PLANS have been announced for a new walking and cycling route in St Helier to mark the Coronation of King Charles III.
The ‘Coronation Way’ will provide an improved route to nearby secondary schools and cycle paths for Islanders living in north-eastern parishes, according to the government.
Work on the route is expected to take place later this year.
St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft said he backed ‘any initiative to increase the access to green spaces and healthy walking for St Helier parishioners’.
He added: ‘I hope this project will be delivered quickly given the amount of new housing our parish is receiving.’
The government, Andium Homes and Parish of St Helier have all been involved in the plans.
Infrastructure Minister Tom Binet said: ‘To deliver this project, there are a number of practicalities we need to address, including appropriate resourcing. It is therefore likely to be an ongoing project and will include public consultation.’
However, St Helier Central Deputy Lyndsay Feltham said that she was surprised by the lack of consultation and would like to see more collaboration between ministers and Deputies in the future.
Deputy Feltham said she would be supportive of the route ‘if it works well for a number of constituents’.
Chief Minister Kristina Moore added: ‘We are in the early stages of planning, but I anticipate that work will start this year, with the completion of the Ann Court housing scheme and the creation of additional new public space.’
Areas which will be linked by the new routes:
The Highlands campus.
Ann Street Brewery and Ann Court/Cyril Le Marquand Court.
Millennium Town Park and the new Springfield Park.
Minden Place and Cattle Street (which will be a focus for improvements, including a possible public space).
The Royal Square, Broad Street, and the Parade Gardens.
The Waterfront and the 22 acres of open spaces at Fort Regent.