The five-year Active Transportation Implementation Plan will be considered by council at its Sept. 17 meeting.
The plan was developed through ongoing public engagement to prioritize components of Kingston's active transportation network and outline an action plan for implementation. The development of a five-year implementation plan facilitates alignment with the City's capital infrastructure plans for major construction projects and provides a greater opportunity for proposed projects to be identified in the City's future capital plans.
With these factors considered, the implementation plan is framed around four themes:
- Neighbourhood Level Infrastructure
- City-wide Infrastructure
- Existing Gaps and Barriers
- Programs, Initiatives and Operations
The integrated approach of this five-year plan takes into consideration programming, polices and operations that promote and govern the use of each infrastructure investment. These components are an equally important ingredient to fostering a modal shift. Each initiative further builds the case for active travel, laying the foundation for consistent uptake and adoption by residents of Kingston.
Implementing Walk N' Roll Kingston - City releases draft Active Transportation 5-Year Implementation Plan
June 25, 2019 -
The City has published the draft Active Transportation 5-Year Implementation Plan (ATIP) for public review. Residents are invited to read the document and offer any feedback they have by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or through the Get Involved Kingston website by July 19.
The ATIP transforms Kingston's Active Transportation Master Plan into action. This five-year plan identifies and prioritizes investments in cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, programming, and operations to foster a culture of active transportation in Kingston. The plan outlines a series of projects and initiatives including the development of an integrated city-wide active transportation network, the creation of neighbourhood-level connections, and programming, policy, and operational changes that are aligned to Council's strategic priority to improve walkability, roads and transportation in Kingston and to demonstrate leadership on climate action.
"Council made it clear through its strategic priorities that it should be easier for residents to get around the city through active modes of transportation," explains Ian Semple, director, transportation services with the City of Kingston. "The final version of this plan will serve as the foundation for the City's work toward achieving this goal."
The City will review all feedback received on the draft ATIP and consider revisions based on that input before finalizing the plan later this year. Members of the public can access the draft ATIP on the City's website.
June - July 2019Draft ATIP available for public feedback
July - August 2019Review feedback received from public
August - September 2019Publish final Active Transportation Implementation Plan