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Kingstonian with U.S. plates asks for kindness

A Kingston woman with U.S. license plates on her car said she has experienced harassing behaviour from other drivers, and is worried about venturing out from her home. The woman, who asked to be identified only as “Wendy”*, has lived in Indiana with her American husband since 2004. She returned

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Best of 2017: Estimated Cost for Third Crossing Rises to $180 Million

In April, the city revealed the preliminary design and business plan for the much discussed third crossing that would connect the east and west banks of the Cataraqui River. The plan, which projects a $60 million dollar cost to taxpayers, was met with the usual split reaction from Kingstonians. The

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Estimated Cost for Third Crossing Rises to $180 Million

Last Thursday, the City of Kingston revealed the preliminary design and business plan for the proposed third crossing, which suggests that the controversial project would cost taxpayers $60 million more than initially projected.  The $180 million price tag is the result of changes to the bridge’s design and construction, land

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Separated Bike Lane Planned for Bath Road

Kingston has made great strides in recent years when it comes to promoting active transportation and the development of cycling infrastructure. From Kingston Transit’s Rack & Roll program to the Commuter Challenge, and from the installation of an expansive network of bike lanes to faded and oft ignored sharrows, these

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Third Crossing: Phase 2

The Third Crossing project is now in Phase 2 and has reached the updating of cost estimates stage. We should know more next Spring. Personally, I am undecided on the bridge. I completely understand those who are asking for it passionately. However, environmental impact apart, I do wonder about what

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City Outlines Plan to Tackle Extensive Winter Damage to Roads

Work to address the extensive winter damage to Kingston’s urban roads will begin on May 26 and will cost an estimated $3.3 million in total. “We told Kingston motorists and cyclists that we would be offering a longer-term fix to address this winter’s road damage and that’s what we are

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New Workshops Encourage Family Cycling

With the goal of getting Kingston families off their couches and onto their bikes, Cycle Kingston is launching a series of fun and informative workshops this summer. “We would like to encourage Kingston families to put down their remote control, and get outside and spend some quality time together, having

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Best of 2011: Sustainability and the Third Crossing

We’re always amazed by the op-ed submissions that end up in our inbox, while one of the best of 2011 came from Alan Foljambe. He wrote about peak oil, commuter culture and their relation to the proposed third crossing over the Cataraqui River. Alan articulately argued that the third crossing

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What if Kingston…

Over the past few months we’ve watched numerous developments take shape such as bike lanes and the Montreal Street Park and Ride, while we’ve also learned of priority projects including long overdue lane extensions and the third crossing. While these initiatives are similar as they relate to how we move

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Should Kingston Embrace Scramble Crosswalks?

Right foot, left foot, one foot in front of the other and so on.  Walking is a pretty pedestrian topic of conversation, but in the past we’ve stirred up some fairly decent debates centred around this activity, specifically whether or not pedestrian friendly streets are a good fit for Kingston

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