Broadway & Grand Intersection Improvements

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Working with GPI, the engineering consultants for the Broadway Streetscape Project, the City is redesigning the intersection of Broadway, Grand Street, Prince Street, and Pine Grove Avenue. The project will realign this hazardous juncture to reduce traveler confusion, crashes and alarming near-misses. Funding is provided by the NYSDOT Multi-Modal Program, which was secured with the assistance of NYS Assemblymember Kevin Cahill.

The intersection, which is currently offset, is not safe for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians navigating their way through. In fact, people regularly attest to experiencing near-misses. For example, when a motorist coming from the YMCA wants to turn left onto Broadway, they can find themselves jockeying for passage with motorists going straight from Grand onto Pine Grove.

Worse still, from 2013 to 2018, there were 29 crashes at the scene with seven resulting in injuries.

The intersection is located at the terminus of the Broadway Streetscape Project that is now under way. The design will integrate with that project, possibly with a rest-stop at the endpoint of the new protected bike lane (also known as a cycle track) that will run from the roundabout. Traffic signalization will be programmed to coordinate with the other signals on Broadway. And pedestrians and bicyclists traveling on the Empire State Trail, who will traverse the intersection, will be directed to Prince Street to continue along the trail route.

To accommodate the realignment, the existing Planet Wings building will be demolished, leaving enough space for the creation of an urban square, a small park, an art space, or a place for historical interpretation. We hope you'll tell us what you think!

At a virtual public meeting on June 24th, the City and GPI shared the realignment plan and options for landscape concepts to provide people with an opportunity to share ideas and feedback. If you missed the meeting, please listen to the recording and provide feedback under Ideas & Comments below: Broadway & Grand Intersection Improvements Public Meeting.


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Working with GPI, the engineering consultants for the Broadway Streetscape Project, the City is redesigning the intersection of Broadway, Grand Street, Prince Street, and Pine Grove Avenue. The project will realign this hazardous juncture to reduce traveler confusion, crashes and alarming near-misses. Funding is provided by the NYSDOT Multi-Modal Program, which was secured with the assistance of NYS Assemblymember Kevin Cahill.

The intersection, which is currently offset, is not safe for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians navigating their way through. In fact, people regularly attest to experiencing near-misses. For example, when a motorist coming from the YMCA wants to turn left onto Broadway, they can find themselves jockeying for passage with motorists going straight from Grand onto Pine Grove.

Worse still, from 2013 to 2018, there were 29 crashes at the scene with seven resulting in injuries.

The intersection is located at the terminus of the Broadway Streetscape Project that is now under way. The design will integrate with that project, possibly with a rest-stop at the endpoint of the new protected bike lane (also known as a cycle track) that will run from the roundabout. Traffic signalization will be programmed to coordinate with the other signals on Broadway. And pedestrians and bicyclists traveling on the Empire State Trail, who will traverse the intersection, will be directed to Prince Street to continue along the trail route.

To accommodate the realignment, the existing Planet Wings building will be demolished, leaving enough space for the creation of an urban square, a small park, an art space, or a place for historical interpretation. We hope you'll tell us what you think!

At a virtual public meeting on June 24th, the City and GPI shared the realignment plan and options for landscape concepts to provide people with an opportunity to share ideas and feedback. If you missed the meeting, please listen to the recording and provide feedback under Ideas & Comments below: Broadway & Grand Intersection Improvements Public Meeting.


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Intersection Stories and Experiences

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    Treacherous Intersection for Pedestrians and Cyclists

    by SweetBean, about 2 months ago

    In this area, I have almost been hit by cars numerous times--on foot and on bike, as well as alone and with small children.

    The most egregious and terrifying instance happened when I was walking and pushing a stroller across Broadway towards the YMCA. I had the right of way, but a car turning left from Pine onto Broadway did not slow down to turn and nearly ran into me and my child while we were in the middle of the crosswalk. \I had to sprint to avoid being hit.

    I have also nearly been hit by cars multiple times... Continue reading

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    Dangerous intersection for bikes and cars

    by Sarah S, about 2 months ago

    I was almost hit by a car here this past Monday, June 22. I was riding my bicycle. I was turning left from Pine Grove onto Broadway during the green light. The other car was driving on Pine Street, stopped at the stop sign, turned left onto Grand and then right on Broadway, I'm assuming they also had a green light. I've had issues with people not knowing who has the right of way here before. Changing the Pine/Grand intersection will help. Maybe also a protected left hand turn light from Pine Grove or a red or green arrow from... Continue reading

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    Kristen's Practice Story

    2 months ago

    One of my first memories in Kingston was visiting the Muddy Cup that used to be in the Mullard Building when I was a student at Bard. I rode my bike over the Rhinecliff Bridge from Bard, and planted myself in the coffee shop with my little apple laptop to do some schoolwork. I remember thinking that the place was so hip even though it was a bit empty. I was sad when it closed.