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Plans for the next year to continue making journeys for residents, visitors and commuters in Portsmouth safer, greener, and better-connected, are to be reviewed at a council meeting.

Portsmouth City Council annually reviews the transport implementation plan which details the projects planned for the next three years to support the delivery of its ambitious Transport Strategy, which was officially adopted in October 2021.

If approved, the implementation plan will make the city cleaner, greener and better-connected through projects that:

  • improve road safety, reduce casualties and reduce speeding in the city
  • provide more electric vehicle charging points to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles
  • improve accessibility for people with disabilities which could include measures such as lowering kerbs, improving signage and moving street furniture where needed
  • support the development of Play Streets to allow children to play outside their own homes during agreed times
  • expands the current School Streets programme which involves temporarily closing roads to through traffic close to schools to encourage more parents and children to walk, cycle and scoot to school
  • increase the number of on-street bike hangars in streets where bike storage is an issue so more people have secure accessible bike storage close to their homes
  • invest in improving the connectivity of our existing cycle and walking network

If approved the schemes will be taken forward and residents will be involved in sharing their views as the schemes develop.

Cllr Lynne Stagg, Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation, will be reviewing the plan on Friday 18 March 2022. She said: “I look forward to seeing the updated implementation plan and discussing how we prioritise the work we do to ensure we are making our city safer, better connected and a healthier place for us all to enjoy.”

For more information on transport schemes and to view the Transport Strategy please visit https://travel.portsmouth.gov.uk