Off Road Vehicle Task Force

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Friends riding ATVs through the mud

Off Road Vehicles (ORVs) such as All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are becoming more and more of a popular activity in and around Kawartha Lakes. With recent changes made to provincial legislation around ORV use on highways, Kawartha Lakes Council decided that it was time to review the municipality's current by-laws. The Off Road Vehicle Task Force, a team composed of members of Council, Kawartha Lakes Staff and members of the public, will work together over the next few months to take a closer look at the current rules around ORV use, focusing on approved roads and restricted areas. The goal is to provide Council with recommendations based on research and public consultation that will help expand and enhance ORV use activity across the municipality.

Off Road Vehicles (ORVs) such as All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are becoming more and more of a popular activity in and around Kawartha Lakes. With recent changes made to provincial legislation around ORV use on highways, Kawartha Lakes Council decided that it was time to review the municipality's current by-laws. The Off Road Vehicle Task Force, a team composed of members of Council, Kawartha Lakes Staff and members of the public, will work together over the next few months to take a closer look at the current rules around ORV use, focusing on approved roads and restricted areas. The goal is to provide Council with recommendations based on research and public consultation that will help expand and enhance ORV use activity across the municipality.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Off Road Vehicle Task Force has brought forward a route in Lindsay for ATV riders to connect the Victoria Rail Trail Head at Logie Street and Thunder Bridge Road.

    Council is seeking input from residents over the summer through this survey on the proposed route before making a decision on the pilot program in the fall.

    Important things to note:

    • The only off road vehicles allowed on this route will be ATVs 
    • ATVs will only be permitted on the route from May 1 to December 1 and only between the hours of 7am to 9:30pm
    • The maximum speed limit on the route will be 20km/hour
    • Council is looking to approve the route for a two year pilot program to be reviewed after one year
    • If approved, the pilot program will not begin until the 2022 season


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Page last updated: 10 September 2021, 16:59