Staying mobile connects you to your community, whether you use public transit, personal transportation services, pathways, or sidewalks. AFP is working with many organizations who provide accessible and easy to use programs and services for older adults.

Below are some resources that will help you stay mobile and connected in the greater Peterborough area.

Staying Mobile Resources

 Peterborough Transit Peterborough Transit Logo

Peterborough Transit is focused on customer service excellence, operating conventional and community bus routes to key destinations around the city, individualized accessible services and travel training keep you connected. Visit the Peterborough Transit web page for more information.

Peterborough Transit

 The Link Rural Bus The Link Rural Bus logo.

The Link is connecting communities in Curve Lake First Nation, Lakefield, Ennismore and Bridgenorth to Peterborough. Visit "The Link" Rural Bus service to find schedules, route maps, fares and more.

The Link Rural Bus

 Ride with Me (Peterborough Transit Training)

Ride With Me is a travel training program developed by Peterborough Transit to provide the tools needed for older adults to travel with confidence and independence across the Transit Network. The program includes a Tailored Route Network Information Package to capture critical information for the individual customer: how to get to and from key destinations, step-by-step directions, clear maps.

Route Network Travel Training is also provided to help familiarize older adults with route network information, schedules and guidelines as well as respond to questions/concerns and assist with planning specific trips. With the Ride With Me program, Ride-A-Long services with a Transit Travel Mentor can be scheduled to assist older adults in travelling to identified routes.

The pilot program will begin early 2022 and anyone who would like information on the Ride With Me program, or becoming a volunteer Travel Training Mentor can email Peterborough Transit at TransitAccessibleServices@peterborough.ca or call 705-745-0525 ext. 2888.

 Transportation Services

Community Care Peterborough provides transportation to medical appointments, treatments, shopping, community services, and social and recreational activities. Community Care provides local and long distance drives for individuals living in the City and County of Peterborough. Transportation options include volunteer drivers who provide door to door service using their own vehicles, door to door service in an accessible van, door to door service for rural residents in the Caremobile, and Personal Support Workers (PSWs) who provide transportation and accompaniment to individuals who require support to attend appointments with their primary care provider and other health services. Visit Community Care's website for more information about transportation services or call 705-742-7067.

 Trails and Bikeways Map

Trail Map

The Trails and Bikeways Map shows trails and cycling routes in Peterborough and the surrounding area. The Peterborough Cycling Short Routes map details eight lovely routes of 15 to 40 kilometres in length.

Cycling - Trail Map 

 

Programs and Services

GreenUP and the Community Bike Shop offer programs and services to help you get your bike in good condition and have programs to get you riding, including helping you find suitable routes.

Resources

 Walking

Walking is the most popular form of exercise among older adults and it's a great choice. What can walking do for you?

  • strengthen muscles
  • help prevent weight gain
  • lower risks of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and osteoporosis
  • improve balance
  • lower the likelihood of falling

Accessibility Plan

The 2018 to 2022 Accessibility Plan is a five year road map to help Peterborough become accessible by 2025, contributing to the AODA goal of an accessible Ontario.
Peterborough Accessibility Plan

 


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