The purpose of the Public Realm and Movement Strategy is to provide a strategic framework for the planning, management and development of St Helier’s public realm, which is made up of its network of roads and streets.
The development of the strategy is set out in three parts. The final Stage 3 report sets out a clear and coordinated framework to identify issues and opportunities; to outline the nature of potential change; and to establish an action plan to support the implementation of the Public Realm and Movement Strategy (PRMS).
The strategy proposes an ambitious approach to the use and management of the public realm in St Helier and sets out how it might be improved for town residents and islanders as they move in and around it. It outlines four concepts, that have been developed to address the key public realm and movement issues and opportunities for St Helier.
Concept 1: Bridging the Ring Road
This considers the severance caused by the Ring Road causes – aiming to improve key points on the Ring Road for pedestrians and cyclists to cross in comfort and safety.
Concept 2: Embedding an Active Network
This looks at establishing an approach to coordinating a network of streets that will help encourage active travel, that is walking and cycling, through and to the commercial core of St Helier.
Concept 3: Growing a Vibrant Core
Recognises the importance of St Helier’s commercial core for Jersey, and the necessity to support and develop it, prompting access for all to further enliven and diversify its offer.
Concept 4: Creating Liveable Neighbourhoods
Addresses the existing road network that immediately surrounds the commercial core, proposing amendments to reduce severance within those residential areas.