Downtown Peterborough designated Bicycle Friendly Business Area

Downtown Peterborough is now designated as a Bicycle Friendly Business Area by Ontario By Bike, one of five in the province.

The designation as presented to the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area by Ontario By Bike at the Shift into Summer event at Market Hall on June 14.

The award is in recognition of the DBIA’s commitment to building partnerships that value not only the safety of cyclists, but also the economic opportunity of creating a welcoming and safe environment for cyclist and cycle tourists.

“We encourage everyone to explore downtown Peterborough and I’m glad we’ve been able to make it easier to explore the heart of our city by bike,” says Terry Guiel, DBIA Executive Director. “The real credit here goes to our businesses who see the benefits of cycling and having cyclists visit their establishments. We also have an active cycling community here and organizations like Peterborough GreenUp, B!KE, Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee, the City’s Transportation Division and Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism have put in countless hours toward making our community more bike-friendly.”

Receiving official bike-friendly designation from Ontario By Bike helps to promote downtown to a growing cycle tourism market and gains access to the resources and expertise of Ontario By Bike.

Downtown Peterborough already has 6 certified bike-friendly businesses recognized by Ontario By Bike:

• The Silver Bean Café

• Peterborough & the Kawarthas Visitor Centre

• B!KE: The Community Cycling Hub

• Wild Rock Outfitters

• GreenUp

• The Publican House Brewery

Cyclists can ride from city to county in no time. Downtown Peterborough is an ideal basecamp for exploring the Kawarthas by bike. Riders have access to long distance road routes and trail loops with over 300km of way-finding signage.

The Province of Ontario has invested more than $25 million in cycling infrastructure since 2015 and has made it a priority to develop and enhance Ontario’s cycling tourism.

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