East Hampshire District Council works closely with a number of organisations, such as Hampshire County Council, to promote and improve sustainable local transport services.
We do this through:
- Development of walking and cycle infrastructure
- Highway and Public Realm improvements
- Supporting local schools with their own travel plans to support sustainable transport
- Liaison with bus and community transport providers.
We are keen to encourage people living and working in East Hampshire to consider alternative modes of transport to the car.
Road transport improvement schemes
Hampshire County Council is the Highways Authority for East Hampshire.
- Transport and road improvement schemes in East Hampshire (external link)
There are a number of bus services operating in East Hampshire.
Hampshire County Council has produced the following travel guide which covers areas including Alton, Bordon, Liphook and Petersfield.
Travel guides, timetables and maps (external link)
Southern West Trains operates the two main rail routes through East Hampshire:
Trains run from Alton, via Bentley to Farnham, Aldershot and London Waterloo.
- Trains run from Portsmouth to London Waterloo, calling at the following stations in East Hampshire: Rowlands Castle, Petersfield, Liss and Liphook.
Plan your journey or find the latest train information including live travel boards.
- South Western Railway (external link)
National Express runs a fast service linking Portsmouth to Victoria Coach Station in London, stopping at Horndean, Petersfield and Bordon.
- National Express (external link)
You can find a list of all community transport options in East Hampshire on Hampshire County Council's website.
- Community transport search (external link)
Call & Go East Hampshire
Community first runs a minibus services in East Hampshire.
These are bookable services for anyone whose transport needs are not met by public bus services.
- Call and Go East Hampshire (external link)
Community Transport operate a fleet of minibuses that are available for local group hire.
Organisations can use their own drivers or use Community Transport's volunteer drivers.
- Community Transport (external link)
Petersfield Shopmobility Scheme
South Downs Association of Disabled People runs a shopmobility scheme in Petersfield. We are situated in the Central Car Park in Petersfield – close to Ramswalk Shopping Precinct
it is available 5 days a week, Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm. Please call us on 01730 710474 for further details.
- Petersfield Shopmobility Scheme (external link)
Alton Shopmobility Scheme
Alton Community Association runs Alton’s Shopmobility Scheme from the Community Centre. We have mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs available for hire by the hour. We are situated in the Banks car park, behind the High Street opposite the Library.
it is available 6 days a week, Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm and Saturday 8:30am - 1pm. Please call us on 01420 85057 for further details.
- Alton Shopmobility Scheme (external link)
School Travel Plans aim to reduce unnecessary car trips to school and encourage parents, pupils, teachers and visitors to travel to and from schools in safer, healthier and more environmentally sustainable ways.
Hampshire County Council and East Hampshire District Council have been involved in School Travel Planning and the Safer Routes to Schools Programme for a number of years.
All state schools in East Hampshire now have School Travel Plans in place.
East Hampshire has an active Cycle Plan (produced in 2005) which identifies priority cycle routes in the East Hampshire District Council area.
- A cycle plan for East Hampshire (pdf 3.6 mb)
Hampshire County Council has details of on and off-road recreational routes in East Hampshire:
Other useful resources for cyclists include:
- Hampshire cycle routes
- An off road cycling map with nine different local routes available to buy from Ordnance Survey.
A Business Travel Plan is a range of measures that aim to encourage workers to use sustainable transport methods such as cycling, walking, and use of public transport and to cut down on unnecessary car use.
It is not compulsory for existing businesses to produce a travel plan but having a plan can bring many benefits.
However businesses developing new sites, changing or expanding a current site may need to produce a Travel Plan in order to comply with planning guidelines.
- Find out how to get help with a Business Travel Plan from Hampshire County Council
Hampshire County Council is responsible for maintaining Hampshire's roads and footways.
It is not responsible for maintaining motorways and trunk roads; these are the responsibility of the Highways Agency.
In addition, the roads in Portsmouth and Southampton are maintained by the respective unitary authorities.
Hampshire County Council is proposing a number of measures that will improve accessibility for pedestrians and cyclist around Clanfield.
- Pedestrian and cycling accessibility improvements (pdf 2.5 mb)
A number of measures have been identified which aim to:
- Enhance and improve accessibility at the communal public locations
- Improve general accessibility for non-motorised users
- Sign cycle routes in and around Clanfield
- Continue the improvements made by the Parish Council to the local Bus stops.
Hampshire County Council, East Hampshire District Council and Alton Town Council are proposing a number of measures along Anstey Road and Normandy Street which will:
- improve accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists to the town
- give the station a public presence
- create a starting point to the Hangers Way for visitors to the South Downs National Park
- extend the streetscape character of the High Street to tie in with an extension to the existing 20mph zone.
The proposals were subject to public consultation in March 2015.
Improvements proposed for Petersfield Station forecourt and Lavant Street include:
- wider pavements where possible
- road re-design to slow traffic and make it easier for pedestrians to cross, including the introductions of raised 'tables' at Chapel St and Charles St junctions, plus a central pedestrian crossing area with an improved footway link to the Swan St car park
- revised on-street parking arrangements
- tree planting
- cycle parking
- additional pedestrian space by the station entrance, incorporating better signposting information
- improved planting.
Hampshire County Council is working in partnership with East Hampshire District Council, Petersfield Town Council, South Downs National Park, South West Trains and other local partners on the project.
Funding for the scheme has been secured from Central Government's Local Sustainable Transport Fund and contributions from commercial building developers.
Hampshire County Council is responsible for managing concessionary fares in Hampshire.
East Hampshire District Council fully supports Hampshire County Council in their role, as the transport authority for the area, in preparing and carrying out a programme of measures designed to promote road safety.
Hampshire County Council's Road Safety team aim to:
- carry out studies into road accidents and plan programmes of action designed to reduce casualties
- ensure that improvement schemes are audited to reduce the possibility of accidents when the schemes come into use
- promote highway engineering measures and programmes of road user education, training, publicity and encouragement which specifically assist vulnerable road users
- encourage and co-ordinate the work of District Road Safety Councils and liaise with police and other agencies over road safety matters.
Find out more about Hampshire County Council's work on Road Safety