(a)   (1)   No person shall drive any vehicle, other than a bicycle or an electric bicycle if the motor is not engaged, upon a sidewalk or sidewalk area, except upon a permanent or duly authorized temporary driveway.
      (2)   This prohibition does not apply to a law enforcement officer, or other person sworn to enforce the criminal and traffic laws of the state, using an electric bicycle with the motor engaged while in the performance of the officer’s duties.
      (3)   Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting local authorities from regulating the operation of bicycles or electric bicycles, except that no local authority may require that bicycles or electric bicycles be operated on sidewalks.
(ORC 4511.711(A)) (Adopting Ordinance)
   (b)   In any hearing of the Municipal Court on a charge of illegal driving upon a sidewalk, testimony that a vehicle bearing a certain license plate was found parked within an area enclosed by sidewalks having no permanent or temporary driveway, and further testimony that the records of the State Registrar or Deputy Registrar of Motor Vehicles show that such license plate was issued to the defendant, shall be prima facie evidence that the vehicle so found was unlawfully driven by the defendant. A certified copy showing the fact of the issuance of the license from the Registrar or Deputy Registrar shall be proof of the ownership of the vehicle.
(Ord. 1996-200. Passed 4-5-67.)
   (c)   No person shall drive a vehicle on a tree lawn area or the curb of a street, except upon a permanent or duly authorized temporary driveway or when otherwise lawfully authorized.