Quincy Bike Ordinances


08.110 – Sidewalks—Riding upon—Restrictions.

No person shall wheel, push or draw any wheelbarrow, handcart or other vehicle, or ride any bicycle or tricycle on the sidewalk of any street of this city, except for the purpose of crossing such sidewalk in order to go into or out of some adjoining enclosure; provided, that this section shall not apply to children’s or invalids’ carriages propelled by hand.

(Prior code Ch. 18, § 10)

Source https://library.municode.com/ma/quincy/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT12STSIWAPUPL_CH12.08STSIUSRE_12.08.110SIIDUPES


16.100 – Vehicle operators—Duties—Operation at crosswalks.

A. When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle, which for the purpose of this chapter shall include bicycles, shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be so to yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is travelling or when the pedestrian approaches from the opposite half of the roadway to within five feet of that half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is travelling.

B. No operator of a vehicle shall pass any other vehicle which has been stopped at a marked crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross a way, nor shall any operator enter a marked crosswalk until there is sufficient space on the other side of the crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating, notwithstanding any traffic-control signal indication to proceed.

(Prior code Ch. 12, § 101)

Source https://library.municode.com/ma/quincy/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT10VETR_CH10.16PE_10.16.100VEOPUTPECR


08.020 – Vehicles—Riding—Restrictions—Exceptions.

A. Restrictions Generally—Exceptions. No person shall ride upon any portion of a vehicle not designed or intended for use of passengers. This subsection shall not apply to an employee engaged in the necessary discharge of his duty, or to a person riding within truck bodies in space intended for merchandise.

B. Riding on Handle Bars Prohibited. No operator of any motorcycle or bicycle when upon the street shall carry any other person upon the handle bar, frame, mudguard or tank of any such vehicle nor shall any person so ride upon any such vehicle.

C. Clinging to Moving Vehicles. No person riding upon any bicycle, motorcycle, coaster, sled, roller skates, or any toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself to any moving vehicle upon any roadway.

(Prior code Ch. 12, §§ 7 — 9)

Source https://library.municode.com/ma/quincy/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT10VETR_CH10.08RURO_10.08.020VEIDESXC