Local people are being asked for their views on what improvements are needed at bus stops and shelters in Portsmouth to make bus travel more comfortable and accessible for all.

Portsmouth City Council has plans to make it easier to catch the bus in the city, by upgrading and improving bus stops and shelters. Before any changes are made the council is asking all bus passengers, to complete their survey and provide feedback on bus stops in the city.

Feedback from the consultation will help the council to identify bus stops that require improvement, and changes to all bus stops that could make the experience of travelling by bus more comfortable for everyone. Once the consultation is closed, the council will develop plans to improve bus stops later in the year.

This work is funded by the Portsmouth Bus Service Improvement Plan, and forms part of the councils ongoing commitment to support local bus services and the governments National Bus Strategy.

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Cabinet Member for Transport, said:

“Public transport is a vital service in our city, and we want people to have the best experience getting the bus, from the start to end of their journeys. We’re planning to make improvements to bus stops and shelters, so that they are easier for people to use and more accessible. To make this work most effective we need to hear from bus passengers about what they need and where. I urge everyone to complete the survey so that we can better improve bus stops and shelters in the city.”

The consultation closes on 17 March 2024. The online survey, along with further information can be found at www.research.net/r/PCC_busstopsW. If people need help completing the consultation, or would like to request a paper copy, they can call the council on 023 9261 6708.

Find out more about the consultation: travel.portsmouth.gov.uk/public-transport/busstopconsultation