Eastleigh Town Centre cycle route

Transforming Cities Fund, Eastleigh Corridor – from Eastleigh Town Centre to Southampton Parkway

Last update: March 2022

Scheme overview

The aim of this scheme is to improve, walking and cycling for those travelling between Southampton and Eastleigh. These improvements will include both new and enhanced provision for cyclists and pedestrians in addition to connecting existing cycle and pedestrian infrastructure (including Southampton City Councils Cycle Network “SCN” route 7). A key aim of this scheme is to encourage people to leave the car at home and either walk or cycle as a first choice of local travel.

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.

This scheme will provide a continuous cycle route, utilising existing streets by improving crossing facilities, signage and access between Parkway Station on Wide Lane (A335) and Eastleigh Town Centre.  The route will utilise roads parallel to the A335, enabling cyclists to avoid this heavily trafficked road.

Further details of this route will be available once the preliminary design stage has been complete and will be published here. Stakeholder and public engagement events to inform communities about the opportunities offered by the implementation of this scheme to be held in 2022/2023.

Approval to progress with implementation of the scheme was given at the Executive Member for Environment and Transport Decision Day 27 January 2022.

Feedback Survey Results

This report summarises key findings from the feedback survey which took place from 12 July 2021 to 20 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, along with the pre-recorded welcome and introduction from Councillor Rob Humby, Hampshire County Council Deputy Leader & Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment.

Please view the plan

Eastleigh Cycles Location Plan(the links in the plan are not available to view).

Eastleigh Cycles Preliminary Design Drawings

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