Spotted: Penny farthing races at Morrow Park in Peterborough c. 1885

  Spotted: Penny farthing bicycle races circa late 1800s/early 1900s captured in a photo in the Peterborough Museum and Archives. What:  A photo reproduction on the wall at the Peterborough Museum and Archives display, possibly from 1885. Where were the races … Continue reading

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Spotted: Lift Lock and Town Clock Designer Bike Racks

What: Lift Lock and Town Clock (actually Market Hall) Designer Bike Racks in Peterborough, Ontario. Where: At The City Hall on George Street. Why we think it’s dandy: It’s wonderful when heritage and art can be combined in one project and … Continue reading

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Spotted: Stop and Smell the Carbon Monoxide

What: Graffiti on a bus stop bench, “Stop and Smell the Carbon Monoxide” next to Peterborough’s only (partly) protected bike lane. Although the origin of this graffiti is unknown, we believe it may be by prolific Peterborough street artist Jerm IX, … Continue reading

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Bike Spotting Peterborough: What’s your favourite bike lane?

Diane Therrien is a bike-friendly city councillor in Peterborough. She is riding in the bike lane on the city’s main street, George, which she hopes will be extended all the way to the south end one day. Favourite bike lane: I have … Continue reading

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Pedalling in the Electric City

  Peterborough’s George Street bike lane currently sports bollards and planters. Peterborough used to be known as “The Electric City” but could it become a pedalling paradise? by Tammy Thorne ~ A shorter version of this story appears in Electric City … Continue reading

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