2013 Cycling Summit is bigger and better

Peterborough Bike Summit 2013 graphicWhile we still continue to have some amazing cycling weather, many people start thinking about indoor activities at this time of year. One indoor event that will keep you connected to all things bikey is the 2013 Peterborough and the Kawarthas Cycling Summit, presented by the Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee (P-BAC) on Thursday October 24th at the Holiday Inn.

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A Sidewalk is Not a Trail

image of trail beside roadParkway proponents suggest that a road and a trail can share the Parkway Corridor. This totally misses the point of the current trail. The value of the Parkway Trail is that it lets you get AWAY from roads. Away from the noise; away from the worry of being hit; away from the mechanised movement. The trails gets you into the quiet; into connecting with the environment around you; into a more relaxing and healthy state of mind. This cannot happen when the trail is beside a road. Read More …

The Parkway doesn’t get us from where we are to where we want to go

simplified map of Peterborough residential development areas and target employment areasIf we listen to City Council, the engineers and Parkway proponents, converting the Parkway Trail to the Parkway Road is critical to our future development. They say, “We MUST have the Parkway to support future residential growth in Peterborough”. Even if we assumed for a minute that future growth is anywhere close to what the “experts” suggest (and we don’t), any solution will have to get people from all of the new subdivisions in the North end to both of the key employment areas of Peterborough. We don’t think the proposed Parkway does that. Read More …

Public Consultation #2: It all points to “Pave the Trail and Park”

North Parkway Corridor CriteriaA little over 100 citizens came out to see what ideas AECOM, the engineering company hired by the City to conduct the Parkway Corridor Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study, had come up with after the first round of public input from a meeting held October 2, 2012. Over 20 poster-sized displays illustrated a variety of discussions and proposed approaches to building the two sections of the Parkway south and north of the existing section known as Hospital Drive. Read More …