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Greening city operations

Learn more about some of the action the City of Peterborough has completed to become a more sustainable municipality.

Electric vehicle charging stations

In partnership with Peterborough Utilities Inc., the City of Peterborough installed electric vehicle charging stations at the following locations throughout the city.
  • Riverview park & zoo – a level 2 station
  • Lansdowne Place mall – a level 2 & level 3 station
  • King Street parking garage – two level 2 stations
  • Memorial Centre – a level 2 station
Active transportation

The City has invested in more than 70 kilometers of cycling lanes and multi-use trails since 2018. Active travel improves physical health and reduce emissions by avoiding vehicle commutes.

City-wide streetlight project

In 2018, 7,205 streetlights were converted to adaptive LED lighting standards. This project generated an energy savings of 4,944,930.6 kWh and reduced the streetlights energy consumption by 80%. This retrofit savings is the equivalent energy used by 858 homes annually.

Fuel switching at City arenas

All gasoline powered ice edgers at the arenas have been replaced with electric ice edgers as of 2019. Powered by a rechargeable battery, the edger is emission-free and environmentally friendly.

Incentive toilet replacement program

The City of Peterborough offers a $50 rebate program for homeowners to install low-flow toilets. Complete our online rebate application form to receive your $50 rebate.

Solar parking meters

Solar powered pay and display parking meters were installed in the downtown and reduce the City's energy consumption.

Public transit

Public transit ridership increased significantly by 18% in 2018. It is estimated that just over 11 million vehicle-kilometers of travel has been avoided resulting in just over 2,000 tonnes of GHG emissions avoided.

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