Eastside Transportation Study

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Photo of Peterborough Liftlock, Hunter Street East and Ashburnham Drive

The City of Peterborough (City) has initiated a Transportation Master Plan for the area east of the Otonabee River and north of Lansdowne Street East (study area). The Eastside 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 MCEA 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 Eastside Transportation Study encompasses 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 Eastside Transportation Study will not be re-evaluating the work completed as part of these other studies and will incorporate their recommendations into the overall transportation strategy for this part of the city.

The City is also completing a City-wide Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to set a long-term vision for multi-modal transportation across Peterborough. The City-wide TMP will make recommendations for all modes of travel to accommodate forecast population and employment growth to the year 2051. To find out more about the City-wide TMP, please click here. In addition, the City is preparing its first Cycling Master Plan (or CMP), which is intended to improve and grow cycling across the city over the next 20 years. To find out more about the CMP, please click here. The Eastside Transportation Study reflects the directions of both City-wide studies.

A report to recommend approval of the ESTS recommendations will be presented to the General Committee on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm. Please use the following link to access a copy of the Eastside Transportation Study Executive Summary Report:

ESTS Executive Summary Report

Consultation is key to the MCEA 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.

The City of Peterborough (City) has initiated a Transportation Master Plan for the area east of the Otonabee River and north of Lansdowne Street East (study area). The Eastside 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 MCEA 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 Eastside Transportation Study encompasses 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 Eastside Transportation Study will not be re-evaluating the work completed as part of these other studies and will incorporate their recommendations into the overall transportation strategy for this part of the city.

The City is also completing a City-wide Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to set a long-term vision for multi-modal transportation across Peterborough. The City-wide TMP will make recommendations for all modes of travel to accommodate forecast population and employment growth to the year 2051. To find out more about the City-wide TMP, please click here. In addition, the City is preparing its first Cycling Master Plan (or CMP), which is intended to improve and grow cycling across the city over the next 20 years. To find out more about the CMP, please click here. The Eastside Transportation Study reflects the directions of both City-wide studies.

A report to recommend approval of the ESTS recommendations will be presented to the General Committee on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm. Please use the following link to access a copy of the Eastside Transportation Study Executive Summary Report:

ESTS Executive Summary Report

Consultation is key to the MCEA 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.

  • General Committee Meeting

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    A report to recommend approval of the ESTS recommendations will be presented to the General Committee on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm. Please use the following link to access a copy of the Eastside Transportation Study Executive Summary Report:

    ESTS Executive Summary Report

  • January 28 to February 11, 2022 - Online Public Information Centre 2 Thursday, February 3, 2022 - Combined Virtual Public Information Centre

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    Online Public Information Centre 2 was held between January 28 and February 11, 2022. Please use the following link to access the recorded presentation: https://estspic2.ca/

    Combined Virtual Public Information Centre sessions were held on February 3, 2022. Please use the following links to access a recording of these sessions:


  • June 21 to July 16, 2021 - Online Public Information Centre 1

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    The Eastside Transportation Study team presented Online Public Information Centre 1 (PIC 1) from June 21 to July 16, 2021. This Online PIC provided an overview of the study background, MCEA process, existing study area conditions, problems and opportunities, preliminary evaluation criteria for assessing alternative solutions and next steps in the study process. Please use the following link to access the recorded presentation that was offered as part of this online PIC: https://estspic1.ca/


  • October 1, 2020 - Notice of Study Commencement and Public Comment Invited

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    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 Eastside 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.

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