A proposal to allow golf carts on some Lexington streets stalled in committee Tuesday.
The Urban County Council's Services Committee didn't support the proposal, in part because inspecting the carts and licensing them would consume more city resources.
"It's seems like this would be a whole lot of expense and layers of government for not a whole lot of people," councilwoman Diane Lawless said. "Maybe they could get a bicycle."
Michael Sanner, a senior attorney in the law department, told the committee several issues — use of safety flags, rearview mirrors or seat belts and what roads the carts could travel on — would need to be considered in a proposal to allow golf carts.
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Earlier this year, Georgetown's city council approved the use of golf carts on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or slower and within 5 miles of a golf course. The General Assembly in 2008 passed legislation allowing communities to allow golf carts on public roads.
Chuck Ellinger, chairman of the services committee and council member at large, said he will report to the full council at its Aug. 18 meeting that there wasn't support for the proposal.
"It doesn't look like a groundswell of support for pursuing this," Ellinger said.