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(a) Every person riding a bicycle upon a street shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle. Every person riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a pedestrian.
(b) The provisions of this Traffic Code shall apply to bicycles, except those provisions which by their nature are not applicable.
(c) A violation of any traffic law by an operator of a bicycle shall be ticketed using the same procedure as is used for motor vehicle infractions, except that any violation committed while operating a bicycle shall not affect the status of the bicycle operator's motor vehicle operator's license. When a citation is issued to a cyclist, the fact that the violation involves a bicycle shall be clearly indicated on the citation.
(d) Whenever there is a violation of traffic law by a bicycle operator or a violation by a motorist that endangers a bicycle operator, the court may permit demonstration of successful completion of a court approved cycling knowledge course or test in lieu of or in addition to a fine or other penalty.
(Ord. 2012-O-14. Passed 10-9-12.)