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Hampshire County Council set to fund Fleet Station forecourt, no strings attached

UPDATE: Strings attached after successful lobbying! See CORRESPONDENCE section below for news from Councillor Seán D T Woodward Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council. On Tuesday, 4 November 2014, Hampshire County Council’s Economy, Transport and Environment committee will decide if they want to give £300,000 to South West Trains, who have already…

Legacy of Tour de France: Car-centric local growth deals

On the day that the Tour de France cycling sport racers come to southern England, the government announce even more money to support the country’s car culture. Over £2 billion is going to be spent in 39 ‘local growth deals‘ including £118 million in towns like Basingstoke along the M3 corridor (aka ‘Enterprise M3‘) for example: Basingstoke North Corridor…

Please, sir, I want some more road danger reduction

The well known line from starving Oliver Twist, “Please, sir, I want some more” came to mind as I fired off yet another email to the elected councillors and council employees responsible for the design of the cycleway along Weyhill Road in Andover. The council state (my emphasis added): “The proposed scheme will implement a range of improvements…

Weyhill Cycleway Approved Without Dutch Quality

It has come to this: the cycleway proposal for Weyhill Road in Andover was approved yesterday by the roads authority, Hampshire County Council, specifically Councillor Seán Woodward, the Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment. The works are proposed to start in September, with completion just before Christmas. The council’s stated aim of the now approved £230,000…