Chapter 3) Safe and Active Travel

HOW TO USE THE ONLINE CONSULTATION FORM: Scroll down and you will find our feedback form. The form has a different page for each policy (10-12) in this chapter. If you don’t want to give feedback on every policy, just click ‘skip’ until you reach the policy you want.

THE VISION: A place where walking and cycling are the first choice for local journeys. There is the infrastructure to support electric cars with fewer miles travelled by vehicle. Innovative solutions to car and bike sharing and repair. Safe routes to access amenities and the station. Welcoming streets where people connect on their journey.

Below you can see our individual policies for this chapter. Click to expand the aims, issues and objectives, then use the short survey underneath to let us know your thoughts about each policy.

BL10. Improving walking, cycling and equestrian opportunities

Residents report road congestion particularly in the square at peak times and feel unsafe to walk and cycle. Concerns are increasing regarding poor air quality. Further development in the parish is likely to lead to a worsening situation without action. Hampshire county council transport policy encourages walking, cycling and public transport & does not support new road infrastructure. Walking and cycling as part of achieving our daily tasks is good for our health and the planet. Whilst it seems a radical policy evidence shows that such moves have worked to improve traffic issues in other similar areas.

Aim: To encourage more people to walk and cycle, particularly for shorter (intra Parish) journeys

Policy Objectives:

  • Development is joined up to the primary movement network
  • Areas for improvements are identified, which might be funded through developer contributions
  • Movement routes are designed to be safe, accessible, pleasant and, where possible, segregated

The Policy (Course of Action): 

  • Identify the ‘primary movement routes’ in the Parish for walking and cycling and require that all new development schemes to be capable of connecting to this network
  • Set where greater connectivity can be achieved
  • Identify where improvements to the movement network can be made
BL11. Mitigating vehicular impacts at junctions and pinch points

Encouraging walking and cycling for shorter journeys will have an impact on traffic however new developments will inevitably bring additional cars to the roads. When planning for developments it will be important to fully assess development impact on key roads and junctions in the parish, particularly the Square that already experience congestion problems and actively seek ways to mitigate this.

Aim: To minimise the impact of development on particular junctions and pinch points on the road network that already experience problems

Policy Objectives:

  • All development proposals that are required to prepare a Transport Statement/ Assessment have proactively considered their impact (including cumulatively) on the specific problem areas identified in the Parish and seek way to mitigate these

The Policy (Course of Action):

  • Identify the main areas that experience traffic related problems (e.g. congestion, speeding etc.) and require these specific areas to be explored through any Transport Assessment/Statement
BL12. Publicly available electric vehicle charging

With a shift towards electric vehicles, including the end to new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 it is important that we develop the required supporting infrastructure in the parish

Aim: To provide a network of EV charging points across the Parish

Policy Objectives:

  • Additional charging points supported at publicly accessible locations in the Parish

The Policy (Course of Action):

  • Identify public locations that should provide EV charging points and support the provision of this

Now give your feedback on this chapter using the form below:

Safe and Active Travel Feedback Form - Step 1 of 4
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