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(a) Except as provided in division (b) of this section, it shall be legal to operate a bicycle upon a sidewalk when sidewalks are available and not congested with pedestrian traffic. If the sidewalk is congested with pedestrian traffic, any bicycle operator using the sidewalk shall walk the bicycle.
(b) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk, upon or along which signs have been erected by authority of the Director of Public Safety, prohibiting such bicycle riding.
(c) Whenever a person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk or any pedestrian way, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before attempting to overtake and pass a pedestrian or another bicycle. This audible signal may be given by the voice or by a bell or other warning device capable of giving an audible signal and shall be given at such a distance and in such a manner as not to startle a person or persons being overtaken and passed.
(d) Whenever a person is riding a bicycle on a sidewalk, the rider shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicular traffic using the roadway. If necessary, the operator shall dismount and walk the bicycle across an intersection or a street.
(e) Whenever a person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, the person, before overtaking and passing a blind person carrying a white cane or guided by a dog, shall dismount and overtake or pass on foot if necessary for safety.
(Ord. 2012-O-14. Passed 10-9-12.)