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Mar 2016 | THE MARCH ISSUE

New Avenues: A small community in PEI introduces a novel way to incorporate snowmobiles into its existing traffic infrastructure
ALEKS DZINTARS, PSD RESEARCH

In Kensington, PEI – a town 45 minutes northwest of Charlottetown – the local government has taken a new approach to incorporating different types of transport into its existing infrastructure. The Town of Kensington has established a downtown snowmobile corridor for snowmobile traffic. Snowmobiles are a part of everyday winter traffic in the town of 1,500 people. Their access through town, however, is more limited than for those who travel via conventional transportation. In order to get to the heart of Kensington, snowmobilers take the Confederation Trail, a designated route that skirts the downtown core. From there, snowmobilers used municipally-approved corridors along Victoria Street East and Woodleigh Drive in order to reach their destination.

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