Peterborough, Ont (June 15, 2017) Community Shifting Gears is an annual challenge that is held to encourage a shift towards active and sustainable transportation, including walking, biking, taking transit, carpooling, or telecommuting. “This year, over 850 participants logged over 31,000 active and sustainable trips,” explained Shifting Gears Coordinator, Lindsay Stroud, “With those trips, participants walked, […]Read More about Another successful year for Community Shifting Gears!
Author: Brianna Salmon
Author: Brianna Salmon
April 25, 2017 – As the weather warms and we pack those winter layers away there is an eagerness to spend more time outdoors, lighten up with some spring cleaning, and make some changes alongside the new season. So, what better time to begin Community Shifting Gears! Peterborough’s annual sustainable transportation challenge, Community Shifting Gears, […]Read More about Register Today! Community Shifting Gears returns this May!
Join GreenUP and B!KE every Thursday for a night all about bikes starting this April. 1st Thursday: The focus is bike mechanics – repair, maintenance and building. 2nd Thursday: The focus is family fun – tune-ups, rides, playgrounds, and skills courses for all ages. 3rd Thursday: The focus is confidence building – commuter skills, route […]Read More about Bike Night every Thursday – workshops and rides!
For 2017, SPARK Photo Festival has joined forces with Wild Rock, GreenUP, and B!KE to provide festival goers with FIVE SPARK Spin self-guided cycling routes that will take you to exhibits in Peterborough, Lakefield, Bridgenorth, Douro, Campbellford, and Warkworth. Each SPARK Spin route has been mapped using Strava, a free on-line and mobile route tracking […]Read More about SPARK Spin Routes through April
The County of Peterborough is in the process of developing an Active Transportation Master Plan, and is looking for your input! To help the study team identify the needs of pedestrians, preferred cycling routes, potential facility types and supporting active transportation programs and policies, visit their booth at Peteborough Pulse next weekend, fill our the […]Read More about Active Transportation Planning for the County
Peterborough Pulse returns to George Street on Saturday, July 16 from 9am to 3pm, opening up a car-free corridor to the downtown. Jog, skate, bike, scoot or stroll from Parkhill Road to Sherbrooke Street, and meet a few folks along the way. The community will be out with activities for all ages! Extreme hopscotch, bike […]Read More about Take a stroll down George Street!
Week one of the shifting Gears challenge has come to an end, and there are winners galore! We drew names for ten $30 gift cards to local restaurants and stores. Cheers to our winners: • Jamie Fligg, Ontario Public Service • Serena Jewer, Peterborough Public Health • Kate Pitt, Ontario Public Service • Jason Bernard, […]Read More about Week One Winners for Shifting Gears!
The Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee will hold its Vernal Velo Event, Cycle into Spring, at the McDonnel St. Activity Centre on Thursday, April 28th from 7-9pm. P-BAC’s Vernal Velo Event celebrates the new cycling season and features guest speaker Justin Jones, Manager of the Bicycle Friendly Ontario program at the Share the Road Cycling Coalition. […]Read More about Cycle into Spring with P-BAC
Car Free Wednesdays now offers new ways to participate for both schools and families. Students can walk, roll, bus or Park and Stride for healthy communities and big prizes! Schools can register survey results for monthly prize draws and a chance at the Grand Prize. Families can submit #walktheblock cards for prize draws through May […]Read More about Car Free Wednesdays – Walk, Roll, Bus, or Park and Stride
The City of Peterborough is seeking public input on the draft concepts for the extension of the cycling lanes on George and Water Street from Hunter Street to Sherbrooke Street, including Sherbrooke Street between George Street and Water Street. On-street parking on both sides of the street will be maintained. More details will be provided […]Read More about Public Input Session – George/Water Cycling Lanes