Emergency & Risk Management
Wall of Honour
The Transportation Division responsibilities include:
- Parking (including parking passes for city parking facilities and parking enforcement)
- Traffic Operations (including the adult crossing guard program, traffic signals, signs and pavement markings)
- Transportation Demand Management Planning (including innovative strategies that result in more efficient use of transportation services e.g. improving infrastructure to support walking and cycling to reduce traffic congestion)
- Transit and Handi-Van services
- Transportation Planning (including the Transportation Plan Review).
George Street Improvement Project - Sherbrooke Street to Perry Street
All details on this project are available within the Studies area of this site.
Active Transportation By-Law
The City of Peterborough has completed its review of by-laws that regulate active forms of transportation. At its meeting of August 11, 2014, Council rescinded the requirement to license a bicycle and approved the Active Transportation By-Law, which is now in effect. The last page provides a summary of what uses are permitted where. The following are some of the changes from what was previously permitted:
- E-bikes are now defined as either a scooter style e-bike or a bicycle style e-bike. Scooter style e-bikes are no longer permitted on multi-use trails and bicycle-style e-bikes are only permitted on multi-use trails while being pedaled.
- Skateboarding and in-line skating are permitted on sidewalks outside of the downtown and in cycling lanes on roads, as well as multi-use trails.
- Children under 14 years of age are permitted to bicycle on sidewalks outside of the downtown.
- Bicycling and skateboarding are still prohibited on sidewalks in the downtown.
- Paths adjacent to a road that are outside of the downtown and wider than 2 m are considered multi-use paths and cycling, skateboarding, in-line skating and bicycle style e-bikes are permitted, as well as pedestrians.
If you have any questions regarding the Active Transportation By-law, please contact Susan Sauve at 705-742-7777 ext. 1485.
Sidewalk Strategic Plan - Results of the 2012 Update
Recognizing the value of a walkable community and the essential role that sidewalks play, the City of Peterborough policy is to provide sidewalks on both sides of all streets. Some streets were developed prior to this policy being in place and as a result, there are no sidewalks on many streets. Every year, new sidewalks are installed in locations where there was no sidewalk previously.
In order to provide these new sidewalks where they are most needed, the city developed a Sidewalk Strategic Plan in 2008. The Sidewalk Strategic Plan ranks all missing sidewalks in the city according to a set of criteria to determine which sidewalks are the most important to provide. The criteria are comprehensive and examples include the type of street, how many students are designated walkers in that area, proximity to high density housing and whether it is on a transit route. The focus for provision of new sidewalks is on ones that are a Priority 1 or 2. The Plan only addresses locations where new sidewalks should be provided, not where sidewalks need repair.
The Plan was updated in 2012 and the reports and appendices are provided below.
2012 Comprehensive Transportation Plan
A review of the 2002 Comprehensive Transportation Plan was completed in November 2011 and the Final Report is now available for review at the Utility Services Department in City Hall. The Executive Summary and a version of the report without the Executive Summary and Appendices (this is a smaller file size) are also available here.
Trails and Bikeways Map
This map has detailed city trails and bikeways information on one side and the Greater Peterborough Road Cyclist Map on the other. The map is available at City Hall, Peterborough Green-Up, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism and Peterborough cycling shops. These are the maps in pdf format.City of Peterborough Trails & Bikeways Map
2014 Shifting Gears Transportation Challenge
Preparations for this year's Shifting Gears Transportation Challenge are well underway. In mid-April, a new website will be launched and program information will be distributed at that time. In the meantime, if you would like information about the Shifting Gears program, contact Brianna Salmon at Peterborough Green-Up at 705-745-3238 x 203.
This year's Shifting Gears partners are GreenUP, City of Peterborough, Peterborough County-City Health Unit, B!KE - The Community Cycling Hub, Student CarShare and Wild Rock Outfitters.
Idling By-Law In Effect November 1, 2008
Peterborough's Idling Control By-Law came into effect on November 1, 2008. Subject to limited exceptions, the by-law prohibits vehicles from idling in excess of two minutes. The goal of the by-law is to reduce unnecessary vehicle emissions. Refer to the Idling Control leaflet for information about the by-law. For further information, contact Peterborough Green-Up at 705-745-3238 ext. 203. By-Law enforcement is primarily handled by Parking Enforcement Officers. The phone number for City parking enforcement is 705-742-7777 ext. 2802.