NeighbourPLAN Program

The NeighbourPLAN program used a collaborative process, known as co-design, to support three Peterborough/Nogojiwanong neighbourhoods in reimagining public space in their neighbourhoods.

Through the NeighbourPLAN program, we connected with over 1,000 residents, listening to stories about how the design of public space in their neighbourhoods impacts their daily lives. The stories we heard emphasized the varied and deeply personal experiences that residents have with the built environment, and drew attention to the small design features that can have a significant impact.

With each neighbourhood we developed a Portrait and Vision Document – tools to help residents advocate for change, and information we hope will be used by the municipality and community partners to inform future projects.

Explore the work that has been done and let us know what you think!

Bike Riding Education Programs

Program History

Active School Travel Peterborough (formerly Active and Safe Routes to School Peterborough) was established in 1999 to address health and environmental issues related to school travel. The Active School Travel Committee creates and collaborates on programs and projects with a vision of ‘All students having the opportunity to walk, bike or bus to and from school as a part of their daily school experience’.

Our goals include:

    1. Increase community capacity to advance the use of walking, biking and bussing;
    2. Advocate for policy and infrastructure that facilitates walking, biking and bussing;
    3. Increase awareness and understanding, in the broader community, of the importance of active lifestyles and the supporting built environment; and,
    4. Improve community safety as it relates to walking, biking, and bussing to and from school.

Program Contact Information

Contact Active School Travel
Phone: (705)745-3238



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