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City of Kingston seeks input for pedestrian crossings to improve active transport network

Image via the City of Kingston GetInvolved website.

The City of Kingston is seeking input on proposed locations for pedestrian crossings that will enhance Kingston’s active transportation network and connections to transit.

“We have identified a preliminary list of 37 pedestrian crossing locations that could be improved or created to reduce barriers to accessing transit and make it easier to walk, cycle and roll in Kingston,” said Matt Kussin, Manager, Transportation Policy & Programs.

According to the city, the preliminary list of 37 pedestrian crossing locations could be constructed with funding secured from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. This list includes the 11 locations that were identified in the Active Transportation Implementation Plan  and 26 new locations.

Residents are invited to review and provide feedback on the proposed locations and suggest additional locations for consideration on the GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca website. An interactive map of the city is available, and a feedback survey is open until 4 p.m. on Monday, Jul. 5, 2021, to provide your input on future pedestrian crossing locations.

This funding, announced in August 2020, is part of a multi-year commitment through 2027 that will create or upgrade many pedestrian connections along or leading to Kingston Transit routes, the city said in a media release dated Thursday, Jun. 10, 2021.

“This funding will help us offer more direct connections to Kingston Transit stops and enhance the safety of existing crossing locations,” said Marissa Mascaro, Manager, Transportation Infrastructure. “We want to build a more connected network for all ages and abilities to walk, cycle and roll to get to where they need to go.”

The City’s current Strategic Plan prioritizes active transportation and public transit and includes initiative to improve walkability and transit connections.

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