5553.044 Roads for public nonmotorized vehicular recreational use.

In any proceeding on a petition or resolution to vacate a road which begins on a public road and ends on a public road, the board of county commissioners may determine the suitability of the road for public nonmotorized vehicular recreational use. Such uses include, but are not limited to, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and ski touring. They do not include use by motorcycles, snowmobiles, all purpose vehicles, or any other form of motorized vehicle. If the board finds that such uses will not unreasonably interfere with current land uses along the road, it may vacate the road subject to the preservation of a public right of way at least thirty feet wide within such roadway for such uses.

Effective Date: 10-20-1972 .