Sec. 10-1. Definition, age of operation.
The term "bicycle" as used in this chapter, shall be deemed to mean any device propelled solely by human power, upon which a person may ride either on or astride a regular seat attached thereto, having two or more wheels in tandem, including children’s bicycles, except a toy vehicle intended for use by young children. For purposes of the city code, a bicycle shall be a vehicle when operated on a highway, street or alley.
For purposes of this chapter, the term "bicycle" shall also include mopeds as defined in Section 46.2-100, of the Code of Virginia, and all sections in this chapter shall apply to both bicycles and mopeds unless otherwise specifically stated. Mopeds are defined as any vehicle that travels on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground that has (i) a seat that is no less than twenty-four (24) inches in height, measured from the middle of the seat perpendicular to the ground and (ii) a gasoline, electric, or hybrid motor that displaces less than fifty (50) cubic centimeters. For purposes of the city code, a moped shall be a vehicle when operated on a highway, street or alley.
No person under the age of sixteen (16) years shall operate a moped as defined in this chapter or a bicycle with a helper motor that is classified as a moped on any highway or public vehicular area of the city. (Code 1959, § 5.1-1; Ord. of 4-12-77; Ord. No. O-95-088, 4-25-95; Ord. No. O-99-225, 10-12-99, eff. 1-1-00; Ord. No. O-07-013, 1-23-07)
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