Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan

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The City of Kingston is creating a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP) that will inform our efforts to improve conditions for active transportation users, reduce vehicle congestion and emissions, and support a culture of health across the community.

Active transportation includes non-motorized means of travel such as walking and biking. An ideal active transportation network has well-connected streets and dedicated paths that are linked to local transit (e.g., bus, rail and ferry). Making these routes safe and convenient for all types of travel can promote physical activity, recreation, and environmental preservation — and help reduce negative health impacts.

The new Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will help us understand how the City's existing and planned pedestrian and bicycle networks feed into each other, and identify any gaps in those systems. It will also determine how pedestrians and cyclists can be considered in all types of transportation projects and enable us to prioritize infrastructure investments.

In December 2019, the City was awarded a $60,000 NYSDEC grant to undertake this important initiative. The Department of Health & Wellness will soon publish a Request for Proposals to secure a transportation consultant, who will work with community members and City staff over the next year to conduct research and develop the plan. The final comprehensive set of documents will include a report of existing infrastructure, recommended action plans, public outreach materials, and maps. Together, these materials will enable us to prioritize and secure funding for projects that support a dynamic, multi-modal transportation network.

Please visit our FAQs and Useful Links tabs to the right to learn more about active transportation and related topics.

This project has been funded in part by the Climate Smart Community Grant Program, Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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The City of Kingston is creating a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP) that will inform our efforts to improve conditions for active transportation users, reduce vehicle congestion and emissions, and support a culture of health across the community.

Active transportation includes non-motorized means of travel such as walking and biking. An ideal active transportation network has well-connected streets and dedicated paths that are linked to local transit (e.g., bus, rail and ferry). Making these routes safe and convenient for all types of travel can promote physical activity, recreation, and environmental preservation — and help reduce negative health impacts.

The new Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will help us understand how the City's existing and planned pedestrian and bicycle networks feed into each other, and identify any gaps in those systems. It will also determine how pedestrians and cyclists can be considered in all types of transportation projects and enable us to prioritize infrastructure investments.

In December 2019, the City was awarded a $60,000 NYSDEC grant to undertake this important initiative. The Department of Health & Wellness will soon publish a Request for Proposals to secure a transportation consultant, who will work with community members and City staff over the next year to conduct research and develop the plan. The final comprehensive set of documents will include a report of existing infrastructure, recommended action plans, public outreach materials, and maps. Together, these materials will enable us to prioritize and secure funding for projects that support a dynamic, multi-modal transportation network.

Please visit our FAQs and Useful Links tabs to the right to learn more about active transportation and related topics.

This project has been funded in part by the Climate Smart Community Grant Program, Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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