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Kingston Transit offers free rides for Princess St. Promenade

July 24, 2013 -

Come on and take a free ride on Kingston Transit Saturday, Aug. 3 to get to the Princess St. Promenade street festival.

Riding Kingston Transit is free city-wide all day on August 3 to promote active transportation – one of the key objectives of the Princess St. Promenade festival.

This DowntownKingston! event is designed to make Princess Street a pedestrian-friendly, vehicular-free festival zone, to promote the use of active transportation (walking, cycling or riding Kingston Transit) to get downtown. Kingston's main street will be closed 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Barrie to Ontario Streets.

"The Promenade reminds us how great it is to take a stroll down Princess Street. Using Kingston Transit to get downtown helps you stay healthy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and experience the riches of this vibrant area at street level," says Jeremy Da Costa, Manager of Kingston Transit.

"We are excited about the on-going improvements to Kingston Transit, including the new express bus service beginning in September," said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. "Offering free bus service for Kingstonians, to events like the Kingston Street Promenade,  is getting residents familiar with transit service in our community as we continue to take steps toward increasing active transportation and our community goal to become Canada's most sustainable city."

Retailers, restaurants and other Promenade participants offer activities throughout this day-long event.

Plan your bus trip using the online trip planning tools found at www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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