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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 17.36 Division I Bicycles and Similar Devices

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DIVISION I. TRAFFIC CODE

Chapter 17.36
Bicycles and Similar Devices

Sections:

17.36.010 Effect of regulations.
17.36.020 Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles.
17.36.030 Riding on bicycles.
17.36.040 Clinging to vehicles.
17.36.050 Where ridden.
17.36.060 Carrying articles.
17.36.070 Lamps and other equipment on bicycles.
17.36.080 Riding on highway prohibited.
17.36.090 Reckless riding.

17.36.010 Effect of regulations.

A. The parent of the 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 chapter.

B. These regulations applicable to bicycles shall apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any street or upon any path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles subject to those exceptions stated herein.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 837.010.)

17.36.020 Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles.

Every person riding a bicycle 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 this chapter; except as to special regulations in this chapter and except as to those provisions of this chapter which by their nature can have no application.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 837.020.)

17.36.030 Riding on bicycles.

A. A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride other than upon or astride a permanent 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.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 837.030.)

17.36.040 Clinging to vehicles.

No person shall cling to any vehicle to be pulled thereby upon a roadway.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 837.040.)

17.36.050 Where ridden.

A. Every person operating a bicycle 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.

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

C. Riding on Sidewalks.

1. No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk except in an area zoned residential.

2. No person (15) or more years of age shall ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk, unless that sidewalk is established and signed as a bike path.

3. 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.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 837.050.)

17.36.060 Carrying articles.

No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the driver from keeping at least one hand upon the handle bars.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 837.060.)

17.36.070 Lamps and other equipment on bicycles.

A. Every bicycle when in use at night time shall be equipped with a front-facing lamp (white light) on the front or carried by the rider.

B. A rear-facing red reflector, on the rear, at least two square inches in reflective surface area.

C. Colorless or amber reflectors on both the front and rear surfaces of all pedals.

D. A side-facing colorless or amber reflector on each side of the front wheel, mounted on the wheel spokes and a colorless or red reflector on the rear wheel; or continuous retroreflective material (at least three-sixteenths of an inch wide) on each side of both tires.

E. Every bicycle shall be equipped with proper brakes.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 837.070.)

17.36.080 Riding on highway prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to enter or travel upon any portion of a limited-access highway with a bicycle or a tricycle, or a velocipede or any other contrivance except a motor vehicle.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 837.080.)

17.36.090 Reckless riding.

No person shall drive any bicycle or tricycle on a parking lot carelessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights and safety of others, or without due caution, or at a speed, or in any manner that endangers any person or property.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 837.090.)

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