The City is planning major improvements to Bayridge Drive between Cataraqui Woods Drive and Henderson Boulevard. These changes are designed to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as access to transit.
Residents are invited to review the proposed project plans and take part in a public engagement opportunity between now and June 6. There will also be a virtual open house on May 24 at 6 p.m. to hear from the project planners, discuss the project and ask questions.
“We know that more people will choose active transportation – such as walking or biking – if it is safe and accessible to do so,” said Marissa Mascaro, Manager of Transportation Infrastructure. “The proposed upgrades along Bayridge Drive will make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to choose active travel options, which benefits community health and well-being, while also helping avoid greenhouse gas emissions.”
Substantial improvements will be introduced along the 5 km stretch of Bayridge Drive, including new-to-Kingston types of off-road cycling facilities, connected pedestrian routes and improved access to transit. The project will also introduce ‘AAA’ (all ages and abilities) intersection upgrades including crossrides and bike signals, and ultimately enhance safety and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists travelling along the corridor. Design work is targeted to be completed this fall, with construction planned for 2023.
These improvements form part of the City’s continued buildout of the city-wide cycling network, helping to make the future of transportation in Kingston safer, connected, and more active. They are just one way the City of Kingston is showing its commitment to being a smart, livable and leading city.
This project is funded through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program through the public transit stream to provide safer options for active travel and make it easier for residents to directly access public transit.
More information about the City’s active transportation plans and projects.