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Council votes to move forward with in-town Lindsay ATV connection route

Municipal ATV route road sign

Kawartha Lakes – Last week, Mayor Letham put out a statement that at the October 19 Regular Council meeting a decision would be made regarding the Lindsay ATV connection route. During the meeting, Council voted in favour to approve a two-year pilot for the proposed route from the Off Road Vehicle Task Force.

The approved pilot connection route is as follows:

Logie Street Trail Head (South) to Thunder Bridge Trail Head (North)
1. North on Logie Street to King Street
2. King Street to Lindsay Street
3. Lindsay Street North to Wellington Street
4. Wellington Street to Victoria Avenue
5. Victoria Avenue to Elgin Street
6. Elgin Street to Angeline Street North
7. Angeline Street North to Thunder Bridge Road
8. Thunder Bridge Road to Trail Head

A visual map of the route can be viewed on the Jump In website.

“Council has made a final decision and it is our responsibility to ensure the roll-out of the pilot is done in a way that prioritizes the safety of our community,” commented Mayor Andy Letham. “I want to remind our residents this is a two-year pilot program, whereby the goal is to monitor and gather information to determine the success of the route. We will work closely with our enforcement partners to make sure those participating are doing so responsibly and that the protection of our residents, both those on and off the trails, remains top of mind.”

The pilot program will be implemented in Spring of 2022 to correlate with the operation period of the trail system, which runs May 1 to December 1. Staff will be working over the course of the next few months to ensure the appropriate measures are in place regarding safety and education prior to opening the connection route.

In addition, the Terms of Reference for the Off Road Vehicle Task Force were amended to reflect a completion date of December 31, 2021. The Task Force is currently working on a potential linkage route through Bobcaygeon as well as looking into additional routes throughout the municipality. To learn more about the Off Road Vehicle Task Force, including past meetings, public feedback and news articles, please visit the project page on Jump In.

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