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Come see downtown transfer point study findings

September 15, 2015 –

Come see the findings of the environmental assessment  (EA) study on Kingston Transit's downtown transfer point  (DTP) at an open house set for 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

The City of Kingston wants to improve the experience of Kingston Transit riders using the downtown transfer point at Bagot and Brock streets.  The EA considered these options:

  • No change to the existing DTP
  • Improving  the DTP at its existing location
  • Relocating the DTP to a different location within the study area

Over the course of the summer the study has consulted with a number of stakeholders including members of the community, businesses, and transit riders to gather feedback on the DTP options.  In addition to stakeholder feedback the study has also analyzed the various options for accessibility, safety, transit operations, traffic movement, pedestrian and cycling requirements, neighbourhood impacts, and other factors.

After the open house, the EA study will be completed and a project file report will be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and other key agencies.  The report will also be available for public review and input.

"The study has found that Kingston Transit riders would like to enhance the downtown transfer point, but keep it where it is. We received input from more than 300 people both online and at the intersection of Bagot and Brock streets. Their input has been factored in to the initial findings and recommendations that will be presented in detail at the open house," says Sheila Kidd, director of transportation services.

City staff and consultants from HDR Corp. will be at the open house to discuss the findings and hear more about people's experiences at the DTP.

Keep up-to-date with the progress of the EA at www.CityofKingston.ca/dtp.

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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. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. 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 contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.