Quiet Streets

Kingston’s Quiet Streets started in the spring of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic revealed a need for the city to accommodate active living and physical distancing.

A quiet street is a corridor that prioritizes non-motorized road users through the systematic placement of traffic barriers designed to reduce and slow down traffic. By redirecting traffic away from these routes, quiet streets increase engagement in active transportation while enabling access to key destinations.

KCAT designed and implemented quiet streets on select residential streets. Please click here for our final report.

The 3km Kingston Quiet Streets Pilot project connected neighbourhoods in Williamsville, Sydenham and Kings Town Districts with the downtown.

The Pilot offered the opportunity to connect with adjacent neighbourhoods and existing pathways, including:

– Polson Park and Calvin Park to make a 10-20 minute bike ride downtown (map)

– The Leroy Grant Pathway and K&P Trail to make a 9.5 loop (map)

These routes can be done today avoiding the busy streets of Johnson, Brock, and Princess, and connecting to parks and schools along the way.