In June 2012, Southampton City Council successfully secured £1million additional transport funding through the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund to introduce the proposed cycle eastern cycle route with, cross boundary links, from Hedge End and Botley in the east to Southampton Central Station. The route will be implemented in phases, and it is planned that Phase 1 of the route will be completed by 2015 and the other phases to be implemented as and when future funding becomes available. Phase 1 will include improvements to cycle infrastructure on the Itchen Bridge, Central Bridge, Marsh Lane, Evans Street and St Mary’s Place/Kingsway. For further information on the proposals please see the pdf documents below.
Public Consultation (from Monday, 4 February to Sunday, 3 March)
We are holding a series of drop-in sessions to give local people an opportunity to view the proposals and make suggestions for the improvement works. We will consider all feedback received from the public. During 2013 we will then undertake the legal process necessary to make changes to traffic and on-street parking arrangements. This will give you a formal right to object or express other views. However, we would like to find out what you think now so that if necessary, we can adapt our plans accordingly before starting the legal process.
Our staff will be available to answer questions about the proposals at the following venues:
• City College (in the Hub), St Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1AR, from 12noon – 4pm on Monday, 4 February 2013
• Chamberlayne Leisure Centre (in the Creche), 150 Weston Lane, Southampton SO19 9SJ, from 4pm – 8pm on Tuesday, 5 February 2013
• Central Library, Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LW, from 11am – 5pm on Thursday, 7 February 2013
• Woolston Library, Portsmouth Road, Southampton SO19 9AF, from 11am – 3pm on Wednesday, 13 February 2013
• Central Hall (in Room 3), St Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NF, from 11am – 7pm on Thursday, 14 February 2013
Council Decision Making
The results of the consultation will be reported to a future Cabinet meeting. A summary report of the results of this consultation will be published here in April 2013. We will then proceed to the next stage of development with a view to commencing construction work in June 2013.
Further Statutory Consultation
The more specific issues raised at the public consultation will be considered through the detailed design stage. A number of these more detailed issues will be subject to further statutory consultation. This includes the removal of parking spaces along Marsh Lane and any traffic movement changes will be advertised through the local press and street notices. Any comments or objections will be considered in detail before the various changes are submitted for approval.
You can let us know what you think of the proposals by filling in an online questionnaire, click here http://www.myjourneyhampshire.com/limesurvey/index.php/118288/lang-en or
Posting your feedback to:
Eastern Cycle Route
Travel and Transport Policy
4th Floor, One Guildhall Square
Southampton SO14 7FP