Ending: Transit Rack and Roll Services, Overnight Street Parking

Published on: 2010/11/24 - in Releases

Kingston Transit’s Rack and Roll services ends for season

Tuesday, Nov. 30 will be the last official day of the season for the Rack and Roll service on Kingston Transit.

The service’s Sportsworks(tm) racks will be removed from City buses for the winter months. Cyclists who use Rack and Roll to help them travel with their bikes can look for the service to return March 15, 2011 – two weeks earlier than last spring.

The service, which permits cyclists to store their bikes on the front of a bus when they ride Kingston Transit, is finishing up its sixth year in operation.

Cycling commuters use Rack and Roll in a variety of ways: to take their bikes to work and bus home, to make it handy to cycle at lunch, to switch to transit when the weather turns on them or when they experience bike trouble, or to travel by bus through high traffic areas.

Plan to get there by bus all year round: ‘Get Directions’ through the transit icon at maps.google.ca or go to www.cityofkingston.ca/tripplanner

No parking on City streets overnight

Starting Dec.1, parking is prohibited on all City streets from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m.  The overnight winter parking bylaw ensures that cars are kept off the streets so that snow plows can effectively respond to winter weather events.

“Parked cars are an obstacle to safe and efficient weather response efforts. Our work is most effective when we are able to clear snow or put down salt and sand on Kingston roads from curb to curb,” says Kim Leonard, Manager, Licensing and Enforcement.

Car owners who defy the bylaw, risk receiving a fine of up to $40, or possibly having their vehicle towed.

The parking prohibition remains in place until the end of March, 2011.