Se­niors run NRR gauntlet

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

We are se­niors liv­ing across from Westview Drive on North River Road. We have to cross busy North River Road to ac­cess the side­walk on that side and then cross it again to go to Vista Street, where our mail­box is. The side­walk on our side stops at Vista Street cor­ner and from there on, are six du­plexes with mostly se­niors’ ten­ants. There is also a very nar­row bike lane, so when we do walk on the bike lane, we can’t hear them com­ing with the noisy, bumper to bumper traf­fic.

There are also kids liv­ing fur­ther out and we wit­nessed one nearly get­ting hit last win­ter. The side­walk plow doesn’t plow a path for us to walk on, so we are forced to cross North River Road four times in order to get our mail. How­ever, we see side­walks in West Roy­alty plowed on both sides of the road for two miles or more. The traf­fic out there doesn’t com­pare to North River Road. It is non­stop but es­pe­cially busy in the morn­ing and late af­ter­noon.

Do we have to wait for a se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent or fatality be­fore a safe path is made for peo­ple to walk on in the area from Vista Street to the traf­fic lights at Ellen’s Creek? Try walk­ing across North River Road where the only cross­walk is too far away, es­pe­cially if peo­ple are elderly or have mo­bil­ity prob­lems. Mary Cud­more, Char­lot­te­town

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