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9.62.020 Definitions.
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The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings indicated, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

“Bicycle” means every device propelled solely by human power upon which a person or persons may ride, having two tandem wheels of any diameter or three wheels, any one of which is more than 20 inches in diameter and within this chapter shall include any attached trailers, sidecars and/or device being towed by a bicycle.

“Bicycle Lane” means a portion of the roadway which has been designated by traffic-control devices for preferential or exclusive use by bicycles.

“Guardian” means a parent, legal guardian, adult with custody or temporary custody, who maintains responsibility whether voluntary or otherwise for the safety and welfare of a person under the age of 18 years.

“Helmet” means a head covering designed for safety that meets or exceeds safety standards adopted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or such subsequently nationally recognized standards for helmet performance. In the absence of an applicable CPSC standard, the head covering must meet or exceed the current standards adopted by either the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) or the Snell Foundation until such applicable CPSC standard exists or such subsequently nationally recognized standards for helmet performance is adopted. The helmet must be equipped with either a neck or chinstrap that shall be fastened securely while the wheeled-vehicle is in motion.

“In-line skates and roller skates” means every device which is attached to the rider much like a pair of shoes or boots and which has two or more wheels attached inline or next to each other.

“Public area” means public roadways, paths, parks, trails, bicycle lanes or any right-of-way publicly-owned facility or publicly-owned property within the City of Vancouver.

“Scooter” means every device with a platform having two or more wheels beneath it and balancing handpost or steering device, which the rider balances on top of, and which is propelled solely by human power.

“Skateboard” means every device with a platform having two or more sets of wheels beneath it, which the rider balances on top of, and which is propelled solely by human power.

“Unicycle” means every device with a frame mounted over a single wheel propelled by pedals. (Ord. M-3869 § 1, 2008) (Ord. M-3869 § 1, 2008.)

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