Are we on the right path to active travel?

Monday, 10 February, 2020

Help us get more people walking and cycling more often, as part of their daily lives.

East Hampshire District Council is asking its residents and visitors to help shape the future of the district's cycling and walking infrastructure by revealing how often they travel by bike or on foot, and what would encourage them to do more.

A Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is being developed to define and prioritise the essential infrastructure developments needed to encourage more active travel and improve connectivity between our communities and the magnificent East Hampshire countryside.

If you live or work in the district, or travel into the area as a visitor, EHDC would like to hear your views and experiences. This will help to understand more about how existing routes are currently used and how the networks can be improved.

To help us on the right path, fill-out a short survey.

The survey will run from Monday 10 February to Sunday 22 March 2020.

Councillor Robert Mocatta Cabinet Lead for Community Development, Placemaking and Infrastructure said: “If we invest in the infrastructure of our pedestrian and cycle routes we can encourage – and make it easier – for more people to leave their cars at home more often. This will enable them to change their lifestyles to a healthier, more enjoyable and more environmentally sustainable alternative.

"We want to work with our residents to get this plan right which will make active travel an easier choice in East Hampshire."

Responses from the survey will inform the priorities of the LCWIP and steer us closer to its ambition “to make walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys or as part of longer journeys”.

More information can be found on our website.