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Active Transportation Master Plan

Our Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP), also known as Walk N’ Roll Kingston, was developed between 2015 and 2018. It is our roadmap for projects and improvements to the active transportation network in Kingston. Learn more about our current Transportation Projects.

What is active transportation?

Active transportation is using human power to get from one place to another. This can involve walking, cycling, rollerblading, etc. When designed well, active transportation infrastructure can be used by people of all ages and abilities for various types of trips and purposes. Active transportation is a key component to support a "complete streets" approach when planning, designing, implementing, and operating a city-wide transportation system.

Purpose of the plan

Walk N’ Roll Kingston is intended to improve active transportation connectivity and accessibility for all users.

The plan was developed to address the active transportation needs of the community. It provides realistic tools and strategies to guide long-term decision making and help us achieve our active transportation goals.

Active Transportation Implementation Plan 

The Active Transportation Implementation Plan (ATIP) was created collaboratively with the public to prioritize parts of Kingston's active transportation network. This plan outlines actions to put the ATMP into action. 

The ATIP identifies cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, intersections, pedestrian crossings, programming, and operational investments to foster a culture of active transportation in Kingston. It prioritizes improvements to create an integrated citywide active transportation network, identifies opportunities to develop neighbourhood-level connections, and outlines plans for programming and policy initiatives. The plan is framed around four themes:

  • Neighbourhood-Level Infrastructure
  • Citywide Infrastructure
  • Existing Gaps and Barriers
  • Policies, Programs, and Operations

Neighbourhood-level components in the ATIP collectively establish a network of routes and paths within a local area, and form connections to the citywide active transportation and transit networks. Three focus areas (Bayridge, Reddendale/Henderson, and North King’s Town) in the city were identified through engagement.
The ATIP also outlines the citywide AT routes to be prioritized in the short term.  The following citywide active transportation routes were identified:

  • Route 8 – Rideau Trail, Queen Mary Road, Brock Street, and Johnson Street 
  • Route 6 – Bayridge Drive, Henderson Boulevard, Days Road, Front Road, and Union Street
  • Route 3 – Taylor-Kidd Boulevard, John Counter Boulevard, Gore Road
  • Route 14 – Leroy Grant Drive and the Leroy Grant Drive off-road trail

The implementation plan is intended to foster a realistic and flexible strategy that responds to ongoing changes, available resources, funding, and partnerships. It is an action plan to deliver on a vision of all ages and abilities walking and rolling in Kingston.

Contact Us

City of Kingston
City Hall
216 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Phone: 613-546-0000
Fax: 613-546-7816

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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