Charlottetown creating more paved pathways this year
The City of Charlottetown is about to create more paved pathways to encourage active transportation.
Tenders will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 28, on an asphalt walkway construction project that will see four streets in the city get pathways.
“There are some areas that we’ve identified that we’re going to be putting in multi-purpose pathways,’’ said Coun. Terry Bernard, chairman of the public works committee.
He said they will be similar to the existing pathways on Acadian Drive and MacWilliams Road.
The pathways will be located on the following four roads:
- MacRae Drive, from Livingstone Drive to Parent Street;
- Greensview Drive, from Kensington Road to Days Lane (essentially the length of the road);
- Riverridge Drive, from Acadia Drive to Long Boat Drive;
- Long Boat Drive to Acadian Drive.
One of the more popular and well known of these pathways already exists by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, stretching from Acadian Drive, down Murchison Lane, through the woods, along the water by the hospital and out onto Riverside Drive.
These multi-purpose pathways are designed for pedestrians but it’s also for active transportation, such as cyclists, rollerbladers and strollers.
“They’re proving to be very popular, (and) we’re finding that they’re holding up very well. There is very little maintenance. They’re also good and wide and very beneficial for multi-purpose uses.’’