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news: Planning a new transport network in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is the densest city in the UK after London, with many trips being very short. Yet the car remains the dominant mode of transport. ITP was appointed by Portsmouth City Council to produce an ambitious new Local Transport Plan (LTP) which reallocates road space away from the car in order to prioritise walking, cycling and public transport. The plan also aims to support businesses and deliver cleaner air through a more efficient transport network.

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Some of the radical measures being proposed include:

  • A Clean Air Zone
  • Rapid Transit
  • A network of traffic-free cycle routes
  • A potential Workplace Parking Levy

These changes will mark a significant shift in policy for the city and will set a path for transformational change. As well as developing the LTP, the ITP team ran a series of workshops with Officers and Councillors, and contributed to the development of a range of interactive materials that will engage the public. We also helped the City Council consider ways to be resilient during the Covid-19 crises by establishing a set of guiding principles that would help shape early delivery of LTP schemes, to help tackle issues arising from the pandemic.

The new transport strategy will influence the way people choose to travel in Portsmouth over the next 16 years. Now, Portsmouth City Council are calling for residents, employers, commuters, and visitors to have their say on the proposed plans, so they can deliver a sustainable transport network that improves connectivity and air quality, and which is accessible for all.

Read the draft Portsmouth Transport Strategy and submit a response to the live consultation here

Photo credit: Portsmouth City Council


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