Guernsey’s Town Quay is all set to see additional al-fresco dining this summer, with a trial due to commence this week, running through to 31st October 2021.
This joint initiative between Government and local businesses aims to support the hospitality sector, local economy and explore how areas of the St Peter Port seafront can enhance use of the public realm.
The trial will see the western footway between the Crown Pier crossing and Mora Restaurant used for al-fresco dining, with a new walkway provided along part of the unloading bay, ensuring that there will be no impact on traffic flow in the area.
To demarcate the temporary walkway and to act as a safety barrier for people on foot, planters will be used at intermediate positions along the edge of the northbound carriageway, with small fillets of asphalt installed between the footway and the temporary walkway to make it easier for people to navigate, especially those pushing buggies or people using wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
These changes have been done in consultation with the businesses in the area and surveys have also been undertaken to assess the potential impact on existing users of the unloading bays in the area. The evidence indicates that there are adequate facilities in the area for
those businesses needing to use unloading facilities for legitimate purposes.