New walking and cycle route in East Hampshire completed by Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council has completed a scheme to improve cycling and walking infrastructure along two sections of the C114 Camp Road/High Street in Whitehill & Bordon

Dec 7 2020

The scheme includes the reduction of the road width of the C114 to provide a new three metre wide shared-use pedestrian and cycle path along the west side, in two locations: Chalet Hill to the entrance to Highview Business Park and Budds Lane to Ennerdale Road.  

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “The Coronavirus outbreak has changed the way we travel with many people walking and cycling more. 
“This scheme is part of a range of travel and transport improvements to support the successful regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon from a garrison town into a green, healthy and connected town. The improvements, which will integrate the new developments with the existing town, are designed to encourage people to continue to walk and cycle around the town.”

Councillor Phillip Davies, East Hampshire District Council’s Assistant Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “These improvements will help us all get round the town, making it easier walk and cycle more. We remain committed to helping Whitehill & Bordon become greener. Schemes like this really make a difference helping to connect roads and paths between old and newer parts of our town.”

The C114 improvements are part of the of an ongoing programme of works to complete the Green Grid Green Loop and Integration works over the next couple of years with Hampshire County Council working with East Hampshire District Council and Whitehill Town Council. 

The Green Grid and Green Loop will make it easy for residents and visitors to move around the town on foot or by bike and will connect all the town’s major facilities, residential areas and open spaces.

More information is available on the scheme web pages: www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/c114shareduse