#6 Midtown Shared Streets
ADA ramps, new sidewalks, tall grasses, flowers, and "lips" bicycle racks were installed on Cornell Street.
||City of Kingston
- Create a more livable, vibrant community through complete street strategies that connect the Kingston Point Rail Trail to Midtown;
- Install traffic calming features to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and access including crosswalks, bicycle sharrows, and signs that alert motorists to pedestrian crossings, bicycles in the road, and the Kingston Greenline route;
- Includes improvements at gateway trailheads to the Kingston Point Rail Trail at Jansen Ave.
|Funder(s) & Amounts
||NYSERDA - Cleaner, Greener Communities Program -$160,000
Community Development Block Grant Program - $42,500
Central Hudson - $100,000 (for Cornell Street only)
|Project Manager's Contact Information
|Project Status (September 2019)
||This project is complete. The final design for the shared streets and Kingston Point Rail Trail was completed by Saratoga Associates in 2016. The City began implementation of the shared streets in Midtown in October 2016. New road paint and signs were installed by DPW on Cornell, Ten Broeck, Foxhall, and Jansen Ave. Through an art competition the City worked with the O+ Festival to identify a bicycle rack design for three racks on Cornell Street. The public was invited to vote for a winning design at an event in March 2017, and selected local artist Buddy Valentine's lips design. In addition, with grant funds saved by doing the painting and signs in house, the City was able to add additional elements to the Cornell Street project such as ADA ramps, rehabilitation of sidewalks, and other amenities.
Kingston Connectivity Project Final Design
Kingston Connectivity Project Construction Documents
O+ Festival Bike Rack Competition