In July 2020 the Isle of Wight Council was awarded £10 million from the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund. The funding will help to improve Ryde Transport Interchange. The funding bid was part of a South East Hampshire Rapid Transport (SEHRT) initiative. This includes Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council.
The project will improve sustainable transport infrastructure and connectivity on the Island, and in and around Portsmouth City Region. It will focus on improvements for cyclists, pedestrians and bus, rail and ferry users.
The project is broken down into four elements:
Much of the project funding is conditional on some specific improvements being made which form the basis of the design. There are also aspects of the final design that can be influenced by the community particularly those that help define the look and feel of the public space. The Isle of Wight Council has launched a consultation to encourage people to share their views on these elements. This will help inform their decision around any final plans.
You can view the consultation documents and take part in the consultation here www.iow.gov.uk/rydeinterchange
The consultation is open until 3 August 2021.
You can view the press release here.
If you have further questions, please contact PFI@iow.gov.uk