Building a Better Broadway

A Transportation Study Focusing on Kingston's Broadway Corridor

Updated 11/23/15

The Broadway corridor in Kingston, NY has been referred to as the “spine” of the city, connecting the historic Stockade and Rondout districts with the neighborhoods of Midtown. 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 $3million 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.

The purpose of this transportation study is to assist the City of Kingston with the realization of these various goals. Working with VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture of White Plains, NY, UCTC will examine factors such as traffic flow, lane configuration, signalization, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities in an effort to determine how the street can function better for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians, all while keeping in mind the concerns of local residents and business owners.

The study area will focus on the public right-of-way on Broadway between Liberty/Elmendorf Streets to Chester Street. Two public meetings will be held at various points in the project to solicit public input on possible options for improvement and to present draft plans, which will include a 'preferred alternative' recommended for implementation. The project is expected to take approximately 12 months beginning in the June of 2014. A Technical Advisory Committee consisting of local officials and business owners has been assembled to monitor and guide project progress.  

Project Objectives

Develop a corridor Plan that includes design concepts to improve mobility, accessibility, and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists along and adjacent to the corridor.  The Plan will be consistent with complete streets concepts and community goals/expectations.  The Plan will be developed in conjunction with and supplemental to the current efforts to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

All Documents Updated 11/23/15

Executive Summary 

Full Final Draft Plan Chapters:

Cover, Table of Contents & Executive Summary

Technical Memorandum 1: Existing Conditions

Technical Memorandum 2: Needs & Opportunities

Technical Memorandum 3: Final Recommendations


Appendices for Technical Memorandum 1

2014 Automatic Traffic Recorder Counts

2014 Manual Turning Movement Counts

2011 Manual Turning Movement Counts

Parking Survey Area Maps

Parking Demand Table

Intersection & Network Analysis Results (Synchro)

Appendices for Technical Memorandum 2

Bike Lane Alternatives

Decision-making Matrices

Urban Streetscape Improvement from Pittsfield, MA

Appendices for Technical Memorandum 3

Draft Plan

Area Plan

Corridor Transect Plan

Detailed Plan, Liberty Street to Cedar Street

Proposed Cross Section, Liberty Street to Cedar Street

Detailed Plan, Cedar Street to City Hall

Existing Perspective Looking west from CSX overpass

Proposed Perspective Looking west from CSX overpass

Detailed Plan, City Hall to Chester Street

Detailed Plan, Broadway to Jansen Avenue

Placemaking at Pine Grove Avenue

Placemaking at UPAC

Placemaking at Henry Street

Separated Bike Lane Example

Draft Plan Cost Estimate

Bike Lane Alternatives Considered

Synchro Analyses Results

 Public Meeting 1: Need and Opportunities Presentation

Presentation Slides 1-42

Feedback from Public Meeting 1

Public Meeting 2: Recommendations Presentation

Presentation Slides

Public Meeting 2 Comments Received

Contact Brian Slack, Principal Transportation Planner for more information at (845) 334-5590 or bsla[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us