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Posted on: October 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Ordinance Creates Process to Request Golf Cart Use in Neighborhoods

Fishers Ordinance #090214D allows residents to request approval for golf carts to be used on streets in certain neighborhoods, if the following conditions are met:

  1. Fishers has determined that golf carts may be safely operated on the streets within the specific neighborhood;
  2. A threshold amount (75 percent or higher) of property owners in the neighborhood have approved of their use and the applicant has certified such results in writing; and
  3. The proper signage in the designated locations has been placed.

The purpose of this policy is to provide a means of transportation that is not only convenient and safe but conserves resources and protects the environment. Golf carts, if properly used, can be an effective way to travel for short distances within the neighborhood. To ensure the public safety and welfare, the operation of golf carts must not only comply with normal regulations regarding vehicles but should also comply with special safety regulations intended to protect the operator and passengers.

This policy establishes the basic minimum standards of care to be used by the operators of golf carts on public streets. Likewise, the safety of the general public requires that golf carts, when used as a means of transportation, must also meet certain minimum safety standards that can only be assured through a system of regulations.

For more details on this policy please see the golf cart ordinance.

If your neighborhood is interested in allowing golf carts, the Golf Cart Street Use Application must be completed by your home owners association, developer or resident representative.

If your application is approved, at least 75% of lot owners in your neighborhood must complete the Online Golf Cart Survey to show their support.

The original applicant will be notified as to whether the 75% threshold has been met.

If the application is approved and the 75% threshold is met, the neighborhood will be required to post signs designating the neighborhood as having golf cart traffic. These signs must meet Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) standards.

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