TOLEDO (WTOL) - Tuesday night, City Council passed an ordinance establishing a “Pilot Program,” allowing the usage of golf carts and low-speed vehicles on public streets and within designated areas of the city.
City Council focused on the safety and boundaries of the program and agreed it’s beneficial to economic vitality within the city and improves quality of life for residents.
Kevin Clapper, owner of EZ Shuttles says the program isn’t just a convenient form of transportation, but it’s something that sets Toledo apart from other cities.
“I deal with a lot of visitors from outside of Toledo,” said Clapper. “They come downtown, they're not only getting picked up by an EZ Shuttles golf cart, they are seeing personal golf carts driving around and it really makes Toledo look like a tourist destination city. It's a good thing.”
The Pilot Program’s boundaries will be modified to connect the Old West End and downtown, including the Toledo Museum of Art, and certain boundaries in Point Place.