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Extension of Cycling Lanes on George and Water Streets

The City of Peterborough is working towards implementing the Bikeway Network that was approved in the 2012 Comprehensive Transportation Plan.  95 projects are included in the approved Bikeway Network, including cycling facilities on George Street, Water Street and Sherbrooke Street in the downtown.  In 2014, Council approved the concept for the George Street Improvement Project which will include cycling lanes on George Street between Sherbrooke Street and Perry Street. In 2015, Council approved upgrading the existing cycling lanes on George Street and Water Street and extending the cycling lanes south to Hunter Street.  These projects will be implemented by the end of 2017. 

Provision of Cycling Lanes on George Street and Water Street between Hunter Street and Sherbrooke Street

To complete the network on George and Water Streets, the City has just completed a public consultation including concepts for the cycling lanes on these streets, as well as on Sherbrooke Street between George Street and Water Street.  The draft concepts preserve on-street parking on both sides of the street. To accommodate the cycling lanes, existing vehicle and parking lanes will be reduced in width slightly and a cycling lane painted on the right, between the most westerly vehicle lane and the parking lane. 

George and water streetmix 

On Sherbrooke Street between George Street and Water Street, there are several options being considered, including providing two-way traffic for bicycles.  There is also space to provide the option of new parking spaces, a landscaped median or westerly vehicle traffic.  The concept shown below is the one that was the most often preferred in the public consultation.

sherbrooke street streetmix

For your convenience and information, an electronic copy of the main display boards that were used at the public meeting held April 5, 2016.  A report with recommendations for providing cycling lanes on George Street and Water street will be presented to Council in the late spring/summer of 2016.

The contact person for these projects is Susan Sauve, Transportation Demand Management Planner.  You can reach Susan at and at 705-742-7777 ext. 1485.