Cycle Basingstoke

Basingstoke and Deane borough -
Basingstoke, Tadley, Sherfield, Bramley, Upton Grey, Candovers, North Waltham, Oakley, Overton, Whitchurch.
We are cycle campaigners who meet monthly at Basingstoke college of technology (BCOT) and are in dialogue with the borough and county council.

The Cycle Basingstoke website:

You can report day-to-day problems to the Councils using these websites:-
Street lighting:
Rights of Way:
Flytipping, graffiti, pavements, parking, traffic lights, etc.:

  • Highway Code changes

    sound+fury // 1 thread

    A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.

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  • Proposed A339 Roundabout

    Created by Stephen // 1 thread

    New documents added with revised proposed access to the Manydown site.

    This includes replacing the A339 roundabout to a double roundabout with 4 circulating lanes per circle, and 3 or 4 lanes on each entry.
    But no provision for cyclists or pedestrians.

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  • DfT Policy Paper - Inclusive Transport Strategy

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:

    Shared Space:

    8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
    forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
    incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
    We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
    us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.

    Objectives regarding Cycling:

    • Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
    local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
    account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
    the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
    • By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
    cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people

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  • North Waltham cycle route

    Created by Heather Rainbow // 1 thread

    A proposed cross country route from North Waltham via Level lane and farm tracks and the ROW to Kempshott and the Roman road. Parts of the route are ROWs on footpaths and need upgrading to restricted byeway and parts are private tracks which could be permissive paths. Some of the land crossed has been registered on the SHEELA as available for development and some is on the boundary of Hounsome fields and Kennel farm.
    It is proposed that this route is adopted as part of the North Waltham Neighbourhood plan so that CIL and section 106 money can be used to develop it.

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  • Planning application : 17/02317/OUT Land at Owens Farm 700 homes

    Created by jpennycook // 1 thread

    Land at Owens Farm - Outline permission for the development of up to 700 dwellings, a 2ha site for a primary school, a 0.5ha site for a nursery, a 245m2 retail facility, a 284m2 community facility, together with associated vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access, open space and landscape works. All matters other than access are reserved for consideration at a later date.Full planning permission for the provision of 9.68ha Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace and means of access.

    Owens Farm Newnham Road Hook Hampshire RG27 9NG


    Application reference : 17/02317/OUT

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  • Rumble strips instead of paint

    Created by Simon here // 2 threads

    Complete separation of cyclists and cars can't always be achieved. To make sharing of the road safer I would like to propose using rumble strips instead of flat paint to separate the bike lane from the rest of the road. It would act as a physical reminder for car-drivers that they are encroaching the bike lane. This happens particularly near pinch points like road bends or crossroads. So even just a selective application of rumble strips could have a very positive effect, I believe. What's the view of the cycling community? Has it been tested?

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  • 17/02190/OUT erection of up to 95 dwellings - Goddards Lane, Sherfield on Loddon

    Created by jpennycook // 1 thread

    Outline planning application for the erection of up to 95 dwellings with public open space, landscaping and sustainable drainage system (SuDS). Demolition of garages to form a vehicular access point from Bow Drive and replacement garaging. All matters reserved except for means of access

    Land At Goddards Farm Goddards Lane Sherfield-on-Loddon Hampshire

    "Whilst there are no cycle routes currently in the vicinity of the site, the topography of the
    surrounding roads make them generally conducive to encourage cycling. These provide
    connections for cyclist from the development site to the wider area."


    Application reference : 17/02190/OUT

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