July 12, 2017 – Peterborough Pulse returns for a third time to downtown Peterborough this Saturday, July 15!
Bring your pets, your family and your friends as Peterborough Pulse invites the whole city to walk, bike, dance, play and socialize in spaces typically used by cars. For one summer day, the streets are closed to motorized vehicles and filled with cyclists and roller-skaters, families pushing strollers, art, music, and lots of free activities.
This year’s route will run along George Street from McDonnel Street to Sherbrooke and follow along the Trans Canada Trail through Millennium and Del Crary parks and run the length of Crescent Street. The route will also include the bustling commercial district on Charlotte Street between George and Louis streets, making it the longest Pulse route yet! We’re opening the route to non-motorized activity from 9 am to 3 pm.
Media are invited to our formal Pulse Kick-Off at 11 am at the corner of George and King streets on July 15.
“I am looking forward to watching how Pulse, with its car-free streets filled with people walking and biking, transforms the streets of Peterborough again this year. The joy of people sharing what they love to do is amazing. Pulse is Peterborough at its finest,” says Susan Sauvé, Transportation Demand Management Planner for the City of Peterborough.
“Pulse is taking the lead as an example of the direction large events should be taking in downtowns,” says Terry Guiel, DBIA Executive Director. “It is all-encompassing and all-inclusive to every sector. It successfully brings local community groups and local businesses together while being welcoming and engaging to everyone who attends.”
Since you have more than two kilometers of Pulse to explore, B!KE wants to make it easy for you to ride your bike to the event and use B!KE Valet while you explore downtown on foot. It works like a coat check for bicycles! Drop-off your bicycle and pick up a number tag, return with your number and we give you your bike. B!KE Valet is completely-free (like everything at Pulse). B!KE Valet will be located outside of B!KE’s downtown workshop at 293 George Street North.
“Peterborough Public Health is pleased to support Peterborough Pulse again this year, as this event provides free and inclusive recreation for people of all ages and abilities,” says Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. “Pulse reminds us that we can and should transform our city landscape into one that supports all of us to be more physically active. We can use and celebrate our streets as places to enjoy the outdoors, connect with neighbours and use our bodies and senses to move and play. That’s good for our mental health too.”
Peterborough Pulse would not be possible without the generous support of:
Funding Partner: Ontario150
Gold Sponsors: Peterborough Transit, Country 105, Energy 99.7
Bronze Sponsors: WildRock Outfitters, Offices That Work!, Engage Engineering, Ashburnham Realty, Peterborough Inn and Suites, and Trent University
Media Sponsors: Peterborough This Week, Peterborough Examiner, Extra 90.5, Oldies 96.7, Classic Rock 107.9
Organizing Partners: City of Peterborough, GreenUp, Downtown Business Improvement Area, Peterborough Public Health, Community Shifting Gears, Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee, B!KE: The Community Cycling Hub, and Peterborough Square