26 September 2018
The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, has approved a six-month trial of a three-hour time limit in 12 parking spaces on Victoria Avenue.
Currently, motorists are able to park all day in the spaces, which are in layby 5, the first on the left after First Tower. The trial will assess whether introducing a time limit will make parking easier for dog walkers and families who want to use the beach at First Tower.
Under the new trial, motorists can still use all 67 spaces in layby 5 free of charge from October to March. Those parking in the first 12 spaces at the eastern end of the layby, nearest to central St Helier, will be limited to a three-hour stay between 8.00am and 6.00pm and must show their arrival time using a parking disc.
The use of the spaces will be monitored during the trial period to determine whether the change should become permanent.
Deputy Lewis said: “This is a popular area for dog walkers and families so we want to make sure that it remains accessible to them. By imposing a maximum stay limit on some of the spaces, we can make sure that the layby will not be taken up by those wishing to park all day. This means that there will be spaces available for people who want to enjoy the beach and its surroundings.”
Anyone wishing to park all day will still be able to do so in the remaining 55 spaces in layby 5. There are also all-day spaces available in laybys 6 and 7.
The trial will last from 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019.