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We had fun with this one last week at the New Albany Bicycle Coalition blog.

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By popular demand, from the New Albany, Indiana, Code of Ordinances (TITLE VII: TRAFFIC CODECHAPTER 73: BICYCLES AND MOPEDS), here are the bicycle “rules” for the city of New Albany.

***OPERATION OF BICYCLES

§ 73.01 OPERATING BICYCLE AT RIGHT-HAND EDGE OF ROADWAY.
All bicycles shall be operated as near as practicable to the right-hand edge of the roadway.
(’71 Code, §73.12) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64) Penalty, see § 73.99

§ 73.02 EMERGING FROM ALLEY; YIELDING RIGHT-OF-WAY.
The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching the sidewalk or sidewalk area. Upon entering the roadway, the operator shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching the roadway.
(’71 Code, §73.13) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64) Penalty, see § 73.99

§ 73.03 RIDING ON SIDEWALKS.
(A) It shall be permissible for any person to ride a bicycle within a residential district of the city. Such person shall yield the right-of-way at all times to pedestrians. (’71 Code, §73.14) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64)
(B) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district. (’71 Code, §73.15) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64)
Penalty, see § 73.99

§ 73.04 OPERATING BICYCLE ON CERTAIN STREETS.
No person shall ride or propel any bicycle upon any sidewalk within the city bounded by the west side of State Street or the east side of Bank Street, the south side of Main Street to the north side of Elm Street; nor on Vincennes Street from Oak Street to Main Street.
(’71 Code, §73.31) (Ord. 4120, passed 3-6-39) Penalty, see § 73.99

§ 73.05 REASONABLE SPEED.
No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing. Every bicycle shall be operated with reasonable regard to the safety of the rider and of other persons or property.
(’71 Code, §73.19) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64) Penalty, see § 73.99

§ 73.06 OPERATING UNDER INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.
No person shall operate a bicycle while under the influence of liquor or drugs, or while physically or mentally unfit to safely operate the same.
(’71 Code, §73.20) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64) Penalty, see § 73.99

§ 73.07 LEAVING BICYCLE UNATTENDED.
No person shall leave a bicycle unattended upon any sidewalk, in the areas provided in §73.18, unless a regular parking stand is available for the purpose of parking such bicycle.
(’71 Code, §73.29) (Ord. 4120, passed 3-6-39) Penalty, see § 73.99

§ 73.08 PLACEMENT OF BICYCLE PARKING STAND.
All such bicycle parking stands must be placed at the outer edge of the sidewalk, and must be removed from the sidewalks at sundown.
(’71 Code, §73.30) (Ord. 4120, passed 3-6-39) Penalty, see § 73.99

§ 73.09 BICYCLE TO BE IN SAFE CONDITION.
No person shall operate a bicycle which is not in safe mechanical condition.
(’71 Code, §73.07) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64) Penalty, see § 73.99

§ 73.10 BICYCLE WHEEL NOT TO EXCEED CERTAIN DIAMETER.
No person shall operate a bicycle with a wheel diameter greater than 15 inches on any street, sidewalk, alley or other public place, unless such bicycle has been licensed by the city and the proper license is attached thereto as provided by this chapter.
(’71 Code, §73.01) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64) Penalty, see § 73.99

***LICENSING

§ 73.20 LICENSE REQUIRED BEFORE OPERATING BICYCLE.
No person shall ride or propel a bicycle upon any public highway, street, boulevard or other public place in the city, unless the same shall be licensed as herein provided.
(’71 Code, §73.28) (Ord. 4120, passed 3-6-39) Penalty, see § 73.99

§ 73.21 APPLICATION FOR LICENSE.
Application for license shall be made by the owner. If the owner is under 12 years of age, application shall be made by the owner’s parent or guardian, in the office of the City Controller upon forms provided by the city.
(’71 Code, §73.02) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64)

§ 73.22 RECORD OF CERTAIN DATA TO BE KEPT.
The City Controller shall make a record of the number of each license, the date issued, the name and address of the person to whom issued and the number on the frame of the bicycle, for which he shall collect a fee for the city of $.50.
(’71 Code, §73.03) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64)

§ 73.23 ISSUANCE OF A BICYCLE LICENSE.
Upon receiving proper application, the City Controller is authorized to issue a bicycle license which shall be valid during one calendar year; provided, however, that it shall be lawful to retain such license of the year last past until, but not including March 1 of the current calendar year, at which time, the old license expires and a new license must be obtained.
(’71 Code, §73.04) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64)

§ 73.24 ATTACHMENT OF LICENSE TO BICYCLE.
The license shall be firmly attached to the rear of the bicycle so as to be plainly visible.
(’71 Code, §73.05) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64) Penalty, see § 73.99

§ 73.25 NONTRANSFERENCE OF LICENSE.
Upon the sale or other transfer or destruction of a licensed bicycle, the license shall either be surrendered to the City Controller, or may be assigned to another bicycle upon proper application, but without payment of any additional fee. A license issued for a particular bicycle shall not be attached to a different bicycle.
(’71 Code, §73.06) (Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-64) Penalty, see § 73.99

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