Public access to public lands is the core value of the 4WD Association of BC. Nothing limits access more than gates or obstructions. Currently the provincial government does not have a cataloging system for gates installed on back roads and thus there is no visibility or enforcement. This project aims to bridge this gap and advocate for access to public lands by enabling the 4WDABC membership and anyone from the public report the location of gates, obstructions and signage in a systematic way that can be utilized for policy enforcement.
The 4WDABC is working with a BC GIS company, Strathcona Business and Technology Services, to develop an app that allows anyone to record and share gate locations with the public. Strathcona BTS is offering their services pro bono to support the effort to share and make known the location and status of access on the back roads of BC.
Stay tuned to the Facebook group for more details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1647922215319572/