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.”
and busiest commercial road
It’s the only exit road for our only commercial harbour with all the commercial shipped goods and all the ferry passengers exiting here
drivers need reminding that Highway Code now makes stopping compulsory @GsyTraffic @Lindsay_Gsy
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.
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