Williamsville cycling lanes are ready to roll

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null Williamsville cycling lanes are ready to roll

July 17, 2015 -

After several nights of painting and preparation, the new buffered cycling lanes on Princess Street  between Division and Macdonnell streets are now ready for use.

"Adding cycling lanes to this central part of Kingston further promotes the use of active transportation. Anyone who lives, studies, shops or works here will now find it a more bike-friendly place to travel," says Mark Van Buren, the City of Kingston's director of engineering.

He notes that recent improvements to the area known as Williamsville – including the recent completion of the reconstruction of Princess Street from Bath Road to Macdonnell Street – have spurred development likely to attract residents interested in the economic, environmental and health benefits of using active forms of transportation. Accommodating desirable intensified development in this part of Kingston was a key aim of the Williamsville reconstruction project.

Williamsville cycling lanes connect the north part of the Queen's University district to the Princess Street corridor and offer a cycling gateway to the Kingston's downtown core.

The new Williamsville cycling lanes are part of the City's plan to become more bike-friendly. Find out more about bikeways, active transportation and road-sharing at www.CityofKingston.ca/cycling.

Cyclists: remember to wear your helmet and a light at night.

For more on the Williamsville reconstruction project see www.CityofKingston.ca/Williamsville.

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. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality.

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

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