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Revamp planned for Bel Royal cycle track and promenade

Revamp planned for Bel Royal cycle track and promenade

Sunday 27 June 2021

Revamp planned for Bel Royal cycle track and promenade


The cycle track and promenade around the Kiosk and Pizza Quarter could be separated and widened, as part of new plans to make the area safer and greener.

The Infrastructure, Housing and Environment department is proposing a number of changes to the area around the promenade to make it more pedestrian and cycle-friendly, while also creating more seating and landscaping.

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CLICK TO ENLARGE: The new masterplan (top) and the existing promenade (bottom).

As well as moving the cycle track to make a clearer separation from the pedestrian pathway, the area outside the shelter would be made pedestrian-only to improve access, rather than having the cycle path intersect between it and the pedestrian area.

A dedicated parking bay for the ambulance would also be created, and plants, shrubs and trees added, in addition to what the plans bill as a 'seafront garden'.

“The Bel Royal area on the seafront is a high congestion point with outdoor eateries, a nursery and beach access. Additionally, the cycle track and pedestrian pathway merges together which causes significant strain on the area," Infrastructure Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis said. 

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Pictured: A pedestrian link would also form part of the plans.

“As part of the Sustainable Transport Strong Start Programme, I am committed to making the island a safe place for cyclists and pedestrians; these proposed plans would not only make it safer for cyclists and walkers but would also create a more attractive area for islanders to enjoy with increased seating and green spaces.  

“I would like to encourage islanders to review the plans and share their feedback.”

A survey about the plans has now opened and will run until 13 July.

Islanders can view the full plans HERE, and respond to thsurvey HERE.

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Posted by Scott Mills on
This is the most important project this year. With all what's going on, the top of my list of thinking was "I do hope they widen the burger area, as it's been far too narrow since I can remember!". It's like clapham junction down there. Why not add a bricked roundabout for £800k, and instill a 5mph limit for walkers, runners, cyclists and cars while in car park. Still we got lovely beaches
Posted by Private Individual on
This is unbelievable!

We are nearly bankrupt and they just can't stop spending money like it was going out of fashion!

Where is the money coming from to pay for all these vanity projects?

This government needs to go, roll on next year's election, it can't come quick enough.
Posted by Gerard Farnham on
Is this a "Spot the difference" competition - I think theres a path across the carpark?
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