Cycling Master Plan

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Three young children cycling through an obstacle course during the pulse event downtown where the street is opened up for many activities.

About the Cycling Master Plan

We are creating a Cycling Master Plan that will identify strategies to improve and grow cycling in the City of Peterborough.

Proposed Extension of George Street Cycling Lanes

As part of the Cycling Master Plan, we are investigating the feasibility of extending the George Street cycling lanes from Lake Street to Lansdowne Street. Cycling lanes were identified as a priority on George Street in the 2012 Cycling Network Plan and are now in place from Hilliard Street to Lake Street.

The most economical time to install cycling lanes or change the way a street is

About the Cycling Master Plan

We are creating a Cycling Master Plan that will identify strategies to improve and grow cycling in the City of Peterborough.

Proposed Extension of George Street Cycling Lanes

As part of the Cycling Master Plan, we are investigating the feasibility of extending the George Street cycling lanes from Lake Street to Lansdowne Street. Cycling lanes were identified as a priority on George Street in the 2012 Cycling Network Plan and are now in place from Hilliard Street to Lake Street.

The most economical time to install cycling lanes or change the way a street is laid out, is when new asphalt is placed on the street. George Street is being micro-surfaced in 2021, so the City is examining the options available within the existing curbs. This project will not involve any changes to the trees, sidewalks, driveways or boulevards if approved.

The image below shows how the cycling lanes would be configured. In the warmer months, separators such as curbs and flexible bollards could provide more protection for cyclists. With cycling lanes, no parking would be permitted on either side of the street.

The City is interested in your input on the proposed extension of the George Street cycling lanes. Due to the restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, our main form of consultation for this project will be online. Fill out the survey below or you can email me at ssauve@peterborough.ca. If you would like to talk about this project, please leave a message at 705-742-7777 ext. 1485 and I will return your call the following work day. The cycling lanes would be installed in 2021 if approved by City Council.

More About the Cycling Master Plan

We are striving to become a more bicycle friendly city, one where people feel safe and welcome to bicycle to destinations and for recreation. The Cycling Master Plan will:

  1. Identify strategies to improve the current silver bicycle friendly rating of the City to gold or platinum.
  2. Review and update the Cycling Network in the 2012 Comprehensive Transportation Plan, incorporating changes and new opportunities for cycling infrastructure, including an infrastructure development and prioritization strategy
  3. Develop functional design concepts for streets where work is planned in the near future.
  4. Provide recommendations and cost estimates for a maintenance program to encourage year-round cycling.
  5. Develop design standards for cycling infrastructure that is informed by best practices for cyclist safety.
  6. Include a multi-year action plan with a list of priority projects for the next 5 years to implement the most strategic components of the plan.
  7. Identify effective programming to increase the visibility and acceptance of cycling as a preferred choice of travel mode.

The Cycling Master Plan will feed into the update of the City's Transportation Plan, which will be taking place at the same time. We will look at ways to grow and support the use of regular bikes and e-bikes including infrastructure needs, policies, programming and design standards.

We are seeking input into the development of the plan to help guide the vision of cycling in the City, identify infrastructure and programming needs and to prioritize projects. Along the way, we will report back on our findings and recommendations. We will also be using case studies to show what works in other communities following an evidence-based approach.


  • George Street has been identified as a priority in the Cycling Network Plan since 2012 and most of the cycling lanes are now in place. In 2021, a project is planned to preserve the pavement (called microsurfacing) on the last remaining section without cycling lanes, the section between Lake Street and Lansdowne Street. When a road is resurfaced or microsurfaced, it is an ideal time to put in cycling lanes because all new pavement markings will be needed. In this survey, you will be asked to provide input on the proposed cycling lanes.

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    The Cycling Master Plan will be taking place over the next year and  there will be several opportunities for you to provide input. To be placed on  the distribution list for the project, please provide your email below. Thank  you in advance for taking the time to participate in this project. 

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    As we work to create the Cycling Master Plan, we welcome your involvement. In this second survey of the Cycling Master Plan, we are seeking your input on the draft vision statement, options for targets and the routes we shoud consider for inclusion in the Long-Term Cycling Network. Thank you for taking the time to participate!

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


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    Charlotte Street has been identified as a priority in the Cycling Network Plan since 2012. It is the only east-west corridor that does not have a large hill. This year, the top asphalt is being replaced on the section west of Park Street. This is the most economical time to implement cycling lanes because all the pavement markings will be removed, leaving a blank slate. Watch our video presentation to learn more about the project and then provide your input.

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    As we work to create the Cycling Master Plan, we want your input. In this survey, we ask questions to help us understand more about the state of cycling in Peterborough, priorities for cycling, and how to make Peterborough more bicycle-friendly. We are interested in your experiences, whether you use a regular bicycle, e-bike, or do not regularly bicycle.

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