please no bikes, skateboards or other wheeled devices on the sidewalk in the business district – Sheridan Media
The Sheridan Police Department is asking residents to comply with City Ordinance 16-57.
This ordinance informs the public that – Anyone driving a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, roller skates or inline skates on sidewalks, alleys or the city street must yield the right of way to all pedestrians; and when entering a street must give way to all approaching vehicles. –
The ordinance then lists the downtown limits from DSA to Sheridan.
SPD captain Tom Ringley asked customers in the area to respect the ordinance during an appearance on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse.
Ringley told listeners, in an effort to keep the area attractive, that there was no signage in the area advising the public of the order, but the order is still in place.
According to Ringley, the department felt the need to address the issue publicly as many officers report seeing too many drivers of these devices going too fast on the sidewalk, creating a dangerous environment for those doing business or visiting the area.
This ordinance does not restrict the use of devices used by people with reduced mobility, such as wheelchairs or other mobility aids, but devices used in recreation, fitness, sport and transport.
Such devices can be used on the street as long as the operator obeys the traffic laws and rides in the same direction as the flow of traffic.
To view the full order, click here, you will find Order 16-57 under Chapter 16, MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC.