The West Coast Wire

ATV road access now available in Corner Brook

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The City of Corner Brook is advising residents that until Oct. 31, all terrain vehicles (ATVs) will be allowed to operate on several roadways within the city once again.

The following roads are designated routes within the City of Corner Brook: Riverside Drive, Main Street, Herald Avenue, Broadway, Pier Road, paved trail between Pier Road and Griffin Drive, Petries Street, Hilliard’s Road, West

Street, Park Street, Confederat­ion Drive and Lundrigan Drive.

ATVs must remain on the designated route and restrict travel between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day.

An interactiv­e map of the route and amenities can be found at cornerbroo­k. com/atv-routes

Operators must follow guidelines to operate their ATV on the select routes: the driver must be at least 16 years of age, the driver must possess a driver’s license, the driver must have liability insurance and the driver must follow the rules outlined in the Highway Traffic Act and Motorized Snow Vehicle and All-Terrain Vehicle Act.

The rules of the road for ATVs are as follows: 40 km/h speed limit on paved roadways; 20 km/h speed limit on pathways; no modificati­ons to mufflers to make it sound louder; yield right-of-way to other vehicles and pedestrian­s; and dirt bikes, trikes and other two-to-three wheeled motorized vehicles are prohibited.

If an ATV operator comes up on a bicycle rider, runner or walker, they must wait until it is safe to pass and then do so with at least one metre of space. If a car comes up on an ATV operator, they must wait until it is safe to do so and then pass with at least one metre of space.

ATV operators who do not live adjacent to a designated route can apply for access at cornerbroo­k.com/atv-permit

The City of Corner Brook notes if you already have a permit on your ATV, and nothing has changed, the permit will remain valid for the 2023 season.

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