About the project
Rue de Maupertuis, St Clement was closed to through-traffic for 12 months from Wednesday 3 April 2019 to create a safer walking and cycling route. The scheme has since been appraised and a decision has been taken by the Minister for Infrastructure and the Connetable of St Clement to permanently close Rue de Maupertuis to through traffic, except for access to premises.
Bollards have been placed at the sharp bend half way along the road, turning Rue de Maupertuis in a no-through road.
The closure is part of traffic-calming measures that have already been introduced in Rue de Samares and Rue de Pontlietaut (Pontorson Lane). The aim is to create a safer walking and cycling route to school for students.
The impact of the closure has been assessed by:
- recording the number of pedestrians and cyclists along the road during term time on an average dry day before
- having a road safety assessment carried out by a qualified, independent road safety auditor
- traffic counts in both directions along La Rue de Samares
- assessing whether pupils at Le Roquier School perceive safety along the route to have improved
The results of these assessments have been used to determine that the closure will become permanent.
This route now forms part of the Eastern Cycle Network, linking Le Hocq to Samares Nursery via Le Rocquier Field Path by creating a safer route.
Results from the trial
The trial closure has led to a 10% increase in the number of school pupils walking or cycling along Rue de Maupertuis, Rue de Samares and Rue de la Croix.
In addition, of 250 Le Rocquier students who were surveyed, 77% said they felt safer when the road was closed to through traffic.
A copy of the full scheme appraisal presented to the Parish of St Clement is available for download below.
Rue de Maupertuis trial closure: Appraisal analysis note
Rue de Maupertuis closure appendices
Rue de Maupertuis closure summary