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See traffic-calming plans for nine streets

April 4, 2016 -

The City is holding two open houses to present traffic-calming plans for sections of these nine  streets:

  • Elliott Avenue from Leroy Grant Drive to Division Street
  • Glen Castle Road from Haverhill Drive to Welborne Park
  • Kingsdale Avenue from Armstrong Road to Centennial Drive
  • Lancaster Drive from Strand Boulevard/Bridle Path Crescent to Limestone Drive
  • Macdonnell Street from Union Street to Hill Street
  • Park Street from Regent Street to Victoria Street
  • Pine Street from Division Street to Barrie Street
  • Rideau Street from North Street to Barrack Street
  • York Street from Barrie Street to Carlisle Street

The plans for each street can be viewed at www.CityofKingston.ca/trafficcalming.

"Residents in these areas have expressed concerns about speeding or aggressive driving and the City is addressing these concerns with these traffic-calming measures. The open houses will offer an overview on the measures proposed on each street," says Mark Van Buren.

If the nearby residents are generally in support of the proposed traffic-calming measures,  construction to install the measures will be scheduled over the next two years.

The City matches traffic-calming measures to the needs of a street and surrounding neighbourhood. They can include: curb extensions, speed humps, mini-roundabouts, driver, speed signs, raised crosswalks and cycling lanes.

Have questions about the plans? Come to one of these two open houses:

  1. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18 in the Rona Room at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.
  2. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

You may also contact traffic division at 613-546-4291, ext. ext. 3248 to request information on the measures planned for your street.

Find out if construction is coming to a street near you. Visit www.CityofKingston.ca/construction to review the complete 2015-18 Infrastructure Program.

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

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.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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