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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Presentation to City Council on The Parkway by the Peterborough Greenspace Coalition, October 2, 2017

My name is Cam Douglas, and I am speaking to the staff recommendation regarding the Parkway.  I am a spokesperson for Peterborough Greenspace Coalition. Our organization submitted one of the 88 appeals for a Minister’s Part II Order and we … Continue reading

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Peterborough Greenspace Coalition Public Statement on The Parkway, September 24, 2017

At the Monday, September 25, 2017 closed meeting of Peterborough’s Committee of the Whole, Council will receive and likely accept a staff report on the “Options and Recommended Next Steps to Respond to the Minister’s Order for the Parkway Corridor … Continue reading

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The Parkway EA “bump up” is a big opportunity for Peterborough

The Peterborough Greenspace Coalition (PGC) welcomes the decision of Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to “bump up” the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Parkway Corridor to a full EA. This decision gives us an opportunity to … Continue reading

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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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