Seeing low-speed zero-emission vehicles buzzing around town is a unique Sicamous experience. Here is some more information on the authorization of these vehicles in Sicamous!
Why is there a zero-emission vehicle bylaw?
- The Bylaw promotes the use of environmentally-friendly transportation alternatives.
- The use of neighbourhood zero-emission vehicles promotes inclusivity and mobility within our community.
- The Bylaw provides alternative transportation options in Sicamous.
Things to know:
- Neighbourhood zero-emission vehicles are four-wheeled vehicles operated by an electric motor. These vehicles must meet or exceed the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada), as proven by a compliance label.
- Neighbourhood zero-emission vehicles are designed to reach 32 kilometres per hour but not exceed 40 kilometres per hour.
- Neighbourhood zero-emission vehicles can be operated on any highway in the District with a speed limit of 50 km/h or less and can cross a highway with a speed limit of 80 km/h or less.
- Zero-emission vehicles must drive in the right-most lane unless making a left hand turn or passing another vehicle.