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(A) The Chief of Police upon receiving proper application therefor is authorized to issue a bicycle license.
(B) The Chief of Police shall not issue a license for any bicycle when he or she knows or has reasonable ground to believe that the applicant is not the owner of or entitled to the possession of the bicycle.
(C) The Chief of Police shall keep a record of the number of each license, the date issued, the name and address of the person to whom issued, the number on the frame of the bicycle for which issued and a record of all bicycle license fees collected.
(D) The Chief of Police shall instruct each bicycle owner living in the city that the license plate registration shall be considered as a bicycle driver’s license, it shall be preserved and carried on the person of the owner at all times when riding the bicycle, and it shall be presented to a police officer on demand for his or her inspection.
(E) No person shall ride a bicycle in the city if he or she cannot, on demand of a regular police officer, produce the name and address of the owner and reasonable proof that he or she has the consent of the owner to ride the bicycle.
(F) The Chief of Police upon issuing a bicycle license shall also issue a license plate bearing the license number assigned to the bicycle, the name of the city and the calendar year for which issued and the expiration date thereof.
(G) The Chief of Police shall cause the license plate to be firmly attached to the rear mudguard or spring of the seat of the bicycle for which issued in the position as to be plainly visible from the rear.
(H) No person shall remove a license plate from a bicycle during the period for which issued, except upon a transfer of ownership or in the event the bicycle is dismantled and no longer operated on any street in the city. The license is not transferable and shall be removed on sale or junking of the bicycle.
(Prior Code, § 74.13) Penalty, see § 10.99