Downtown Charlottetown without the Automobile

In our neighbourhood, the most obvious sign that we’re all locked inside our houses due the pandemic is that there haven’t been any cars parked on Prince Street for weeks.

On a typical Friday afternoon, you’d be unable to get a space at a parking meter between Richmond and Grafton unless you were prepared to circle the block a few times; I don’t think I’ve seen more than two cars parked on this stretch since mid-March.

Photo of Prince Street between Grafton and Richmond with no cars parked.

Seeing the street empty of automobiles for so long reinforces just how much of our downtown we’ve given over to them.


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Randy McDonald on April 26, 2020 - 04:29 Permalink

How shocking.