Lee Lane

You may have seen this report in the Echo regarding Lee Lane:

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9024641.Trial_closure_of_rat_run_to_Romsey/

It gives details of an experimental closure of part of Lee Lane to test the effect of traffic reduction on use by cyclists and pedestrians. I suggest that as many of us as possible use it and get counted in the trial period Mon 16May – Sun 29May. Please forward this information to any others who you think may use the route.

Update – 14 May 2011

I have been told about the experimental closures by TVBc Transportation planners.

It would be good for users to write to TVBC supporting the closures if they think them beneficial.

With my Sustrans buddies are after Lee Lane be part of a continuation of NCN 246 Test Valley trail from Kintbury in Berkshire to Eling.

The NCN 246 route is being waymarked over the downs from Berkshire to Hurstbourne Tarrant, then on quiet lanes/rail trail to Andover-Stockbridge -Romsey .

After Romsey we want to go alongside A27 and down via Lee lane to Redbridge en route Eling.

The concept for NCN246 is similar to the Test Way which is for recreational walking between Eling and inkpen Beacon .

If one cycles between Mottisfont and Andover along the old railway line route and lanes it is very pleasant.

There is to be an NCN 246 opening event at Vigo Road recreation ground Andover on 18 June, in conjunction with the sports fair there that day, all south Hampshire people welcome to attend.

The event is listed on the Bike Week web site.

Eric Reed
Sustrans South Hampshire Volunteeers Group Coordinator.

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