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Golf Carts as a Mode of Transportation

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Resolution Category: 
Provincial Scope 18
Subject: 
Year: 
2012
Status: 
Adopted with Amendments - Expired
Sponsor(s): 
Delburne, Village of
Active Clauses: 

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 Clauses: 

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.

Government Response: 

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 Notes: 

AUMA accepts this response.

AUMA Comments: 
Accepts government response