Scottsdale adopts changes to bicycle ordinance

The Scottsdale City Council voted 6 - 1 to adopt the Bicycle and Related Devices Ordinance (No. 4372) at its regular meeting on Nov. 13. 

The ordinance will take effect Dec. 13, 2018.

Examples of the changes

The following examples also apply to electric bikes and stand-up electric mini-scooters.


Graphic of bad bike parking

Don't park more than five bikes from the same owner within 200 feet of each other.


Graphic of bike parked on red curb

Don't park where prohibited by signs or where the curb is painted red.  

Graphic of bike next to fire hydrantDon't park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or 20 feet of a fire station entrance.
Graphic of bike parked with clockDon't park in the same public location for longer than 72 hours.
Graphic of bikes parked in a transit stopDon't park within transit stops, unless at designated areas.
Graphic of a bike parked in a medianDon't park within a landscaped area, median, bicycle lane, crosswalk, intersection or turn lane.
Graphic of bike blocking ADA accessDon't park on a public sidewalk, path or trail or within a handicapped parking stall or access area pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Graphic of bike parked in drivewayDon't park in front of or within a driveway or alley entrance.
Bike parked in bike rackPark bikes within bike racks or designated zones.
Graphic of bike behind carYield to pedestrians and vehicles when emerging from an alley, driveway or building, and maintain a reasonable speed.
Graphic of bike parked on private propertyDo not park bikes on private property without permission of the owner of that property.


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