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Article 3 - Bicycles and Mini-Bikes

ARTICLE 3 – BICYCLES AND MINI-BIKES


SECTION 4-301:  BICYCLES; PROHIBITED ACTS
SECTION 4-302:  BICYCLES; OPERATION
SECTION 4-303:  BICYCLES; EQUIPMENT
SECTION 4-304:  MINI-BIKES; UNLAWFUL OPERATION
SECTION 4-305:  MINI-BIKES; EMERGENCIES AND PARADES
SECTION 4-306:  MINI-BIKES; PUBLIC LANDS
SECTION 4-307:  MINI-BIKES; TRAFFIC LAWS INAPPLICABLE

 

 

 

 

SECTION 4-301:  BICYCLES; PROHIBITED ACTS

    A. Any person who rides a bicycle shall not ride other than upon or astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto.

    B. Any person who rides a bicycle shall not remove his or her feet from the pedals and shall have at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.

    C. Any person who operates a bicycle shall not carry any package, bundle, or article which prevents such operator from keeping at least one hand upon the handlebars.

    D. No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,315)

 

SECTION 4-302:  BICYCLES; OPERATION

 

    A. Any person who operates a bicycle upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under conditions then existing shall ride as near to the right-hand curb or right-hand edge of the roadway as practicable except when:

 

        1. Overtaking and passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction;

 

        2. Preparing for a left turn onto a private road or driveway or at an inter-section;

 

        3. Reasonably necessary to avoid conditions that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or right-hand edge of the roadway, including fixed or moving objects, stopped or moving vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, or surface hazards;

 

        4. Riding upon a lane of substandard width which is too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane; or

 

        5. Lawfully operating a bicycle on the paved shoulders of a highway included in the state highway system as provided in Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,142.  Any person who operates a bicycle upon a roadway with a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less on which traffic is restricted to one direction of movement and which has two or more marked traffic lanes may ride as near to the left-hand curb or left-hand edge of the roadway as practicable.  Whenever a person operating a bicycle leaves the roadway to ride on the paved shoulder or leaves the paved shoulder to enter the roadway, the person shall clearly signal his or her intention and yield the right of way to all other vehicles.

 

    B. Any person who operates a bicycle upon a highway shall not ride more than single file except on paths or parts of highways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.

 

    C. Except as provided in Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,142, whenever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a highway, a person operating a bicycle shall use such path and shall not use such highway.

 

    D. A local authority may by ordinance further regulate the operation of bicycles and may provide for the registration and inspection of bicycles.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,317)

 

SECTION 4-303:  BICYCLES; EQUIPMENT

 

    A. When in use at nighttime, a bicycle shall be equipped with a light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front on a clear night and with a red reflector on the rear of a type which is approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles or a local authority, visible on a clear night from all distances between 100 feet and 600 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of headlights on a motor vehicle.  A red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear may be used in addition to such red reflector.

    B. Any bicycle used on a highway shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which will enable the operator to stop the bicycle within 25 feet of the point of braking when moving at a speed of 10 miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,318)

SECTION 4-304:  MINI-BIKES; UNLAWFUL OPERATION

    It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a mini-bike upon any street or highway within the corpo­rate limits of the city.  For purposes of this article, "mini-bike" shall mean a two-wheel motor vehicle which has a total wheel and tire diameter of less than 14 inches, an engine-rated capacity of less than 45 cubic centi­meters displacement, or a seat height less than 25 inches from the ground, or any other two-wheel motor vehicle primarily designed by the manufacturer for off-road use only.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§60-6,347, 60-6,352)

SECTION 4-305:  MINI-BIKES; EMERGENCIES AND PARADES

    Mini-bikes shall be exempt from the pro­visions of this article during any public emergency or while being used in parades by regularly organ­ized units of any recognized charitable, social, educational or community service organization.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,348)

SECTION 4-306:  MINI-BIKES; PUBLIC LANDS

    Mini-bikes shall be prohibited upon the public lands owned by the city except where allowed by resolution of the City Council.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,353)

SECTION 4-307:  MINI-BIKES; TRAFFIC LAWS INAPPLICABLE

    The provisions of Neb. Rev. Stat. Chapter 60, Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, and 17 shall not be applicable to the owners and operators of any mini-bike.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. §60-6,347)