Urban areas

Community Link is Peterborough City Council’s urban door-to-door service.

It is a wheelchair accessible service for anyone who lives in the urban area of Peterborough and experiences difficulty using standard public transport or who has no access to public transport. The service will collect you from your home, drop you off in the city centre (four days a week) or a supermarket (once a week) and pick you up again for your return journey approximately two and a half hours later.  Additional trips may also be organised on an ad hoc basis.

  • Membership costs £5 per person or £7.50 for a couple per year.
  • The additional payment is your fare – similar to a standard bus fare.
  • Concessionary bus passes are accepted on this service.

Additional information

For a registration form or to make a booking, call Peterborough City Council on 01733 317460 the line is open from 9am – 5pm Mondays to Fridays.

At other times, please email buses@peterborough.gov.uk or leave a message on the answer phone. We currently require 48 hour’s notice of booking.

travelplanOver the next few months Sustrans will be working in the Ortons to help residents make informed choices about the way they travel.
Sustrans will be working in partnership with Travelchoice and Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT), as well as other local groups. The aim of the project is to encourage people to think about cycling, walking and using public transport more often.
Later in the year, a canvasser from Sustrans will be knocking on doors in the Ortons and asking to have a brief chat about how people in the household travel. They will then offer a range of tailored travel information: maps, timetables and other leaflets, including the community designed Local Travel Map!
Included in the information offered will be a map of the Ortons produced exclusively for the project highlighting cycling and walking routes, bus routes, and other useful information.

Vivacity Culture and Leisure is working in partnership with Peterborough City Council’s Travelchoice team with funding from the Department for Transport to provide a refurbished bicycle scheme.
Based on successful and popular national projects in Cambridge and Newcastle upon Tyne, the Peterborough Refurbished Bicycle Scheme aims to repair old bicycles and give them back to the community.
The scheme, open to both adults and children, is funded by the Department of Transport, and allows applicants to obtain a free refurbished / second hand bicycle with a wide range of extras.
In addition to gaining a bicycle, free accessories are provided as well, including a helmet, lights, a lock and repair kit, and a cycle map of Peterborough, perfect for those who need sustainable transport to get around the city.
Free training classes are also be given, including bicycle maintenance classes provided by established local company Green Wheel Cycles, as well as cycle training courses, which are compulsory for under 18s.
The Refurbished Bicycle Scheme is available to any family household earning under £20,000, any individual household earning under £12,000, or any unemployed individual who is actively seeking work.
For further details and to see if you can apply, please visit http://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/sport-and-leisure/what-we-do/refurbished-bicycle-scheme/