What is an Active Travel Zone?
Active Travel Zones are neighbourhoods that encourage active travel through a range of measures which calm or discourage traffic and instead prioritise people walking 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'll be 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.
We're now inviting residents and businesses in the Woolston and Itchen area to take part in our survey and share their perceptions of the local area. This will help us to identify improvements that will reduce traffic; create more attractive, liveable streets; and enable people to get around more easily, safely and sustainably in their neighbourhood.
If you require a paper survey please email us or visit Woolston Library.
This survey will be followed by co-design workshops later this year, where residents will work together with us to develop changes they would like to bring to their local streets.
We will use the findings from these workshops to create detailed designs for the local area which we will then consult on and deliver. Please refer to the graphic at the bottom of this page, which outlines the timelines we expect to work to for each stage of the project.
Other plans in and around your area
As well as gathering views on Woolston, Itchen and surrounding neighbourhoods, we will also be seeking your feedback on other emerging proposals in your area.
We will treat these as individual schemes and will engage on these separately from the Woolston / Itchen Active Travel Zone.