Get­ting ac­tive

Char­lot­te­town cre­at­ing more paved path­ways this year

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - BY DAVE STE­WART

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.’’

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