Council seeking input on proposed ORV connection route in Lindsay

By Lindsay Advocate

At the June 15 council meeting, the proposed connection route for off-road vehicles (ORVs) trail access in Lindsay was brought forward and a decision was made by council to seek additional feedback on the route from residents before approving the pilot program.

The proposed route, which runs from Logie Street to Thunder Bridge Road, is only to be used by ORV riders as a connecting link between the Victoria Rail Trail Heads.

Council has made it clear that no other off-road vehicles, such as dirt bikes or side by sides, will be permitted on the connecting route. In addition, ATVs will only be permitted on the route in Lindsay between May 1 and December 1 and only allowed between the hours of 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. ORVs (also known as ATVs) will be subject to a 20 km/hour speed limit.

The recommended route in Lindsay is outlined below:

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

To receive clear feedback, council has designed a short survey. The survey is available online or as a hard copy at the Lindsay Service Centre until July 30, 2021. All feedback, especially from residents who live within the impacted areas of the proposed route, is encouraged and will help Council determine the best course of action.

In September, council has committed to discussing the proposed route in Lindsay, as well as exploring other options for off road vehicle access across the municipality. To take the survey, or learn more about the Off Road Vehicle Task Force, visit the ORV Project Page on Jump In.

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