Shared space for pedestrians and cyclists (FOI)
Shared space for pedestrians and cyclists (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 29 June 2021.
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Are there designated "shared spaces" where cyclists and pedestrians can share the area for walking and cycling? Please can you name the shared spaces?
Can any pavement be used as a shared space?
What legislation covers shared spaces?
If an accident occurs between cyclist and pedestrian, which law or laws govern how it is policed and accidents dealt with?
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Details of ‘shared spaces’ for cyclists and pedestrians are shown in column three of the schedule within the Cycle Tracks (Jersey) Order 2000.
Cycle Tracks (Jersey) Order 2000
In addition, there may be ‘shared spaces’ for cyclists and pedestrians within the parks shown in the schedule of the Policing of Parks (Jersey) Regulations 2005 (the ‘Regulation’).
Article 6 of the Regulation states that the park’s authority may establish a cycle track, however, we do not maintain a list of where these may have been created.
Policing of Parks (Jersey) Regulations 2005
Please note that not all parks are administered by the Government of Jersey and that the parishes may hold further information on what they administer.
Therefore, you might wish to send your information request in writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish FOI, East Wing, RJA & HS, Trinity, JE3 5JP
You can also find out more about making an FOI request to the parishes at www.parish.gov/foi
Pavements cannot be used as a ‘shared space’ for cyclists and pedestrians.
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The following legislation covers both ‘shared spaces’ and how accidents between cyclists and pedestrians are dealt with. The legislation is supported by the Jersey Highway Code.
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