August 22, 2023
Good day to all Residents of North Rustico
This is an update for the Town of North Rustico residents and North Rustico Harbour Residents, regarding the concerns of road safety and road planning (Traffic Issues) for our Municipality.
The North Rustico Chief Administrator Officer (Barry Schieck), Deputy Administrator Officer (Stephanie Moase) and Mayor (Heather McKenna) have been in discussion with the Member of Legislative Assembly (Brad Trivers), voicing the concerns of residents, in relation to road safety and planning.
Please read Brad Trivers (MLA) letter to the Honourable Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Ernie Hudson.
Dear Minister Hudson,
As you are likely aware, the number of residents in the Town of North Rustico and area has been increasing rapidly. Residents in the Town of North Rustico and the adjacent North Rustico Harbour community have raised a number of road safety concerns.
This is a request for the provincial government to lead a review and make recommendations for improvements and plans for transportation in North Rustico and adjacent areas – in short, a road strategy with the urgent need placed on safety.
Concerns related to road safety and planning include, but are not limited to, the list below, in no particular order:
Pedestrian / bike safety along Rte 6 (Main St / Cavendish Rd) through North Rustico
*Crossing at the intersection of Timber Ln / Riverside Dr
*Travel to/from Gulf Shore Consolidated School along Hilltop Ave and Main St (particularly students)
*Along Cavendish Rd up to the PEI Liquor Store, Murphy’s Rustico Pharmacy, and North Rustico Home Hardware
*Crossing at intersection of Co Op Ln, Harbourview Drive
*Turning in and out of the North Rustico Food Market, Olde Village Bakery, Irving Oil station, and Fisherman’s Wharf Lobster Suppers
*At the three-way intersection of Main St, Co Op Ln and Harbourview Dr
*Accessing driveways that intersect Rte 6 (both Main St and Cavendish Rd sections)
*Entering and exiting Autumn Lane
North Rustico Harbour safety concerns
*Blind turns with no shoulders for pedestrians to walk on
*Increased traffic due to successful businesses include Blue Mussel Cafe, Raspberry Point, On The Dock Eatery, Outside Expeditions, Bob’s Deep-Sea Fishing, etc.
*Illegal parking for access to North Rustico beach
*Illegal overnight parking
Increased traffic due to new development / renovations
*Renovation of existing Irving Oil Station to become a convenience store
*New subdivision proposed for Lantern Hill
*Continued development of new dwellings in Autumn Lane area
*New Eliyahu Wellness Centre & Canada Games place, which is main campus of The Mount Academy school
*Planned additions of Mount Academy student residences, and student life centre
*New subdivisions in adjacent Resort Municipality
*New Patient Medical Home going to RFP to be built in North Rustico
*Also, I am being lobbied to consider co-location of the PEI Liquor Store and North Rustico Food Market.
Brad Trivers (he/him)
MLA District 18 Rustico-Emerald