Harbour cycle path is ‘not in keeping’ with area
Monday 31st December 2012, 2:40PM GMT.
SERIOUS concerns have been raised about the impact a new £400,000 stretch of cycle path will have on one of St Helier’s most historic harbours.
The Friends of the Maritime Museum have warned that the plans to fill in part of the slipway at the English Harbour so the road can be widened to accommodate the path will not be in keeping with the area.
‘What will be next,’ they said. ‘Filling in the harbour for parking?’
The group is objecting to the scheme proposed by Transport and Technical Services, which would involve widening the road around the English and French Harbours by moving the granite wall half way across the slip to widen the road.
TTS say that the granite work would be in the same style as the existing walls and that all the slipway cobbles would be left intact behind and beneath the new structures.