Bus passenger journeys are at the heart of proposals for road improvement plans in the north of Portsmouth’s City Centre supporting the transformation of bus journeys.

The upcoming phase of South East Hampshire Rapid Transit improvements will focus on Unicorn Road and Charlotte Street, aiming to establish a bus accessible route.

The proposal introduces a new out bound bus route along Charlotte Street from the city centre. Pending approval, this development promises quicker travel times for bus passengers. Inbound buses will continue to utilise existing bus lanes at Marketway before turning left onto Cascades Approach. Pedestrians and cyclists will also benefit from the plan, with new crossings across Unicorn Road.

This next phase forms an integral part of the wider planned improvements to make bus travel more attractive and better connected within the city and region, as part of the council’s Transport strategy.

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “Our aim is to become a more sustainable city with cleaner air and an efficient and attractive transportation system. It is important we take measures to help travelling by bus be an attractive option for residents and visitors alike.”

Recommendations to improve the bus, walking and cycling routes to the north of the city centre will be discussed at the Transport Decision Meeting on 26 July 2023.

For more information visit, www.sehrt.org.uk