The Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation and the Queen’s Sustainability Office help individuals understand the benefits (health, environmental, economic) of active transportation. Buses in Kingston offer bike racks spring through fall.
Some resources to help you get started on cycling around Kingston:
The Kingston Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Trails-at-a-Glance website has walking trails that you may use to go to work. The trails (KFL&A Trails-at-a-Glance) that lead to downtown Kingston are #5: Rideau Trail and #7: Waterfront Trail.
Public bus service is available through Kingston Transit. There is also a public ferry that provides service to and from Wolfe Island. For detailed information about bus schedules and bus routes throughout the city’s transit system, visit the City of Kingston’s Transit page which also includes a Trip Planner.
Surface, underground, and street parking is available on West Campus and Main Campus. Contact Queen’s Physical Plant Services if you need a parking space. There are usually waiting lists for surface spaces.
Parking at West Campus is less expensive and provides the opportunity to walk or bike for the remaining 2.5 km to Main Campus. When the weather isn’t agreeable, you can also hop on the shuttle bus service to Main Campus. You need a permit to ride the shuttle but you can also get a park-and-ride combo. If you live near West Campus, you can also get a ride-only pass. For parking and shuttle fees, visit the Physical Plant Services site. The permits are available on an annual basis or per-month basis.
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