Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council are developing a "movement strategy" which will shape how we get about the City for a generation. 

A useful report about what is to happen went to the Hampshire County Council  Executive Member for Environment and Transport Decision Day  on Tuesday, 19 September, 2017. 

There was also a Briefing Paper for Winchester City Council's Town Forum on Wednesday 20 September which is less comprehensive. 

WinACC's Built Environment and Transport Action Group will speak at the Town Forum on 20 September.

We will ask who is providing the leadership on this from the City Council side, suggesting that the Town Foum's Chair should play a role.

It is essential and urgent to set out desired outcomes and objectives for the Strategy, and use them for shaping the consultation and the modelling, as set out in the report to the County Council on 19 September. We will emphasise the importance of the Town Forum agreeing what outcomes it wants from the Strategy, recommending that these are decided at the meeting. 

WinACC, of course, wants the Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport. Other objectives could include the following - several of which are mentioned in the County Council paper:

  1. to increase the health of local people
  2. to improve air quality
  3. to reduce vehicle movements and congestion
  4. to support a "modal shift" from private transport to walking, cycling and public transport
  5. to make it easier and more pleasant to walk in, into and through the city, and the same for cycling - and for sitting around and enjoying the historic atmosphere, both on public seats or in coffee-shops
  6. to make Winchester more attractive to visitors and tourists by improving their experience in all these ways - and thus make Winchester even more prosperous.