On behalf of the County Council, the walking and cycling charity, Sustrans, are designing the scheme and as part of that work an online feedback survey has been opened and people have until Monday 10 January 2022 to contribute their views.
Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Lead Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “I would encourage as many people as possible to share their views with us by taking part in this survey. The information given to us will be used to help inform the final designs and the way Petersfield Road and Leigh Road will look and work in the future.
“We want to improve facilities and local networks for pedestrians and cyclists and encourage more people to leave the car at home for their local journeys.”
The proposals include:
• The centre line of Eastern Road will be removed just west of the junction with New Lane and on road cycle markings will be installed on the carriageway and two priority build outs will be installed along Eastern Road just to the west of Centenary Gardens in order to encourage slower vehicle speeds in the road.
• A new Zebra crossing will be provided in Leigh Road at its junction with Eastern Road and Elmleigh Road.
• The junction of Eastern Road and Leigh Road will be narrowed in order to widen the footpaths on either side of the road thus creating more space for pedestrians.
To see the proposals in full and to take part in the survey visit the scheme web pages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/petersfield-road-ncn22-improvements or access the survey via social media @Sustrans or @hantsconnect