Havant Walking and Cycling Improvements

Transforming Cities Fund

Last update: February 2024

Scheme Completed

Hampshire County Council  appointed Colas Ltd, the improvement works have been completed in Centenary Gardens which commenced on 24 October 2022 and finished in December 2022.

Please view the before and after visuals plan.


Scheme overview

Funding has been received from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Transforming Cities Fund to improve journey times for bus passengers and provide enhanced facilities for pedestrians and cyclists in the boroughs of Fareham, Gosport and Havant.

The Havant Town Centre Local Access Zone Scheme aims to improve walking and cycling access between Havant’s Rail Station, Bus Station, Town Centre and residential areas. The proposed improvement measures have been identified through the draft Havant Borough Local Cycling and Walking Improvement Plan (LCWIP).

Please view the proposed improvements in this presentation.

Key scheme features include;

  • Extending the cycle route signage and road markings across Havant rail station forecourt and car park;
  • Improvements to the walking and cycling link through Centenary Gardens by:
    • Refreshing cycle symbols painted on the road.
    • Moving 2 lamp columns to the back of the footway.
    • Realigning the safety barriers to maintain cycling facilities whilst providing protection from the road.
    • Refreshing wayfinding signage.
    • Providing a new cycle access into Centenary Gardens link.
    • Widening the link by removing the scrub vegetation next to the fence line and a strip of the grass verge adjacent to the turning head.
Funding Arrangements

Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council and the Isle of Wight Council have jointly secured nearly £56 million of funding from the government's Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) to improve the way people travel around Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Waterlooville, Havant and the Isle of Wight.

This funding will support the delivery of the Havant Walking and Cycling improvements along with 22 other schemes across the region which include improvements for walking, cycling and bus travel and provide an important next step for the three authorities towards developing a rapid transit network for the area.  For more information please see the funding bids.

Hampshire County Council will be delivering a further seven TCF schemes in Havant, Gosport and Fareham;

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