Kingston on the Move-A strategic transportation planning sub-committee of the Complete Streets Advisory Council is working with the current administration to create a new vision and action plan for transportation in Kingston.
This sub-committee envisions the City of Kingston as a vibrant, bustling community, with a safe and reliable transportation system that moves and connects people to places, with a variety of motorized and non-motorized options working together to provide users with a seamless and stress-free experience.
For full, up to date information on Kingston's Transportation Projects, see: Kingston on the Move
Kingston Greenline – The Kingston Greenline is a vision for a network of urban trails, bikeways, water-trails, walkable sidewalks and complete streets. The project is a partnership initiative of the City of Kingston, Kingston Land Trust and Ulster County. To learn more visit the Kingston Greenline page.
View a PDF of the Kingston Greenline Project Status Map.
Complete Streets - “Complete Streets” is a term used to describe ordinary city streets that are designed to allow people of all ages and abilities to:
- take the bus
- and drive less
By “completing the street” to encourage movement, kids, grandparents, adults of all ages can be active, healthy and feel connected to their neighborhoods. To read more about this program, visit the Complete Streets Advisory Council page.
Greening Our Streetlights – Kingston’s street lights consume 1.9 million kWh of energy annually. Kingston is retrofitting all of our existing street lights to energy efficient LED street lights, which will result in a retrofit of over 2,200 municipal street lights to LED.
Street Light FAQ
Green Fleet – Kingston is advancing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of municipal vehicles by purchasing hybrid and full electric vehicles, installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and hiring an Environmental Asset Manager who will manage the fleet and update the greenhouse gas inventory.
The City is working towards a goal of retrofitting the municipal fleet to have 20% comprised of alternative fuel vehicles by 2020. In 2016 and in 2017, the City of Kingston purchased two alternate fuel vehicles each year for our fleet, bringing the total to 4: one each in the Building Safety Division, Parks and Recreation, the Police Department, and City
Hall. In 2018, three more EVs were purchased for the Building Safety Division bringing the total up to 7 EV's in the City's fleet.
Further, in the Summer of 2018, the City
installed three new public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the following municipal lots: Cornell Street, Dock Street, Visitor'rs Center. On September 14th there was a ribbon cutting at the Visitor's Center lot (lower Broadway) to unveil the new stations.
In 2019, two new EV Charging Stations will be installed on in city municipal lots: Prince Street, the Building Safety Department's lot off of Garraghan Drive. Additionally, a new EV Charging Station will be installed as part of the DRI investment upgrades at Dietz Stadium.