Off-road bikes and quad bikes

First published 28th May, 2020

Driving off-road bikes or quad bikes is prohibited on Council land. These bikes can only be used on private land with the permission of the landowner or at a registered track.

Such use of motorised vehicles on Council land is a police matter. The Road Traffic Act allows police to seize uninsured vehicles and those being driven without a licence. Furthermore, section 59 of the Road Traffic Act allows the police to give drivers a warning if they are reported to have used their vehicle in a manner which causes “alarm, distress or annoyance”.

If you see such vehicles being used in Bute Park please record the time, date, exact location and identifying information and e-mail the report to attaching any photos. You may also wish to copy in for the information of the Park Management.