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Section 16A.61.787
 

Title 16A Motor Vehicles

Chapter 16A.61 Rules of the Road

Section 16A.61.787 Sidewalk Riding and Parking Regulated
  1. No person may ride a bicycle or non-motorized vehicle upon any sidewalk or other pedestrian way within the retail zone of the congested district of the City as defined by SMC 16A.04.010 and SMC 16A.04.020 , provided that nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit the riding of a bicycle or non-motorized vehicle upon any sidewalk or other pedestrian way within any area other than the retail zone of the congested district of the City.
     
  2. Whenever any person is riding a bicycle or non-motorized vehicle upon a sidewalk or other pedestrian way of the City, the persons shall yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing any pedestrian.
     
  3. Whenever any person is riding a bicycle or non-motorized vehicle upon a sidewalk or other pedestrian way of the City, the person shall at all times exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian and shall operate the same in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed no greater than is reasonable and proper under the conditions existing at the point of operation, taking into account the amount and condition of surface. When, because of the width of the sidewalk or other pedestrian way or the amount of pedestrian traffic thereon, riding a bicycle on the sidewalk or other pedestrian way would endanger or unreasonably inconvenience pedestrians, the person shall stop and dismount from the bicycle.
     
  4. No person shall place a bicycle or non-motorized vehicle upon a sidewalk or other pedestrian way in a manner as to obstruct reasonable pedestrian traffic and/or vehicular traffic emerging from alleys or driveways.
     
  5. "Non-motorized vehicle" means any wheeled vehicle for transporting a person which is not propelled by a motor or engine, including skateboards, roller skates, in-line roller blades or coasters, This does not apply to wagons, strollers, wheelchairs or assisted transportation devices. This section also does not pertain to bicycles, which are regulated in chapter 16.61 SMC.
     
  6. This section does not apply in Riverfront Park or to the Centennial Trail.
     
  7. This section does not apply to law enforcement personnel patrolling on bicycles.

Date Passed: Monday, September 30, 2013

Effective Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013

C35035 Section 1