A citizens’ action campaign to save our parks and trails

Parks not Parkways is a campaign by the Peterborough Greenspace Coalition to bring together voices opposed to the City’s Parkway Corridor development proposals: proposals that will pave over our priceless greenways, destroy our trails and build a bridge through Jackson Park. We feel there are better Smart Growth options for Peterborough.

Here you will find maps, critiques of the evaluation process, alternate ideas and stories from individual people. We also include content from other websites that validate our arguments. The pages on the menus above outline our main positions. Each article outlines a single reason why we feel the Parkway proposals are wrong or describes a better alternative.

Please, spend some time reading the different ideas and arguments in these articles. Think about the content and consider your position. If you agree with us, tell your friends and your City councillors. Above all, ACT NOW!

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PGC Releases Response to MOECC Order

The Peterborough Greenspace Coalition responds to City report to MOECC In February, 2016 the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) ordered the City of Peterborough to provide more information on the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process used to … Continue reading

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We Need Your Appeal to MOECC

Urgent Call to Action: Remind MOECC that We Still Want a Full Parkway EA! February 03, 2015 With a ruling on the Parkway EA Appeals expected very soon, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change needs to hear from … Continue reading

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Election 2014: Change The Balance

The Municipal Election is on October 27. This is our opportunity to elect a better City Council and secure a more positive future for the citizens of Peterborough. On Election Day, we seek your help to create a more sustainable vision of Peterborough and Change the Balance! Continue reading

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Stealing Democracy. One (or Ten) Signs at a Time

image of 'No Parkway!' signLast week there was a rash of thefts of No Parkway signs In the Peterborough Northcrest and Town Wards. Previously the thefts have been just a few at a time scattered throughout the city, but at the end of last week several people contacted us to report not only the theft of their own sign but their entire neighborhood. It appears that last Thursday night between 20 and 30 signs were stolen. Continue reading

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