Join up Green lanes to form island-wide safe routes for bikes

Deliver on the Dep Rob Ward's motion to resuscitate the Green lane network and add to the gaps to join them up to provide a pan-island network of lanes prioritising bikes and pedestrians over cars.

In doing so, fewer cars will use them - because they will be slow, and fewer cyclists will use the main arterial routes because the green lanes are safer.

Why the contribution is important

Frees up main arterial routes for cars/vans etc.

Encourages more cyclists by increasing safety levels on green lane network. More cyclists means fewer vehicle journeys.

by EVie on February 18, 2021 at 12:00PM

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  • Posted by Jerriaisjanne February 18, 2021 at 12:20

    Yep. Every parish needs to join the Green Lane network. I split the parishes up into three categories:

    Parishes with lots of green lanes (St Mary, St Martin, St Helier)

    Parishes with green lanes in some areas only (St John, St Lawrence, St Brelade, St Clement)

    Parishes with 'green lane routes' but many lanes are still 40mph (St Peter, St Ouen)

    Parishes with hardly any or no green lanes (St Saviour, Trinity and Grouville).

    We need to encourage all the parishes to be in the top category, with a wide range of lanes that are good for pedestrians and cyclists to access, with regular enforcement of speed limits along the lanes and possibly some event schemes or at least better signage to encourage people to use the lanes. Furthermore, we need to ensure the individual green lanes are linked, not isolated by providing footpaths and cycle paths between different parts of the green lanes where they meet main roads for example.
  • Posted by Vraic February 18, 2021 at 22:49

    Great idea.

    Replicating the scheme on Chasses Brunette by Granville whereby Greenlanes have something midway along the road so they can't be used as a shortcut could work well in some lanes.

    As long as there is space for bicycles, push chairs, wheelchairs etc to get through.
  • Posted by Jerriaisjanne February 19, 2021 at 16:52

    Yes. They are introducing these across the UK at the moment - they're called modal filters. There are a good number of places that could have these introduced that I can think of off the top of my head. For example, Les Ruisseaux (which connects Oaklands estate to Grands Vaux school), Stafford Lane (which connects Trinity Hill to Grands Vaux road), La Rue de Craslin (near Beaumont - used as a rat run to avoid the filter in turns, but is a residential road that is narrow and lacks a pavement and is on a cycle route).
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