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.

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. 

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    Peterborough Biathlon

    12 months ago

    I love to be outdoors and invent different ways to explore Peterborough all the time. In pre-pandemic days, I would resent days when I need to drive to work rather than walk or bike. It just didn't allow enough time outside before being in the office all morning. I started cycling year round in my 20's when I didn't have another way to get to work, other than walking, which took almost an hour. Having my bike at work can be fun, going for a quick spin up the trail at lunch or after work, but in the winter, I... Continue reading

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