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 streetlights consume 1.9 million kWh of energy annually. Kingston is part of the Mid-Hudson Streetlight Consortium that is developing a request for proposals to retrofit and implement a changeover to energy efficient LED streetlights, which will result in a retrofit of over 2,200
municipal streetlights to LED. As the process develops, there will be opportunity for public input into design and many other components of the project into 2018.
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 2017, the City of Kingston purchased two alternate fuel vehicles for our fleet, bringing the end of
2017 total to 4: one each in the Building Safety Division, Parks and Recreation, the Police Department, and City
Hall. In 2018, three more EVs have been 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 Friday, September 14th at 9:00am there will be a ribbon cutting at the Visitor's Center lot (lower Broadway) to unveil the new stations.
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.
Broadway Streetscape Project – The City of Kingston is installing a variety of green infrastructure treatments, including porous pavers, bioswales and street tree pits, as part of the Broadway Streetscape Project. The project will help to reduce the amount of stormwater flowing into the combined sewer system. To learn more details about the Broadway Streetscape Project, visit the Office of Economic and Community Development page and scroll down to the Active Projects list.