Harbour Pedestrian Access Improvements Discussed

St Mary's Quay

Users of St Mary’s Harbour have welcomed plans to improve safe access for pedestrians.

Members of the Harbour Users Group, which includes Duchy staff, transport operators and boatmen, met on Thursday and reviewed proposals to separate walkers from vehicles at The Mermaid end of the quay.

Harbourmaster Dale Clark says the members unanimously backed the plan, which he called, “a last attempt at safe and secure access for pedestrians.”

Attendees inspected engineers drawings of a wooden walkway that will run alongside the current quay from the side of the Slip Inn and around the harbour entrance pillar. It will end near the ticket office.

Vehicles will still be able to use the new access to get onto the beach.

The plans will be developed if the Government backs the proposals to redevelop the Quay with a  £4m cash injection.

That will be matched by European funds as a replacement to the failed Route Partnership scheme.

 



One Response to Harbour Pedestrian Access Improvements Discussed

  1. elvin March 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Exactly how many pedestrians have been killed or maimed on the Quay in the last year? Chair of Health and Safety Exec Judith Hackitt must be tearing her hair out at yet more paranoia in her name – but I suppose we do need yet another ‘building site’ to attract the tourists.