WE ASKED: What's the worst street to drive on in Charlottetown?


Published on February 15, 2017

The Guardian took to the streets to ask some residents which street they feel is the worst in Charlottetown to drive on and why. Here are their answers:

Nicholas Ahearn, Charlottetown: “I think the worst street in Charlottetown to drive on is St. Peters Road because of the intersection and the lights. Do you know what intersection I’m talking about? That intersection right by Buns and Things bakery with the light, the light and the light and everyone always cuts through the parking lot of (Vogue Optical) and (Scotiabank) and then by Sam’s (Family) Restaurant you come out. That is my trick. I avoid it at all cost.”

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Bethany Fitzpatrick, Dunstaffnage: “There are so many. I will say the worst one is the Belvedere (Avenue), St. Peters (Road) intersection that also comes into Brackley Point (Road). It’s just, the lights are ridiculous for me, I find. I don’t sit at them. I will go back on the side streets to avoid it because I find it ridiculous. They need to do something.”

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Terrence MacDonald, Savage Harbour: “I don’t know which streets specifically but I find that a lot of the streets in Charlottetown are getting very (very) rough. I’m surprised that they are getting this rough this early in the year... I think we really need to put some more thought into what we are going to build roads out of in the future. This old asphalt business doesn’t seem to be working well.”

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Vernon Frizzell, Charlottetown: “Nassau (Street) because there are so many speed bumps, that is what we call them, speed bumps because there’s holes in the street that are just terrible.”

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Betty Ann Arsenault, Charlottetown: “I would say University Avenue because snow banks are really high and the cars, when they are coming out of the side streets, they can’t see the traffic that is coming and it’s a bit dangerous.”

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Kevin Compton, Charlottetown: “The worst street to drive on in Charlottetown is Allen Street and that goes right from University Avenue right through to the roundabout by Tim Horton’s on Mount Edward Road… The roads are getting so bad, the pot holes got pot holes.”

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