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Kingston earns silver-level cycling designation

Kingston earns silver-level cycling designation

Article content KINGSTON — The city has received a silver-level rating for its efforts to expand its cycling network. The Share the Road Cycling Coalition…

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KINGSTON — The city has received a silver-level rating for its efforts to expand its cycling network.

The Share the Road Cycling Coalition awarded the city a silver-level bicycle friendly community designation.

To qualify for a designation, municipalities need to show achievements in four categories: engineering, education, encouragement, and evaluation and planning.

The city had previously won a bronze-level designation, but the implementation of the active transportation master plan boosted it to silver this year. Article content

“As a city, we’re committed to advancing active transportation by making it safer and more convenient to cycle throughout Kingston,” Mayor Bryan Paterson said in a news release. “This designation reflects a commitment to this vision, the effort and hard work of staff, and the dedication of so many residents and community organizations to advance cycling goals. This is an exciting achievement, and I look forward to continuing to work together to make Kingston a leading bicycle-friendly city.”

The city’s effort are in concert with partners that include Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation, Cycle Kingston, Kingston Velo Club, Kingston Gets Active and Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health,“A designation like this reflects the community’s commitment to promoting cycling as a convenient and healthy way to get around our city,” Neal Scott, president of Cycle Kingston, said. “It shows us that we’re on the right path. Next stop, gold!”More than half of Kingston households own at least one bicycle, and Kingston residents make almost 15,000 trips by bike each day.“We’re working to expand […]

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