Information on Non-Traditional Transportation

With the rising cost of energy more and more citizens are asking about the city ordinances concerning the operation of alternate forms of transportation.

Golf Carts

State Statutes define this as an unlicensed motor vehicle that cannot be operated on any city street, alleyway, county road or state highway. The exception is a city that may pass an ordinance allowing usage on city streets. In this event, you cannot ride on any county or state highway and in most instances are restricted to daylight hours only. Park Hills has not enacted an ordinance allowing usage of golf carts.

Bicycles, Roller Blades, Skateboards, and Roller Skates/Blades

Skateboards, roller blades, and roller skates cannot be ridden upon in the downtown business district. Bicycles cannot be ridden on any sidewalk within the business district. In a residential neighborhood, bicycles may be ridden on sidewalks, but they must give the right of way to any pedestrian. Bicyclists must obey all traffic laws.

Motorized Bicycles

Motorized bicycles (with an engine displacement of 49cc or less) cannot be driven on any city sidewalk. Any person who operates a motorized bicycle must have a valid drivers license. Unless the motorized bicycle is designed to carry one or more passengers only one person shall ride the vehicle. If the motorized bicycle is designed to carry a passenger then it shall be equipped with a passenger seat and foot pegs. Any person operating a motorized bicycle must obey all local and state traffic laws.

All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)

ATV’s are prohibited from being operated on any city street or alleyway or within any river or stream within the city.

Lawn Tractors

Lawn/yard tractors may not be used for transportation. A lawn/yard tractor can be operated on city streets for the purpose of moving from one job site to another.

Mules, Gators, Side By Sides, Etc.

These vehicles are considered farm tractors and may be operated on any street so long as an orange reflective triangle is attached to the rear of the vehicle.