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Learn about new Bath Road bikeway and trail connections at open house

October 17, 2016 -

Come to an open house to learn more about a new bikeway and trail connection  to be built along Bath Road.  Drop by to see draft drawings of the bikeway and provide your input during the open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Legion 631, 4034 Bath Rd.  There will be a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.

City staff and the project's design consultant will be on hand at the open house to speak one-on-one with residents about the project.

"A new bikeway and trail connection along Bath Road is great news for cyclists," said Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston and the Islands. "Investing in our local cycling infrastructure will help keep our cyclists safe and encourage more people to ride. Cycling is a healthy, sustainable way to get around."

The 1.7 km bikeway will be built in the right-of-way along Bath Road from Collins Bay Road to Coverdale Drive in 2017. It will consist of:

  • A 3 metre-wide asphalt multi-use lane on the south side of Bath Road for use by both cyclists and pedestrians. Certain sections will have a raised concrete curb between the roadway and the multi-use lane.
  • A 1.5 metre-wide cycling lane on the north side of Bath Road.

"We want to build infrastructure that will encourage more Kingstonians to choose cycling and walking as healthy, active ways to commute and get around town.  We've had discussions with some area businesses and residents to gather feedback, and look forward to sharing the Cycling Lane and Waterfront Trail Extension project with a wider audience at the open house," says Mark Van Buren, director of engineering. 

The new bikeway is a significant addition to the City's cycling infrastructure and strengthens the network of existing routes by connecting the Waterfront Trail and the Provincial Cycling Network routes that enhance the commuter and recreational experience.

This project is supported by $268,500 in funds from the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.

For more on cycling in Kingston, go to www.CityofKingston.ca/cycling.

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. 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. 

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.