Plans for the first Active Travel fund schemes to improve walking and cycling infrastructure, across several areas of Hampshire, are to be considered by Hampshire County Council

Plans for the first Active Travel fund schemes to improve walking and cycling infrastructure, across several areas of Hampshire, are to be considered by Hampshire County Council

Jul 26 2021

At his decision day on 29 July, Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, the County Council’s Executive Member for Highways Operations, will examine proposals to begin detailed design work for projects on the A27 and in: 
Aldershot 
The New Forest (Brockenhurst)
Fareham and Gosport (BRT route improvements)
Farnborough (North Camp)
Petersfield and
Winchester 

The potential plans include provision of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, School Cycle Support and new, continuous footways. 

Councillor Oppenheimer said: “I am aware that the Coronavirus pandemic has changed travel patterns and behaviours and so I will be considering these local schemes with that in mind.” 

Each scheme proposed takes into account the feedback from an extensive consultation exercise which took place during the spring. This was after the County Council secured £3.28 million from the Government’s Active Travel Fund, to be used specifically to provide a range of measures to create better spaces for walking and cycling in local communities.

The report, to be considered by Councillor Oppenheimer, also sets out the proposed approach for further schemes in Eastleigh, Petersfield High Street and Stubbington, noting that further work and consultation will be undertaken.