Article IX of the Phoenix Muni Code governs Bicycles.
36-98 License requirement.
Every owner of a bicycle, before the same shall be operated on any of the streets, alleys or public highways in the City, shall obtain a license from the Division of Licenses.
36-99 License—Duration; transferability.
The license provided for in section 36-98 shall be valid for the life of the bicycle unless there is a change of ownership. All bicycle licenses shall be appurtenant to the specific bicycle for which issued, and no other, and may not be transferred to or used on any other bicycle.
36-100 License—Application; specially constructed or reconstructed bicycles.
(a) Application for the license shall be made by the owner of the bicycle to the Division of Licenses, and the license shall not be issued until the application has been approved by the Police Department. Upon the licensing of a new or used bicycle, the date of sale by the dealer, rebuilder or person to the party first operating such bicycle shall be recorded by the Police Department.
(b) When the bicycle is or special construction or is reconstructed, such fact shall be stated in the application. The Police Department may refuse to approve a license for a specially constructed or reconstructed bicycle which is considered dangerous and a hazard to public safety.
36-101 License fee.
For each license required by section 36-98, a charge of fifty cents shall be made.
36-102 Number plates—Issuance; return.
The Division of Licenses shall furnish to every owner whose bicycle shall be properly licensed a number plate which shall have displayed upon it the license number assigned to the bicycle and to the owner. The Police Department shall require the return of all number plates upon the termination of their lawful use.
36-103 Number plates—Display.
Number plates on bicycles shall be permanently fastened to the bicycle so as to be clearly legible and readable.
36-105 Number plates—Transferability.
Number plates shall not be transferable from one bicycle to another.
36-106 Transfer of ownership.
(a) When the owner of a licensed bicycle transfers or assigns his ownership or interest therein or when his ownership or interest is transferred by legal proceedings, the transferee, before operating or permitting the operating of such bicycle, shall first report the transfer to the Police Department. A charge of fifty cents shall be made for this transfer.
(b) Every person who disposes of a bicycle, whether by sale, lease or otherwise, to any person other than a manufacturer or dealer, shall immediately give written notice of such sale or transfer to the Police Department, which notice shall contain the date of such transfer, the names and addresses of the transferee and the transferor, and such description of the bicycle as may be required, on a form which shall be provided by the Police Department.
The Police Department may stamp such identifying numbers upon the frame and removable parts of licensed bicycles as in their discretion is practicable.
36-108 Speed limit.
No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.
36-109 Turning movement and pedestrian regulations.
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U-turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where such person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn, in which event he shall do so at the curb and shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
36-110 Yielding right-of-way.
The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway, or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area extending across such alley, driveway, or building exit, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching on said sidewalk or sidewalk area, and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway.
36-112 Obedience to signs.
Where authorized signs are erected on a sidewalk or roadway prohibiting the riding of bicycles thereon, no person shall disobey such signs.
36-113 Pedestrian right-of-way.
Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk he shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian.
36-114 Parking of bicycles.
Bicycles may be parked in or near the roadway only under the following conditions or circumstances: upon the roadway against the curb; upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle; against a building; or at the curb in such manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic.
36-116 Applicability of vehicle laws.
Every person propelling a pushcart or any device propelled by human power and having one or more wheels sixteen or more inches in diameter, shall be subject to all provisions of this chapter applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions which by their very nature can have no application.