02 July 2019
A consultation on proposed changes to speed limits on St Saviour’s roads is being launched with an event at the parish hall on Tuesday, 9 July from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
Anyone attending will be able to find out what changes are proposed, and to complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire will also be available on the gov.je consultation page from Tuesday, 9 July until Tuesday, 23 July.
The submissions to the consultation will help inform decisions made by the St Saviour Roads Committee. The proposed changes will then be considered during a Parish Assembly, with any final amendments approved by the Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis.
Deputy Lewis said: “We’re focusing this island-wide speed review on the needs of each parish by working with Constables and the Roads Committees. It is important we gather the opinions of the public before any final recommendations for change are made, and that is why it is important that anyone who would like to give their view does so.”
The St Saviour consultation follows work that has already taken place in St Brelade, Grouville, St Lawrence and in parts of St Helier, to review island-wide speed limits.
The consultation event will be managed by officers from Growth, Housing and Environment, as the project sets out to standardise speed limits across Jersey.
Transport Planner Dave Malpas said: “The key aim of the initiative is to eliminate areas of short speed limits, by limiting the frequent changes which are known to cause confusion and threaten road safety.”