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No immediate plans to limit downtown Charlottetown street to pedestrians only

Charlottetown resident Rod Scott walks along Sydney Street, between Queen and Great George streets, on Nov. 28.
Charlottetown resident Rod Scott walks along Sydney Street, between Queen and Great George streets, on Nov. 28. - Daniel Brown
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The City of Charlottetown isn’t quite ready to turn Sydney Street into a pedestrian-only walkway just yet.

Kevin Murphy, president of Murphy Investments Ltd., the parent company of the Murphy Hospitality Group, addressed the topic in a recent Globe and Mail story.

Murphy told the Globe conversations were underway to try to designate the street next to Victoria Row (Sydney Street) — where the Murphy-operated Gahan House is located — for pedestrian-only traffic as well.

Victoria Row is closed to vehicular traffic for the spring, summer and fall months of the year.

However, one city councillor told The Guardian that while there have been very informal discussions about Murphy’s request nothing is in the works at this time.

The councillor added many issues would have to be dealt with first, such as access for emergency vehicles, the loss of parking spaces and access for commercial vehicles looking to load and unload product at establishments such as the Gahan House and Olde Dublin Pub.

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