meeting nationally recognized safety requirements whenever that person is upon a public highway, sidewalk, bicycle path or other public right of way within the corporate limits of the Village and is riding or being carried on any bicycle or any carrier attached to or pulled by a bicycle.


B. Compliance: Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, compliance with this section may be demonstrated by proof of possession of a helmet that meets nationally recognized safety requirements, and solely with respect to the first such violation, there shall be no penalty if such compliance is so demonstrated.


C. Admissibility In A Civil Action: A violation of this section shall not constitute negligence, contributory negligence, assumption of risk, be considered in mitigation of damages of whatever nature, be admissible in evidence, or be the subject of comment by counsel in any action for the recovery of damages arising out of the operation of any bicycle, nor shall anything in this section change any existing law, rule, or procedure pertaining to any civil action.


D. Parental Responsibility: It shall be unlawful for a parent or guardian to knowingly or negligently permit or cause a minor under the age of seventeen (17) years to be upon a public highway, sidewalk, bicycle path or other public right of way within the corporate limits of the Village while riding or being carried on any bicycle or any carrier attached to or pulled by a bicycle without wearing a protective helmet meeting nationally recognized safety requirements pursuant to this section.


E. Penalty: A violation of this section shall be punishable by a maximum term of four (4) hours of community service or a fine not to exceed twenty five dollars ($25.00). (Ord. 2013-0-68, 12-2-2013)

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