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Opinion — Bike theft boom of 2020: Time for action?

The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many people to turn to bicycles to remain active, explore their community, transport themselves around town, and do all of these things in a safe,

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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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Hall Monitor: Quiet streets

On Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020, Kingston City Council held meeting 19-2020 (agenda) in its electronic format again, where they moved towards the implementation of a ‘quiet streets’ project and removed emergency powers granted to staff during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Key Topics Council discussed the removal of

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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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45 and Thrive: HIIT — What it is and why you might consider getting HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is an exercise practice that has been both in the news, and in the gym, a lot lately.  Although this might seem to be a new type of training, HIIT has in fact been around, in one form or another, for more than 100

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Crown drops charges against Councillor Stroud

Citing the successful completion of the Direct Accountability Program, all charges against Councillor Peter Stroud were withdrawn on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Stroud was charged in July of this year after an incident involving a Kingston Transit bus. Kingston Police reported that, on Sunday, Jun. 23, 2019, a cyclist —

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KidsInclusive Centre teaches independence through the joy of cycling

Sometimes, the journey starts with less of a step and more of the push of a pedal, as over 30 children as part of the KidsInclusive centre are learning as they work to master the art of cycling through a camp taking place at Constantine Arena this week. The iCan

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City, 7 Days in May cyclists address bike lane use

  Over the weekend of May 25 and 26, a photo began circulating around social media of a group of cyclists that were not using the new bike lane along Bath Road. A lot of people expressed anger that the cyclists chose to use the side of the single eastbound

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It’s Commuter Challenge time again

  This year, Monday, Jun. 2 to Saturday, Jun. 8 is Canadian Environment Week. An easy way to celebrate is by joining the Commuter Challenge – a Canada-wide initiative encouraging commuters to leave their car at home. Kingston has participated annually in this event and often finishes in the top

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Simon Chapelle

  Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people

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