Pedestrian safety around Sausmarez Park
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I want to see safety measures installed to slow traffic & make it safer to cross at the Rue de la Perruque/Route de Cobo/Le Villocq junction & also across Route de Cobo from Haye du Puits/Rue de la Genarotte, then from Laumone across Route de Saumarez to Sausmarez park.
The first junction mentioned is also bad for drivers who have to cross to enter Le Villocq or Rue de la Perruque.
My family live just half a mile from Sausmarez Park and we have recently had a son. We took him out for his first stroll in his pram to Sausmarez park a few days ago. We walked down Rue de la Perruque. Crossing the road we were left in no mans land as we reached the middle at the mercy of oncoming traffic from both sides who do not have a clear line of sight & we were left having to frantically pull the pram back as a car came driving up from Cobo & did not bother to stop! There is a bus stop either side of this junction which makes it even worse that our states have not yet installed a crossing here as their own bus users are forced to cross this junction every day.
I then realised after doing so for years but now with a baby that walking from the telephone museum to Sausmarez Park that the pavement abruptly ends & pedestrians are forced to cross Route de Saumarez with no safety crossing right by another junction & how dangerous this also is.
We would like to be able to walk our baby to the park but without proper pedestrian crossings feel its safer to just drive the pram to the park.
Sausmarez park is probably the most well used recreational area in Guernsey with the park itself, new child's play area, museum, walled kitchen garden, Café, shows I.e. North show, Viaer Marchi, donkey Derby, Motor show, agricultural show etc etc. The shows attract those who would rather walk than drive but not a single crossing anywhere around the park!
Something as simple as signage warning road users that there is a pedestrian crossing and some white lines painted on the road would be much better than the gamble people are forced to take now & a fraction of the cost to pay for crossing guards to encourage tourists to not use the official crossings either side in town.
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