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Williamsville parking plan accommodates bike lanes

February 12, 2015 -

Early this summer, cycling lanes will be added to Princess Street between Macdonnell and Division streets.

City staff has developed a plan that identifies the number and location of parking spaces that will remain on Princess Street once the cycling lanes are added. To offset the reduction of spaces on Princess Street, short-term, metered parking will be introduced along neighbouring side streets, generally within 100 m of Princess Street in this area.  

The new parking plans for this area of Williamsville are available at www.CityofKingston.ca/parking.

"We know property-owners and people who work or run businesses in Williamsville will be interested in what's happening to encourage active transportation and address parking needs in this developing central area of Kingston," says Sheila Kidd, director.

She emphasizes that the City seeks to balance the needs of businesses and residents who rely on nearby parking with the need to provide infrastructure that supports cyclists, bus riders and pedestrians travelling to and from this revitalized and increasingly busy part of the city.

Those with questions about the plans are invited to take advantage of Wednesday, Feb. 25 public information sessions. Choose to participate in:

  • An online discussion at noon at www.CityofKingston.ca/getinvolved.
  • Either an 8 a.m. or a 6:30 p.m. information session at Princess Street United Church, 484 Albert St.

Input from the information sessions will be reflected in a report expected to go to council in April.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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