Have your say on proposed walking and cycling improvements for Aldershot

Hampshire County Council is asking local people in Aldershot for their views on proposals to improve the area around Aldershot Railway Station. The aim is to enhance accessibility, make it easier to walk and cycle to the station and make the area more attractive

Feb 22 2021

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “The Coronavirus pandemic has changed travel patterns and behaviour, and many people are cycling and walking more. This is a critical time to consider changes to our roads to support a prosperous, healthy and green recovery from Covid-19 - making it easier for people to sustain healthier lifestyles, whilst supporting local businesses, and helping to meet the County Council’s carbon reduction targets as part of our Climate Change Strategy.”

An online survey is being conducted to seek feedback on the plans and we are very keen to get the views of the community.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will be available online for a four-week period from noon on Monday 22 February until just before midnight on Sunday 21 March 2021.

Please access the survey and the accompanying information via this link: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/aldershotstation

If you require a paper copy of the survey, please contact 0370 779 7200.

The proposals include improvements to pedestrian areas and crossing facilities around the station forecourt and changes to some of the nearby roads to make it easier to cycle between the station and areas of the town centre to the north-east.  

The aim is to compliment the current approved scheme to make wider improvements to the Aldershot station forecourt and the nearby temporary social distancing schemes on Station Road and Victoria Road.    

Councillor Humby continued: “While I’m pleased at how quickly we were able to respond in the summer to secure funding from the Government’s first Emergency Active Travel Fund and install initiatives to support the local economy and protect public health following the first Coronavirus lockdown, the conditions for this second tranche of funding means we have more time to consult with communities and incorporate feedback into the development of our schemes, or review whether to proceed with the projects, if the consultation indicates a lack of public support. I would therefore encourage people to have their say on these ideas now, to ensure we have a good measure of local opinion.”

The schemes, if implemented, will be funded through Hampshire County Council’s successful bid to the Government’s Active Travel Fund, amounting to £3.28 million awarded for a range of measures across Hampshire to create better spaces for walking and cycling in local communities. 

The County Council would like to install measures that the community will support and will use. Therefore, feedback from the public is vital, particularly during the planning stages that we are now in.