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Widened cycle path in St Aubin’s Bay

19 August 2022

​Large sections of the cycle path along St Aubin's Bay promenade have been widened, and new markings and signage have been introduced, to make the route safer and encourage more people to cycle.

The cycle path along the bay is the most popular route for cycling in Jersey. It was created 30 years ago and was generally 2m wide, but since then the route has become increasingly popular and design guidance has been updated.

Under the project, more space has been allocated to cycling, creating a two-way segregated route in line with the guidance which recommends a minimum width of 3m. The dashed centre-line provides a lane in each direction and also helps those walking distinguish the space for cycling.

To mark the completion of this stage of the work, cycling groups will come together next week to raise awareness of the route and the changes, and to gather feedback about the alterations. The event, on Wednesday 24 August between 3-6 p.m, will be held on the stretch opposite Victoria Park and West Park. It will include:

  • A drop-in cycle clinic provided by local cycle shops
  • An opportunity to see some of the adapted cycles from the Cycle Without Limits Centre and ask about the Move More Jersey cycling programmes, run by Jersey Sport
  • Advice and support from cycle groups, the Government of Jersey's Operations and Transport team and the States of Jersey Police.

469,431 cycling trips were recorded by the First Tower Cycle Counter in 2021, up on the pre pandemic numbers.

 Assistant Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Steve Ahier, said: "The stretch along St Aubin's Bay is especially busy during commuter times and the summer months. As part of our Sustainable Transport Policy we're striving to make walking and cycling more attractive by providing safer routes, and these updated markings and signage will help us comply with recent cycle infrastructure design guidance, where possible.

"The previous cycle path markings didn't always make use of the full width available. Introducing dashed centre-lines and clear cycling symbols gives greater clarity to people walking and cycling."

The updated markings and signage follow on from the recent widening work at Rue du Galet, West Park and at First Tower, and will complement the realignment work planned for Bel Royal and La Haule slipway.

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