Cycle Hayling is a community group to make Hayling Island more cycle-friendly.
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Goverment Review of HWC
A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.
Current DfT consultations.
Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:
8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.
Objectives regarding Cycling:
• Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
• By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
Improvements to Eastern Road corridor that will be supported and evidenced through feasibility studies including traffic congestion and vehicle flow studies.
We will also work with Highways England to complement any work they have planned for A27
The work will include potential widening of the corridor, improvements to junctions including splays onto the A27, signage, public transportation.
The outputs will comprise improved and sustainable transport choices, improved air quality, reduced noise, travel time and congestion leading to increased productivity which in turn, supports growth of the city.
Provide a new safe crossing and improvements to the layout at Havant Rd/ Lower Farlington Rd.
Havant Road is very busy and is difficult to cross during peak times. The nearest safe crossing point for residents living around St. Andrew/Havant Rd is at Eastern Rd/Galt Rd junction which is a 10 minute walk each way for people with children.
The main road (A3023) is narrow and busy, and is not suitable for cycling.
Portsdown Hill Road & James Callaghan drive are a set of roads along the top of Portsdown Hill that is currently used by a lot of cyclists for commuting, touring and leisure facilties due to the forts, views and open areas around it.
As such, it's a well known tourist spot to stop for a burger or take a picnic and fly a kite.
However, being on top of an exposed hill results in significant side winds which results in cyclists being blown about by gusts, and therefore all cyclists need to take primary position on this road to give them space. As a 40mph road, many drivers have significant issues with cyclists taking primary, and therefore perform many punishment/close passes.
The affect of this on cycling in the area is many
1) More people would cycle from the surrounding areas ( Waterlooville, Havant, Fareham/Lee on Solent ) to work at QA Hospital or the businesses on the hill if there were better cycle infrastructure.
2) More people would cycle from the surrounding area & to enjoy the space & views if it felt safer to get there.