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Offer input on Active Transportation Master Plan priorities and new bike racks

August 1, 2018 -

The City of Kingston is seeking input to determine the priority of active transportation projects to be implemented over the next five years – and it's also looking for cyclists' input on its new bike racks.

"Walk'n'Roll outlines what the City is going to do to encourage residents to choose active forms of transportation, such as walking or cycling. Now we are asking for help determining the priority order of the short-term pieces of this plan – and for input on a bike parking system that could be incorporated into the plan," says Mark Dickson, transportation engineer.

See the City's preliminary draft five-year implementation plans for infrastructure and programs identified in the Walk'n'Roll ActiveTransportation Master Plan (ATMP), and offer your feedback at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/WalkRoll by Sept. 7.

Or watch for Mayor's Innovation Challenge team active transportation champions, Mac Fitzgerald and Anna Geladi, who are popping up to gather your input at:

  • Cataraqui Centre – 3 to 5 p.m.  Wednesday, Aug. 1
  • Woodbine Park – 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2
  • 65 Princess St. – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 (during the Princess Street Promenade)*
  • Springer Market Square – 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 (during Movies in the Square)
  • 41 Grenadier Park – 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8 (at Party in the Park)
  • Doug Fluhrer Park – 11 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14
  • Lake Ontario Park – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 (at the Teddy Bear Picnic)

* This information was changed after this news release was distributed.

Have you tried the City's new bike racks?

Cyclists can offer input on the new bike racks at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/BikeRack by Sunday, Aug. 19.

The new racks will be at Mac and Anna's pop-up at Movies in the Square on Aug. 9 – and cyclists can pick up a free bike light from them starting at 7:30 p.m. in the northeast corner of the Square.

Or look for the racks in these locations:

  • Woodbine Park
  • Bayridge Park
  • Cataraqui Centre Transfer Point
  • Lake Ontario Park
  • Megaffin Park
  • Molly McGlynn Park
  • Chatham and Princess streets

Find a map of these locations at www.CityofKingston.ca/Cycling.

About the Active Transportation Master Plan

Approved by council on June 26, Walk'n'Roll is the City's Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) to achieve a 20 per cent active transportation mode share by 2034 – at least one in every five trips will be made using an active form of transportation.

The preliminary draft implementation plan for infrastructure was developed and reviewed by the ATMP Technical Advisory Group and needs to be expanded to include programs, policies and initiatives.

For more on Walk'n'Roll see: CityofKingston.ca/WalkRoll. 

Share. Participate. Engage. – GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca

About the City of Kingston

Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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