08 August 2019
The Minister for Infrastructure has signed a ministerial decision to add two new cycle routes to the Cycle Tracks (Jersey) Order 2000.
St Peter’s Valley route and the pathway along Grouville common, which forms part of the Eastern Cycle Network, will both be recognised under the Cycle Order as official cycle routes.
The new paths, that have been specifically constructed as shared routes for pedestrians and cyclists, have reached their final stage in completion.
Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Kevin Lewis, said: “The government is working on an island-wide project to join cycle networks and improve access into St Helier, so this will be an ongoing process of adding new routes to the Order, including the newly created harbour routes.
“Controlling the behaviour of route users, regardless of whether covered by the Cycle Track Order, is always covered by the Road Traffic Law, which applies to all public spaces. The scheduling of the routes under the Order is the final step in formal recognition.”
Transport Planner, Dave Malpas said: “The St Peter’s Valley and Grouville routes were specifically designed, constructed and signed as designated cycle routes. Where there are no signs advising otherwise, users should follow the principle, that footpaths are for pedestrians and roads are for cyclists.”
The Cycle Track (Jersey) Order is available online at jerseylaw.je