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ORDINANCE 2001 -7 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH ADDING SECTION 12.54.025 AND <br />AMENDING SECTION 12.54.020 OF TITLE 12 OF THE <br />NEWPORT BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE, PERTAINING TO <br />THE OCEANFRONT BOARDWALK SAFETY PROGRAM <br />The City Council of the City of Newport Beach does hereby ordain that certain Newport <br />Beach Municipal Code Section 12.54.020 is amended and 12.54.025 is added to read <br />as follows: <br />Chapter 12.54 <br />OCEANFRONT BOARDWALK SAFETY PROGRAM <br />Sections: <br />12.54.010 <br />Purpose and Intent. <br />12.54.020 <br />Definitions. <br />12.54.025 <br />Motorized Scooters. <br />12.54.030 <br />Speed Limit. <br />12.54.040 <br />Unsafe Operation. <br />12.54.050 <br />Direction of Flow /Rules of the Road. <br />12.54.060 <br />Special Restrictions. <br />12.54.070 <br />Penalty. <br />Section 12.54.010 Purpose and Intent. <br />The purpose and intent of this chapter is to insure the safety of persons using the Oceanfront <br />Boardwalk while maximizing the recreational opportunities available to users. The restrictions <br />and limitations on bicyclists, skaters, skateboarders and others are the result of extensive <br />analysis by the Oceanfront Boardwalk Citizens Advisory Committee, City staff and a traffic <br />consultant. The City Council, after due consideration of the probability and gravity of potential <br />injuries to persons and property using the boardwalk as well as the practicability and cost of <br />protecting against the risk of such injury, has determined that the provisions of this ordinance <br />represent all of the reasonable measures that can be implemented to protect users from the risk <br />of injury. <br />SECTION 1: <br />Section 12.54.020 of Chapter 12.54 is amended to read as follows: <br />Section 12.54.020 Definitions. <br />'Bicyclist' shall mean any person operating any device propelled by human power through a <br />belt, chain or gears and having one or more wheels. <br />"Boardwalk" or "Oceanfront Boardwalk" shall mean the concrete walkway approximately twelve <br />(12) to twenty -two (22) feet in width immediately adjacent to the sandy beach (except where the <br />beach has been improved with parking lots, parks or school playgrounds) and extending from <br />approximately two hundred fifty (250) feet east of E Street to 36th Street. <br />