Active Transportation

South Temiskaming Active Travel Organization (STATO Trail)

STATO Trail

In 2004, The South Temiskaming Active Travel Organization (STATO) was formed as a result of community members’ interest in promotion and development of an active participative transportation routes through the City of Temiskaming Shores highlighting the waterfront. 

In 2005, The City of Temiskaming Shores approved the process of establishing a multi-use trail/linear park and in 2006, a by-law to establish a linear park/Active Travel maintenance program for the Corporation of the City of Temiskaming Shores was adopted. Council determined that a Community Health and Wellness/Healthy Community Design would be incorporated into the City's new Official Plan Process. 

At that point, STATO initiated a community-wide citizens’ engagement process and we focused our energies from 2007 to 2015 on fundraising, including a yearly fashion show and ice fishing derby, walk-run-bike events, hockey and golf tournaments, numerous sales, galas, musical events, amazing races, auctions, private donations, Government funding, and more. 

In 2008, we began the construction of 20 kilometers of paved bike path, complete with bollards, rumble strips, lines and stamping.  We continue to work towards our vision of linking the trail to schools, fitness facilities, and different parts of town to make it more accessible.

To date, almost 21.4km has been completed and the surfaced trail is accessible to all residents and visitors, is wheel chair accessible and provides for recreational opportunities to people of all walks of life.  Residents of and visitors to Temiskaming Shores can enjoy the benefits of walking, strolling, cycling, jogging, roller blading and other non-motorized activities throughout the City on a safe route.

Through the Bicycle Friendly Community group, we continue to increase awareness and promote physical activity for a healthy community, as well as economic growth and recreation development.  You can follow our ongoing activities on our @BikeTemiskamingShores Facebook page.

Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze Designation Badge

 

Cycling in Temiskaming Shores

The City of Temiskaming Shores is on the move!  Not only is the STATO trail available to use from Dymond to Haileybury but a plethora of other options are available to stay active.  @BikeTemiskamingShores has created route maps for cycling options both in the city and in the surrounding area.  The booklet can be downloaded at the link below.  Individual routes will be split and provided at a later date.

South Temiskaming Bicycle Routes Map

Counting Data

The City of Temiskaming Shores has three pedestrian counters which are used to collect data on the number of people using locals trails and pathways.  Data is collected approximately every 60 days and will be updated here periodically.

Haileybury and New Liskeard Waterfront Pedestrian Report (May 2022)

Haileybury and New Liskeard Waterfront Pedestrian Raw Data (May 2022)

Active Transportation Plan

In 2021 the City of Temiskaming Shores created its first Active Transportation Plan.

The purpose of the plan is to:

  • Enhance connectivity between trail networks, sidewalks and on-road cycling routes to create an integrated, connected system of active transportation infrastructure.
  • Build upon the recommendations and guidance of existing plans, particularly the City’s Recreation Master Plan, by identifying new on-road and off-road facilities that enhance the access and connectivity of the current active transportation network.
  • Broaden the City’s approach to active transportation promotion by including new programming initiatives and more detailed guidance on implementation.
  • Provide opportunities for residents and stakeholders to help shape the City’s approach to promoting active transportation and familiarize themselves with what’s been previously proposed.
  • Strengthen Timiskaming Shores reputation as an ideal tourist destination, to create new economic opportunities for existing and prospective local businesses.

Click the link below to see the completed Active Transportation:

City of Temiskaming Shores Active Transportation Plan

Public Information Session - Nov 2021

The City's consultant, WSP Canada, conducted a virtual public information session on November 4, 2021.  That session is available to watch on the City's Youtube page at the following link: https://youtu.be/tqi5u_h3-uc

You can also check out the interactive Miro Board and place comments around the maps.  Let us know what you think at this link: https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_lnwbKd4=/


 

STATO Trail and Boardwalk in New Liskeard


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 What is the Active Transportation Plan (ATP)?

The ATP is being prepared to identify and develop an effective approach to promoting active transportation use across all parts of the City. Active Transportation is broadly defined as all forms of transportation that are powered directly by you including: walking, running, cycling or rolling. Foundational to the ATP is a prescribed network of integrated on-road and off-road (trail) facilities which enable active transportation users to travel between key destinations safely, conveniently and seamlessly. Additionally, the ATP will identify a suite of educational and promotional programs that increase active transportation’s profile and cultural presence within the community. Given the competitiveness of existing municipal finances, the ATP will also feature high-level costing and scheduling for all recommendations to guarantee their cost-effective and feasible delivery.

With a focus on applying a context sensitive approach, the ATP will build upon the guidance of the existing Recreation Master Plan (RMP). This includes the consideration of the plan’s recommended expansions of the STATO trail system, which connect to key travel destinations still underserviced by the current trails and active transportation network. Similarly, the ATP will also evaluate the RMP’s prescribed trail design guidelines in standards. The ATP will evaluate and confirm the RMP’s defined trail hierarchy, comprised of the STATO Trail, Greenway and Community Trail components. Given this context, the ATP will focus on reviewing the feasibility of these existing trail recommendations rather than replacing them. Greater focus will also be placed on identifying ways to improve their access through new on-road and connecting off-road links.

 Who is this active transportation plan for?
The City of Temiskaming Shore’s Active Transportation Plan is a project for everyone. By coming together to create a vision of the City’s active transportation network, we are developing a blueprint to effectively identify and support opportunities to be active, outdoors and travel without the use of a personal automobile. This benefits everyone in our communities by promoting healthier lifestyles, safer traffic environments, less strain on local roadways, improved local air quality and greater commerce through new tourist attractions
 What can improved active transportation facilities provide?
Through the Active Transportation Plan, the City of Temiskaming Shores seeks to identify an approach that effectively leverages active transportation to both enhance mobility and provide additional opportunities for recreation and exercise. An improved active transportation system encourages healthier active lifestyles by offering new ways to access and exercise within the City’s rich natural landscape. It also facilitates new ways to travel both within and between the City’s anchoring communities of New Liskeard, Haileybury and Dymond - fostering greater social cohesion. These benefits not only extend to residents but visitors alike, making improved active transportation equally an asset to the City’s established tourism sector.