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Peterborough's Protected Cycling Lane Demonstration Project

Douglas family cyclingA demonstration protected cycling lane has been installed on George Street between London Street and McDonnel Street.  This project is 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 on the Transitized website and by Momentum magazine highlight the benefits of protected bike lanes.

About These Protected Bike Lanes

The George Street demonstration protected bike lane uses 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.


What do you think of the protected bike lane?

Let the City know what you think of the protected bike lane by filling out the survey and share your impressions on Facebook.  Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #ptbobikelane.