This Is How We Roll

The City of Vernon adopted new regulations that allow small wheeled transportation, including skateboards, longboards, foot-operated scooters, and children aged 12 and under on bicycles,  to use the transportation network the same way as cyclists and pedestrians.

To help residents understand the new small wheeled transport regulations and how to navigate our roads and pathways, the City of Vernon developed an educational guide called This Is How We Roll. Residents can visit www.vernon.ca/vernonmoves to download the guide. Residents can learn more about the changes and pick up a guide at upcoming public information sessions:
•Thursday, October 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schubert Centre
•Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Venture Training Bike Drive located at the Kin Race Track
•Tuesday, October 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Greater Vernon Recreation Centre

These amendments were part of the new Traffic Bylaw #5600, adopted by Council at its September 24 Regular Meeting. Traffic Bylaw #5600 replaces Traffic Bylaw #2747, Parking & Facility Bylaw #2746, and Horse Drawn Carriage Bylaw #4819. While many regulations remain the same, the following updated regulations should be noted:
1.On-street and off-street parking regulation changes, including no parking within 1 metre of a driveway;
2.Revised heavy truck definition, including details regarding truck routes and truck ban routes; and,
3.Increased details regarding road usage permits, vision triangles at intersections, and snow and ice regulations on roadways.

The city says the Traffic Bylaw #5600 improves clarity and consistency with provincial regulations. You can review the revised bylaw at www.vernon.ca.