NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association strongly encourage the Minister of Transportation to include the golf cart as a limited legal mode of transportation on municipal highways in municipalities under 5000 population, and further that it be licensed as an under 50cc vehicle.
WHEREAS the availability and use of vehicles such as golf carts would enhance the quality of life for those residents unable to use other registered means of travel; and
WHEREAS the operation of golf carts on municipal highways would be governed by the Traffic Safety Act of Alberta.
Transportation - Dec 5, 2012
Golf carts are not safe to be on a roadway.
Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act and supporting regulations specifically prohibit the registration of a golf cart as a motor vehicle. Municipalities may wish to install paths for golf carts; however, a municipality cannot make an off-highway vehicle bylaw to authorize the use of a golf cart on a roadway.
AUMA accepts this response.