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16.70.410 Roller Skates and Skateboards.

(Replaced by Ordinance No. 185596, effective September 5, 2012.)

 

A.  No person may use roller skates, including in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, or other similar devices powered exclusively by human power upon any sidewalk within the area bounded by and including SW Jefferson, Naito Parkway, NW Hoyt and 13th Avenue.  The middle and bisecting sidewalks in the Park Blocks are considered sidewalks for the purposes of this Subsection.

 

B.  No person may use roller skates, including in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, or other similar devices powered exclusively by human power upon any street, roadway or sidewalk on

 

1.  SW 5th or 6th Avenues betweenSW Lincolnand Burnside; and on

 

2.  NW 5th or 6th Avenues between Burnside and Union Station.

 

C.  No person may use roller skates, including in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, or other similar devices powered exclusively by human power upon any street, roadway or sidewalk between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. on

 

1. SW Fairview Boulevard between SW Knights Boulevard and SW Kingston Avenue;

 

2.  SW Kingston Avenue between SW Tichner Driveand the Washington Park entrance;

 

3. SW Tichner Drive between SW Kingston Avenue and SW Marconi Avenue;

 

4. SW Marconi Avenue;

 

5. SW Park Place between SW Marconi Avenue and SW Wright Avenue;

 

6.  SW Lafayette Place;

 

7. SW Hampshire Street between SW Lafayette Place and SW Champlain Drive;

 

8. SW Champlain Drive between SW Hampshire Street and SW Rutland Terrace;

 

9. SW Rutland Terrace; and

 

10. West Burnside Street from Skyline Boulevard to SW Vista Avenue.

 

D.  No person may use roller skates, including in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, or other similar devices powered exclusively by human power upon any street, roadway or sidewalk while attached in any manner to any motor vehicle on the roadway. In addition, a person shall not knowingly drive a motor vehicle that is towing a person riding same.

 

E.  All persons using roller skates, including in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, or other similar devices powered exclusively by human power must while on a public street, traveling at less than the speed limit of the roadway shall yield to vehicles approaching from the rear by moving to the right curb or shoulder of the street.

 

F.  During limited visibility conditions and between the hours of sunset and sunrise, all persons using roller skates, including in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, or other similar devices powered exclusively by human power must be equipped with and use lighting equipment that shows a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front of the device.

 

G.  During limited visibility conditions and between the hours of sunset and sunrise, all  persons using roller skates, including in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, or other similar devices powered exclusively by human power must be equipped with and use lighting equipment that has a red reflector or lighting device or material of such size or characteristic and so mounted, carried or worn as to be visible from all distances up to 600 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of headlights on a motor vehicle.

 

H.  The penalty for failing to follow the rules of Subsections A. - G. shall be a minimum fine of $115.

 

I.  All persons under 16 years of age shall wear protective headgear when using roller skates, including in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, or other similar devices powered exclusively by human power upon any street, sidewalk, or bridge.  The penalty for failure to wear protective headgear as required in this subsection shall be a maximum fine of $25.

 

J.  Except for those provisions by their very nature can have no application, this subsection adopts the Oregon Motor Vehicle Code’s rules of the road for vehicle drivers to regulate the use of roller skates, including in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, or other similar devices powered exclusively by human power upon a public highway in the City. Riders of such devices are subject to the provisions applicable to, and have the same rights and duties provided any driver of a vehicle by the Oregon Vehicle Code concerning operating on highways except when otherwise specifically provided in this Code.

 

1.  The penalty for failing to follow the rules of the road incorporated by Subsection J. shall be a fine of $250.

 

a.  First time offenders of this Code are eligible to participate in Share the Road or similar program in lieu of the fine.

 

K.  This Section does not apply to bicycles as defined by Section 16.90.025 of this Code.