Hampshire CC submits bid for £3.45m to redesign roads

A bid worth £3.45 million has been submitted in Hampshire as part of plans to redesign roads and high streets in order to support social distancing and assist economic recovery.

Earlier in the year the county council secured funding worth £863,000 for temporary pop up measures. The council says that so far, 40 temporary footpaths and cycle paths have been installed since June, aimed at allowing residents to travel by bike or by foot whilst keeping a safe distance.

A Active Places Survey has now been launched to understand public opinion on travel in the county and invite suggestions on where measures need to be taken.

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and executive member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “Your views will help to inform our new walking and cycling design principles which will shape future schemes in Hampshire.”

“I’m pleased we’ve been able to respond so quickly to secure Government funding to use for initiatives that both support the local economy and protect public health following the Coronavirus lockdown. Our teams have installed a significant number of temporary transport ‘pop-ups’ across the county, using road space differently to allow people to walk and cycle at a safe social distance.”

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