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City of Kingston installing bike lane bollards

An example of what the bike lane bollards currently being installed will look like. Photo via City of Kingston.

 

Kingstonians may notice work happening on some of the city’s busiest roadways over the next few weeks as City workers begin the work to install bollards alongside bike lanes.

The bollards, which are meant to create a more evident and safe separation between cyclists and drivers, are being installed on Johnson Street, Brock Street, John Counter Boulevard, and Taylor Kidd Boulevard beginning this week. To begin the installation, City crews are currently out installing the bottom plates that will hold the bollards as a first step, according to Derek Holota, communications officer with the City of Kingston. That step will be followed by street sweeping and line painting before the bollards themselves will be attached to the base plates to complete the installation.

According to the City, bike lane bollards are used on roads with higher traffic volumes and speed. The bollards add a 0.5 metre buffer to the existing 1.5 metre-wide bike lanes. They are being installed in the spring and will be taken down in the fall before the snow flies.

“Bike lane bollards make cycling a safer and more comfortable experience. They are just one of the ways we are working to promote active transportation and make Kingston more bike-friendly,” said Ian Semple, director of transportation services for the City of Kingston.

After the line painting for the bike lanes is complete, the bollards will begin to go up on the follow stretches of local roads:

  • Johnson Street from Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard to Division Street
  • Brock Street Sir John A. Macdonald Avenue to Division Street
  • John Counter Boulevard from Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard to Division Street
  • Taylor Kidd Boulevard from Princess Street to the RioCan Centre entrance

According to Semple, the approximate capital cost of the bike lanes being upgraded this year is $33,000 with the work to support their installation completed as part of the City’s existing road maintenance programs.

For more information on the City’s cycling infrastructure go to http://www.cityofkingston.ca/cycling.

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6 thoughts on “City of Kingston installing bike lane bollards

  • May 22, 2019 at 2:40 pm
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    Personally instead of bollards I’d love them to paint some actual bike lane lines on Sir John A and Bath road in the kingston centre area, feels like I’m taking my life in my hands biking on those roads

  • May 23, 2019 at 6:17 am
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    Please fix the pot holes on Johnson and brock street. Putting up bike lane bollards on these roads will force cars to drive through terribly damaging holes in the road.

    • May 23, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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      Yes indeed! I had three blown tires, two bent rims, broken tie rod and ball joint the day I put my summer tires on. I had two trips and full inspections done at Midas within 24 hours and they didn’t give me a penny. I had asked for cheap Chinese tires and rims (not the Pirelli’s and borbet offset wheels that were destroyed) and they gave me nothing. I’ve had winter tires on for three years now. They just flipped me off to their insurance who dwaddled until the 18 months to sue the city for damages was over. They have a 90k fund to pay for damages to cars caused from potholes. Happened on Johnston andnvitoria while the construction on a new multi unit residential building was being built. Please fix the pothole situation and repave one lane at a time to have everyone safe please.

  • May 23, 2019 at 10:20 pm
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    Yes indeed! I had three blown tires, two bent rims, broken tie rod and ball joint the day I put my summer tires on. I had two trips and full inspections done at Midas within 24 hours and they didn’t give me a penny. I had asked for cheap Chinese tires and rims (not the Pirelli’s and borbet offset wheels that were destroyed) and they gave me nothing. I’ve had winter tires on for three years now. The city just flipped me off to their insurance who dwaddled until the 18 months to sue the city for damages was over. The city has a 90k fund to pay for damages to cars caused from potholes. Happened on Johnston and victoria while the construction on a new multi unit residential building was being built. Please fix the pothole situation and repave one lane at a time to have everyone safe please.

  • August 11, 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    I have to say that the protected bike lane on bath road before nofrills was not a great idea. Not many people even live down that way, I never see it being used. I think the city should install a protected bike lane on taylor kidd from collins bay dental all the way to the rio can centre bike lanes. That way you would have a bike lane network that would strech eventually all the way to the third crossing.

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