Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.
This week’s challenge encourages you to:
Share your bicycle/pedestrian-friendly ideas! Earlier this week, the City of Kingston, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&A Public Health), and the Share the Road Cycling Coalition hosted the Kingston Bike Summit in an effort to generate ideas about increasing cycling participation in The Limestone City. Reflecting on the city’s 2012 bronze-level Bike Friendly Communities award, the Summit also served to rally support for achieving higher status in the not so distant future. Interestingly enough, the event was not entirely focused on cycling, rather it had a larger vision of making Kingston a better place for pedestrians and others who are sharing the road. With that expanded mandate in mind, how would you improve the conditions, infrastructure and attitudes to strengthen Kingston’s ability to share of the roads? Whether you’re a fan of more bike lanes, pedestrian-only parts of the city, scramble crosswalks or better bike sharing programs, we want to hear your great ideas for sharing the roads!
Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by sharing the link and encouraging the participation of your friends and family. By joining together in our weekly challenge, we hope to accomplish big and positive things for our community.
Thanks to James D. Schwartz for today’s photo.