Healthy Streets - Portsdown Road

Active Travel Improvements; Fareham

Last update: April 2022

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Hampshire County Council remains committed to delivering mode-shift schemes that will allow residents to walk and cycle in a safe and relaxed environment and this commitment is a fundamental strand of our commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050. However, initial analysis of the recent consultation feedback shows very strong opinions for and against but also that the method used for consultation has not reached some groups of people whose opinions we need to take into account. Given that the scheme remains unfunded it is proposed that the proposals are paused until further engagement and feasibility work can be undertaken to address some of the strong opinions raised. The community will be re-engaged using an approach compliant with the new DfT guidance on engagement which recently changed.

During the period of restrictions related to Covid 19, and as we work towards recovery, Hampshire County Council has created better spaces for walking and cycling in and around our towns for social distancing and safe, essential journeys and exercise. These temporary schemes are being removed from 19 July in line with Step 4 of the Government’s roadmap.

Following the emergency measures, Government announced a future programme of funding to support active travel to help people live healthier lives, and to tackle our Climate Emergency. The funding will be used to provide a range of measures to create better spaces for walking and cycling in local communities. The County Council is now considering a number of walking and cycling improvements across the county where this funding would make a difference.

The proposed Portsdown Road scheme falls under this category and proposes a modal filter using planters and bollards where the temporary barriers were before. Residents and their visitors would be able to drive to, but not through Portsdown Road. The proposal would be enforced by an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order. This would be in place for up to 18 months, depending on regular review and feedback.

The County Council wants to install measures that the community will support, so your feedback is vital to help inform development of the proposals.

Feedback Survey Results

The report summarises key findings from the feedback survey which took place from 19 July to 15 August 2021. This was an opportunity for local residents and businesses to provide their views on the proposed improvement scheme.

The information pack is still available to view.  

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Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

SO23 8UD