This summer is the 5th Annual Peterborough Pulse, where people are invited to walk, bike, play and socialize at the event in downtown Peterborough. Pulse takes place July 27th this year, and allows the public to reimagine the purpose of city streets and expand the public realm.
Peterborough Pulse will once again be transforming George Street into a lively car-free corridor full of entertaining recreational activities. The streets will be packed with cyclists, families pushing strollers, roller skaters, dancing, music and more! Pulse is the perfect way to enjoy vibrant Downtown Peterborough while supporting the development of a healthier, more active community.
Peterborough Pulse media event launch at City Hall (photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada)
"Pulse has quickly become a favourite event of this community,” says Terry “Mr. Downtown” Guiel, Executive Director of the Downtown Business Improvement Area.
“What better way to connect with a new community group or discover a unique downtown business, all while interacting with multiple family-friendly activities and entertainment,” adds Mr. Downtown. “We are connecting healthy ideas and active living to people whose focus is on a healthy heart, healthy mind and a healthy spirit—all at an award-winning event.”
Photo courtesy DBIA
Peterborough Pulse will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 27th. This year’s route will run along George Street from McDonnell St. to Sherbrooke St.
Over the years, Pulse has worked to change Peterborough’s mindset on healthy living. Open street events allow people to access spaces they typically can’t, expanding their ability to be mobile and engage with their neighbours and community.