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.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    In this survey, we are seeking your input on the work completed so far for the Cycling Master Plan. Download PIC #2 Information April 2021 before you get started. Then, read through the Information and add your comments to the survey. Draft Cycling Network maps are available for comment. You can comment in the survey or on the interactive maps available in the ‘Cycling Network’ tab. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this process! 

    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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    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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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    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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