Temporary CCTV cameras will be installed at some of the island’s busiest junctions this week as part of a major traffic survey.
The study will capture data on vehicle movements into and out of Town, which will reportedly be used to inform a number of States projects.
Automated counters will be in place for seven days from Wednesday 7 July, to record the volume and frequency of traffic on main roads into and around central St Peter Port. They will be installed along the east coast route from Bulwer Avenue to Le Val des Terres, and inland along the other main arterial routes into and out of Town.
Environment & Infrastructure said: "Cameras will also be installed to capture additional information at key junctions, to build up a comprehensive picture of traffic flows.
"These will enable a more detailed analysis of vehicle manoeuvres, such as left and right turns and, at roundabouts, which roads motorists enter from and subsequently exit into. The recordings will be automatically analysed, using a specialist computer system."
Pictured: The study will analyse traffic movement and, indirectly, give an indication of active travel alternatives (Credit: Paul Mariess).
The camera locations include the Weighbridge Roundabout, Fountain Street and La Grange.
According to Damon Hackley from the States, the data will help inform proposals for the three St Peter Port 'regeneration areas' - the Lower Pollet, the South Esplanade, and Le Bordage.
The traffic data will also be able to be used by the Seafront Enhancement Area programme, which is looking at wider development opportunities along the island’s east coast.
“A traffic assessment is a key element when considering any development options," said Mr Hackley, who is the Director of Operations for Economy, Infrastructure, Environment and Culture.
"Any potential impacts, positive or negative, are assessed against the current traffic levels, so having up to date information on that is essential. The study was due to happen last year, but ultimately was delayed due to Covid-19.
The study is being conducted by a UK firm due to the "specialised nature of the work". A spokesperson for the States said that "all contractors will be following the inbound travel requirements in place at the time of their arrival."
Pictured top: The Admiral Park junction (Credit: Paul Mariess).
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