East Side Transportation Study

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Photo of Peterborough Liftlock, Hunter Street East and Ashburnham Drive

The City of Peterborough (City) is initiating a Transportation Master Plan for the area east of the Otonabee River and north of Lansdowne Street East (study area). The East Side Transportation Study (the study) will assess transportation infrastructure needs and priorities associated with development planned east of the Trent Severn Waterway and growth within the east portion of the City and provide recommendations for needed improvements to the roadway and active transportation network within (and potentially beyond) the study area. This study is being undertaken in accordance with Approach #1 of the Master Planning Process, as outlined in Appendix 4 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) document (October 2000, as amended in 2015), and will generally address Phases 1 and 2 of the MCEA process.

To support development within the Liftlock Secondary Plan Area, improvements to Ashburnham Drive may be required to accommodate planned growth, including a possible realignment of the existing roadway, and extension from McFarlane Street to Parkhill Road. The findings of the East Side Transportation Study are expected to confirm the need for these modifications, at which time the City may proceed with Phases 3 and 4 of the Municipal Class EA process to complete the planning and redesign of Ashburnham Drive. This study will also consider the potential need for improvements to the existing crossings of the Trent Severn Waterway.

The Study area for the East Side Transportation Study is very broad and it overlaps with the study areas of the North End and Trent University Area Class EA and the Television Road Bridge over South Meade Creek Replacement Class EA. The East Side Transportation Study will not be re-evaluating the work completed as part of these other studies. Rather, the East Side Transportation Study will incorporate the recommendations of those studies into its own transportation planning forecast.

Consultation is key to the Municipal Class EA planning process and opportunities to share information will be offered throughout the study. Your feedback will help the study team to understand the transportation problems and opportunities, and to identify recommendations for transportation improvements in the area. A webmap is currently available for you to identify and comment on specific items of interest within the study area. Please select the "Map" tab on the bottom of this page to participate in this online activity. Additional opportunities to review study information and share your ideas will be provided as the study progresses. In light of COVID-19 and physical distancing requirements, the format of future public consultation events is not confirmed at this time.


The City of Peterborough (City) is initiating a Transportation Master Plan for the area east of the Otonabee River and north of Lansdowne Street East (study area). The East Side Transportation Study (the study) will assess transportation infrastructure needs and priorities associated with development planned east of the Trent Severn Waterway and growth within the east portion of the City and provide recommendations for needed improvements to the roadway and active transportation network within (and potentially beyond) the study area. This study is being undertaken in accordance with Approach #1 of the Master Planning Process, as outlined in Appendix 4 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) document (October 2000, as amended in 2015), and will generally address Phases 1 and 2 of the MCEA process.

To support development within the Liftlock Secondary Plan Area, improvements to Ashburnham Drive may be required to accommodate planned growth, including a possible realignment of the existing roadway, and extension from McFarlane Street to Parkhill Road. The findings of the East Side Transportation Study are expected to confirm the need for these modifications, at which time the City may proceed with Phases 3 and 4 of the Municipal Class EA process to complete the planning and redesign of Ashburnham Drive. This study will also consider the potential need for improvements to the existing crossings of the Trent Severn Waterway.

The Study area for the East Side Transportation Study is very broad and it overlaps with the study areas of the North End and Trent University Area Class EA and the Television Road Bridge over South Meade Creek Replacement Class EA. The East Side Transportation Study will not be re-evaluating the work completed as part of these other studies. Rather, the East Side Transportation Study will incorporate the recommendations of those studies into its own transportation planning forecast.

Consultation is key to the Municipal Class EA planning process and opportunities to share information will be offered throughout the study. Your feedback will help the study team to understand the transportation problems and opportunities, and to identify recommendations for transportation improvements in the area. A webmap is currently available for you to identify and comment on specific items of interest within the study area. Please select the "Map" tab on the bottom of this page to participate in this online activity. Additional opportunities to review study information and share your ideas will be provided as the study progresses. In light of COVID-19 and physical distancing requirements, the format of future public consultation events is not confirmed at this time.