Road has become too dangerous for walkers, cyclists, women say
Ruth Gosselin, left, and Rebecca Gerritsen say they would like to see a dedicated bike lane along Point Prim Road. (Steve Bruce/CBC) A community group in Point Prim, P.E.I., is calling for safety improvements to the area’s main road.
The local Women’s Institute branch has written a letter to the transportation department, asking for Point Prim Road to be widened to allow for a separate walking and biking path.
Longtime resident Ruth Gosselin said it’s become busier as the number of businesses, cottages and tourist attractions in the area have increased, and the Point Prim Lighthouse and Point Prim Chowder House at the end of the road continue to draw large crowds in the summer.
"We bought this property 20 years ago, and at that time, this was a little country road, and it still is beautiful," she said.
"But there was no issue with riding bikes along the road. People would move out of their way. Traffic would move into the other lane to allow you lots of safety area. Now, there’s just too much traffic. You can’t pull over when there’s someone coming the other way." Point Prim Road has become a high-traffic area for tourists in the summer months. (Steve Bruce/CBC) Rebecca Gerritsen has seen a few close calls first-hand from her K & A Dairy Bar near the end of the road.
"I have a 14-year-old, an 11-year-old and a seven-year-old, and I do not let them ride on this […]