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You are invited to two events to think about a coherent, low emissions strategy for moving around in Winchester town.

Traffic congestion was the biggest challenge identified by last year’s conference Winchester: Thinking Ahead. The conference report said “Winchester will inevitably change – to manage it, we need to address movement – i.e. how people move about the city, including walking, cycling, public transport, traffic congestion as well as cars and other vehicles.”

1. Movement in Winchester: Learning from Oxford

Tuesday 13 June 7.30-9.15pm (7.15pm for tea/coffee) at Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8SB. Free, with a collection to cover expenses. Likely to be popular, so email to be sure of a seat. 

Guest experts from Oxford will help us to understand:

  • how Oxford has enhanced the quality of the urban experience through traffic management measures
  • the impact on the businesses and the public.
  • how Oxford has sustained cooperation between county and city councils, and kept up momentum and consistency
  • what this might mean for Winchester.

Bev Hindle of Oxfordshire County Council will speak on the development of the Oxford Transport Strategy, what has been achieved and what is planned, including its impact on the economic life of the town and on air quality. Bev is the Strategic Director responsible for the Highway and Waste Authorities, Infrastructure Strategy and Delivery, Economy & Skills and Property services.

Ben Hamilton-Baillie, renowned urban designer, will reflect on his recent work in Oxford and elsewhere, including street design and traffic in towns, and how he thinks the lessons from Oxford and elsewhere could be applied here. His consultancy has promoted new approaches to traffic management and street design to give priority to pedestrians and cyclists and reclaim the street as an urban space.

Chaired by Cllr Jan Warwick, Environment and Transport Portfolio-holder, Winchester City Council.

Organised by WinACC in partnership with the City of Winchester Trust and Friends of the Earth Winchester.


People who want to take the conversation further are invited to aA follow-up meeting to discuss how these lessons can be applied in Winchester:


  1. Movement in Winchester: Applying the lessons


Saturday 1 July, 10.30am-12.00 (10.00 for tea/coffee) at St Lawrence’s Parish Room, Colebrook St, Winchester SO23 9LH. More here.

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