Below is the amendment and other correspendence for the amendment of Santa Cruz, California Ordinance regarding ebikes and e-scooters, wich was approved unamimously and and became in effect, March 2000.
In year 2000, the City of Santa Cruz, California amended existing ordinance to incorporate accomodations for electric bicycles and electric scooters to be usied in the city as bicycles are.
ORDINANCE NO. 2000-____
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ AMENDING SECTIONS 10.68010, 10.68020, 10.68.030, 10.68.040, 10.68.050, 10.68.060, 10.68.070, 10.68.100, AND 10.68.200 OF THE SANTA CRUZ MUNICIPAL CODE AND ADDING SECTION 10.68.015 TO THE SANTA CRUZ MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE OPERATION OF BICYCLES AND PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION DEVICES ("PTD's) ON CITY STREETS AND SIDEWALKS.
BE IT ORDAINED By The City Of Santa Cruz As Follow:
Section 1. Section 10.68.010 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Section 10.68.010 Bicycles Defined.Section 2. Section 10.68.015 is herby added to the Santa Cruz Municipal Code to read as follows:
A 'bicyce' is a device upon which any person may rid, propelled by human power through a belt, chain, or gears, and having either two or three wheels in tandem or tricycle arrangement."
"Section 10.68.015 Personal Transportation Device 'PTD' Defined.Section 3. Section 10.68.020 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
A 'Personal Transportation Device' or 'PTD' is an electric bicycle as defined by Califrnia Vehicle Code section 406(b) and a motorized scooter as defined by California Vehicle Code section 407.5, both of which are capable of transporting persons from one place to another at a maximum speed of not more than twenty (20) miles per hour. 'PTD' does not include a moped as definged in California Vehicle Code section 406(a) or a motorized skateboard as refereneced in California Vehicle Code section 21968."
"Section 10.68.020 State Authority.Section 4. Section 1068.030 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
Reference is made by theis section to California Vehicle Code Division 100, Article, relating to laws applicable to bicycle use and equipment and by such reference any and all statutes relating to the operation of bicycles are incorporated into this chapter. Every person opeating a bicycle or a PTD on a roadway has all the rights and is subject o all the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle, by the laws of this state or by the ordinances of this City except those provision of laws and ordinances which by their nature can have no application, and except as otherwise provided in this chapter."
"Section 10.68.030 Operation upon Sidewalks.Section 5. Section 10.68.040 or the Santa Curz Municipal Code is hereby amended to reas as follow:
No person shall ride a bicycle or PTD upon sidewalks fronting and adjacent to commerical establishments, stores, or buildings used for business or commercial purposes. Every person operating a bicycle or PTD upon a sidewalk shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrians on such sidewalk."
"Section 10.68.040 Group Operation.Section 6. 10.68.050 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
No person or persons shall ride or operate bicycles or PTD's other than sigle file, except on paths or parts of a roadway set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles or PTD's."
"Section 10.68.050 Parking.Section 7. Section 10.68.060 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
No person shall park, stand, or chain any bicycle or PTD against windows, street trees, planter boxes, shrubs or planted areas, or on the main traveled portion of any sidwalk or public way, nor in such manner as to consitutute a hazard to pedestrians, vehicular traffic, or property. If no bicycle racks or other facilities intended to be used for bicycle or PTD parking are available in the vicinity, bicycles or PTD's may be parked on the sidewalk in an upright position parallel to and within twenty-four inches of the street curb."
"Section 10.68.060 Bicycle Parking Prohibited.Section 8. 10.68.070 or the Santa Cruz Municipal Code is herby amended to read as follows:
No personal shall park a bicycle or PTD at any location which has been posted with signs prohibiting such parking."
"Section 10.68.070 Racing and Trick Riding.Section 9. 10.68.090 or the Santa Cruz Muniipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
No person operating a bicycle or PTD upon a public highway or street shall participate in any unauthorized race, speed or endurance contest, provided, however, that the city council may authorize bicycle or PTD racing and trick riding events together with temporary closure of a portion of any street pursuant to Section 21101(e) of the State Vehicle Code."
"Section 10.68.090 Pessengers.Section 10. Section 10.68.100 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
No person riding or operating a bicycle or PTD shall carry another person on said bicycle or PTD unless such person or passenger is seated upon an individual seat or carrier with footrests seperate from those intended to be used by the operator."
"Section 10.68.100 Entering Public Right-of-Ways.Section 11. Section 10.68.200 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
THe operator of a bicycle or PTD, on approaching any public right-of-way when the view is obstructed, shall stop such bicycle or PTD immediately prior to entering upon such public right-or-way."
"Section 10.6X.200 Operation of PTD's on Municipal Pathways Not within the Roadway Prohibited.Ordinance No. 2000-___
PTD's may be operated on any muniicap bicycle path, trail, or bikeway, unless the Santa Cruz City Council or the governing body of the public agency having jurisdiction over such path or bikeway prohibits such operation by resulution."
Passed FOR PUBLICATION this 7th day of March, 2000 by the following:
APPROVED BY MAYOR: