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Golf Carts Under Consideration in Avondale Estates

City has drafted an ordinance that will be up for review by commissioners.

Peachtree City, Ga., has them, St. George Island, Fla., has them, why not Avondale Estates?

The City of Avondale Estates wants to consider golf carts and other electric devices on their residential streets and has drafted a new ordinance that could pave the way for their use.

The ordinance draft calls for use of electric golf carts and electric personal assistive mobility devices, or wheelchairs, motorized scooters, Segways, etc., on the streets of Avondale. It will be presented to the Board of Mayor and Commissioners for discussion at the May 18 work session, according to an agenda posted to the City of Avondale Estates website. 

Earlier this month, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a new law allowing golf carts that travel up to 20 miles per hour on public roads, so long as a local jurisdiction allows it. Geogia is home to three of the largest makers of golf carts.

Avondale Estates City Manager Clai Brown could not be reached for comment.

Gary S June 07, 2011 at 04:44 PM
Getting around in a golf cart is a great idea when it comes to battling high gas prices. There are many communities that have already thought about this and as an example many of the active adult communities in Florida already have residents that only need a golf cart for day to day travel needs. One community in Florida called The Villages has 90 miles of golf cart paths. Residents do not need vehicles to get to all the conveniences such as restaurants, grocery stores, doctor offices etc. Many people will park their cars and find that they don't even use them. Some people are considering these types of communites and a great way to "test drive" this lifestyle is to visit and rent a villa or home. Most of the rentals include a golf cart. To find rentals you can visit http://www.VillagesHomes4Rent.com! There is also a blog that you can find information about The Villages at http://www.VillagesHomes4Rent.Com/blog!

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