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null City takes measures to discourage pedestrians crossing King at Beverley

August 20, 2018 -

Update Aug 21, 2018

Temporary fencing is being installed at Breakwater Park, along King Street, to guide park users to a safer crossing location until the permanent pedestrian crossing can be installed at Beverley and King Streets and the fencing removed.

As anticipated, park usage has tripled since Breakwater Park opened last month. The Park offers multiple access points for users. The western most access point at Beverley Street has seen much higher crossing than expected.

We appreciate all the recent comments about Breakwater Park and are excited that it has become one of Kingston's preferred destinations.

The City of Kingston is taking a number of measures to discourage pedestrians from crossing King Street at Beverley to get to Breakwater Park. The Beverley Street intersection has not yet been upgraded to accommodate the number of people that are using this point to enter the park.

"The good news is everyone loves Breakwater Park! But it is safest for people to cross King at the traffic signal at Albert Street and not at Beverley," says Ian Semple, director of transportation services.

In addition to the signage installed last week, the City will be putting up fencing to block the Beverley Street entrance to Breakwater Park and, as a result, the Route 3 – Downtown bus stop on King Street (south side) at Beverley will be out of service. Riders can board Route 3 – Downtown buses on King Street (south side) at Albert, two blocks to the east.

These are all temporary measures as the City explores options to address the safety of the crossing. All pathways and areas within Breakwater Park remain open and accessible to the public.

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