City Council approved a by-law on June 26, 2013 permitting the use of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) on City of Ottawa roads and road allowances in Osgoode Ward on a trial basis. On November 25, 2015, City Council approved an extension to the trial period and modifications to the by-law.
Until November 30, 2017, the by-law permits all-terrain vehicles on a trail network of roads and road allowances in Osgoode Ward. There are certain restrictions in place. These include:
- Permitted ATVs and other off-road vehicles on the trail network are as defined by the provincial Off-Road Vehicles Act and Highway Traffic Act.
- Speed limits of 20km/h on municipal roads with a Highway Traffic Act speed limit of not greater than 50km/h.
- Speed limits of 50km/h on municipal roads with Highway Traffic Act speed limit of greater than 50km/h.
- ATVs are only permitted to use the trail network from 8am to half an hour after sunset.
- ATVs are not permitted to use the trail network during spring thaw.
- ATV operators must be a member of a recognized ATV Club.
- No ATVs with modified exhausts or two-stroke engines are permitted on the trail network.
- ATVs can only operate on the trail network as identified on the map in Schedule “C” of the by-law.
For complete information, please refer to the Temporary All-Terrain Vehicles & Other Vehicles By-law no. 2013-199.
If you have questions or comments about the ATV trail network in Osgoode Ward, please contact the City of Ottawa at ATVNetwork@ottawa.ca.