Chapter 3 – Bicycles

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CHAPTER 3

 

BICYCLES

 

 

PART 1

 

BICYCLE PATHS

 

§101. Definitions

§102. Statement of Background, Purpose and Policy

§103. Permitted Use of Bike Paths

§104. Prohibited Use of Bike Paths

§105. Signage

§106. Penalty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PART 1

 

BICYCLE PATHS

 

 

§101. DEFINITIONS.

 

The following words and phrases when used in this Part shall have the meanings as provided in this Section as follows:

 

BICYCLE – a two-wheeled vehicle powered only by human energy.

 

BIKE PATH – a path created or accepted by the Board, designated as a bike path on the Township’s records and as marked by signs designating such.

 

BOARD – the Board of Township Commissioners of the Township of Hampden, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

 

LICENSE – a license granted by the Police Department as authorized in Chapter 3, Part 1, of the Hampden Township Code of Ordinances.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT – the Police Department in and for the Township.

 

TOWNSHIP – the Township of Hampden in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

 

(Ord. 92-11, 5/28/1992, §1)

 

 

§102. STATEMENT OF BACKGROUND, PURPOSE AND POLICY.

 

The Board explains its reasons for this Part as follows:

 

A.      There has been a growing public demand for off-road bike paths within the Township.  Developers and others have designed and planned for such paths, and the Board has encouraged the development and dedication of such paths for public use.  In the interest of public safety and reducing the Township’s liability arising from the use of bike paths, the Board intends by this Part to provide reasonable regulations governing the use of bike paths.

 

(Ord. 92-11, 5/28/1992, §2)

 

 

§103. PERMITTED USE OF BIKE PATHS.

 

Bike paths may be used only for the purpose of the operation of bicycles and pedestrian use.

 

(Ord. 92-11, 5/28/1992, §3)

 

§104. PROHIBITED USES OF BIKE PATHS.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to use a bike path other than as permitted in §203, above.  The following uses are listed for information purposes as being specifically prohibited:

 

A.      Operation of any wheeled instrument, including roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, wagons, scooters, tricycles, kiddy-cars, etc.

 

B.       Operation of any motorized vehicle, including motorized bicycles, motorscooters, mopeds, motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), etc.

 

(Ord. 92-11, 5/28/1992, §4)

 

 

§105. SIGNAGE.

 

Each bike path shall be marked by signs containing the following information:

 

BIKE PATH

 

(Regulated by Hampden Township Ordinance)

 

Signs shall be erected in accordance with Hampden Township specifications.

 

(Ord. 92-11, 5/28/1992, §5)

 

 

§106. PENALTY.

 

Any person who violates any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.

 

(Ord. 92-11, 5/28/1992, §6; as amended by Ord. 98-7, 8/27/1998)

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