Sup­port for side­walks, cross­walks in Bay Roberts

The Compass - - OPINION - Edi­tor’s note: the author of this let­ter is a stu­dent at As­cen­sion Col­le­giate in Bay Roberts, and penned th­ese words as part of a writ­ing course.

In the Town of Bay Roberts, around busy streets or on the main roads, many peo­ple still walk. My main con­cern is that there is not enough room near the side of the road. Side­walks would be a great as­set to this town. There have al­ready been some in­ci­dents where peo­ple have come close to be­ing hit by a car and last year an el­derly woman, while cross­ing the road, got struck by a car.

There are only a few cross­walks around Bay Roberts and they are by the schools. There should be more on the main road for those peo­ple who are ei­ther too young to drive or don’t have their li­cence. It is hard for peo­ple with­out th­ese ob­jects in our life to do their dayto-day rou­tines.

Yes, there may be some side­walks around but most are on side roads or streets that aren’t too busy. I be­lieve that with­out side­walks and cross­walks in our town more ac­ci­dents will oc­cur with the worst out­comes. The town should try to avoid th­ese ac­ci­dents with the sim­ple task to con­sider the cit­i­zens’ safety.

— Beth Hop­kins writes from Bay Roberts

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