Broadway Streetscape Project

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The Broadway Streetscape Project construction began in Spring 2020 and is currently coming to a close -- once the last delivery of signalization equipment arrives, the work will be completed. The goals of the Broadway Streetscape Project are to improve the safety of all travelers on the Broadway corridor, to improve traffic flow, and enhance the aesthetics of the Midtown business district.

Broadway looks very different than it did just a year ago, with a brand new traffic configuration. There is now a protected bike lane with parking between the bike path and street traffic. Traffic has been reduced to two lanes, with one turning lane in the center. Signals will soon be coordinated to improve flow.

Drivers are reminded to be vigilant in looking out for cyclists and pedestrians:
» Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks
» Slow down and obey the posted speed limit
» Yield to pedestrians and cyclists when turning
» Look before opening your door
» Allow three feet when passing bicyclists
» Turn on vehicle headlights at dusk


PARKING ON BROADWAY:

Parking spaces on the north side of the street have moved away from the curb line. Parking will be floating between the flow of motor vehicles and the bike lane in clearly marked striped spaces.

Protected bike lanes, also known as cycle tracks, increase safety for all road users by separating different types of traffic providing a buffer between cyclists and drivers.

Parking spaces on Broadway from Pine Grove to St. James will now be FREE, 2-hour parking.

How to drive or park next to protected bike lanes:
• NEVER drive or park in a protected bike lane.
• Take extra caution, look for cyclists and pedestrians where visibility is reduced by parked cars.
• Before turning, drivers must yield to cyclists and pedestrians
• Only park in available spaces clearly marked with white lines


This project area of the Broadway Streetscape Project is from East St. James Street to Grand Street and includes:

  • new ADA accessible sidewalks
  • paving of the entire roadway
  • new street lane configuration for parking, bikes, and vehicles that improve safety for all users
  • synchronized traffic lights that will move vehicular traffic more quickly at a consistent, safe speed
  • new traffic and wayfinding signs
  • 49 bioswales that divert stormwater from flowing into the Rondout Creek, reduce the stormwater volume that goes to the city’s water treatment plant and improve water quality, and add greenery
  • 2 interpretive panels that explain the bioswales
  • 22 benches
  • 76 new healthy street trees that are appropriate for the environment and will not heave the sidewalk
  • 235 deciduous shrubs, 1470 herbaceous plants
  • 23 trash and 23 recycling cans
  • 28 bike racks
  • removal of antiquated parking meters and the addition of modern parking kiosks
  • integration with the design of the I-587 roundabout and seamless connections for pedestrians and bicyclists from one project to the other
  • making a connection on the Kingston Greenline and Empire State Trail

More information can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/broadwaystreetscapeproject.

The Broadway Streetscape Project construction began in Spring 2020 and is currently coming to a close -- once the last delivery of signalization equipment arrives, the work will be completed. The goals of the Broadway Streetscape Project are to improve the safety of all travelers on the Broadway corridor, to improve traffic flow, and enhance the aesthetics of the Midtown business district.

Broadway looks very different than it did just a year ago, with a brand new traffic configuration. There is now a protected bike lane with parking between the bike path and street traffic. Traffic has been reduced to two lanes, with one turning lane in the center. Signals will soon be coordinated to improve flow.

Drivers are reminded to be vigilant in looking out for cyclists and pedestrians:
» Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks
» Slow down and obey the posted speed limit
» Yield to pedestrians and cyclists when turning
» Look before opening your door
» Allow three feet when passing bicyclists
» Turn on vehicle headlights at dusk


PARKING ON BROADWAY:

Parking spaces on the north side of the street have moved away from the curb line. Parking will be floating between the flow of motor vehicles and the bike lane in clearly marked striped spaces.

Protected bike lanes, also known as cycle tracks, increase safety for all road users by separating different types of traffic providing a buffer between cyclists and drivers.

Parking spaces on Broadway from Pine Grove to St. James will now be FREE, 2-hour parking.

How to drive or park next to protected bike lanes:
• NEVER drive or park in a protected bike lane.
• Take extra caution, look for cyclists and pedestrians where visibility is reduced by parked cars.
• Before turning, drivers must yield to cyclists and pedestrians
• Only park in available spaces clearly marked with white lines


This project area of the Broadway Streetscape Project is from East St. James Street to Grand Street and includes:

  • new ADA accessible sidewalks
  • paving of the entire roadway
  • new street lane configuration for parking, bikes, and vehicles that improve safety for all users
  • synchronized traffic lights that will move vehicular traffic more quickly at a consistent, safe speed
  • new traffic and wayfinding signs
  • 49 bioswales that divert stormwater from flowing into the Rondout Creek, reduce the stormwater volume that goes to the city’s water treatment plant and improve water quality, and add greenery
  • 2 interpretive panels that explain the bioswales
  • 22 benches
  • 76 new healthy street trees that are appropriate for the environment and will not heave the sidewalk
  • 235 deciduous shrubs, 1470 herbaceous plants
  • 23 trash and 23 recycling cans
  • 28 bike racks
  • removal of antiquated parking meters and the addition of modern parking kiosks
  • integration with the design of the I-587 roundabout and seamless connections for pedestrians and bicyclists from one project to the other
  • making a connection on the Kingston Greenline and Empire State Trail

More information can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/broadwaystreetscapeproject.

Broadway Streetscape: Ask Us Anything!

If you have a service request for Broadway, please visit: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/311 

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Page published: 21 Apr 2022, 03:05 PM