The Winchester Walking Strategy plans to encourage more walking in Winchester. The City Council agreed to support the strategy at its Cabinet meeting in December 2014 as a way to encourage and improve walking across Winchester.

It was been produced by a cross-party group of councillors and representatives of local organisations interested in residents’ quality of life, the environment, economic vitality and the attractiveness of the city.

The group will work closely with Hampshire County Council, which has the main responsibility for transport and highways in Winchester. The strategy should assist this joint working to improve all forms of sustainable transport – including walking and cycling.

Winchester is one of the first local authorities to put forward a comprehensive plan to make walking safer and more attractive. There is evidence from many UK towns and cities that where provision for walking is improved pedestrian use increases as does economic activity. 

The appendices to the strategy give more information.

Winchester City Council press release Jan 2015.