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Friday 12 August 2022

Planters adjusted to "better cater for those with restricted mobility..."

Friday 12 August 2022

Planter beds have been placed on the pedestrian crossing between North beach carpark and the Liberation Monument “to encourage pedestrians to stop and check the road is clear before crossing”.

The planters were installed at the busy crossing last weekend, and Guernsey Ports says no additional costs were incurred since the beds were “redeployed from existing stock”.

Harbourmaster Captain David Barker said he accepted that the crossing is heavily used by pedestrians, but said it is a “courtesy crossing across a road that carries heavy commercial traffic”.

“It is in everyone’s interest that we monitor and improve it.”

Pictured: Some have expressed concern on Twitter that pedestrians waiting to cross will not be as visible to drivers. 

Captain Barker added that discussions were held with the States’ Disability Officer after installation, and that “adjustments have been made to better cater for those with restricted mobility or visual impairment”. 

Whilst safety was stated as the primary concern, it is also hoped the planters will discourage bicycles riding across the road. 

The updated highway code, published in January, states that all vehicles must give way to pedestrians crossing, or waiting to cross, at a junction.

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