Our Work

Over the last 10 years, KCAT has worked to promote active transportation in Kingston. Below are a some highlights of the work we’ve done.

KCAT Forums:

2008: Youth forum directed at elementary and secondary school students on active transportation.

2009: 8-80 Cities (formerly known as Walk and Bike for Life). Gil Penalosa presentation and Q&A.

2010: Active Transportation: Moving Forward in Kingston; full day workshop at Queen’s University. Active Transportation for a Healthy Community: Walking, Bicycling, and Transit in Kingston; public forum at City Hall.

2011: Cycling in a Sustainable Kingston; presentations by representatives from Share the Road, Embassy of Netherlands, and Citizens for Safe Cycling in Ottawa at Queen’s University and City Hall.

2012: KCAT Forum; comprised of research and recognition event at Queen’s University.

2013: Kingston Bike Forum; City of Kingston, Share the Road, KCAT, and partners hosted a day long event where local and international experts presented on AT and shared strategies for making Kingston more AT friendly.

KCAt Reports/Research:

  • Walk & Bike for Life: Trails for Active Transportation: Kingston (2009).
  • Step Up reports to the community (2009, 2011, 2012).
  • KFL&A Public Health. Active Transportation in Kingston: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Survey. (2012)
  • Collins, P., Mayer, D. Active Transportation in Kingston, Ontario An Analysis of Mode, Destination, Duration, and Season among Walkers and Cyclists. JPAH. 2015 June. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2012-0320
  • Collins P (presenter), Mayer D. “Examining active transportation patterns in Kingston, Ontario, Canada: An analysis of socio-demographics, destinations, and duration by modal split.”  Poster presentation for the 2012 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 27-31 October 2012.
  • Mayer D (presenter), Collins P.  “Examining the Scope, Facilitators, and Barriers to Active Transportation Patterns in Kingston, Ontario: A Seasonal Analysis.” Oral presentation for the Canadian Public Health Association 2012 Conference.  Edmonton, AB, 11-14 June 2012.
  • Collins P (presenter), Mayer D. “Examining the relationship between active transportation and neighbourhood deprivation in Kingston, Ontario: A spatial analysis”.  Oral presentation at Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Waterloo, ON, 28 May – 2 June 2012.

City Advisory Working Groups

  • Williamsville Cycling Lanes Advisory Group (2013)
  • Age Friendly Advisory Committee (2013, 2014)
  • Waterfront Master Plan Working Group (2014)
  • Kingston Environmental Advisory Forum (2015 – present)
  • Kingston Penitentiary and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Working Group (2016- present)
  • Active Transportation Master Plan Technical Advisory Group (2016-2018)
  • Vision Zero Advisory Group (2018)