Active Travel Fund Schemes in Winchester

Schemes to create better spaces for people walking and cycling around Winchester.

Last update: June 2024

Scheme Overview

Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council want to remove constraints to travel and transport around Winchester to enable growth and make the city a healthier and more accessible place to live, work and visit. The County Council has successfully secured funding from the Government’s Active Travel Fund to deliver a number of measures across the county which support this commitment.

The aim of these measures is to improve quality of life and wellbeing through an enhanced public space and enable increased walking and cycling in Winchester. This forms part of the Winchester Movement Strategy (WMS) which was adopted by Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council in spring 2019, setting out a joint approach for how transport and travel in Winchester will be improved over the coming years.

Please see below the Active Travel Fund improvements schemes planned to start works in early 2024 to improve provision for people that walk and cycle in Winchester:

Middle Brook Street Prohibition of Driving Except for Pedestrians and Cycles

The proposal will allow cyclist to use the existing area which is currently pedestrianised between Silver Hill and Friarsgate Street. This would extend existing cycle route south into retail core of city and delivers one of top priority improvements requested by local cycle groups. Enables north to south cross city cycling. Please view the plan.

Parchment Street/North Walls Improvements

The proposal will widen part of the footpath in North Walls and improve the uncontrolled pedestrian crossing in Parchment Street. The improvements will also address a historical drainage issue at the junction of Parchment Street.

Hyde Church Lane Prohibition of Driving Modal Filter

The proposals will create a Prohibition of driving traffic order in Hyde Church Lane between Hyde Street and B3045 Worthy Lane. This will provide a modal filter and improve pedestrian and cycle accessibility. Please view the plan.

Jewry Street/Hyde Street/North Walls Junction Improvements

The proposals will improve safety for cyclists negotiating this junction with the installation of the Advance Stop Lines (ASL) and improved traffic signals. Innovative technology - detectors would allow earlier release at the traffic lights to enable cyclists to have a head start. This also improves the level of service on part of Primary Cycle Network identified in the LCWIP and is supported by local cycling groups.

Please view the plan.

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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