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Transportation Demand Management

The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) section promotes and facilitates walking, cycling, public transit, telecommuting and carpooling. TDM initiatives reduce vehicle travel with the goal to:
  •  reduce demand on road infrastructure, thereby minimizing road and parking capital expenditures
  • increase travel efficiency
  • reduce climate change emissions
  • improve air quality
  • increase a sense of community
  • improve overall health.

The TDM section is involved with events and projects designed to increase walking, cycling, carpooling, telecommuting and public transit.  Many of the programs listed here are a joint effort of the City of Peterborough, Peterborough Green-Up and the Peterborough County/City Health Unit.  Refer to Peterborough Moves for more detailed program information for Shifting Gears, Active and Safe Routes to School, cycling courses and other local sustainable transportation initiatives.

On-Going Activities

Shifting Gears - May 2017
Shifting Gears is the annual transportation challenge with events and incentives to replace vehicle trips with walking, cycling, transit, carpooling or teleworking.  All transportation trips count now, not just the trip to and from work.  It is not just for people that work, you can participate if you are a student or a community member that does not work.  The workplace challenge component of Shifting Gears will continue, the one where workplaces compete against each other to have the highest number of participating employees. 

The Challenge will run the month of May.   More details will be provided in the spring.   There will be weekly and 'en route' prizes for participants.  The Grand Prize is a $750 gift certificate to Resorts of Ontario.  Contact Peterborough Green-Up at 705-745-3238 x203 for more information.

Active & Safe Routes to School logo
Active and Safe Routes to School is a partnership of the City, Peterborough County/City Health Unit, Peterborough Green-Up, Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police. The group is working to reduce vehicle congestion in the vicinity of schools and to promote walking and cycling to school. Resources are available for schools and parents.  Projects in the 2016-17 school year include:  International Walk to School Day, Grade 8 Transit Quest (free bus pass during March Break), Car Free Wednesdays program at elementary schools and Shifting Gears for High Schools.

Peterborough Moves provides details about sustainable transportation events, maps and other information on walking, cycling, carpooling, efficient driving and vehicle idling. 

Cycling and Transit Maps: Helping You Get Where You Need to Go!

Check out these maps!  Have you been wondering about the best way to get to Lansdowne Place or the hospital?  Let us know if there is a map that you would be interested in that you don't see here!

Peterborough County and City Cycling and Trails Maps
We now have two great maps.  The Peterborough County and City Cycling and Trails Map shows all the multi-use trails, cycling lanes, footpaths, and recommended on-road links between trails and bike lanes.  The PeterboRoutes Map describes and maps recommended short cycling routes in the region around Peterborough.  Hard copies are available at City Hall (switchboard), GreenUP, Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tourism and local cycling shops.

More Cycling & Walking Maps - Linking You to Peterborough Destinations

Downtown Peterborough - Cycling Map (all buses go to downtown Peterborough)
Fleming College- Cycling and Transit Map
General Electric- Cycling and Transit Map
Lansdowne Place- Cycling and Transit Map
Major Bennett Industrial Park- Cycling and Transit Map
Pepsi QTG - Cycling and Transit Map
Peterborough Regional Health Centre- Cycling and Transit Map
Portage Place- Cycling and Transit Map
Technology Drive Industrial Park - Cycling and Transit Map

School Travel Planning Maps
Otonabee Valley - Travel Planning Map
Prince of Wales - Travel Planning Map
St. Patrick's - Travel Planning Map

Recreational Cycling Routes

Peterborough to Lakefield
Peterborough to Omemee
Stewart Hall Loop