Have your say on pedestrian and bus priority and improvement proposals for Bedhampton in Havant

Residents, businesses and commuters are invited to have their say on proposed pedestrian and bus priority improvements in Bedhampton in Havant

Jan 31 2022

Hampshire County Council has opened a six week online survey: https://www.hants.gov.uk/tcf-bedhampton-improvement

The survey will close at midnight on Tuesday 8 March 2022. 

Anyone who does not have access to the internet can request a paper copy by calling 0300 555 1388.

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Lead Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “We want to improve facilities and networks for bus users as well as encourage more people to leave the car at home and use public transport, cycle, or walk, for their local journeys. We’re keen to hear from as many people as possible, about what they think of the improvements being proposed.”

The proposals aim to improve bus reliability between Havant, Portsmouth and Southsea and could include:

Amending a section of the existing central island on Bedhampton Road to enable right-turns out of Nursery Road onto Bedhampton Road;
Relocating the existing bus stop on the westbound approach to the Bedhampton Hill/ Bedhampton Road roundabout, closer to the junction with Brookside Road, and providing it as an on-road stop;
Extending the existing two lanes section on the Bedhampton Road westbound approach to the roundabout to enable traffic to continue flowing when a bus is using the relocated stop;
As well as improving the pedestrian crossing to improve visibility, modifications to the pedestrian refuge island on Nursery Road to improve safety for pedestrians and amendments to the kerbs near the eastbound bus stop opposite Brookside Road to reduce the width of the pedestrian crossing.

Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council and the Isle of Wight Council have jointly secured nearly £56 million from the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund for new infrastructure to improve the way people travel around South-East Hampshire and on the Island - either on foot, by bicycle or bus.

This funding will enable Hampshire County Council to deliver local transport schemes in eight locations, totalling £19.6 million, by the end of 2023 in the Havant, Fareham and Gosport areas.

Cllr Humby added: “This is a significant level of transport funding that will help us provide the infrastructure to transform people’s journeys whether they cycle, walk or travel by bus. It also supports our commitment to tackling climate change, contributing to our target to be carbon neutral by 2050 and resilient to a 2 degree rise in temperature. As we develop our plans, we will continue to seek the views of local residents, businesses and other interested parties, through public engagement activities.”