JERSEY'S 'GREEN LANE' SCHEME WINS MAJOR TRAVEL AWARD
Jersey's 'Green Lanes' scheme has been awarded the Silver Unicorn by the British Guild of Travel Writers. The award was presented to Senator Dick Shenton, President of Jersey Tourism and Sheila Henwood, Chief Executive, Jersey Tourism, by Guild member and 'Wish You Were Here' presenter, John Carter, at an award ceremony at London's World Travel Market.
The Silver Unicorn Award is given annually by the Guild in recognition of new British tourism projects that benefit the environment. The 'Green Lanes' scheme was nominated by freelance travel writer Gillian Thomas.
'Green Lanes' is an exciting new idea created by Jersey with leisure and the environment in mind. The Island is creating a network where pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders take precedence over the motorist. There is a speed limit of 15mph to discourage cars from using the lanes except for access.
The first lanes were introduced by the Constable of the Parish of St.Peter, Mac Pollard, in June 1993. Since then eight other Parishes have followed suit and designated 'Green Lanes' within their own boundaries, making a network of some 45 miles.
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