Municipal Regulation of Off-Road Vehicles

Year
2016
Category
NCLGA Ref#
B25

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation

Details

WHEREAS small, rural communities could derive economic benefit as service centres for the growing tourism and recreational sport of off-road vehicle touring, and by permitting the operation of golf carts between residential areas and gold courses;

AND WHEREAS the Off-Road Vehicle Act that came into effect in 2014 and subsequent regulatory amendments that came into effect November 1, 2015 legislates mandatory registration in British Columbia for off-road vehicles and that this legislation applies primarily to Crown lands, including resource roads:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and UBCM lobby the provincial government to amend current legislation to permit Local Governments to regular the operation of off-road vehicles and gold carts within local government boundaries, similar to the existing permitted operations for snowmobiles contained within the Off-Road Vehicle Act.