A30 and South West Corridor Basingstoke - Active Travel

Active Travel, walking and cycling improvements along A30, from Brighton Hill roundabout to Winchester Road roundabout

Last update: June 2024

Scheme Overview

Proposals are being developed to provide an improved active travel route for people walking, wheeling and cycling along the A30 South West Corridor in Basingstoke.

The adopted Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for Basingstoke and Deane Borough has identified the A30 as part of the Primary Cycle Network and development of a high quality cycle route along the corridor is a key part of the work. However, the design will also comprehensively consider improvements for people walking and wheeling on the corridor.

Latest Update

Co-Discover Engagement

The Co-discover engagement, which was seeking people’s view on walking and cycling along the A30 corridor, finished on the 21 January 2024. A report of responses to the engagement will be published soon, which will be used to develop scheme designs. There will be an opportunity for local residents and businesses to comment on these through the co-refine engagement, which is currently planned to take place later in 2024.

Full details on the Co-Discover engagement are provided in Section 3.

Winchester Road Roundabout

A design for Winchester Road Roundabout were originally presented as part of the first phase proposals in May 2023. The design proposed to replace two subways with at-grade traffic signal controlled crossings for people walking and cycling. However, this was not supported by local residents.

We are currently reviewing the design and are planning to present revised proposals for public comment later in 2024.  Please read a more detailed statement on Winchester Road Roundabout.

Feedback Results on Co Discover Engagement

The co-discover engagement was held between 27 November 2023 to 21 January 2024. Co-discover is an initial stage of engagement, where people provided their views on walking and cycling along the A30 corridor. The scope of this engagement was to cover the whole of the A30 SW corridor that’s not included within the first phase, which was subject to a separate engagement earlier in 2023 , please see Section 4

However, Winchester Road Roundabout was included within the scope of co-discover, as the design for this is being reviewed, following feedback received on the original design.

No scheme proposals are presented at the co-discover stage and the feedback from the engagement will be used to inform the next stage of design, which will then be subject to further engagement with local residents and businesses.

The data is currently being analysed and the feedback report will be published here in due course.

Feedback Results on First Phase Proposals

A public engagement was held between the 22 May to 2 July 2023 and provided an opportunity for local residents and businesses to provide their views on the first phase of Active Travel improvements on the A30.

This covers the section from Brighton Hill Roundabout to Winchester Road Roundabout and you can read the information pack and view the technical plan of the proposals. A report has been produced, which summarises key findings from the feedback survey.

Whilst most of the proposals were supported overall, feedback for the proposals at Winchester Road Roundabout expressed concern about the replacement of two subways with traffic signal controlled at grade crossings.

Therefore, Winchester Road Roundabout will now be subject to further optioneering and design work, to see if these concerns can be addressed. Once alternative design proposals are developed, there will be an opportunity for local residents and businesses to provide further feedback, before the design is finalised.

Preliminary design is now progressing on the remainder of the first phase proposals, excluding Winchester Road Roundabout.

Funding Arrangements
Funding for the transport capital delivery schemes is separate from the County Council’s revenue budget and savings proposals. In the majority of cases funding comes from external grants and / or Section 106 contribution from developers. This funding usually has conditions that strictly control on how, where and when it can be spent.
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