Freeport Bicycle Law (Com. from page 3)
Sec. 82-15. Yielding right-of-way.
The operator of a bicycle
emerging from an alley, drive-way
or building shall, upon
approaching a sidewalk or the
sidewalk area extending across
any, alley way,, yield the right-of-
way to all pedestrians ap-proaching
on said sidewalk or
sidewalk area and, upon enter-ing
the roadway, shall yield the
right-of-way to all vehicles
"approaching on said roadway.
Sec. 82-16. Carrying packages.
No person operating a bi-cycle
shall carry any package of
bundle or article which pre-vents
the rider from keeping at
least one (1) had on the handle-bars.
Sec. 82-17. Parking bicycles.
No person shall park a bi-cycle
upon a street, other than
upon the roadway against the
curb or upon the sidewalk in a
rack to support the bicycle, or
against a building or at the
curb in such a manner as to
afford the least obstruction to
Sec. 82-18. Operation on side-walks.
A. Restricted. No person
over the age of ten (10) years
shall ride a bicycle upon any
sidewalk in the village. No per-son
shall ride a bicycle on a
sidewalk within, a business
B. Right-of-way. Whenever
any person is riding a bicycle g
upon the sidewalk, such person
shall yield the right-of-way to
any pedestrian and shall give
an audible signal before over-taking
and passing such ped-estrian.
§82-19. Required equipment.
A. Lamps and reflector.
Every bicycle when in use
between one (1) hour after
sunset and one (1) hour be- C.
fore sunrise shall be equip-ped
with a lamp on the
front, which shall emit a
white light visible from a
distance of a least five
hundred (500) feet to the
front, and with a red reflec-tor
on the rear, of a type
which shall be visible from
all distances from three
hundred (300) feet to the
rear when directly in front
of lawful upper beams of
headlamps on a motor ve-hicle.
A lamp emitting a red
light visible from a distance
of five hundred (500) feet to
the rear may be used in
addition to the red reflector.
Sound device. No person
shall operate a bicycle un-less
it is equipped with a
bell or other device capable
of giving a signal audible
for a distance of at least one
hundred (100) feet, except
that a bicycle shall not be
equipped with nor shall any
person use upon a bicycle
any siren or whistle.
Brake. Every bicycle shall
be equipped with a brake
adequate to control the
movement of and stop such
vehicle whenever neces-sary.
Such brake shall be
maintained in good working
order at all times.
SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS
$3.41 per hour
12-20 hours per week
Must have driver's license, dependable transportation.
Must be a village resident.
Apply: Office of the Village Clerk
46 N. Ocean Avenue
9 am - 4 pm
A Public Information Bulletin
of The Village Of Freeport
46 North Ocean Avenue
Telephone FReeport 8-4000
William H. White, Mayor
Public Meetings on the 1st. and 3rd. Mondays of the Month, at 8:00 P.M.
The Village Of Freeport
New Season For Kiddie Club
The 1982-83 Kiddie Club at the
Recreation Center will begin on
Tuesday, September 7. Registra-tion
will be held Wednesday and
-Thursday, September 1 and 2,
9 am to 4 pm, at the Center. A
birth certificate and physician's
' certification of health is required
The Kiddie Club is open to
youngsters, ages 3 to 4Vj, who
are toilet trained. Under the dir-ection
of experienced leaders, it is
an extraordinary children's pro-gram
praised by parents and edu-cators.
In an informal atmosphere,
encouraging creativity and learn-ing,
the program includes music,
games, creative drama, story-time,
dance, puppetry, arts and
crafts, films and trips. Special
programs and events are planned
utilizing the gymnasium, pool and
ice rink at the Recreation Center.
Parents have the choice of
'registering their child in the
morning session, 9 to 11:30 or the
afternoon session, 1 to 3:30. The
program runs from Tuesday to
Friday and a child may be regis-tered
for two days per week at $20
per month, three days at $30 or
four at $40. Non-residents are
charged an additional $5 per
A child may be registered on a
seasonal basis—September to
December and January to mid-
May—or on a monthly basis if
space is available. Monthly regis-tration
is held on the last Tuesday
of each month (except Septem-ber)
from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Fees
must be fully paid at the begin-ning
of the season, or the begin-ning
of the month, depending
upon type of registration.
Trustees: Dorothy Storm, Alfred Sirlin, James Clark
Village Clerk : Thomas DeVincenzo; Attorney: Harrison J. Edwards Jr.; Treasurer: Thomas M. Molloy
(Adopted by Village Board 6/21/82)
The following law govern-ing
bicycles in Freeport was
originally adopted by the
Board of Trustees in 1966. It
was amended in 1974 and
It is incumbent upon all
bicycle owners to read and
obey this law for their safety
and for the security of their
equipment. Parents should
be certain their children
understand the rules of the
road as out lined.
The law requires the regis-tration
of all bicycles. Such
registration was instituted
for the sole purpose of eas-ing
the return of stolen or
lost bikes to their owners.
Registration is held each
Wednesday, ' 8:30-am to
4 pm, at Police Headquart-ers,
40 North Ocean Avenue.
Cost is 25$ for the metal
identification plate which is
affixed to the bike at the time
of registration. The owners
of new bicycles should bring
their sales receipt so that the
serial number may be re-corded.
A signature is required on
the application for registra-tion.
A parent must sign for
those under the age of 16. •
Licensing and Regulation
Sec. 82-1. Applicability &
These regulations applicable
to bicycles shall apply when-ever
a bicycle is operated upon
any street or upon any public
path set aside for the exclusive
use of bicycles, subject to those
exceptions stated herein. The
sole purpose of this Article is to
assist and aid in the recovery of
lost or stolen bicycles and the
registration of bicycles does not
in any way imply that the Vil-lage
is certifying to the safety
of the bicycles or the qualifica-tions
of the operator.
Sec. 82-2. Definition.
The term "bicycle" shall
mean and include any vehicle
consisting of an arrangement
or combination of two (2)
wheels, one (1) following the
other, supported by a frame
and propelled by the feet acting
Sec. 82-3. Bicycles to be
It shall be unlawful for any
resident of the Village to oper-ate,
use or permit to be used or
operated or rent for use any
bicycle upon any of the public
highways, streets, avenues,
parks or public places in the
Village without first registering
..the bicycle with the Police
Department and obtaining a
certificate of registration and
identification plate therefor.
Sec. 84-4. Annual registration
cards and identifi-cation
A. Prerequisites. The Chief
of Police is hereby authorized
and directed to issue bicycle
registration cards and metallic
identification plates each year
to the owner of any bicycle
(1) An application containing
the name of the owner or, if
the owner is under sixteen
(16) years, the name of the
parent or guardian and the
make and serial number
and color of the bicycle, to-gether
with the name and
address of the person from
whom the same was pur-chased.
(2) The payment of the fee
B. Registration cards: con-tents.
The registration cards
shall be numbered consecutive-ly
and shall contain the name
and address of the owner or, if
the owner is under sixteen
(16) years of age, the name of
the parent or guardian.
C. Identification plate; con-tents.
The metallic identifica-tion
plate shall have the corres-ponding
number to the regis-tration
certificate with, the
word Freeport thereon, which
shall be attached to the bicycle
by the Police Department and
shall not be removed during
the valid term of registration,
except by the Police Depart-ment.
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Sec. 82-5. Registration and
transfer fees; rec-ords.
A. Designated. The fee to be.
paid for registration for each
bicycle shall be twenty-five
cents ($0.25). The fee shall be
paid in advance at the time of
the issuance of the registration
and identification plate. In the
event that the original bicycle
identification plate is mutilat-ed,
damaged, lost or stolen, a
new plate shall be issued by the
Chief of Police upon payment
of a fee of twenty-five cents
B. Transfer of registration.
A registration certificate may
be transferred, when owner-ship
of a bicycle-is -transferred «
to a new owner, upon payment
of a fee of twenty-five ($0.25)
by the new owner.
C. Records. The Chief of
Police shall keep a permanent
record of all registration cards
for each bicycle registered in
the Police Department and
transmit a duplicate set there-of,
together with the fees col-lected
therefor, to the Treasur-er.
Sec. 82-6. Expiration of regis-tration;
Every bicycle registration
shall expire on the 30th day of
November next after its issue.
Upon or within thirty (30) days
prior to the expiration of any
bicycle registration, the same
may be renewed upon applica-tion
and payment of the same
fee as upon original applica-tion.
Sec. 82-7. Mutilation of serial
It shall be unlawful for any
person to willfully or malicious-ly
remove, destroy, mutilate or
alter the serial number of any
bicycle frame licensed pur-suant
to this Article. Within
seven (7) days after any bicycle
registered hereunder shall
change ownership or be dis-mantled
and taken out of oper-ation,
the person in whose
name the bicycle has been
registered shall report such in-formation
to the Police Depart-ment
of the village. It shall also
be unlawful for any person to
remove, destroy, mutilate or
alter any identification plate or
registration card during the
time in which such identifica-tion
plate or registration card
Sec. 82-8. Secondhand bicycles
Every person engaged in the
business of buying, selling, ex-changing
or trading in used or
secondhand .bicycles. and .every
person engaged in the business
of buying or selling new bi-cycles
shall make a weekly re-port
to the Police Department
of all used and secondhand bi-cycles
or traded in during the week.
Each such report shall specify a
full and complete description of
such used or secondhand bi-cycles
and, in addition thereto,
whenever available, the manu-facturer's
or maker's factory
serial number, frame number,
color, type wheel size, name of
brake and mark of identifica-tion,
the date of purchase or
trade and the name of the per-son
selling or trading in such
Sec. 82-9. Identification plates
for rental bicycles.
No person engaged in the
business of renting bicycles in
the village shall rent or hire a
bicycle to anyone without the
hired bicycle having an identi-fication
plate issued by the
Chief of Police attached there-to.
Sec. 82-10. Reports of transfers
Every person who • sells or
transfers ownership of any
bicycle shall report such sale or
transfer by returning the regis-tration
card issued to such per-son,
together with the name
and address of the person to
whom said bicycle was sold or
transferred, to the Chief of
Police, and such report shall be
made within seven (7) days of
the date of such sale or trans-fer.
The purchaser of trans-feree
of such bicycle shall apply
for a transfer of the registration
thereof within seven (7) days of
the sale or transfer.
Sec. 82-11. Observance of traf-fic
• —Every person riding a bicycle
upon a roadway shall be grant-ed
all the rights and shall be
subject to all the duties applic-able
to the driver of a vehicle
by the laws of this state declar-ing
rules of the road applica-ble
to vehicles or by the traffic
ordinances of this village appli-cable
to the driver of a vehicle,
(1) except as to special regula-tions
in this Article and except
as to those provisions of laws
and ordinances which by their
nature can have no application.
(1) Editor's Note: The vehicle
and traffic regulations of the
village are printed in pamphlet
form and are on file in the
office of the Village Clerk.
Sec. 82-12. Traffic Control
signs and signals.
A. Required. Any person
operating a bicycle shall obey
the instructions of official traf-fic
control signals, signs and
other control devices applicable
to vehicles, unless otherwise
directed by a police officer.
B. Turns. Whenever author-ized
signs are erected indica-ting
that no right or left or U-turn
is permitted, no .person
operating a bicycle shall dis-obey
the direction of any such
Sec. 82-13. Keeping to right;
use of paths; hand
A. Generally. Every person
operating a bicycle upon a
roadway shall ride as- near to
the right-hand side of the road-way
as practicable and shall
exercise due care when passing
a standing vehicle or one pro-ceeding
in the same direction.
B. Riding abreast. Persons
riding bicycles upon a roadway
shall not ride more than one
(1) abreast in single file, except
on paths or parts of roadways
set aside for the exclusive use
C. Use of paths. Whenever a
usable path for bicycles -has-been
provided adjacent to a
roadway, bicycle riders shall
use such paths and shall not
use the roadway.
D. Hand signals required.
Before turning or changing the
direction of any bicycle upon
any street, highway, parkway
or public place, it shall be the
duty of the bicycle rider to give
a signal by the extension of the
hand to indicate the direction
he is intended to proceed.
Sec. 82-14. Speed.
No person shall operate a
bicycle at a speed greater than
is reasonable and prudent
under the condition then exist-
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