(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)   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 violator's motor vehicle operator's license. When a citation is issued to a bicycle operator, the fact that the violation involves a bicycle shall be clearly indicated on the citation.
   (C)   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.
   (D)   No person 14 years of age or older shall operate a bicycle on the sidewalks located within the geographical incorporated boundary limits of the City of New Albany ("city").
   (F)   No operator of any bicycle shall carry another person on such bicycle, except as provided herein.
      (1)   A bicycle shall not be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped. Riders of "tandem bicycles" all must be able to comfortably reach the pedals of the bicycle.
      (2)   A passenger shall ride only upon a permanent and regular seat attached to the bicycle, or to a trailer towed by the bicycle.
      (3)   An adult may carry a child as a passenger, provided that the child meets all of the following conditions:
         (a)   Is over the age of one;
         (b)   Weighs less than 40 pounds or is less than 40 inches in height;
         (c)   Is properly seated in a permanent and attached child seat or in a trailer attached to the bicycle, provided that the seat/trailer is equipped with a harness to hold the child securely to the seat, and protection is provided against the child's feet or hands hitting the spokes of the wheels;
         (d)   Is able to maintain an erect, seated position on the bicycle;
         (e)   Is wearing an appropriately-sized helmet that is secured to the head by straps while the bicycle is being operated, or is in an enclosed bicycle trailer that protects the passenger's head from impact in an accident; and
         (f)   Does not remain in the child seat or trailer when the bicycle operator is not in immediate control of the bicycle.
(Ord. G-64-180, passed 11-9-1964; Ord. G-11-36, passed 11-17-2011) Penalty, see § 73.99