Petersfield Rd & Elmleigh Rd consultation

Last chance to show your support for the Petersfield Rd cycle path improvement plan before the deadline of Monday 10th January 2022!

Hampshire and Havant councils want views on improving the Petersfield Rd cycle path that leads down to Havant Railway Station via Elmleigh Rd, and they have engaged Sustrans to manage the consultation..

Please tell them you support the ideas and click the 'like' button to support good comments, whether you have anything else to add yourself or not. Without your support, schemes like this can get killed off by objections from the motoring lobby, who won't like waiting a little longer at crossings.

A really good Petersfield Rd cycle path is particularly important because so many drivers will see it - and be continually reminded that cycling is a good option, if we make it safe and attractive.

It's part of Primary Route 370 in the Havant LCWIP (Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan), and a vital link, joining up Havant Station, Havant College, Havant Academy, Staunton Country Park, and much of Leigh Park and West Leigh. So it's a key route for persuading adults and children to get healthy exercise using bikes for everyday journeys.

The consultation is here. Please do respond, even if all you do is say you support it. You can do either or ideally both of :

  • Easiest: Email your comments direct to Sustran's Toby Spearpoint at
  • Harder: Drop a pin anywhere on the interactive consultation map (you will need an account, which can be your Google or Facebook account if you have one, or you can create one). But you only get one line to make your comments.

Mike Ashton and I will be responding on behalf of Portsmouth CTC, but it needs as many people as possible to respond individually.

The deadline is Monday 10th January!

Thank you. Wilf.

You can see the comments I submitted here.

And Mike Ashton's much more detailed comments here.


About Wilf Forrow

I'm a retired IT consultant, and a touring and utility cyclist. I'm particularly interested in campaigning for better cycle infrastructure, and a member of Sustrans and Cycle Hayling, amongst others. I am fascinated by cycle technology, and especially folders.