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File #: O-31-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 7/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/11/2021 Final action: 1/11/2021
Title: Non-motorized wheeled vehicles - For the purpose of setting standards for the use of non-motorized wheeled vehicles on sidewalks; and establishing a definition.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley, Elly Tierney
Indexes: Public Safety Committee, Transportation Committee
Attachments: 1. O-31-20 Nonmotorized Wheeled Vehicles First Reader.pdf, 2. O-31-20 Staff Report.pdf, 3. O-31-20 Fiscal Impact Note.pdf, 4. O-31-20 Amendments 1-2 - Tierney, 5. O-31-20 SIGNED

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Non-motorized wheeled vehicles - For the purpose of setting standards for the use of non-motorized wheeled vehicles on sidewalks; and establishing a definition. 

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CITY COUNCIL OF THE

City of Annapolis

 

Ordinance 31-20

 

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley and Alderwoman Tierney

Co-sponsored by:

 

Referred to

Public Safety Committee

Transportation Committee

 

AN ORDINANCE concerning

 

Non-motorized wheeled vehicles

 

FOR                     the purpose of setting standards for the use of non-motorized wheeled vehicles on sidewalks; and establishing a definition.

 

BY                        repealing and re-enacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2020 Edition

12.48.020

 

 

SECTION I:                     BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

 

Title 12 - VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

Chapter 12.48 - PLAYING IN STREETS

 

Section 12.48.020 - Non-motorized wheeled vehicles in nonresidential areas.

 

A.                     A person may not ride on or use any non-motorized wheeled vehicle in a negligent manner on any public street, alley, sidewalk or way in the City of Annapolis; PROVIDED IT IS NOT DONE SO IN A NEGLIGENT MANNER.  For purposes of this section, a person is guilty of negligent riding or using a non-motorized wheeled vehicle if the person rides or uses the non-motorized wheeled vehicle in a careless or imprudent manner that endangers any property or the life, safety or person of any individual.

 

B.                     FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, NON-MOTORIZED WHEELED VEHICLE SHALL MEAN SKATEBOARDS, IN-LINE SKATES, ROLLERBLADES, BICYCLES, UNICYCLES AND ANY OTHER VEHICLE WITH ONE OR MORE WHEEL(S) THAT IS PROPELLED BY HUMAN POWER.

 

C.                     EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION A. OF THIS SECTION, A PERSON MAY NOT RIDE A NON-MOTORIZED WHEELED VEHICLE ON A SIDEWALK OR SIDEWALK AREA WHERE SUCH ACTIVITY IS POSTED AS PROHIBITED.  THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, IN CONSULTATION WITH RELEVANT CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND OTHER ENTITIES AS MAY BE DEEMED USEFUL BY THE DIRECTOR, SHALL UNDERTAKE ASSESSMENTS AND DEVELOP STANDARDS GUIDING DESIGNATION OF PROHIBITED AREAS, AND SHALL ERECT SIGNS IN AREASPROVIDING NOTICE WHERE NON-MOTORIZED WHEELED VEHICLES ARE PROHIBITED.

 

 

SECTION II:  AND BE IT FURTHER ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that this ordinance shall take effect from the date of its passage.

 

 

Explanation:

UPPERCASE indicates matter added to existing law.

Strikethrough indicates matter stricken from existing law.

Underlining indicates amendments.