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20mph speed limit around schools

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The measures are to ensure road safety for pupils walking to the schools

A 20mph speed limit is to be introduced in the roads around Guernsey's new schools at Les Nicolles.

The Environment Department also plans to install other traffic calming measures.

These include electronic warning signs, "caution" strips, raised junctions and wider kerbed pavements.

St Sampsons High School and Le Murier School for children with learning difficulties are due to open in St Sampsons in September.

Road safety

The Environment Department had come under fire for saying it was going to wait until the schools were open to consider traffic-calming measures.

There had been concerns pupils would have been at risk walking to school.

The Environment Department plans to make a section of Baubigny Road one-way northbound.

Le Bordage Road, from Baubigny to Les Effards, will be one-way westbound, as will Les Effards, from its junction with Le Bordage to La Route Des Capelles.

Oatlands Lane and Epinelle Road will also be made one-way.




SEE ALSO
New one-way system is announced
04 Jun 08 |  Guernsey
New schools roads to be one way
27 May 08 |  Guernsey
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03 Mar 08 |  Guernsey
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25 Feb 08 |  Guernsey
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