The cycle route links the towns of Petersfield, Horndean and Clanfield whilst linking with the Queen Elizabeth Country Park (QECP), a thriving visitor attraction in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The provision of the cycle route acts as a safer option for cyclist who now avoid using the previous cycle route along the busy A3 from the QECP into Petersfield. This provides a safe link between these residential areas to employment and retail opportunities in Petersfield by sustainable mode.
This new cycle route encourages mode shift and link three towns. Hence strengthen the attractiveness of this local area by contributing to improving the visitor economy in the South Downs. This mode shift helps reduce carbon emissions and therefore improve air quality, health and quality of life. The package enables sustainable transport choices for residents, workers and shoppers within and around the area. The measures improve the safety of the cyclist and pedestrians. This improves walking and cycling connectivity to the existing network, and seeks to reduce traffic congestion by taking car commuter trips off the network for short length trips.