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Sidewalk safety reminder

Apr 03, 2018 : Posted in Latest News

New Tecumseth reminding residents about sidewalk safety

NEW TECUMSETH, ON – The Town of New Tecumseth is reminding you that the use of bicycles and other vehicles are prohibited on sidewalks in the downtowns of Alliston, Beeton and Tottenham. Cyclists are asked to walk their bicycles on the sidewalks while in the downtown cores.

Under Bylaw 2002-106, a “vehicle” is defined as a bicycle, skateboard, rollerskates, rollerblades, scooter and any other vehicle propelled or driven by wind, gravity or muscular power for the conveyance of a person or persons, but does not include a wheelchair or other vehicle used for the carriage of a person with a physical defect or disability or baby carriage, or baby stroller or wagon or tricycle.

These “vehicles” are prohibited on the following sidewalks:

  • On Victoria Street, Alliston between Centre Street and Elizabeth Street;
  • On Church Street, Alliston between Dominion Street and Wellington Street;
  • On Paris Street, Alliston between Victoria Street and Wellington Street;
  • On Mill Street, Alliston between North parking lot and Victoria Street;
  • On Main Street, Beeton between Tecumseth Street and Centre Street;
  • On Queen Street, Tottenham between Eastern Avenue and Richmond Street.

Violations to the bylaw can result in a fine.

The Town of New Tecumseth appreciates your attention and help to keep our sidewalks safe for everyone. For more information, please call the Municipal Law Enforcement Department at 705-435-3900.