Guernsey’s first Travel Plan (TP) has been launched through a collaboration between the charity, Living Streets, and Admiral Park Plaza’s new Travel Plan Co-ordinator, Nicki Bessin.
Pedestrian safety group, Living Streets, has created two maps outlining the best ways to get to the Admiral Park Plaza from both St Sampsons and Town.
“Sustainability is a prominent point in today’s world and reducing unnecessary vehicular journeys makes such a difference,” said Ms Bessin.
“Travel Plans (TP) are widely used in many parts of the world and this is the first of its kind here in Guernsey.
“The TP for the new development at Admiral Park is a States of Guernsey requirement and is essentially a traffic management plan in a bid to reduce the impact of the additional movement in the Admiral Park community.”
Pictured: You can pick up a physical copy of each map from Pat Wisher of Living Streets. Simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The launch of the plans coincides with National Walking Month.
Chairman of Living Streets, Tom Le Pelley, said: “May is a wonderful month for walking and the fresh air means you arrive feeling calm and energised.
“Building exercise into your daily routine—jogging, walking, speed walking or cycling— keeps you fit and healthy and you will be doing your bit to help reduce pollution and congestion on the roads (and saving on fuel costs). Walking home is a good way of de-stressing at the end of the day.”
Ms Bessin says Admiral Park is well known for excessive traffic during peak times.
“By analysing survey data, engaging with site users and eventually to the wider Admiral Park community, we can explore the options and implement strategies to reduce the build up and increase the flow of essential traffic,” she said.
“It is a great opportunity to encourage Active Travel but also has the ability to identify the barriers and difficulties for pedestrians and other non-car drivers. Identifying problems can assist in resolving some of these issues, making the roads and footpaths a safer place for everyone.”
Pictured top: Ms Wisher and Mr Le Pelley from Living Streets (left and right) with Ms Bessin (middle).
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