Multi Modal Active Transportation Master Plan

Background

The Town of New Tecumseth has initiated a Multi Modal Active Transportation Master Plan (TMP), a long term strategy to develop a sustainable and multi-modal network for the Town’s growing number of residents and workers to the horizon year of 2041. The TMP will build upon existing planning studies and policies including Provincial Plans, County of Simcoe TMP Update, County of Simcoe Official Plan, and the Town’s own Official Plan and Strategic Plan.

The Study will:
  • Establish policies and programs to encourage Active Transportation within the Town of New Tecumseth
  • Conduct a review of viable transportation options, including a Transit Feasibility Study
  • Identify gaps and opportunities in the transportation network, including:
    • Improving mobility within the three Communities of Alliston, Beeton, and Tottenham, including existing and future residential developments
    • Improving connections outside of the Town
  • Gain public input through Enhanced Consultation programs that support the final recommendations of this study
Study Process

This study follows Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) planning process:

  • Phase 1 will identify a Problem and Opportunity Statement
  • Phase 2 will identify and assess Alternative Solutions to address the Problem and Opportunity
Consultation

A key component of this study will be consultation with the general public, stakeholders, and agency partners. The project team held three Community Pop-Up Events at the Alliston Home Show, Tottenham Home Show and Artisan Market and the Alliston Potato Festival. The project team also completed the first Public Information Centre (PIC) / Public Open House (POH) meeting on October 03, 2019.

The date for the second Public Information Centre (PIC) / Public Open House (POH) meeting will be posted.

We will keep you updated on any upcoming consultation activities for the TMP. 

Study Goals

The guiding principles for the TMP are set forth by the Town’s Strategic Plan 2013-2018, starting with the Community Vision:

“New Tecumseth will knit together all the diverse communities into a town that will maintain its small town character, and support our rural, urban and agriculture heritage.”

Furthermore, the key Strategic Plan objectives relevant to the MMATMP include:

  • Manage growth by preserving and enhancing the unique rural and small town character of the community while managing growth so that we can provide the services the community needs in a cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Enhance economic vitality by providing a range of employment opportunities and sustainable downtown cores.
  • Preserve, protect, and enhance the natural environment.
  • Preserve the Town’s culture and heritage by protecting heritage streetscapes and providing recreational opportunities that accessibility and mobility needs of all residents.
  • Supporting community service needs including transportation improvements to address motorist and commuter needs and support the effective movement of goods and services by all modes.
  • Maintain, update, improve and replace town assets, roads and infrastructure to meet the needs of the community in a cost effective manner.
Project Materials
 Notices
 Notice of Study Commencement April 8, 2019
 Community Pop Up Events
 Materials will be made available as the study progresses.
 Public Information Centre (PIC) #1 / Public Open House (POH) #1

Public Information Centre No.1 (PIC) / Public Open House (POH) No.1 was held on October 3, 2019 to introduce the Multi-Modal Active Transportation Master Plan Study. This PIC / POH allowed the residents and general public an opportunity to review the data collected on the existing transportation network along with next steps for this study. The information from the Public session can be found on the PIC / POH Presentation Boards.

The deadline to submit comments was October 24, 2019.

Information was collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments submitted have become part of the public record. 

  Online Public Information Centre (PIC) #2 

An Online Public Information Centre (PIC) # 2 was completed between November 12, 2020 to December 04, 2020. PIC # 2 was completed virtually as there were restrictions against public gatherings inside buildings at the time due to COVID-19. The purpose of this PIC was to introduce Phase 2 of the Multi-Modal Active Transportation Master Plan Study and collect feedback on the Alternative Solutions for the Town’s Transportation System to the horizon year of 2041. The information from this session can be found on the PIC # 2 Presentation Slides.

Information was collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments submitted have become part of the public record.

Committee of the Whole Working Session Nov. 29, 2021 TMP Report (Draft)

The Draft Multi-Modal Active Transportation Master Plan (MMATMP) study was presented to a Committee of the Whole Working Session on November 29, 2021 to.

A Notice of Study Completion will be circulated advising when the final MMATMP will be placed on public record for a 30 day public review period in January 2022.

Agricultural Community Consultation

The Town is seeking insight from the agricultural community within the Town of New Tecumseth to ensure that your transportation needs are considered in the final recommendation of the Multi Modal Active Transportation Master Plan study.

The project team has setup a survey specific to the agricultural community and we request you to click the link below and complete this survey to record your feedback and comments.

Survey Link

The project team will be accepting responses to the survey till January 04, 2022

With the exception of personal information, all surveys received will become part of the public record. Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Feedback

If you have any comments, please email us to let us know.