The Cape Charles Town Council approved changes to the town zoning ordinance regulating sidewalk traffic. Section 42-7 omits the requirement to install official signage where the town may choose to limit or stop the operation of non-motor vehicles on sidewalks. The current town code currently prohibits the operation of non-motor vehicles, such as bicycles and skateboards, on all sidewalks and pedestrian paths.
According to state code, without signage, the town cannot enforce the sidewalk prohibitions.
The revision approved by the council brings sections 42-7 into compliance with state law. Council now needs to designate by separate action those sidewalks subject to the prohibition, and also, which may not.
Official signage will then need to be implemented through the VDOT process.