Update - Temporary Traffic Lights - Airport
Thursday 07 June 2012
Environment Department response to media enquiry from Guernsey Press.
Guernsey Press enquiry:
I am doing a follow-up to the airport traffic lights story that we have been running. A taxi driver has sent copies of a letter to fellow taxi drivers asking them to sign it and send it to Environment.
Can you confirm that the department has received copies of this letter?
How many letters objecting to the airport lights has the department received? How many over the weekend?
How many letters has it received objecting to the Bulwer Avenue lights?
Will these letters be considered?
In light of these letters, has the Environment Department changed its stance on the airport traffic lights? Has it changed its stance on the Bulwer Avenue lights?
Please feel free to add any other comment the department might wish to add.
Environment Department response:
The Environment Department always monitors and reviews any changes to traffic arrangements, whether they are permanent or not.
In the case of the Airport Traffic lights the Board recognises the significant public interest that exists and it will be reviewing the issue at its Board meeting on Tuesday 12 June. The Board will take into account not only the views of the Police, Airport Director and Traffic Engineers but also those of the public and the Taxi drivers.
To date the Board has received 12 copies of an identical letter signed by individual taxi drivers together with two further personalised letters, one from a taxi driver and the other from a member of the public all of which will be included in the review.
Karl Guille, Traffic and Transport Services Manager