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.

Public Engagement #2

Our second on-line Public Engagement for the Cycling Master Plan is completed and the results are now available. Thank you to everyone who participated! We recognize that at this stage in the process, there is a lot of material to read and comment on. The information slides are still available to read and comments can be sent at any time to the project managers.

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. More details are provided at the bottom of this section. Note that we have new information posted in the documents section:

  • Background report - provides information on the current status of cycling in the City, describes reports that feed into the Cycling Master Plan, provides a summary of the first public engagement in the summer of 2020
  • Results from the Interactive Mapping Summer 2020 - An interactive map was on-line for several months. People could place pins to indicate where they like to cycle and where they avoid cycling.
  • Vision and Goals Summary - This is the summary of the vision and goals that have been developed with input from the public engagements.

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.

Public Engagement #2

Our second on-line Public Engagement for the Cycling Master Plan is completed and the results are now available. Thank you to everyone who participated! We recognize that at this stage in the process, there is a lot of material to read and comment on. The information slides are still available to read and comments can be sent at any time to the project managers.

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. More details are provided at the bottom of this section. Note that we have new information posted in the documents section:

  • Background report - provides information on the current status of cycling in the City, describes reports that feed into the Cycling Master Plan, provides a summary of the first public engagement in the summer of 2020
  • Results from the Interactive Mapping Summer 2020 - An interactive map was on-line for several months. People could place pins to indicate where they like to cycle and where they avoid cycling.
  • Vision and Goals Summary - This is the summary of the vision and goals that have been developed with input from the public engagements.

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.

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

    5 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