City of Manassas Park


Sec. 6-1. Condition.

All bicycles operated in the city shall be in good normal working condition.

(Code 1971, S 4-1)

Sec. 6-2. Riding after dark.

It shall be unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle after dark. This section shall not apply to a person riding after dark on business.

(Code 1971, S 4-2)

Sec. 6-3. Stunting; racing.

It shall be unlawful for any person riding a bicycle to practice stunts or to race on the streets.

(Code 1971, S 4-3)

Sec. 6-4. Parking at shopping center.

It shall be unlawful for any person to park or set any bicycle on the sidewalk or the arcade of the Manassas Park Shopping Center.

(Code 1971, S 4-5)

Cross references: Parking, S 24-47 et seq.

Secs. 6-5–6-15. Reserved.


Sec. 6-16. Required.

No person shall operate a bicycle within the city unless it has been currently licensed in accord with this article.

(Code 1971, S 4-7)

Sec. 6-17. Applicant to understand “Rules for Bicyclists.”

A full understanding of the pamphlet “Rules for Bicyclists” by the applicant for a bicycle license shall be considered a prerequisite to the issuance of the license.

(Code 1971, S 4-10)

Sec. 6-18. Fee.

The fee for a bicycle license shall be two dollars ($2.00).

(Code 1971, S 4-11)

Sec. 6-19. Issuance.

Licenses for bicycles will be issued to bicycle owners only at the public schools. A policeman will issue such licenses.

(Code 1971, S 4-9)

Sec. 6-20. Attachment of plate.

The proper license plate will be firmly attached to the frame of each bicycle.

(Code 1971, S 4-8)

Sec. 6-21. Term.

A license issued under this article shall be valid for one year from the date of its issuance.


*Cross references: Parking bicycles at Manassas Park Shopping Center, S 6-4; open storage of inoperative motor vehicles in residential districts, S 17-53; limitation on parking recreational equipment on streets, S 31-32(b)(2).

State law references: General authority of city to regulate parking, Code of Virginia, S 46.2-1220.

Chapter 24 TRAFFIC CODE*

*Cross references: Bicycles, Ch. 6; establishment of fire lanes, S 9-2; for-hire vehicles, Ch. 11; vehicle licenses, S 14-114 et seq.; noise from vehicles, S 15-6 et seq.; injuring, tampering with, etc., vehicles, S 17-36; police, Ch. 18; railroads, Ch. 19; streets and sidewalks, Ch. 20; limitation on stopping vehicles used on streets for sale of beverages, ice cream, etc., S 20-6; washing, greasing, etc., vehicles on street, S 20-7.

State law references: Motor vehicles and traffic generally, Code of Virginia, Title 46.2; general authority of city to regulate traffic, S 46.2-1300 et seq. (see also, S 15.2-2028).

Art. I. In General, SS 24-1–24-25

Art. II. Operation of Vehicles, SS 24-26–24-46

Art. III. Parking, SS 24-47–24-63

Art. IV. Reserved, SS 24-64–24-76

Sec. 24-37. Failure to wear protective bicycle helmet.

Any person fourteen (14) years of age or younger riding or being carried on a bicycle within the city on any highway (as defined in Code of Virginia Section 46.2-100), sidewalk, public bicycle path or other public property shall wear a protective helmet. The helmet must be worn on the person’s head and must meet the standards promulgated by the American National Standards Institute or the Snell Memorial Foundation.

Violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). However, such fine shall be suspended (1) for first-time violations and (2) for violators who, subsequent to the violation but prior to the imposition of the fine, purchase helmets of the type required by this section.

Violation of this section shall not constitute negligence, assumption of risk, be considered in mitigation of damages of whatever nature, be admissible in evidence or be the subject of comment by counsel in any action for the recovery of damages arising out of operation of any bicycle, nor shall anything in this section change any existing law, rule or procedure pertaining to any civil action.

(Ord. No. 97-1700-562, 5-20-97)

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