Changes to road space in Rushmoor - making space for people and social distancing

Camp Road and Old Lynchford Road will be one of the first areas in the county to benefit from a series of temporary transport schemes Hampshire County Council is putting in to create better spaces for people walking and cycling. The measures are designed to help maintain social distancing and make public areas safer during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the recovery period

Jun 9 2020

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “Temporary reallocation of road-space in Camp Road and Old Lynchford Road will be beneficial in assisting the safe re-opening of shops and businesses, thereby supporting the community during the recovery period.”

Work to facilitate this is due to start this week (Wednesday 10 June).The scheme will involve the suspension of the on-street parking bays on Camp Road and part of Old Lynchford Road to allow  these areas to  be designated for use by pedestrians. Another element of this scheme will also restrict vehicle access into Old Lynchford Road from St Alban’s roundabout and this will be implemented shortly.

Cllr Humby added: “The Coronavirus pandemic has altered our views on how we live and how we travel.  With more people cycling and walking, this is a critical time for us to decide how we want to move about in the future and seize the opportunities we have to shape a clean, healthy and sustainable transport future for Hampshire.”

The effectiveness of the scheme will be kept under review and due to its temporary nature, it can easily be adjusted if required as more businesses open and travel demand increases. 

For more information about Hampshire County Council’s Covid Travel recovery plans please visit the web pages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/hantscovidtravel