Proposal for new pedestrian crossing at bottom of Le Val des Terres
THE South Esplanade could see 13 long-term regular car parking spaces replaced by long-term small car spaces to make way for a new pedestrian crossing point.
Traffic & Highway Services is seeking comments on the proposed introduction of 13 ten-hour small car parking spaces on the seaward side at the southern end of South Esplanade, Havelet, as part of a major road improvement project in the area planned for later this year.
These new spaces would replace existing standard size car parking spaces which would need to be removed in order to facilitate provision of a new build-out and informal pedestrian crossing point opposite Havelet Waters to improve pedestrian safety in the area.
'This new crossing point offers an ideal opportunity to increase the number of small car parking spaces at this end of town, in response to the continued popularity of the existing small car parking scheme,' a spokesperson for Traffic & Highway Services said.
The informal pedestrian crossing point would be located to the south of the junction with Les Echelons and would include a build-out on the seaward side to reduce the width of the carriageway.
'This, along with the provision of 10 small parking spaces to the north, would ensure that pedestrians have an appropriate view of approaching traffic and vice-versa. Three parallel small parking spaces would be provided to the south of the build-out to maximise the space and offset any loss of parking provision resulting from this initiative.'
Anyone interested in commenting on the proposals should email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Licensing and Operations Manager, Traffic and Highway Services, Bulwer Avenue Office, St Sampson, GY2 4LR by Sunday 15 September 2019.
The scheme also includes an extension of the footpath towards La Vallette and improvements for people with disabilities.
Dropped kerbs will be provided, along with tactile paving and other minor pedestrian safety improvements along South Esplanade.