Golf cart project hits speed bump

Some elements of a pilot project that would see golf carts on public roads in Chase are being reconsidered.

Chase Mayor Rick Berrigan and MLA Todd Stone arrive to the announcement in a golf cart.

Some elements of a pilot project that would see golf carts on public roads in Chase are being reconsidered.

“Over the last couple of months, the province and the mayors and councils of both Qualicum Beach and Chase have collectively engaged with residents in these two communities to get feedback on the pilot project,” said B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone in a prepared statement.

“We have received a number of ideas, and some concerns, most notably with respect to setting 30 km/hour maximum speeds on roads where these vehicles would travel.”

Stone said the ministry will take ideas and concerns, including those related to the speed limit changes, into account over the winter to ensure the project is successful in the spring.

“This program was designed to provide people, particularly seniors, with more transportation options so they can stay engaged in their community and access services that make their lives better. And the Village of Chase and the Town of Qualicum Beach have been great partners as we pilot this idea in both those communities,” he said.

Village of Chase chief administrative  officer Joni Heinrich said Chase’s mayor and council consulted with Stone on aspects of the project to ensure they would not have major negative impacts on the village.

A petition was circulating in Chase in late September asking the golf cart program be put to a public vote, especially in light of the proposed speed reductions.

 

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