Airport Parkway Travel Hub

Transforming Cities Fund

Last update: April 2024

Scheme overview

The aim of this scheme is to provide a facility which has a focus on encouraging the use of active and sustainable transport. A travel hub offers a combination of cycle hire/cargo bikes and e-car club vehicles in addition to high quality cycle parking and access to public transport services for the local urban community. They are located in places which offer access to rail and bus services and have a nearby population to serve e.g. town or local centres. They can also offer facilities such as cafes or ‘pop-up’ retail units, all linked together through high quality public realm and streetscape. They can also act as micro-consolidation points with ‘click & collect’ facilities for a range of services such as parcels, shopping or dry cleaning.

The proposed Southampton Airport Parkway Travel Hub will provide travel information and interchange opportunities at the Airport Parkway site to ensure integration between modes and improve journey efficiency and journey planning. The hub will be connected to Eastleigh via the TCF Eastleigh Town Centre cycle route (from Southampton Parkway to Eastleigh Town Centre) which forms part of including Southampton City Councils Cycle Network “SCN” route 7.

The Travel Hub if completed, will be the first in Hampshire. 

In March 2020, Hampshire County Council welcomed news of the successful outcome of a funding bids to the Department for Transport. Made jointly with Southampton City Council, Hampshire County Council made a bid for investment designed to improve walking, cycling and public transport within the Southampton City Region. The Department for Transport awarded £57 million to the Southampton City Region from the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF). This funding is for capital investment in infrastructure to support and encourage active and sustainable travel from the outlying residential areas to key economic drivers nearer the City Centre. The majority of the investment is on corridors from Eastleigh, Bursledon and The Waterside/Totton in addition to transport and mobility hubs in Eastleigh and at Southampton Parkway.

Current Status

The scheme is currently progressing through procurement and Operators are being sought for the provision of Bike Share and Car Club facilities. This follows Delegated Authority Approval to spend on 4 August 2023.  Please view the Decision Report.

Once operators have been secured in line with HCC procurement requirements, it is anticipated that the schemes will be launched by the end of March 2024. Further stakeholder and public engagement will be undertaken prior to any launch and details of these will be updated here. Operators will be required to also provide a travel hub service in Eastleigh.

Engagement

Following on from our market research, Hampshire County Council conducted a second stage engagement and asked for your feedback on the use of proposed services and facilities on the travel hub proposal in your area. This report summarises the key findings from this engagement exercise.

The survey was open from 26 September 2022 and closed just before midnight on 23 October 2022. The information pack and the FAQs is still available to view.


Market Research

This report summarises key findings from the market research survey which took place from Wednesday 14 July 2021 to Wednesday 20 August 2021. This was an opportunity for local residents and businesses to provide their views on the proposed improvement scheme. The market research information pack is still available to view.

Funding Arrangements

Please visit Transforming Cities Fund Southampton web page for further details.

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