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GANGWAY!: Park board prohibits golf carts on trail

August 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After some debate from local residents, Columbia City’s Park Board decided that golf carts, and all motorized vehicles, will not be allowed on the Blue River Trail.

On July 10, the Park Board was approached by John St. George, who is the president of the CC Buggy Club.

The club was requesting to use the new portion of the Blue River Trial to access the north side of U.S. 30.

The latest addition to the trail opened this summer, linking Morsches Park to Denzil Drive, and providing runners, walkers and bikers the bridge between the north and south sides of town.

According to Columbia City’s ordinance, golf carts are allowed to cross U.S. 30 and drive on city streets.

St. George and the CC Buggy Club wanted the same convenient access for golf carts, but the request was not approved.

At the July 10 discussion, Park Board Secretary Mauri Bordner asked Park Director Mark Green to look into whether other towns allow golf carts on trails.

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