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Loyalist Township seeking input on Intercommunity Trails & Urban Sidewalks

Loyalist Township is hoping to gauge interest in intercommunity trails, and to identify existing gaps in the urban sidewalk systems, as part of the development of their Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP). A survey is currently open which will help the township identify the trail and urban sidewalk needs and to

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City seeking public input for new sidewalk rest areas

The City of Kingston is looking for public input for locations of potential rest areas along three new sidewalks that are planned for 2021. As part of the City’s ongoing efforts to make it easier to get around Kingston through active modes of transportation, according to a release from the

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Kingston’s Quiet Streets pilot program ready to launch

The Kingston Quiet Streets pilot initiative is set to launch on the week beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, according to the Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation. The project, which aims to create corridors that connect neighbourhoods in downtown Kingston (including the Williamsville, Sydenham and King’s Town Districts) to “essential services,

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Over $47 million invested in Kingston’s public and active transportation

Donning facemasks and asking those in attendance to physically distance and use hand sanitizers provided, a number of local, provincial, and federal dignitaries gathered for an announcement on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Despite the light rainfall, Mayor Bryan Paterson, MP Mark Gerretsen, MPP Ian Arthur, and Catherine McKenna, Minister of

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Letter: Embracing rogue

The following is a letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. After leaders in Kingston naively asked Premier Doug Ford for permission to manage Covid-19 restrictions regionally, Mr. Ford appropriately responded that he didn’t want ‘people going rogue.’

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‘I’m dreaming of a red light camera’

Last year at this time, I penned my second behind-the-scenes piece looking at municipal government in Kingston: a little ditty introducing you to our new, 2018-2022, city council. I did so to the tune of ‘The 12 days of Christmas.’ Corny, perhaps. But fun, I hope. Yes, as one of

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City to end parking along road in City Park

Drivers who currently use the unpaved ‘ring road’ within City Park will have to find a new place to leave their vehicles after Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, when the city plans to shut down the road for parking. In a report being presented to Council on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019,

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Have your say: Yay or nay — Camping at Lake Ontario Park

Years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to see tents, tent trailers, motor homes and RVs set up in the grassy area of Lake Ontario Park visible from King Street West. In fact, the park was used by all sorts of campers — those there to attend events, such as cycling or

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City’s first bike box being installed at Princess and Division Streets

Kingston drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians will all notice something new happening at one of the busiest intersections of downtown Kingston. Beginning on the morning of Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, the City of Kingston began installing its first ‘bike box’ at the intersection of Princess and Division Streets. According to the

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Hall Monitor: Climate Camp

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 25-2019 (Agenda) during which they, among other items, asked staff to look into bringing some select camping back to Lake Ontario Park next year, received and supported the work of their Climate Action Working Group, and created a

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Hall Monitor: Active Implementation

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2019, Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 23-2019 (Agenda) where they discussed proposed changes to Belle Park, transitions in the Ontario recycling program, received a strategic plan update and, primarily, spoke to the 5-year implementation strategy for the Active Transportation Master Plan. The evening opened

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