The City of Winchester Movement Strategy was adopted by the County Council on 23 April 2019 and by Winchester City Council on 25 March 2019 in order to address the current and future transport challenges facing the city.
It is a joint policy document that sets out an agreed vision and long-term priorities for travel and transport improvements in Winchester over the next 20-30 years. It also covers, at a high level, plans for how these priorities might be met, including indicative timescales and costings.
Background informationThe Winchester Movement Strategy is the result of a broad evidence gathering process that began in 2017.
Almost 3,000 people who live in, work in and visit the city have shared their views about traffic and travel in Winchester through a range of meetings, surveys and workshops as part of two phases of public consultation, which sought to understand:
- experiences of travelling into and around Winchester;
- residents’ and stakeholders’ views on early ideas and draft proposals;
- residents’ and stakeholders’ own priorities and ideas for improving movement throughout the city;
- the potential impacts of implementing the proposed Movement Strategy.
Data from both phases of consultation was considered alongside a variety of traffic and travel data to provide a robust understanding of how movement works in the city. A micro-simulation model was also created to investigate through-traffic levels and the broad impacts of initial measures. Together, these sources formed the overall evidence base that has been used to develop the City of Winchester Movement Strategy.
The evidence base can be viewed via the links below: