25 November 2020
Islanders are being asked for their views on a contraflow cycle lane, planned for Hill Street between Halkett Place and La Motte Street, which will make it safer and more enjoyable to cycle eastwards and to schools in St Saviour.
The Hill Street contraflow cycle lane will be installed early next year for a year-long pilot. It will involve creating a cycle lane, using road signage, bollards and white lines to prevent motorists from crossing into it. The unloading bay and parking next to Morier House will make way for the cycle lane, but the unloading bay by Dunell's will remain.
Hill Street will be monitored to see if further safety measures are needed, and feedback from Islanders will be reviewed regularly to see if any adjustments need to be made once the pilot is underway.
At the end of the year-long pilot, a decision will be made on whether to make the scheme permanent.
The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, said: “This pilot forms part of the bigger picture set out in the Sustainable Transport Policy, which sets out our ambition for making walking and cycling inclusive, safe and attractive for all Islanders.
“It will enable cyclists to get from town to the east of the Island, or to the St Saviour schools, without having to go through the tunnel or around Mount Bingham. By improving the infrastructure, we are hoping to make cycling the preferred choice of transport for more people, and I hope that Islanders will give us their thoughts now, and during the pilot scheme.”