My Kingston is a connected Kingston. Its time to build the bridge.
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The time has come to make a decision to build the third crossing and unite Kingston from West to East. Please take a moment to sign this petition showing you support its construction and all the benefits that come along with it. The crossing has been part of the city master transportation plan for decades, identified as being needed by the environmental assessment, and most recently it has been identified to have a huge economic benefit to all Kingston residents.
No more discussion is needed, we need to start building the bridge. Again, please take a moment to sign this petition to show your support.
The cost-benefit ratio (CBR) is a key indicator typically used to assess whether a project is a good use of resources. A CBR with a value greater than 1.0 means the benefits outweigh the costs of the project. The Third Crossing CBR shows a range between 5.5 to 7 . Mark Van Buren, the city’s director of engineering, explains this best when he said “The payback period is within 10 years. In other words, the benefits will exceed the costs in 10 years,” .
In addition to the findings of the CBR the business plan is the overarching document that builds on the strategic case and the need for the Third Crossing. It also proves it is a viable and technically feasible project for the city to do. It demonstrates that the preliminary design is achievable while meeting environmental protection requirements and considerations. The Third Crossing, like several other large capital infrastructure projects, has been included in the city’s strategic vision and is factored into the city’s long-term financial plans. This means no tax increase is required to pay for the construction or the on-going operating and maintenance of the crossing.
The bridge will also help the city achieve its long-term active transportation goal of getting 20 per cent of commuters to cycle or walk, improve emergency services and Kingston Transit throughout Kingston, lower our CO2 (less KM’s driven), unclog our downtown during rush hours, etc...
Please feel free to review the studies at the bottom of the city’s page:
Please also take a moment to support the crossing by visiting and taking one of the actions at our website, www.kingstonscrossing.ca .
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