New cycle path coming soon to Langstone

Monday, 1 October, 2018

A new off-road cycle path along Langstone Road will be created to make it easier and safer to cycle between Hayling Island and Havant town centre.

The cycle path, designed by Havant Borough Council and funded by developer contributions from Hampshire County Council, will run between Mill Lane and Langstone Technology Park. It will connect to the existing cycle route from Hayling Island, and could save cyclists up to 10 minutes when travelling between the island and Portsmouth.

Construction will be carried out by Rocon Contractors Ltd, starting on Monday 1 October and taking five weeks to complete.

Work will take place during off-peak hours between 9.30am - 4pm, Monday to Friday, at various points on Langstone Road. It is expected there will be minimal impact on traffic as all lanes on the road will remain open.

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Councillor Tim Pike, Cabinet Lead for Finance and Regeneration, said: “This new route will mean cyclists travelling from the Hayling Billy Trail won’t have to cross Langstone Road to get to Havant town centre.

“It is a great addition to our cycling network, linking Hayling Island to Portsmouth, and will hopefully encourage more people to get on their bike when making the journey.”

Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, said: “This is the second phase of our project to improve facilities for cyclists in Havant by providing a continuous off-road cycle route south from the town centre onto Hayling Island.  I hope, once it is complete, it will encourage people to try cycling for some of their journeys.”