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Lower speed limits in St Lawrence to ‘enhance quality of life’

Rue de la Golarde, St Lawrence

MOTORISTS need to drive more slowly along 10 roads in St Lawrence following a reduction in the speed limits aimed at enhancing the quality of life for those living in the parish.

The changes are part of an Islandwide review into speed limits, agreed by the States within The Road Safety Action Plan, to bring greater consistency across all the parishes while enhancing the Green Lane network.

The Constable of St Lawrence, Deidre Mezbourian, said her Roads Committee had worked closely with the Department of Infrastructure to ensure Islanders were given the opportunity to take part in last year’s consultation process. Overall, there were 445 responses, including 188 from St Lawrence parishioners. These results were incorporated in the proposals which were approved at a parish assembly.

‘We had significant consultation with parishioners and road users,’ she said. ‘In some areas the changes are to connect existing paths and green lanes to a wider section of the community, thereby increasing the access for parishioners to the Island’s countryside. Elsewhere, lower speed limits are intended to enhance the environment for people living there.’

The Constable explained the review had covered the east, south and west of the parish but not the north. Some of the 445 respondents called for reductions in the speed limits in the lanes around Hamptonne Country Life Museum and these would be considered at a later date.

The changes to the speed limits are:-

Rue des Varvots and Rue de la Golarde from 40mph to 30mph.
Mont Sorsoleil, La Ruelle from 40mph to 30mph.
Rue Rouge Cul from 40mph to 30mph.
Longue Rue, Rue des Bessieres from 40mph to 30mph.
Rue de la Ville au Bas, Le Pissot from 40mph to 30mph.
Rue de Haut from 30mph to 20mph.
Mont Cambrai from 40mph to 30mph.
Rue des Bas, Vingtaine Haut de la Vallée from 30mph to 15mph.
Ruelle de St Cair, Mont Misère, Mont du Bu de la Rue, Ruette Pinel from 40mph to 15mph.
Chemin des Moulins from Route de St Aubin to Ruelle de St Clair from 40mph to 30mph.

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