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. 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 project 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

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. 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 project 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.


Share your cycling stories and ideas

Share your stories on what cycling means to you and your ideas about how to make cycling better in our community. We welcome all kinds of stories whether it's about recreational cycling, how cycling fits into your lifestyle, how you use your bicycle for transportation, or what it means to your business. 

Have you seen a cycling initiative elsewhere that you think would work well in Peterborough? Tell us about it.

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