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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Within the 4 years since Joanne MacLeod moved to Michelle Crescent in Charlottetown, a road that connects with Towers Highway, she has grow to be frightened about security.
Visitors by the realm is quick, and town continues to develop. Bicycles that flip onto Towers Highway face vehicles coming from the busy Mount Edward Highway and College Avenue.
MacLeod wish to see velocity humps added to the neighbourhood and a few type of raised barrier between vehicles and pedestrians, she stated in an Aug. 10 SaltWire interview.
“There’s lots of rushing on (Towers Highway). Those that are strolling, I don’t know. They get sprayed when it rains, if it rains arduous sufficient.”
Whereas there was a brief barrier in place between vehicles and pedestrians final 12 months, it’s gone now, she stated.
After a current Charlottetown metropolis council vote, MacLeod may even see among the modifications she has been hoping for.
Council handed a decision in July to award a $659,230 contract to Duffy Development for the Towers Highway multi-use pathway mission.
Coun. Mitchell Tweel, who sits on the general public works committee and is the councillor for the Towers Highway space, says the trail has been years within the making.
He spoke about comparable issues to these of MacLeod in an Aug. 11 SaltWire interview, saying the quantity and velocity of vehicles is a hazard for pedestrians, cyclists and different people who find themselves not in vehicles. It got here up repeatedly on the 2022 election path, he stated.
“This eight-foot in width pathway can be a welcome addition to the neighborhood, and so they’ll have a predictable and constant pathway in order that they will stroll to the department stores, all of the facilities which might be on the malls, and hopefully have that pedestrian visitors segregated away.”
From the Sixties and into the Nineties, Charlottetown emphasised development for folks with vehicles, however municipalities want to have a look at different infrastructure, too, he stated.
Tweel wasn’t positive a couple of timeline for the mission however stated it’s now within the palms of the contractor.
Requested concerning the type of boundaries or raised sidewalk MacLeod needs, Tweel stated he had beforehand requested public works supervisor Scott Adams if that was a part of the plan, and it didn’t look like. Tweel famous that would change, although.
He additionally stated public works is taking a look at a brand new coverage for velocity humps, however at present, residents can collect signatures from neighbours and take an utility to the division. Then, public works will determine, Tweel stated.
Logan MacLean is a municipal reporter with SaltWire in Prince Edward Island. He could be reached by e mail at [email protected] and adopted on Twitter @loganmaclean94.