§ 106-72. Definitions.  

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  • All-terrain vehicles/off-road vehicles (ATVs) shall mean those vehicles defined by F.S. § 316.2074(1997), as may be amended from time to time.

    Bicycle path shall mean any road, path, or way that is open to bicycle travel, which road, path or way is physically separated from motorized vehicular traffic (excluding golf carts) by an open space or by a barrier and is located either within the highway right-of-way or within an independent right-of-way.

    County manager shall mean the individual appointed by the board of county commissioners pursuant to section 2.9 of the Home Rule Charter for the county to serve as county manager.

    Designated pedestrian crossing shall mean that portion of a roadway at an intersection distinctly indicated as a crosswalk for pedestrian crossing by striping or signage or other markings on the road surface or along the roadway.

    Designated multi-use sidewalks shall mean all sidewalks approved for use by pedestrians, bicycles and golf carts and designated as such by appropriate signs. The required signage shall be provided and maintained by the private entity, homeowners' association, community development district or special district seeking to designate multi-use sidewalks. Multi-use sidewalks shall have a minimum un-obstructed width of eight feet, be located not less than five feet from the outside edge of the nearest traffic lane of any adjacent road or street, and have one adjoining grassed shoulder which is relatively flat and not less than four feet wide.

    Designated streets or designated roads shall mean all streets or roads or portions of roads or streets upon which golf carts shall be allowed to operate, under the conditions as provided for herein.

    Golf cart shall mean a motor vehicle designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes (reference F.S. § 316.003(68)(2012)). "Golf cart" shall not be construed to mean neighborhood electric vehicle.

    Neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) shall mean a self-propelled electrically powered motor vehicle which is emission free, designed to be operated at a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour, has at least four wheels in contact with the ground, has an unloaded weight of less than 1,800 pounds, is equipped with efficient brakes, headlights, brake lights, turn signals, windshield, rearview mirrors, and three-point safety belts.

    Trail(s) shall mean a paved path, at least ten feet in width, which is constructed for the purpose of operation of golf carts and NEVs (as well as bicycle and pedestrian use), approved for use by golf carts and NEVs by the county manager and designated for golf cart use by appropriate signs, which signs shall be provided and maintained by the private entity, homeowners association, community development district or special district seeking additional designated trails, located at each intersection of such trail and any street, road, sidewalk or other trail.

(Ord. No. 98-23, § 2, 4-21-98; Ord. No. 2014-33, § 1, 11-21-14)