(a) Equipment. No bicycle shall be operated on any street or highway in the city between 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise without having attached thereto a headlight showing a white light visible for 500 feet from the front and a red reflector or luminous tape visible for 500 feet from the rear.
(b) Traffic Regulations. Every person riding a bicycle upon the streets, alleys, parks or public highways of the city shall observe all traffic signals, signs and rules regulating the operation of motor vehicles.
(c) Speed. No bicycle shall be ridden faster than is reasonable and proper considering the use and condition of the highway.
(d) Turns. Every person riding a bicycle upon the streets or highways of the city shall signal for all turns, and shall ride on the right-hand side of the street or highway within five feet of the curb, except when passing vehicles.
(e) Extra Passengers. It is unlawful for any person operating a bicycle upon the streets or highways of the city to carry another person on the same bicycle, provided, however, that this restriction shall not apply to tandem bicycles or to persons over 21 years of age.
(f) Single File. It is the duty of all persons operating a bicycle to ride single file, in a straight line and as near the right-hand curb as possible on all main highways and thoroughfares and in central business sections and when riding on other streets must not ride in groups of more than two abreast.
(g) Hitching on Vehicles. It is unlawful for any person while riding a bicycle on the streets or highways of the city to hitch or otherwise attach himself or herself onto other moving vehicles.
(h) Riding on Sidewalks. It is unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle upon the public sidewalks, except when necessary to pass to and from the streets or to and from private property, but this subsection shall not apply to those making deliveries or where the bicycle is equipped with trainer wheels, or in residential areas when there is no pedestrian traffic. Bicycle operators shall at all times yield to pedestrians.
(i) Leaving Bicycles on Sidewalks. It is unlawful for any person to leave a bicycle upon the public sidewalks or to leave any bicycle unattended except in designated parking areas. Any bicycle so parked or left shall constitute a nuisance which shall be abated by the impounding of the bicycle by the chief of police, or his or her representative pending trial.
(Code 1977, 10.08.080; Code 1997)