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Cross King Street at Albert traffic signal to get to Breakwater Park

August 10, 2018 -

Planning to go to Breakwater Park to see and enjoy its improvements? The City of Kingston recommends that you cross King Street using the traffic signals at King and Albert streets.

"Crossing at the traffic signal is the safest option. The park enhancements and new swimming facilities are proving very popular with the hot weather and we have witnessed many pedestrians crossing King Street at Beverley Street but the sightlines are not good there due to the curve in the road," says Deanna Green, manager, traffic division. 

The City is collecting pedestrian and vehicle data at this intersection and is exploring  options to enhance pedestrian safety in this area. In the meantime, the following measures are being taken to address immediate pedestrian safety concerns:

  • A large electronic message board has been placed just west of Beverley Street warning motorists to slow down due to pedestrians.
  • Yellow pedestrian crossing warning signs have been installed on King Street on either side of Beverley Street.
  • Traffic calming bollards will be installed next week along the centerline of King Street, just west of Beverley Street to reduce vehicle speeds. As an interim measure, a series of orange barrels have been placed along the centerline of King Street, west of Beverley Street.

Find out more about pedestrian crossings: www.CityofKingston.ca/residents/roads-and-traffic/pedestrians.

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