Sec. 15-31. Restricted use of bicycles, coasters, rollerskates, skateboards or similar devices.

(1) Purpose. The city council finds the operation of bicycles, coasters, rollerskates, skateboards, or similar devices, including those which are motorized, upon certain public property and upon private property used for public purposes to be hazardous to pedestrians, motorists, and to the persons operating such devices.
(2) Definitions.
(a) “Coaster” shall mean a surface mounted on wheels or rollers designed or used to transport human beings which is intended to be propelled primarily by a skating motion of a human being, or by a pulling or pushing motion of a human being while simultaneously making contact with the surface mounted on wheels or rollers and the ground. The term “coaster” shall include, but not be limited to, coasters, scooters, skateboards, and rollerskates.
(b) “Motorized” devices are the same devices as those listed above in all respects except that they are designed to be or can be self-propelled by motorized power.
(c) “Private property used for public purposes” are those sidewalks, access ways, interior malls, roads, parking lots, or other areas which are privately owned and maintained, but are generally open to the public for purposes of vehicular or pedestrian traffic to serve commercial establishments or hospitals, or to provide access to the disabled.
(3) Exclusions. This section shall not apply to wheeled devices required to be used by one who is disabled and which are being used for the purpose of allowing the disabled person to be mobile.
(4) Places Prohibited. No person upon a coaster, bicycle or similar device shall ride:
(a) Upon tennis courts, handball courts, swimming pool areas, or front or rear yard of buildings, which are city owned, operated or maintained;
(b) Upon any sidewalk within the central traffic district;
(c) Upon any city public sidewalk ramp, or access way especially designed for use by the disabled;
(d) Upon any city parking lot; however, bicycles may be ridden if they follow the normal flow of traffic and are being used solely as a means of transportation; or
(e) Upon any private or public property where not otherwise specifically prohibited as set forth hereinabove when such property has been posted pursuant to this section.
(5) Posting Notice. The city manager is authorized to post or erect or cause to be posted or erected signs, at owner's expense, prohibiting the riding of coasters, bicycles, or similar devices at such places where request has been made to, and approved by, the police chief under subsection (e) of this section.
(6) Manner Prohibited. Where riding is otherwise allowed, no person upon a bicycle or above-defined device shall:
(a) Violate the right-of-way of a vehicle or a pedestrian;
(b) Ride recklessly or in such a manner as to cause danger or injury to himself or to others.
(7) Enforcement. It shall be the duty of the Woodland police department to enforce this section upon city property and the police department may enforce it upon the above-designated private property when the violation occurred in the officer's presence or the private property owner has requested enforcement or flied a complaint.
(8) Penalty.
(a) It is an infraction for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this section.
(b) The parent 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 section.
(c) The chief of police shall have the authority to issue juvenile citations. “Notice to Appear at the Probation Office,” to any minor person who violates any provision of this chapter, with a copy of such citation mailed to the parent or guardian of the violator. (Ord. No. 1100.)