Here’s your Spring newsletter from the Southampton Cycling Campaign.
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Avenue Cycle Network consultation open
See Southampton City Council’s Plans and have your say.
Attend an upcoming consultation session to discuss the plans with council representatives and submit your response in person:
At the February meeting, campaign members were delighted about the plans, but agreed that more could be done to make sure pavements are suitable for shared use, ensure that crossings are easy to negotiate, reduce car speeds throughout the area, and build into road space rather than grass verges.
Cycle campaign AGM: Monday 9 March
Our Annual General Meeting is on Monday 9th March. It will be held at our regular monthly meeting location, the St Denys Community Centre, 7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. Here’s the agenda.
Portswood and Stoneham Lane corridor working group update
Work is complete (apart from sorting some minor issues) on the improvements under Swaythling railway arch which will provide a link from NCN23 through to Market Buildings. There will be later work on Honeysuckle Rd as a quiet route option parallel to Burgess Rd. Signage is in place.
A ride audit took place during December along Stoneham Lane from Bassett Green Rd junction to the new path installed by Eastleigh. There are challenges with making this cycle friendly but we discussed some ideas, and at some stage expect to see some plans. The council has been out to look at the flooding and action should be taken.
Update from the mapping and signage working group
The council has thanked us for our work defining quiet-ways on the proposed new map. The next step is for them to transfer these into their mapping software – this has been delayed due to a need to work on the Transforming Cities bid (an announcement on this should be imminent!). We are still hoping that a version of our cyclist’s code can be put on the back of the map.
Add your routes to the Cycle Campaign website
There’s a dedicated website area where individual riders recommend routes. It uses plotaroute, which has been embedded into the website. These can be leisure or commuting routes and we hope they will become a resource people can use to get around the city and beyond.
Southampton Cycling Campaign