We received an email from Councillor Rick Cowsill who it turns out has a happy history with Chilligo.Â It seems there is already a bylaw in place concerningÂ the use of “fun” motorized vehicles within the city limits of Cambridge.Â Â Yep folks.Â It’s true. Â The use of ATV’s , dirt bikesÂ and snowmobiles is prohibited except perhaps on ones own private land.Â Period!Â Â Oh wait a sec.Â Â I didn’tÂ mention that Mr. Cowsill ridesÂ the Hespeler circuit with a constable at least once a month andÂ has promised us that he would remind and encourage the PoliceÂ to enforce the followingÂ :
BY-LAW NO. 41-04 OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Being a by-law of the Corporation of the City of Cambridge to prohibit the passage of motor vehicles upon any sidewalks, pathways or footpaths set apart for the use of pedestrians and to repeal By-law 141-84.
WHEREAS the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, S.130 provides that a municipality may regulate matters not specifically provided for by this Act or any other Act for purposes related to health, safety and well-being of the inhabitants of the municipality;
AND WHEREAS the Council of the Corporation of the City of Cambridge deems it necessary to prohibit and regulate vehicles of any description, whatever the motive power, being used, drawn, hauled or propelled along or upon any sidewalk, pathway or footpath used or set apart for the safe passage of pedestrians.
NOW THEREFORE, THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE ENACTS AS FOLLOWS :
1. That in this by-law:(a) “”Motor Vehicle”” means an automobile, motorcycle, motor assisted bicycle, motorized snow vehicle and any other vehicle propelled or driven otherwise than by muscular power. (b) “”Maintenance Purposes”” includes the removal of snow and litter.2. No person shall drive, operate or propel any motor vehicle along or upon any sidewalk, pathway or footpath used or set aside for the use of pedestrians including those forming part of any highway or bridge, boulevard or other means of public communication, or being in or upon any highway, boulevard, park, park-lot, garden or other place set apart for ornament or embellishment or for public recreation.3. Emergency vehicles and vehicles used for maintenance purposes shall be exempt from this by-law.
4. THAT any person who contravenes any provision of this by-law is upon conviction guilty of an offence and is liable to any penalty as provided for by the Provincial Offences Act.