The City of Kingston has posted a new update on the creation of a multi-use pathway on Bath Road, which will connect two existing sections of the Waterfront Trail.
In recent revisions on the Bath Road Bikeway project page, the City reported work is going ahead but that its schedule has been affected by the high water conditions at the road’s edge. It also confirms councillors approved an amended design on May 2nd for the project – previously discussed at a City Hall Open House in March – that eliminates the cycling lane / pathway on the north side of Bath Road.
This will result in Bath Road, between Collins Bay Road and Coverdale Drive, continuing to have two primary vehicle lanes westbound but only one east bound lane.
Also related to this stretch of Bath Road, an earlier version of the project page stated Council had endorsed a staff recommendation to amend the parking bylaw and allow parking in a new location on the south side of Bath Road immediately west of Riley’s Garden Centre (map). The City states this will accommodate overflow customer parking and delivery vehicles between the traffic lane and multi-use pathway.
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In the latest release, Mark Van Buren, director of engineering, said “We are still building the multi-use pathway. It’s been a very rainy season and high water levels have led to some shoreline erosion in this area that has affected the planned work. We wanted to let everyone know when to expect activity in this area. We look forward to adding the multi-use pathway along this scenic route of the City’s active transportation network.”
In an earlier version of the Bath Road Bikeway project page, the schedule was listed as follows:
- 2017 – Shoreline restoration work (investigation, design, construction)
- May 2018 – Construction contract awarded for bikeway project
- June 2018 – Construction of bikeway begins
- October 2018 – Construction of bikeway completed
- Summer 2019 – City will conduct traffic counts and public surveys, and solicit feedback from users of the bikeway for a post-project evaluation report to the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program
You can stay up to date by visiting the City’s Bath Road Bikeway page