Letter to the Editor, July 17, 2014

Dear Editor,

While the completion of the new bicycle path in Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot (Your Local Journal, July 10) is good news for the residents, there is still a long way to go before cyclists can feel safe in riding throughout the municipality.

As a long-time resident of NDIP, I can’t help but notice an increased speed in motorists driving along Boulevard Perrot between Pointe du Moulin and Pointe du Domaine. Though the town administration made a half-hearted attempt at installing stop signs over 15 years ago to curb the speeders, they were removed once it became apparent that motorists were not stopping and police were not enforcing the new signage. As the population increases, we’re seeing an increase in speeders along this stretch with very little being done to try and slow the motorists down.

The summer bicycle riding and rollerblading season is upon us and this waterfront stretch of road, used by many enjoying recreational activities, is also used by scores of impatient motorists.

Why not extend the cycle-friendly mindset to this road by adding a bike-path and converting the

vehicle traffic portion one-way in a northbound direction?

Where there’s a political will, there’s a way.

Martin Roloff

Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot

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