RELEASE — The City has planned a number of active transportation enhancements – including a new multi-use path – in the Kingscourt area to prepare for students who will be walking and cycling to the new Kingston Secondary School and to offer other residents active, off-road commuting choices.
Watch for these changes coming to the area this year:
- a 1.6 km multi-use pathway from Third Avenue to John Counter Boulevard.
- an improved pedestrian crossing at Concession Street and Leroy Grant Drive.
“We want to make walking or cycling to the new school the top ways to get there – and provide all area residents with active alternatives to driving. We are also considering posting reduced speed limits and on-street parking changes on Kirkpatrick Street, an all-way stop at Kirkpatrick and Lyons and other longer-term enhancements in the area of Concession and Macdonnell,” says Ian Semple, director transportation services. A report to council on these further proposed changes will go before council in March.
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See Overview of Pathway and Offer Input on Rest Areas
Residents are invited to review an overview of the multi-use path, and tell us where benches could be placed as potential rest locations along the pathway at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca until Monday, Feb. 18.
The plans for the multi-use path have benefited from a public consultation held on the draft drawing in November 2017 and on work to the Active Transportation Master Plan passed by council in June 2018. That plan identified the need for the multi-use pathway a top priority to address gaps in Kingston’s active transportation network.
For more details on the Active Transportation Master Plan, see: CityofKingston.ca/WalkRoll.