Sharrows – symbols painted on the road are being added to provide cyclists with cycling line-of-travel guidance and to remind motorists to share the road.
The sharrows are being added along:
- Johnson Street from Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard to King Street East.
- Brock Street from Montreal Street to Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard.
The addition of the sharrows, the latest enhancement to the City’s cycling network, will be completed in stages over the next couple of weeks. As the work moves along Brock Street, parking will be relocated from its north side to its south side between Division Street and University Avenue and between Alfred and Helen Streets to accommodate the sharrows. Once moved, the parking will remain on the south side of Brock Street (Council approved this relocation of the parking in June). As the centerline of Brock Street is repainted, there will be a brief period of no parking along the affected portion of the Brock Street. Crews for the City will be painting the sharrows in the evenings and during off-peak hours so motorists should not notice any delays.
“Adding sharrows and designating cycling lanes should help encourage more Kingstonians and visitors to choose cycling as a great way to get where you are going in Kingston,” says Dan Franco, City Engineer.
Once these sharrows are added crews will continue to work throughout the summer installing designated cycling at the following locations:
- Johnson Street from Queen Mary Road to Sir John A. Boulevard
- Queen Mary Road from Bath Road to Johnson Street
- Portsmouth from King St West to Old Quarry Road
- Front Road from Bayridge Drive to the railroad at Invista
- Centennial Drive from Princess Street to Cataraqui Woods Drive
- Cataraqui Woods Drive from Centennial Drive to Midland Avenue
Council also approved the removal of on-street parking to allow for cycling upgrades on Leroy Grant Drive from John Counter Boulevard to Elliott Avenue and on Elliott Avenue from Leroy Grant Drive to John Counter Boulevard.
For more information on the City’s cycling plans and roadsharing see the City of Kingston’s website.