Traffic Bylaw UpdatePosted on
The updated Traffic Bylaw No. 2291 passed second and third reading on June 6th and is now in effect.
Some of the changes include:
- Consolidation and modernization of all relevant adopted bylaws.
- Permitting OHV use within town for the purpose of accessing lands surrounding the town, with conditions.
- Recognition of the increased use of Town streets by trucks and designation of those streets as truck routes.
- Clarification of the definition of “Recreational Vehicle.”
It’s important to note that the OHV use is to be the shortest route in and out of town and does NOT permit any stops along the way.
There are a number of other rules and regulations for OHV use including, but not limited to:
- No Person, including a driver or passenger, shall ride on an Off-Highway Vehicle within the Town unless that Person is properly wearing an approved safety helmet.
- Whenever possible, designated trails, alley ways or service roads shall be used for travel instead of streets.
- No person shall park or operate an Off-Highway Vehicle in or on a school ground; a play ground; a parking lot; private property without the expressed permission of the Owner; a Town park; any Town property without prior written permission from the CAO; a Pedestrian pathway; a cemetery; any area where prohibited by signage; any portion of the TransCanada Highway #16 (2nd and 4th Avenues); or any portion of Highway 748 (25th street).
- No Person shall operate an Off-Highway Vehicle within the Town between the hours of 2200 (10:00 p.m.) and 0700 (7:00 a.m.) the next day.
- No Person under the age of fourteen (14) shall operate an Off-Highway Vehicle without having a supervisor, who is at least eighteen (18) years of age, as a lawful passenger on the same Off-Highway Vehicle, or else travelling in close proximity.
For the full list of rules and regulations, as well as maps of the designated truck routes see the full bylaw at https://www.edson.ca/public/download/files/230815