Sidewalks soon?

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Now that Mother Nature is finally giving us a few nice — baseball cap instead of toque — days I have turned to walking to a lot of the places I have to go.

Recently, my walking took me to Michael’s and Dominion on Stavanger Drive. When I left Dominion, I had to go to Major’s Path.

It was a beautiful day, so I decided to walk. I walked to the intersection and traffic lights near Dominion. Then I took the sidewalk. When I got to the other exit of Dominion, the sidewalk ended, so I had to cross Stavanger Drive where there is no traffic light and no walk signal.

Traffic ended and someone — thank you — stopped to let me cross Stavanger Drive.

From there, I walked to the end of Stavanger Drive, only to find that I had to cross Stavanger Drive again to get to the crosswalk sign across Torbay Road. Then, I had to wait for another light to cross Torbay Road!

This short walk would not be as treacherous if I did not have to cross a Stavanger Drive intersection without a crosswalk or traffic light.

Now that Stavanger Drive is built up from Dominion to Torbay Road, is the city going to put a sidewalk there all the way to Torbay Road?

Gail Chaulk

St. John’s

Geographic location: Torbay Road

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  • Eli
    March 26, 2013 - 20:36

    Fear not Gail, sidewalk construction will rival sidewalk snowclearing as the hot button issue in the Fall. In case you missed it, that's municipal election time this year.

  • Chavy
    March 26, 2013 - 15:28

    >>Then, I had to wait for another light to cross Torbay Road! - The horror! You had to wait. Oh my goodness. Heaven forbid!

  • Sean
    March 26, 2013 - 06:48

    I think the lack of sidewalks in some areas of the City is outrageous. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable in these areas, especially in such high traffic areas. New commercial areas must be designed with much more thought to pedestrian needs and safety. Pedestrian-friendly design should not only allow but encourage pedestrian access to these areas.