For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BICYCLE. A vehicle with one, two, or three wheels, solely human-powered, propelled by operable pedals (or a hand-driven equivalent) affixed to a mechanical propulsion system transmitted to one or more wheels, and has handlebars for steering and a saddle-like seat.
   BIKEWAY. Any facility that designates space for bicycles, electric bicycles, and powered micro-mobility vehicles, separate from motor vehicle traffic. This may include, but is not limited to, trails, paths, parts of a roadway, or a surface or smoothed shoulder.
   ELECTRIC BICYCLE (E-BIKE). A two- or three-wheeled vehicle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 1,000 watts (1.5 h.p.), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such a motor while ridden by an operator who weighs 170 pounds, is less than 20 mph.
   MOTOR VEHICLE. Any machine which is capable of the transportation of persons or property and which is powered by an internal combustion, diesel, or electric engine and/or motor. This category shall include, but not be limited to, automobiles, semitrucks, mopeds, and motorcycles.
   POWERED BICYCLE. A wheeled vehicle that: 1) Has operable pedals; 2) Is steered by the operator using handlebars; 3) Has a seat for the operator (and passenger); and 4) Is powered partially or fully by an internal combustion engine.
   POWERED MICRO-MOBILITY VEHICLE. A vehicle that has a curb weight of less than or equal to 500 pounds (227 kg), a top speed of 20 mph or less, and is powered by an electric motor. This category shall include, but not be limited to, mobility scooters, stand-up scooters, and segways.
   PROTECTIVE HELMET. A piece of headgear which meets or exceeds the impact standards for protective bicycle helmets set by the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the Snell Memorial Foundations (SNELL).
   ROLLER SKATES. Any self-propelled footwear or device which may be attached to the foot or footwear to which wheels are attached and such wheels may be used by the wearer in moving, including in-line skates known as "roller blades".
   SKATEBOARD. Any board or platform with attached small wheels that is completely self-propelled and used for individual transportation. A nonmotorized scooter (a board with a handle) is considered a skateboard.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 157-2021, approved 11-11-2021)