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St Helier southern cycle route (English and French harbours)

Produced by the Infrastructure, Housing and Environment
Authored by TMS and published on 01 Aug 2012
Cost: £4,600.00


​​This report has assessed the safety implications of three options for the completion of a cycle route between West Park in the main waterfront area and Havre des Pas in the south east of St Helier.

Two of the options are for a route that generally follows the edge of the older parts of St Helier harbour, passes through an industrial area, and re-joins the seafront adjacent to La Collette gardens. The third option is an on-carriageway route along existing roads.

  • option (a) is recommended on road safety grounds and cyclist desirability. This option consists of making full use of the off-road cycleway already in place by constructing new walls at English and French harbours, thereby enabling cyclists to remain off-road throughout the whole route. Some specfic recommendations on issues of detail are included with in this report 
  • option (b) is similar to option (a), the difference being the omission of new structures, and directing cyclists to a footway opposite English and French harbours. The report concludes that this option includes a significant number of risks to cyclists and pedestrians and, accordingly, it is not recommended
  • option (c) consists of a fully on-carriageway, signed cycle route between the main harbour area and Havre des Pas following various streets in the town centre, Pier Road and Mount Bingham. The report concludes that this option includes a substantial number of risks to cyclists and pedestrians, and that it should not be proposed. In addition, the route as a whole, being on-carriageway, is unsuitable for most leisure activities. Family groups may find it difficult to use and all cyclists are likely to prefer cycling close to the sea where there are no gradients

Finally, the possibility of an alternative route using the tunnel under Fort Regent was investigated. It was concluded from site observations that use of the tunnel by cyclists should be discouraged.

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