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Bike or take Kingston Transit free to Princess St. Promenade

August 3, 2017 -

Take your bike or Kingston Transit (it's free!) to Downtown Kingston's Princess St. Promenade street festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 on Princess Street between Ontario and Barrie!

  • Ride Kingston Transit for free city-wide all day on Saturday. Plan your bus trip with Google Transit (www.KingstonTransit.ca/tripplanner) and track your bus with real-time arrival information using Google Maps or other free transit apps found in the Google Play or Apple Apps stores.
  • Park your bike in the City's bicycle corral – a secure, fenced area – located on Wellington Street between Princess and Brock. 

"Make getting there part of the fun of this great community festival that celebrates our vibrant downtown and the people who love it," says Jeremy DaCosta, general manager of Kingston Transit.  "Any of our express routes will take you right into the centre of all the excitement."

This DowntownKingston! event is designed to make Princess Street a pedestrian-friendly, vehicular-free festival zone, to promote the use of active transportation (walking, cycling or riding Kingston Transit) to get downtown. Kingston's main street will be closed 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Barrie to Ontario streets.

Retailers, restaurants and other Promenade participants offer activities throughout this day-long event.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.