PETERBOROUGH, ON, July 14, 2015 /CNW/ - On July 18, downtown Peterborough, Ontario, will be transformed into an urban park. For the city's first Open Streets event, a care-free route is being created between City Hall and the Saturday Farmer's Market for walking, cycling and skateboarding.
Open Streets temporarily transform our largest public space — our streets — into a paved park. Streets normally filled with cars instead will fill with families pushing strollers, dog-walkers, cyclists and roller skaters. Along George Street you'll find street sales, community activities, public art, and opportunities to get engaged with the community.
Special activities along the route include a pop-up skateboard park in the street and a bicycle playground. The route includes historic downtown Peterborough — a bustling hub of cafés, restaurants and unique shops. Participants will follow a section of trail along Little Lake, a gem in the heart of Peterborough, and a quaint residential street leading to the market.
Pulse celebrates our active community by bringing together families, community groups and our quaint downtown merchants while taking a new perspective on public spaces.
Open Streets are a global initiative that helps get people physically active, boosts the local economy and creates healthier, more engaged communities.
When: July 18, 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Downtown Peterborough, Ontario (an hour northeast of Toronto)
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SOURCE Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area
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For further information: Media contact: Joel Wiebe, Communications Manager, Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area, 705-748-4774, [email protected]