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Get involved: Let the City know your thoughts on parking and benches on the new Princess Street

March 9, 2016 -

Kingston residents are invited to get involved with two new surveys on the Princess Street reconstruction project (Big Dig) by March 31 at www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/get-involved.

"When construction on Princess Street is complete in a few months, it will look quite different. We are seeking the public's input on proposed changes to on-street parking, accessible parking spaces and benches," says Ian Semple, manager, service development. "Princess Street is a vital area for our downtown core and we want to ensure it is accessible for all Kingston residents."

The placement of amenities on the newly constructed portion of Princess Street is guided by the Downtown Action Plan and standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Design of Public Spaces Standards on:

  • the need, location and design of on-street parking (AODA section 80.39); and 
  • the design and placement of rest areas along exterior paths of travel (AODA section 80.29).

Offer your input by Thursday, March 31 to let us know where on-street parking and benches should go on the newly constructed portions of Princess Street and its side streets – Montreal, Clergy and Sydenham.

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 Richelle Morgan at 613-546-4291, ext. 1229 or the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.