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

Over the last 18 months, we have been working on our first Cycling Master Plan. This Plan will identify strategies to improve and grow cycling in the City of Peterborough over the next 20 years. There have been several public engagement opportunities during the process and the documents provided on this page include the background reports, results from public engagements and summary of the vision and goals. The vision, goals and scenario that lay the groundwork for the Cycling Master Plan were approved by City Council in July 2021. The final report is expected to go to Council in the winter of 2022.

The final report 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. Provide recommendations and cost estimates for a maintenance program to encourage year-round cycling.
  4. Recommend design standards for cycling infrastructure that is informed by best practices for cyclist safety.
  5. Include recommendations for project phasing, including a list of priority projects for the next 10 years.
  6. 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.

About the Cycling Master Plan

Over the last 18 months, we have been working on our first Cycling Master Plan. This Plan will identify strategies to improve and grow cycling in the City of Peterborough over the next 20 years. There have been several public engagement opportunities during the process and the documents provided on this page include the background reports, results from public engagements and summary of the vision and goals. The vision, goals and scenario that lay the groundwork for the Cycling Master Plan were approved by City Council in July 2021. The final report is expected to go to Council in the winter of 2022.

The final report 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. Provide recommendations and cost estimates for a maintenance program to encourage year-round cycling.
  4. Recommend design standards for cycling infrastructure that is informed by best practices for cyclist safety.
  5. Include recommendations for project phasing, including a list of priority projects for the next 10 years.
  6. 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.

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Existing Cycling Network - Upgrades

9 months

On this map, we have identified locations where existing multi-use trail and cycling lanes could be upgraded. The green lines show the existing multi-use trails and cycling lanes and the gold lines and circles show locations where we are suggesting upgrades. Let us know what you agree with and what you would change. To add your input, click on the plus symbol on the left. Several coloured pins representing different comment types will appear. Select one and and drag it to the location that you want to comment on. You can add comments and pictures related to the pin that you place on the map.


CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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Potential Cycling Network

9 months

This  map shows the potential overall cycling network. On the map, the green lines show the existing multi-use trails and cycling lanes and the purple lines show where new ones are proposed. To see the proposed facility type, click directly on the link.  

Have we missed any routes you think are important? Are there some routes not needed? To add your input, click on the plus symbol on the left. Several coloured pins representing different comment types will appear. Select one and and drag it to the location that you want to comment on. You can add comments and pictures related to the pin that you place on the map.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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Priority Cycling Network

9 months