Since 2008, KCAT has worked to promote active transportation in Kingston. Keep reading to learn more about our current committees and specific work they are doing.

Pedestrian Transit Mobility (PTM) Committee

The Pedestrian Transit Mobility Committee looks at Kingston streets, sidewalks, trails, parks, and transit from a pedestrian perspective. The Active Transportation Master Plan and Vision Zero: Kingston’s Road Safety Plan are two City plans the PTM committee uses in its work.

There are several City projects and issues on the go that the PTM Committee is following, including but not limited to, transportation-related planning, trail access, and concerns around construction sites.

Current Work

  • Review relevant City of Kingston plans and studies that are currently under consideration, and contribute input to facilitate safe, attractive, accessible, and connected pedestrian and transit routes and opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Cycling Committee to identify barriers and facilitators for active travel at construction sites and advocate for safer conditions.   

Cycling Committee

The Cycling Committee aims to increase the number of Kingstonians who commute by bike by creating a cycling community, educating interested individuals on the ins-and-outs of bike commuting, and by advocating for better and safer bike infrastructure.

In Summer 2022, a Bicycle Parking Audit of the Kingston Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) was conducted mapping all bike racks in the DBIA area, noting what type of bike racks are available, and the condition of the bike racks. A report summarizing this as well as recommendations on improvements were distributed to City Transportation Services and the DBIA. Bike racks of interest have been replaced and/or secured. Read the final report here.

In September 2022, KCAT expressed concerns at a public meeting hosted by Utilities Kingston about unsafe cycling conditions along the construction site at Front Road/King Street West near Little Cataraqui Creek. Still waiting to hear what the official plans for this site will be from Utilities Kingston. 

Current Work
  • Keeping tabs on the Williamsville Transportation Study and providing input to City of Kingston. This project will have long-lasting impacts on transportation patterns along Princess St.
  • Continuing to foster a cycling community by encouraging Kingstonians to commute by bike.
  • Creating educational materials regarding route-planning for safe and effective bike commuting in Kingston.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee works on internal and external communications to provide consistent, informative messaging for members and the community. We support the work of other KCAT committees and the Board, including participation in City-led and community events which promote active transportation. 

We distribute a newsletter four times a year (subscribe on the right hand side of this page!) with updates about our work and new opportunities in the City. Previous newsletters are accessible at the link in the top menu bar. KCAT is on Facebook; it too is an invaluable source of AT, and features information, news, and evidence locally and from around the world. 

Current Work
  • Incorporating our key messages about AT and KCAT into new and revised KCAT materials.
  • Keeping our website up to date.
  • Broadening our social media channels.