Motorized bicycles and vehicles are prohibited on the Ventnor Boardwalk. That includes skateboards.
Electric wheel chairs and low-speed medical scooters ok. We’re not sure about motorized pedal-assist bikes, even though they’re very popular on the boardwalk.
153-4 Use prohibited on Boardwalk. [Amended 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 7904] The operation and use of motorized bicycles shall be prohibited on the Boardwalk.
- Bicycles welcome on boardwalk daily during daylight hours til June 1.
- Starting June 1, bikes limited from 6a til noon on Sat and Sun.
- Bikes on Ventnor Boardwalk OK during daylight hours, Mon thru Fri.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or use in any manner a skateboard on the Boardwalk, the Boardwalk ramps or on any City-owned park located on the beach blocks or at the beach front in Ventnor City. [Amended 6-10-1999 by Ord. No. 9912]
See Ventnor Ordinance here.
JR: Bike rules need to be enforced. Motor bikes fly on the boards daily.
VRD: People are scared of bikers who ride too fast.
DA: Ride my coaster bike daily on boardwalk all year. The biggest threat to the safety of pedestrians is motorized bikes. This really needs to be enforced.
MM: There are motorized Hover boards, motorized scooters and other odd motorized ‘vehicles’. Those with a handicap need exemptions and that too, needs specific guidelines. In general, if not enforced, none of this will come to fruition. I know different folks feel differently about these things. I hope it all works out.
TS: I’m sure no one would ban a motorized wheelchair or handicap conveyance. But bikes, scooters, etc., which can reach speeds of 25 mph are a present danger to pedestrians in a narrow space. And so are all the clods who bike and treat the boardwalk as the Tour de France.
IH: Please do something to stop the bikers on the Boardwalk who think they’re Lance Armstrong on steroids and feel the need to ride their bikes at extremely high speeds, while people are walking especially with so many little kids around.