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Walk 'n' Roll Kingston seeks your ideas to get Kingston on the move

October 26, 2016 -

The City invites the public to offer ideas for a master plan to get Kingston on the move at the Walk ‘n' Roll Kingston public open house followed by a guest speaker and workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Walk ‘n' Roll Kingston will be the City of Kingston's master plan to encourage active transportation as a way to support health, save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and help reach the City's target of having 20 per cent of all trips be made using some form of active transportation.

"We want to gather ideas from the community as we consider the types of improvements needed to encourage people to get out of their cars and walk, cycle or wheel more often," says Deanna Green, manager, traffic division.

From 6 to 7 p.m. there will be an open house format where residents can view displays and ask questions.  A guest speaker from the Dutch firm Mobycon is scheduled for 7 p.m. and then residents will be welcome to participate in mini-workshop discussions to identify key ideas for encouraging walking, cycling and wheelchair travel in Kingston.

The drop-in workshop will be run by WSP/MMM Team and Mobycon consulting teams, contracted by the City to work with the public to consider Walk 'n' Roll Kingston plan elements, such as:

  • Active transportation networks
  • On and off-road infrastructure for human-powered travellers
  • Connections to Kingston Transit and parking facilities
  • End-of-trip facilities
  • Work and school programs and promotions  to encourage active transportation as a great choice for commuters

Can't make the open house? Complete the online survey at www.CityofKingston.ca/WalkRoll.

Find out more about Walk ‘n' Roll Kingston at www.CityofKingston.ca/WalkRoll.

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 strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.