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Williamsville Cycling Lanes to be Discussed

April 23, 2013 -

How might cycling lanes be incorporated along Princess Street as Williamsville is redeveloped?  That's the question that will be considered at public workshops set for Wednesday, May 8 in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.  Participants are asked to pre-register for a 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. workshop or a 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. workshop, by contacting williamsvillestudy@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291, ext. 3180.

Last year, the City and consultants Brook McIlroy developed a Main Street Study which envisioned the development of Williamsville, the portion of Princess Street between Division Street and the Bath Road/Concession intersection.

"Now we are inviting the public to help us envision how to design the public right-of-way in Williamsville to accommodate cyclists as well as the roadway, sidewalks, parking, trees and street furniture," says Grant Bain, Director of Planning.  He says workshop participants will review options including maintaining parking on both sides of Princess Street and having cyclists travel as part of the general lane of traffic, and/or exploring the removal of some on-street parking to allow for dedicated cycling lanes.

The City will also collect opinions and comments about cycling lanes in Williamsville starting Thursday, May 9 in an online survey at www.CityofKingston.ca/williamsville (or use the "Get Involved" button on the front of the City's site).  The survey will also be available at the Planning and Development Department at 1211 John Counter Blvd.

Brook McIlroy will be developing the designs for the City based on these workshop discussions and they will be presented to the Environment Infrastructure and Transportation Advisory Committee at its regular meeting in August.

More information on plans for Williamsville, see www.CityofKingston.ca/williamsville.

Plan to get there by bus: www.CityofKingston.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.