Basingstoke's £10m roundabout design criticised for not having cycling provisions

Mayor of Basingstoke advises cyclists and pedestrians to use alternative routes after road designers submit plans which fail to accommodate their needs

A £10m design to rebuild Black Dam roundabout in Basingstoke will see provisions for cyclists ignored – with the intersection set to change from ‘difficult’ to ‘dangerous’ for bike users.

The plans for the Basingstoke roundabout which links the M3, A30 and A339 go against Department for Transport guidelines that state that road designers need to accommodate the needs for cyclists and pedestrians.

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