Eastern cycle track
It baffles me that I can't cycle from St Helier, along the inner road, anywhere but the main road.
Going around the French Harbour, around Harve Des Pas and then... no where, is just not practical, efficient or good enough.
I hate using roads and feeling like I'm annoying drivers but I literally don't have a convenient choice.
Cycling is supposed to be quicker and easier, the current route (which is effectively not a cycle path but a shared pedestrian walkway along pavements) is utterly useless. It adds about 10 minutes onto commute time which is ridiculous when I can get home in 10 minutes via Georgetown.
Why the contribution is important
I cycle to and from work everyday which saves me driving, paying for parking and keeps me active. It only takes 15 minutes each way.
However, sitting at multiple sets of traffic lights when, in some cases, I could cycle alongside turning traffic is frustrating (Eg. Hill street)
Sharing the road with incompetent drivers who are either too afraid to overtake (when it's completely safe to do so) or who overtake me when it is NOT safe to, is dangerous.
If I had a child there is no chance I would let them out onto the roads alone, they just aren't safe enough.
The parishes need to work together and get connection routes sorted and built. Feel like we've been having this same conversation for a thousand years.
by Wanderlust100 on February 01, 2021 at 06:58PM