We need a sustainable community living within its means!

 

Citizens dedicated to the promotion of economic well being, environmental sustainability and enhancing the quality of life in our community.

 

Fiscal Prudence for a Greater Kingston
Citizens dedicated to the promotion of economic well being, environmental sustainability and enhancing the quality of life in our community.

Not in keeping with the Official Plan to make Kingston one of the most sustainable cities on the continent.
Studies show that road widening does not decrease traffic congestion in the medium and long term. In fact it increases the number of vehicles. The Kingston Transportation Master Plan reveals that in terms of Level of Service ‘E’, traffic volume increases by 1000 vehicles/km.
  • Not needed!
  • Expensive!
  • Potential for growth in the East very limited!
  • We don’t have the funds!
  • How will this crossing reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
  • I live in the west end so I don’t go there very often!
  • Will not reduce the number of cars on the roads!
  • Fix the infrastructure that we already have
  • City should spend money on projects for the whole city not just for a few!
  • I don’t want my taxes increased. They are too high now!
The Third Crossing is not aligned with the City’s plans and endorsements with regard to climate change and neglects our real priorities and next generation resiliency.

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1. A Sunday morning commute compared to an average weekday.

2. Typical Thursday Kingston traffic flow starting at 6:30 am running until 10:30pm

Hear what must be said about climate change!

The Third Crossing project is neither sustainable nor environmentally friendly.

  • The cost for the construction and operation of a third crossing will fall squarely on the shoulders of every Kingston resident. What will that cost be? The quick answer is – we don’t yet know.
  • At twelve to fourteen meters above the river, on a 1.2 kilometer bridge over open water winds can make cycling or walking difficult and in the winter it can make them nearly impossible.
  • According to recent City housing forecast report, Kingston already has enough housing supply to meet demand for the next 15 years. City of Kingston Population Projection Report states Kingston Population will begin to decline starting in 2031.
  • In addition, we should consider that road construction itself is a very carbon intensive undertaking, generating up to 3234 tonnes of CO2 per kilometre

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Don’t be misled, not all residents think the crossing is desirable!

Read the comments section ( What Kingstonians Say ) to see what people really think about a third crossing

“The proposed crossing will be a bridge of convenience, not one of necessity.”
Carl Holmberg, Reeve of the former Pittsburgh Township and deputy mayor of the City of Kingston, KWS – 24/1/16
“I’m still unconvinced a third crossing is a good idea. . . . My main complaint was, once again, as with the Big Dig and accepting building an $18 million parking garage downtown, we’ve been really loose with taxpayer dollars.”
Jim Neill, Kingston City Councillor. KWS – 13/1/16
“No need for a third crossing, the 401 is now a 6 lane highway it can accommodate the traffic, it’s how I get from west end/downtown to east end The only reason people want a 3rd crossing is to save time, and is an extra 15 min of driving worth the added taxes etc I don’t think so.”
Chris Brooks – City Facebook – 21/6/16

We need a sustainable community living within its means!

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