CHAPTER 15. OFFENSES--MISCELLANEOUS.
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.
(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
(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
(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:
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
(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
(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
(a) Violate the right-of-way of a vehicle or a
(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.
(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.)