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November, 2012
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Important Public Meeting
The City of Peterborough is presently completing a review of several by-laws that regulate active forms for transportation. Staff have conducted research into potential options regarding the use of sidewalks and roads by various modes of travel, including: bicycling, in-line skating, roller skating, skateboarding, longboarding, and e-bikes. Current by-laws prohibit all these modes on sidewalks and roads, except for bicycle and e-bikes, which are permitted on roads.

The City would like to hear your concerns relating to the existing by-laws and would like to know what solutions you favour. This is an important opportunity to contribute to the development of by-laws that support active transportation in our community!

To contribute to this process, you can attend a public information session scheduled for tomorrow:

Thursday, November 1st, 2012
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Simcoe Street Transit Terminal

190 Simcoe Street

You can also view the presentation boards that will be on display at the Public Information Session by clicking here.

If you are unable to attend tomorrow's public information session, please consider completing this short survey to offer your input.

If you have any questions regarding the by-law review, or if you would like to submit your comments in writing, please contact:
Susan Sauvé
Transportation Demand Management Planner

City of Peterborough
705.742.7777 ext 1458 |


Cycling Summit Update

Many thanks to everyone who was able to complete the follow-up Peterborough and the Kawarthas Cycling Summit survey distributed in the last CycleNews. The Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee is currently using this information to develop a Cycling in Peterborough: Benchmarking and Priority-Setting Report, which will be submitted to both the City and the County. In the meantime, here are some preliminary results from both the summit priority-setting activities and the on-line survey.
The four City infrastructure projects that community members indicated as a priority were:
1. the Trans Canada Trail, Ashburnham to the City limits
2. the Little Lake Trail, Del Crary park to Lansdowne Bridge
3. the Hunter St. Bridge
4. Benson Ave, Parkhill Rd. to Wolsley St.
The three areas in the County that community members indicated as a priority for infrastructure development were:
1. the Trans Canada Trail, South-East of the city
2. Hwy 32, Peterborough to Lakefield
3. Old Norwood Rd, City limits to the Harold Town Conservation Area

We also presented community members with the Active Transportation Policy Alternatives that have been included in the County Transporation Master Plan process and asked them to indicate which two policies they would prioritize in the short-term and which two they would prioritize in the long-term. The two policy alternatives indicated as a priority in the short-term were:
1. When County roads are being rehabilitated, consider paving shoulders
2. Providing bike route signage for shared routes on County roads that are popular cycling routes
The two policy alternatives indicated as a priority in the long-term were:
1. Requiring paved shoulders on all County roads
2. Fully integrating active transportation into transportation and land use planning and decision making

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to this community priority-setting opportunity!

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