A Whitehorse city council debate over whether to allow motorized vehicles on the Rotary Centennial Bridge has been pushed back until February.
Councillors initially expected to receive a report from administration on the matter this month. The report would then prompt public consultations.
A council and senior management meeting was held in October with various stakeholders to discuss the issue of opening the bridge to motorized off-road vehicles.
Keith Lay of the Active Trails Whitehorse Association has lobbied against allowing ATVs and snowmobiles on the bridge.
He has expressed worries about damage that would be done to the green space on either side of the bridge, and increased traffic.
“If you encourage snowmobile operators to use the bridge it’ll be used more and more,” he said.
“That means more possibility of coming into contact with pedestrians. There are liability issues and you’re just asking for trouble by mixing activities on that bridge.”