New walking and cycle route in Basingstoke

A new walking and cycle route is now open in Basingstoke, along Brighton Way

May 6 2022

Brighton Hill segregated walking and cycling path

The fully segregated route between the Brighton Hill Roundabout and Sullivan Road links directly into the other cycle routes that will be provided as part of the Brighton Hill Roundabout scheme that is currently underway. 

Following a public consultation in 2021, the new segregated walking and cycling route has been designed in line with the latest national guidance, which aims to provide high quality cycle routes that are direct, safe, and attractive to use. The Brighton Way scheme is part of a wider Countywide programme to improve walking and cycling within Hampshire, funded by £3.28 million that was awarded to Hampshire County Council from the Government’s Active Travel Fund.     

Work started on the £20 million Brighton Hill roundabout improvement scheme in January 2022 and is due to be completed in Winter 2023.

This scheme has been funded by the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund, and Hampshire County Council. The roundabout will be widened to increase traffic capacity, and new traffic signals will be installed to manage traffic flow more efficiently. Other new measures include improvements to walking and cycling routes including upgraded footpaths and Toucan crossings.

For more information visit the scheme web pages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/atfbrightonwayimprovements