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Bitterne Road East Pedestrian and Cycle Improvements

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  • Where: Bitterne Road East
  • When: Design survey September 2023
  • What: Improved facilities for people walking, wheeling and cycling along Bitterne Road East
  • Why: To connect local communities with Bitterne Precinct, local schools and services

Project Details

Southampton City Council has secured funding from the Governments Active Travel Fund to improve the facilities for people walking, wheeling, and cycling along Bitterne Road East between Somerset Avenue and Bitterne Precinct. The scheme aims to provide an active travel option for local communities connecting them with Bitterne Precinct, local schools and services.

Previous survey results can be found through the tile opposite.

September 2023

We want to hear your opinions on the walking, wheeling, and cycling improvements proposed and invite you to share your views by taking part in our online survey. All feedback received will help to inform our plans for the area as these are finalised over the coming months.

The consultation opened on Monday 18 September and will close on Sunday 15 October 2023.

Please see the details of the proposed scheme below, which are also available on the consultation page via the link above.

A map of the proposed improvements to Bitterne Road East. The text is duplicated below.

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  1. Proposed widening of path between Bitterne Road East and Somerset Avenue to make it ‘shared use’ for pedestrians and cycling. 
  2. Proposed new signalised pedestrian / cycle crossing over Bitterne Road East, close to the junction of Somerset Avenue.
  3. Proposed protected two-way on road cycle lane between Somerset Avenue and Bath Road (this will mean the removal of the left turn and right turn lanes into Bath Road). 
  4. Proposed protected two-way off carriageway cycle lane between Bath Road and Bitterne Road East access to Milbury Crescent (this will mean the existing footway along south side of Bitterne Road East will be removed). 
  5. Proposed changes to the Bath Road junction to make it easier for pedestrians to cross Bath Road with a new continuous crossing.
  6. Proposed  improvements to alternative pedestrian route on the Bitterne Road East service road (between Bath Road and Milbury Crescent). 
  7. Proposed upgrade to existing signalised crossing on Bitterne Road East to toucan (for pedestrians and cycles) at Commercial Street and continuous crossing across Commercial Street to link to Bitterne Library. 
  8. Proposed widening of path to shared use to Bitterne Precinct and continuous cycle crossing of Bitterne Road East Service Road.