The City’s Comprehensive Plan, currently being updated, is focusing on the Midtown area and will examine options for bringing new vitality to the neighborhood through the arts, institutions and government functions. Concurrently, the City has recently been awarded over $3 million in various state and federal grants to begin the process of renovating the physical layout of Broadway and connecting streets in a manner that will improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, aesthetics and traffic flow. It is anticipated that these efforts will re-connect the Broadway corridor with surrounding neighborhoods and amenities, such as the Kingston Point Rail Trail and other multi-use trails under development, revitalizing this important regional corridor.
A revised plan has been posted. Here is a direct link to the document. It is chock-full of information. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the facts.
The final recommendations for consideration by the City include the following components:
- Traffic signal integration throughout the corridor;
- Pedestrian improvements and turning restrictions at key intersections where high incidence of accidents or use was found;
- Creating additional public space and safety improvements through roadway and intersection realignment;
- Additional landscaping throughout the corridor; and
- Phased separated bike lane improvements beginning in the western portion of the corridor (Phase I) with implementation on the eastern portion (Phase II) only after the Kingston School District finishes key components of their capital project and the parking concerns of the businesses in this section can be addressed by the City.