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13-1801. Effective Regulations.

13-1802. License Application.

13-1803. Issuance of License.

13-1804. Attachment of License Plate.

13-1805. Inspection of Bicycles.

13-1806. Renewal of License.

13-1807. Transfer of Ownership.

13-1808. Rental Agencies.

13-1809. Bicycle Dealers.

13-1810. Traffic Laws Apply to Persons Riding Bicycle or Tricycle.

13-1811. Traffic - Control Devices: Obedience to.

13-1812. Riding on Bicycles.

13-1813. Riding on Roadways and Bicycle Paths.

13-1814. Speed.

13-1815. Emerging from Alley or Driveway.

13-1816. Carrying Articles.

13-1817. Parking.

13-1818. Riding on Sidewalks.

13-1819. Lamps and Other Equipment on Bicycles.

13-1820. Bicycles May be Impounded if Operated in Violation of Ordinances: Impound Fee.

13-1821. Bicycle Accidents.



1. It is a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this title.

2. The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit any child or ward to violate any provisions of this title.

3. These regulations are applicable to bicycles and tricycles shall apply whenever a bicycle or tricycle is operated upon any street or highway or upon any path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles or tricycles subject to those exceptions stated herein.

13-1802. LICENSE APPLICATION. Application for bicycle license and license plate shall be made upon a form provided by the City and shall be made to the City Auditor. A license fee of one dollar ($1.00) shall be paid to the City before each license or renewal thereof is granted.


1. The City Auditor, or his delegated agent, upon receiving proper application therefor is authorized to issue a bicycle license which shall be a permanent license. A renewal of the license is only required if the license plate is lost or becomes illegible. A registration card shall be issued with each license.

2. The City Auditor, or his delegated agent, shall not issue a license for any bicycle when he knows or has reasonable ground to believe that the applicant is not the owner of or entitled to the possession of such bicycle.

3. The City Auditor, or his delegated agent, shall keep a record of the number of each license, the date issued, the name and address of the person to whom issued, and the number of the frame of the bicycle for which issued, and a record of all bicycle license fees collected.


1. The City Auditor, or his delegated agent, upon issuing a bicycle license shall also issue a license plate bearing the license number assigned to the bicycle, the name of the city, and the date of issuance;

2. The City Auditor, or his delegated agent, shall cause such license plate to be firmly attached to the frame of the bicycle for which issued in such position as to be plainly visible; and

3. No person shall remove the license plate from a bicycle during the period for which issued except in the event the bicycle is dismantled and no longer operated upon any street in the city.

13-1805. INSPECTION OF BICYCLES. The City Auditor, or his delegated agent, may inspect each bicycle before licensing the same and shall refuse a license for any bicycle which he determines is in an unsafe mechanical condition.

13-1806. RENEWAL OF LICENSE. If the license plate is lost or becomes illegible, the license may be renewed upon application and payment of the same fee as upon an application.

13-1807. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP. Upon the sale or other transfer of a licensed bicycle, it shall be the responsibility of the purchaser to make proper application to the City Auditor or his designated agent for change in the ownership registration. Said change in record to be made without payment of any additional fee. In all cases, the license plate shall remain with the bicycle to which it was originally assigned.

13-1808. RENTAL AGENCIES. A rental agency shall not rent or offer any bicycle for rent unless the bicycle is licensed and a license plate is attached thereto as provided therein. Such bicycle is equipped with the lamps and other equipment required in this chapter.

13-1809. BICYCLE DEALERS. Every person engaged in the business of buying or selling new or second-hand bicycles shall make a report to the City Auditor or his designated agent of every bicycle purchased or sold by such dealer, giving the name and address of the person from whom purchased or to whom sold, a description of such bicycle by name or make, the frame number thereof, and the number of the license plate, if any, found thereon.

13-1810. TRAFFIC LAWS APPLY TO PERSONS RIDING BICYCLE OR TRICYCLE. Every person riding a bicycle or tricycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and 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 vehicle or by the traffic ordinances of this city applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to special regulations in this chapter and exempt as to those provisions of laws and ordinances which by their nature have no application.


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

2. Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or "U" turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle or tricycle shall disobey the direction of any sign, except where such person dismounts from the bicycle or tricycle to make any such turn, in which event such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.


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

2. No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number which it is designed or equipped.


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

2. Persons riding bicycles or tricycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles or tricycles;

3. Wherever a usable path for bicycles or tricycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, bicycle or tricycle riders shall use such path and shall not use the roadway.

13-1814. SPEED. No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.

13-1815. EMERGING FROM ALLEY OR DRIVEWAY. The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway or building, upon approaching a sidewalk or the pedestrians approaching on said sidewalk or sidewalk area, and upon entering the roadway, shall yield right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway.

13-1816. CARRYING ARTICLES. No person operating a bicycle shall carry a package, bundle or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one hand upon the handlebars, or carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the forward vision of the operator.

13-1817. PARKING. No person shall park a bicycle upon a street other than upon the roadway against the curb or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle or against a building or at the curb, in such manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic.


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

2. No person 12 or more years of age shall ride any bicycle upon any sidewalk in any district, except those persons engaged in delivering newspapers may ride their bicycle upon a sidewalk outside the business district during working hours only in order to complete delivery of their newspapers;

3. No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk which is within or part of an underpass;

4. 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 over-taking and passing such pedestrian.


1. Every bicycle when in use at night time shall be equipped with a lamp on the front of which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear of a type approved by the Motor Vehicle Department. A lamp emitting red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector.

2. Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake which will enable the operator make the braked wheel skid on dry, level and clean pavement.

13-1820. BICYCLES MAY BE IMPOUNDED IF OPERATED IN VIOLATION OF ORDINANCES: IMPOUND FEE. Any peace officer may impound and retain possession of any bicycle not licensed or otherwise operated in violation of any of the ordinances of the City of Harwood and retain possession of the same until the license provided for herein is obtained by the owner of the said bicycle and until all impound fees and fines have been paid. An impound fee of twenty-five cents per week is hereby established.

13-1821. BICYCLE ACCIDENTS. A driver of a bicycle involved in an accident with another bicycle, motor vehicle or with a pedestrian shall immediately stop such bicycle, motor vehicle or with a pedestrian shall immediately stop such bicycle at the scene of the accident and shall give his name, age and address to other person or persons involved. He shall also give immediate notice of the accident and shall file a report regarding the accident. In the event said accident is investigated at the scene, then it is not necessary for the driver to file an individual report.