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Woolston & Itchen Active Travel Zone

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  • Where: Woolston and Itchen area
  • When: Summer 2021-2023
  • What: An Active Travel Zone
  • Why: To create a better environment for everyone by identifying and making some small changes to the streets and roads that will improve walking and cycling for short journeys.
  • How: Funded as part of a Transforming Cities Fund awarded in March 2020

Active Travel Zones are neighbourhoods that encourage active travel through a range of measures which calm or discourage traffic and instead prioritise people walking, wheeling, and cycling.

Local businesses, schools and people living and working in the area are instrumental to the process of developing an Active Travel Zone. With this in mind, we have been working closely with the community in Woolston, Itchen and surrounding neighbourhoods to develop a range of schemes to shape the area so it is easier to walk and cycle, particularly for local journeys.

You can see an overview of the proposed improvements for Itchen, Central Woolston, and South Woolston in these maps.

Along with the Woolston & Itchen Active Travel Zone, there are two further complementary schemes in the Woolston, Itchen and surrounding area. These are Woolston Travel Hub and a Quietway in SholingTo find out further information on these schemes please click on the title to navigate to their scheme page.

Latest News

January 2024 - Bishops Road

As part of the next phase of improvements within the Woolston & Itchen Active Travel Zone, we will be working next at the junction of Bishops Road and Sholing Road beginning Monday 8th January 2023, and taking approximately 6 weeks.  

Improvements will include:

  • Realigning of the junctions of Bishops Road, Sholing Road, and Knighton Road to improve the flow of traffic and overall functionality
  • Widening of the eastern footway and the installation of a green space
  • New uncontrolled tactile crossing installation on Knighton Road and a continuous crossing installation on the junction with Sholing Road
  • Relining of the road markings, no-waiting restrictions, as well as the bus stop markings
  • Other minor repairs to the bus stop, drainage, and kerbs in the area
Location map Details of working arrangements
From 8th January 2024 for approximately 6 weeks

  • Prior to the works starting, any parking on the carriageway close to our works areas will be suspended with “no waiting” cones
  • For the duration of the works, there will be a junction closure of the Bishops Road and Sholing Road junction, and due to the closure extent slightly incurring onto the carriageway of Sholing Road, we will also have temporary traffic signals on Sholing Road to guide traffic around the closure extent
  • Works will be taking place on site between 7:00am and 5:30pm each weekday (excluding bank holidays) and 7:00am to 1:00pm on Saturdays, however the restrictions will be in place throughout the scheme


December 2023 - Bridge Road

These works are now complete.

November 2023 - Sea Road

These works are now complete.

August 2023 - Archery Road Improvements

These works are now complete.

July 2023 - Weston Grove Road Improvements

These works are now complete.

July 2023 - Obelisk Road Resurfacing 

The resurfacing works on Obelisk Road are now complete.

July 2023 - John's Road Improvements

These works are now complete.

June 2023 - Radstock Road Junction Improvements

These works are now complete, however we appreciate that there is some confusion in regard to the shared use footpath by the new zebra crossing caused by the old kerb blocks and we will be amending the markings in this area to make it clear that this is a shared use footpath.

May 2023 - Fort Road Junction Improvements

These works are now complete.

February 2023 - Obelisk Road and John's Road Improvements

The four phases of pedestrian improvement works in Obelisk Road that were started on Monday 6 March are now complete.