Earlier this month, Kingston City Council endorsed the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, which includes a red light camera program.
A report regarding red light cameras will be presented to Council later this year, at which point Council will decide whether or not to move forward with a red light camera program.
And now, the City of Kingston is inviting the public to ask their question about red light cameras in a few different ways.
Red light camera have been operating in Ontario for almost 20 years, and “have been proven to improve the level of safety at intersections for all users,” the City of Kingston said in a press release on Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2019.
“The red light camera program specifically addresses one of the emphasis areas identified in the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan; intersections and red-light running,” said Deanna Green, Manager of the Traffic Division at the City of Kingston. “Based on current data, we expect the program to result in a 50 per cent reduction in drivers running red lights and a 25 per cent reduction in right-angle collisions.”
From now until Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, Kingston residents can submit their questions regarding red light cameras and the automated enforcement program to City Staff through the Get Involved Kingston platform. Staff will review and respond to questions as they are received, the City indicated.
Additionally, the City will host two public information sessions, including a brief presentation from the Transportation Services Department and a facilitated question and answer period afterwards. The sessions will take place on Monday, Sept. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. in Memorial Hall at City Hall.
To ask a question of City Staff, or for more information, click here.