Extended Kingston Transit Route for Seniors
Jim Armstrong, 85, his wife Mary, 87, and a small group of Barrett Court residents are working to bring a Kingston Transit bus to Barrett Court to shorten the 450-metre walk for seniors to catch a city bus. Jim says some seniors have to walk in the middle of the street if the sidewalk is too icy, and cross a busy Highway 15 (regardless of weather) to get to the current bus stop.
According to Jim, there are about 1,000 senior residents live in the two condominiums and two apartment buildings farthest away from the Route 12 bus stop. “Over 60 per cent of the Barrett Court residents are seniors and many who no longer drive and have been without Kingston Transit bus service for as long as seven years.”