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City to study Downtown Transfer Point and consider options

June 10, 2015 -

The City of Kingston is studying possible ways to improve the Kingston Transit Downtown Transfer Point (DTP) at Brock and Bagot streets.

"We want to improve the passenger experience by providing a Kingston Transit transfer point that is safe, accessible, convenient and comfortable to use," says Shelia Kidd, director of transportation.

She notes the Kingston Transit DTP connects 12 transit routes and is itself a popular destination for bus riders aiming to get to the downtown core. 

The study will follow the Schedule ‘B' Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process, and will consider the downtown area bordered by Ontario, Barrack/Colborne, William and Clergy streets. The first phase is underway and involves reviewing the existing conditions and future needs of the DTP and identifying issues and opportunities.

Next Steps

Later this month, Kingston Transit riders at the Downtown Transfer Point will be asked for their input.  An online survey will also gather their ideas for how to improve this location. Stakeholder consultations will take place over the summer. Community input will help shape the development of a draft preferred alternative, which will be presented to the public this fall. fall.

In addition to consultations, the study will include:

  • developing and evaluating alternatives, which will consider:
    • no change to the existing DTP
    • upgrades at the existing DTP location
    • relocating the DTP to a different location within the study area
  • assessment of the possible environmental effects of implementing the alternatives
  • identification of ways to mitigate any adverse impacts
  • recommendation of a preferred alternative

Kingston Transit riders and residents can stay up-to-date on the study and upcoming opportunities for public input at www.CityofKingston.ca/DTP.

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focuses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.