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Student safety at heart of new road proposals

Student safety at heart of new road proposals

Thursday 07 March 2019

Student safety at heart of new road proposals


Keeping students safe as they walk to school is the key aim of proposed road changes on Bagatelle Lane and Route Orange.

Both proposals follow a consultation held in autumn 2018, when local community members addressed concerns regarding road safety in the areas.

The upcoming plans for Bagatelle Lane include:

  • Changing the lane to become one way for northbound traffic from Bagatelle Road to Wellington Road
  • implementing a pedestrian footway protected by bollards
  •  Widening the northern junction to improve driver visibility as they exit the lane 
  • A change of road surface colour at the Bagatelle road junction to highlight the lane as residential with pedestrian priority.
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Pictured: The proposals for Bagatelle Lane.

The proposals for Route Orange are more extensive, with members of the public asked to assess three options:

1. A pelican crossing by La Moye School with a 20mph limit during school time

2. A village treatment of the area by the school and Les Creux Country Park:

  • a zebra crossing on a raised table by the school
  • a raised courtesy crossing near to Les Creux entrance
  • 20mph during school time
  • other traffic calming measures

3. A pedestrian priority comprising:

  • a zebra crossing on a raised table by the school
  • a raised courtesy crossing closer to the Les Creux entrance
  • a virtual footway from the garage to Le Clos Orange with other traffic calming measures
  • a full time 20mph zone

A series of drop-in sessions are being held for parents, students and members of the public to consider the potential changes.

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Pictured: The plans for Route Orange.

The sessions at La Moye School are on Wednesday 13 March are between 14:30 and 16:00 for students, parents and carers, and between 17:00 and 18:30 for the wider community.

Representatives from the Parish of St. Brelade and technical officers from the newly-created Growth, Housing and Environment Department (previously known as Department for Infrastructure) will be on hand to answer questions.

The Bagatelle Lane proposals went on view last Thursday, but islanders can still see the plans and share their opinion until Thursday 21 March by visiting the Government of Jersey website by clicking here.

These latest proposals come after changes took place in Chasse Brunet as part of the St. Saviour Schools Action Plan, designed to encourage students to walk, cycle and use the bus. The plans were introduced in hopes of reducing morning traffic and increasing the students’ physical activity. 

Pictured top: A mock-up of the Bagatelle Lane changes.

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