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Cyclists and pedestrians can look forward to enjoying the infrastructure that is now being installed as outlined below. This is also the page to watch for upcoming education and outreach programs.

Cyclists: the route numbers listed below refer to those in the Cycling Network.

Active Transportation Implementation Plan

The five-year Active Transportation Implementation Plan identifies cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, programming, and operational investments to foster a culture of active transportation in Kingston. The plan prioritizes improvements to create an integrated city-wide active transportation network, identifies opportunities to develop neighbourhood-level connections and outlines plans for programming and policy initiatives. 

Cycling projects

Current Projects

Route 3 - Buffered bike lanes on Taylor Kidd Drive between Gardiners Road and the Rio Can entrance - Construction

  • Vehicular travel lanes have been narrowed on Taylor Kidd Blvd. to accommodate a painted buffer zone between the existing cycling lane and the vehicular travel lane. Flexible bollards have been installed within the buffer zone to create a protected bicycle lane.
  • The bollards will be installed every spring after street sweeping and line painting are completed and removed in the winter to allow for snow plowing.
  • This was a priority project identified in the Active Transportation Master Plan, and through public engagement for the Active Transportation Implementation Plan
  • Project contact: Mark Dickson

Route 6 - King St. Multi-use Pathway - Planning and Design

  • A new multi-use pathway is being developed along the north and south side of King St. from Trailhead to Portsmouth Ave.
  • The path provides a buffered option for pedestrians and cyclists to travel in and will include a number of rest areas with benches along the route. 
  • The City is also making changes to the intersection of King St. and Portsmouth Ave. to make it easier for residents using the new multi-use pathways to connect with existing cycling infrastructure. 
  • Construction: 2020 - 2021
  • View the pathway plan and reporting back
  • Project contact: Mark Dickson

Route 8 - Rideau Trail Multi-use Pathway - Planning and Design

Route 14 - Leroy Grant Multi-use Pathway - Construction

  • This project consists of a multi-use off-road pathway from Third Avenue to Elliot Avenue and through Champlain Park, along with an in-boulevard multi-use pathway from Elliot Ave. to John Counter Blvd.
  • Construction includes approximately 1.8km of  asphalt pathway, intersection upgrades at John Counter Blvd. and Leroy Grant Dr., new pedestrian gates, benches, drainage and landscaping.
  • This project was identified in the Active Transportation Master Plan as a priority to ensure active transportation connections to the nearby school currently under construction. The public also identified it as a priority during consultation on the Active Transportation Implementation Plan.
  • View the pathway plan and sidewalk plan
  • Project contact: Mark Dickson

Completed Projects

Route 8 - Johnson and Brock Street cycling lane enhancements between Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. and Division St.

  • Flexible bollards have been installed in the painted buffer zone between the vehicular travel lane and the existing bike lane to create a protected bike lane. The bollards will be installed every spring after street sweeping and line painting are completed. This was identified by the public as a priority project through the Active Transportation Master Plan and the Active Transportation Implementation Plan. The bollards in this location have also been installed to help reduce traffic operating speeds. 
  • Project contact : Mark Dickson

Route 11 - Montreal Street bike lanes from Rideau to Ordnance

  • The City identified a missing segment of bike lanes on Montreal Street from Rideau to Ordnance in the Active Transportation Master Plan. Lines were painted and signage was installed this summer to complete the urban section of this route into the downtown core.
  • Project contact: Mark Dickson

Pedestrian projects

New Sidewalks

Bath Road from Coverdale Drive East to existing sidewalk - Construction

  • This project will eliminate an existing gap in the city's pedestrian network.
  • View the sidewalk plan
  • Project contact: Mark Dickson

Birchwood Drive from Peachwood Street to Cataraqui Woods Drive - Construction

  • This project will provide safer access for children walking to school and provide an additional connection within the city's pedestrian network.
  • View the sidewalk plan
  • Project contact: Mark Dickson

Taylor Kidd Boulevard from Waterloo Drive to Princess Street - Construction 

  • This project will eliminate an existing gap in the city's pedestrian network.
  • View the sidewalk plan
  • Project contact: Mark Dickson

New Pedestrian Signals 

In order to prioritize pedestrian safety, walking-to-school trips and connectivity, intersection pedestrian signals (IPS) have been installed at these locations:

Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard at Norman Rogers Drive

  • Pedestrian volumes crossing Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. have increased at this intersection due to a new Kingston Transit Express bus stop on Palace Rd.
  • The new signalized pedestrian crossing will also provide improved connectivity for active travel in the transportation network.
  • Project contact: Deanna Green

Johnson Street at Macdonnell Street (school guard crossing)

  • This project will provide a safer crossing for children walking to/from school and provide a protected pedestrian crossing for all users when the school crossing guard is not present.
  • The new signalized pedestrian crossing will also provide improved connectivity for active travel in the transportation network.
  • Project contact: Deanna Green

Front Road at Lakeview Avenue (school guard crossing)

  • This project will provide a safer crossing for children walking to/from school and provide a protected pedestrian crossing for all users when the school crossing guard is not present.
  • The new signalized pedestrian crossing will also provide improved connectivity for active travel in the transportation network.
  • Project contact: Deanna Green
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