Section 14-503 Riding conduct, generally.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17496 on 11/04/2002, Section 14-503 read as follows.
Seat. A person propelling a cycle shall not ride other than astride a permanent and regular
seat attached thereto.
Number of riders. No cycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the
number for which it is designed and equipped.
Where; passing other vehicles. Every person operating a cycle upon a
roadway shall ride as
near to the right-hand side of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a
standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction. Riding to right; riding
person operating a cycle at less than the posted speed or slower than the flow of traffic upon a
roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as safe, exercising due care when
passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction, except when making a left
turn, when avoiding hazardous conditions, when the lane is too narrow to share with another
vehicle, or when on a one-way street. Bicyclists may ride abreast when not impeding other
(d) Single file. Persons riding cycles upon a roadway
shall ride single file except on paths or
parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of cycles.
(e) Cycle paths. Whenever a usable path for cycles
practical for sustained riding for transportation purposes has
been officially designated adjacent to a street or highway, cycle riders shall use such path and
shall not use the street or highway.
) Speed. No person shall operate a cycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent
under conditions then existing.
) Age--For major thoroughfares. No person less than nine (9) years of age shall ride a cycle
on any major thoroughfare unless accompanied by his or her parents or other responsible adult.
) Same--Night, any street. No person less than nine (9) years of age shall ride a cycle at
night on any street or thoroughfare unless accompanied by his or her parents or other responsible
(Code 1964, §§ 12.375(2), 12.1500)