The municipality of Fort-Coulonge will now be allowing all terrain vehicles to circulated on the municipal roads.
Starting today July 15 2020, the municipality will be allowing All-terrain motorized vehicles with handlebars and at least three (3) wheels possessing a net mass that does not exceed 600kg. side-by-sides or quads with more than one seat, a steering wheel, pedals and a protective frame will also be permitted, under the condition that it does not exceed net mass of 450 kg in the case of vehicles seating 1, and 750 kg in the case of vehicles seating 2-4 people.
During the winter, snowmobiles with a net mass that does not exceed 450 kg and a width, including equipment, of 1.28 m will also be permitted on municipal roads.
In an interview with the Mayor of Fort-Coulonge, Gaston Allard, he talked about why this new bylaw was created.
However, authorized off-road vehicles are strictly forbidden from circulate inside the boundaries of Centennial Park and on the premises of the École des Petits-Ponts pavillons St-Pierre and Poupore.
Motorcycles - two-wheeled motorized vehicles - are prohibited from driving on municipal roads.
It is also prohibited to travel an authorized off-road vehicles with a defective, modified or absent muffler due to the noise emitted by the vehicles and harm it causes to the tranquility of the neighborhood.
According to the municipality, those who do not respect these rules will be subjected to fines as stated in Article 6 of the Loi sur les véhicules hors route du Québec.
It may be important to note that the Vehicles as mentioned previously will be permitted to travel on the following municipal roads:
|Rue Albert Rue Aubrey||Rue Baume (partie municipale)||Rue Beaulieu|
|Rue Bertrand||Rue Booth||Chemin Bord de Ch Bord de l’Eau|
|Rue Boucher||Rue Bryson||Rue Centre Récréatif|
|Rue Charles||Rue Colton||Rue Coulonge|
|Rue de la Reine||Rue Dempsey||Rue Desrochers|
|Rue Duke||Rue Francœur||Rue Frost|
|Rue Gervais||Rue Jewell||Rue Jolicœur|
|Rue Kenney||Rue Lansdowne||Rue Laporte|
|Rue Laroche||Rue Miron||Rue Nadeau|
|Rue Neville||Chemin Nicolas||D’ailleboust|
|Rue Parc Roulotte||Chemin Pont||Rouge|
|Rue Principale||Rue Proudfoot||Rue Rivet|
|Rue Romain||Rue Rose||Rue Roy|
|Rue Russell||Rue Sauriol||Rue Soucie|
|Rue Victoria||Chemin du Vieux-Fort|
More details are available here.
For more details listen to the full interview with Gaston Allard here.