Revised Task Force Recommendations

ORV Task Force Recommendations

April 19, 2021

Definition: For the purpose of this Task Force the term ORV applies solely to All Terain Vehicles (ATVs) and Side by Sides (SxSs).

Side by Sides to be permitted in conjunction with access to the VRTC, save and except east of Sturgeon Rd. and north of Pigeon Lake Rd., as well as south of Hwy 7A.

For the purpose of this Task Force, we recognize that ATVs and SxSs are not for general transportation but to encourage people to enjoy the use of permitted trails.

General Recommendations:

  1. Open up rural roads excepting those deemed unsafe by the City staff and committee
  2. Establish a two-year pilot program to be reviewed and amended after the first year
  3. Permit operation of ATVs and SxSs (as approved in the current bylaw) on permitted City Roads between 7:00am and 9:30pm
  4. ATVs and SxSs Municipal Road access only permitted during the same time period as the trail system which runs from May 1st to December 1st.
  5. Require all operators of ATVs and SxSs to possess a valid KATVA or Affiliate membership.
  6. Must have a minimum of a valid G2 or M2 driver’s license.
  7. Must have valid vehicle license plate and valid insurance.
  8. Must meet all requirements under HTA Reg. 316/03.
  9. Increase communication and education to all ATV riders and non-riders about rules, regulations and safety.


Bobcaygeon

1. Permit operation of ATVs and SxSs on all roads within Village of Bobcaygeon save and except Bolton Street between Canal Street to King Street

2. Require all operators of ATVs and SxSs within the Village of Bobcaygeon to possess a valid KATVA or Affiliate membership

Lindsay:

1. Recommended travel routes from Southern trail head to Northern trail head and vice versa

Logie St.Trail Head

  • Logie St. to King St.
  • King St to Lindsay St.
  • Lindsay St. to Wellington St.
  • Wellington St. to Victoria Ave.
  • Victoria Ave. to Colborne St. W
  • Colborne St. W. to Angeline St. N
  • Angeline St. N to Thunder Bridge Rd.
  • Thunder Bridge Rd. to Trail Head

Logie Street Trail Head

  • Logie St. to Lindsay St.
  • North on Lindsay St. to Wellington St.
  • Wellington St. to Victoria Ave.
  • Victoria Ave. to Colborne St. W
  • Colborne St. W. to Angeline St. N
  • Angeline St. N to Thunder Bridge Rd.
  • Thunder Bridge Rd. to Trail Head


2. Ban operation of ATVs and SxSs on all City roads within the Town of Lindsay saved and except

  • Approved ATVs and SxSs connections routes
  • Russell St. from Lindsay St. to Victoria St.
  • Victoria Ave. from Russell St. to Wellington St. except during the period of the Farmer’s Market
  • Cambridge St. from Russell St. to Wellington St.
  • William St. from Russell St.to Wellington St.
  • Peel St. from Victoria Ave. to William St.

3. Total prohibition on Kent St., and on Angeline St from Roosevelt St. to Colborne St. Operation of ATVs and SxSs on any street in Lindsay not approved be prohibited unless travelling directly to or returning from approved routes.

4. Require all operators of ATVs and SxSs within the Town of Lindsay to possess a valid KATVA or Affiliate membership

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