FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2022
Broadway Bike Lane
Traffic & Bike
Lane Signals Installed and Activated
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is
pleased to announce that the two-way bike lane on Broadway, which spans from
the roundabout to Grand Street, is now open.
The final traffic signals and bike path
signals, which were delayed due to supply chain issues, have been installed and
activated. With the activation, the bike path is now officially opened.
However, the permanent signals at Broadway/Grand Street/Pine Grove are still
delayed due to supply chain issues, and that section of the bicycle path is not
“We have been enjoying the new sidewalks
and traffic configuration along Broadway for weeks now, and with the traffic
and bike lane signals now activated, we can safely open the new bike path,”
said Mayor Noble. “I encourage all users – drivers, pedestrians and cyclists --
to please pay attention and use caution when navigating Broadway. Vehicles
should always pay close attention when turning off of or onto Broadway, and be
sure to look for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the street in both
Drivers should park in the marked parking
spaces between the bike lane and traffic, never in the striped door zone or
bike lane. Passengers opening car doors near the bike lane should always look
for pedestrians and cyclists, as a “dooring” can be deadly for cyclists. After
exiting a vehicle, look in both directions when crossing the bike path to the
sidewalk. Cyclists should use caution when entering an intersection, even with
the right of way.
The Common Council approved funding a
Traffic Safety Education Campaign, which should kick-off in time for increased
spring use of the bike path.
Signals for the newly aligned
Broadway/Grand Street/Pine Grove intersection are expected to be installed in
the coming weeks.
Supply chain issues also effected the delivery
of the coordinated traffic sensors, which have yet to be installed. Currently,
traffic lights are timed until the sensor technology can be installed and
For more information on the Broadway
Streetscape and other pedestrian safety projects, please visit
EngageKingston.com. Many resources for NYS Bike Laws can be found here.