Uptown Transportation Improvements

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With funding provided by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, administered by the NYS Department of State, the City is now working with engineering consultants HVEA to examine safety and traffic circulation on two key routes in the Stockade Business District. (Please see About the DRI to the right.)

The Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will address pedestrian access and circulation for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians—improving safety and navigability while attracting tourism, shopping, dining, and other business activity to the Stockade District. It will also support the future connection between portions of the Kingston Greenline and support our goal of creating complete streets across the City (see FAQs for more info).

The project is specifically focused on improvements to Schwenk Drive between Washington Avenue and Fair Street, and the intersections at Clinton Avenue and Westbrook Lane, Main/John Street, and Albany Avenue.

Work may include lane reconfiguration, intersection upgrades and ADA improvements, new two-way protected bicycle lanes or a shared-use path, and creation of a new parking lane.

Example of a Shared-Use Path


Since early spring 2020, our Project Advisory Committee, a.k.a the PAC, has been assisting in the decision-making process about the design. The group provided a wide range of concerns and ideas and HVEA conducted a traffic analysis to inform the development of design alternatives.

HVEA is also working with Susan G. Blickstein, LLC, a transportation policy and public engagement firm, which developed two community surveys that were open from May 7 through June 15. The surveys were designed to collect information about how community members travel along the routes, their perceptions about safety, and the preferred types of improvements they would like to see. Results of the public surveys are posted to the right.

Ultimately, the PAC and City staff considered eight different alternatives and narrowed those down to one priority recommendation. This alternative was presented in a virtual public meeting on November 19, 2020. Links to recordings of the presentation in English and in Spanish are also posted to the right — please take a look and weigh in!

If you have additional ideas you'd like to share, please add them to Share Your Thoughts below. Further information about our selection process can be found under Design Process.

Our public comment period will close on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

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With funding provided by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, administered by the NYS Department of State, the City is now working with engineering consultants HVEA to examine safety and traffic circulation on two key routes in the Stockade Business District. (Please see About the DRI to the right.)

The Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will address pedestrian access and circulation for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians—improving safety and navigability while attracting tourism, shopping, dining, and other business activity to the Stockade District. It will also support the future connection between portions of the Kingston Greenline and support our goal of creating complete streets across the City (see FAQs for more info).

The project is specifically focused on improvements to Schwenk Drive between Washington Avenue and Fair Street, and the intersections at Clinton Avenue and Westbrook Lane, Main/John Street, and Albany Avenue.

Work may include lane reconfiguration, intersection upgrades and ADA improvements, new two-way protected bicycle lanes or a shared-use path, and creation of a new parking lane.

Example of a Shared-Use Path


Since early spring 2020, our Project Advisory Committee, a.k.a the PAC, has been assisting in the decision-making process about the design. The group provided a wide range of concerns and ideas and HVEA conducted a traffic analysis to inform the development of design alternatives.

HVEA is also working with Susan G. Blickstein, LLC, a transportation policy and public engagement firm, which developed two community surveys that were open from May 7 through June 15. The surveys were designed to collect information about how community members travel along the routes, their perceptions about safety, and the preferred types of improvements they would like to see. Results of the public surveys are posted to the right.

Ultimately, the PAC and City staff considered eight different alternatives and narrowed those down to one priority recommendation. This alternative was presented in a virtual public meeting on November 19, 2020. Links to recordings of the presentation in English and in Spanish are also posted to the right — please take a look and weigh in!

If you have additional ideas you'd like to share, please add them to Share Your Thoughts below. Further information about our selection process can be found under Design Process.

Our public comment period will close on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you so much for participating in our survey about Schwenk Drive!

    The City of Kingston is working on reconfiguring Schwenk Drive to make it safer and more accessible for all roadway users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, transit riders, and people with mobility devices. Future improvements will also enhance connections to the Kingston Greenline and the growing network of trails in Ulster County.

    Your input will help the City understand the range of user experiences on and safety concerns about Schwenk Drive.  And it will help us gather feedback on the types of improvements that will make the route a safe and complete street for users of all ages and abilities.

    All of your survey responses will remain confidential. You will have the option to provide your contact information if you would like to receive future updates about the project. Thank you!

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    Thank you so much for participating in our survey about Clinton Avenue intersection improvements!

    The City of Kingston is working on improvements to Clinton Avenue to enhance pedestrian safety and ADA accessibility. This project focuses on three intersections: Clinton Avenue at Main Street, Albany Avenue, and Westbrook Lane/John Street (See image below).

    Your input will help the City to understand the range of user experiences and safety concerns at these intersections. This will help the design team improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians, motorists, and transit users. All of your survey responses will remain confidential. In this survey, you will have the option to provide your contact information if you would like to receive future updates about the project. Thank you!

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