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Peterborough's Protected Cycling Lane Demonstration Project

Douglas family cyclingA demonstration protected cycling lane was installed on George Street between London Street and McDonnel Street in 2017.  This project was one of two projects approved as part of the participatory budget process in Town Ward in 2016.  It was initiated by Cam Douglas to explore how protected cycling facilities can make users of all ages and abilities feel safe and encourage them to try cycling.

This is a photo of Cam's family cycling on George Street before the protected cycling lanes are installed.

About Protected Bike Lanes

Protected bike lanes use planters, curbs, parked cars or posts to physically separate bike and auto traffic on busy streets.  Protected lanes are an important element in a connected network of bike-friendly routes that cater to users of all skill levels.  Once that network is built, it makes riding a bike a pleasant and practical way for many more people (not just he bold or athletic) to make trips by bicycle.  The infographics published by Momentum magazine highlight the benefits of protected bike lanes.

About These Protected Bike Lanes

The George Street demonstration protected bike lane used planters, rubber curbs and flexible bollards in the space between the cycling lane and the vehicle lane to provide the physical separation between the vehicles and people on bicycles.  This approach is the most cost effective way to implement a protected bike lane on existing roads.

The information gathered during the demonstration will be used to evaluate options for protected bike lane for the planned update to the Cycling Network in 2019.