Committee blazes a trail for off road vehicles

ATVs and other vehicles could bypass Princeton without encroaching private land

The town's off road designated trail committee is three-quarters of the way to marking a KVR bypass.

Merry Christmas ATVers the committee charged with finding a designated trail for off-road vehicles is in the home stretch of an idea that would link two ends of the Trans Canada Trail.

“I’m very optimistic about this,” said councillor Doug Pateman, following a meeting of the trail committee last week. “Theoretically, right now we’ve identified three-quarters of a bypass route.”

Pateman said the proposed route was met with “guarded enthusiasm” by the rest of the committee, which is comprised mostly of Princeton residents and ATVers from Area H.

The committee was formed last month, following the passing of a municipal bylaw that bans off-road vehicles on the KVR in town limits.

At its initial meeting, many members expressed concerns that the only possible bypass routes were impractical, as they would cross private property.

“This route would be going through town property…and a small piece of Crown land.” said Pateman. “No private property or anything like that.”

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