Proposals for Tangier Road phase two improvements

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People living or working near Tangier Road in Baffins are invited to have their say on plans to make the area safer and more inviting for people walking.

Portsmouth City Council are inviting residents and businesses in the Tangier Road area to attend a drop-in event to discuss the next phase of improvements proposed for Tangier Road.

The event will take place at Baffins Alderman Lacey library on Monday 18 March from 10am – 12.30pm and from 1.30pm – 5pm.

The drop-in event will be an opportunity to share details of the proposed next phase of works and examples of where similar improvements have benefited other areas of the city such as Castle Road, Guildhall Walk and Palmerston Road South.

The further improvements proposed for phase two involve:

  • Installing three sets of rubber speed cushions to help reduce vehicle speeds.
  • Installing bollards/planters/bike racks between the existing Tangier Road crossing and bus shelter to prevent people from driving on the pavement.
  • Creating disabled parking bays outside the library.
  • Upgrading the existing zebra crossing to become a raised table zebra crossing.
  • Installing a loading bay on Neville Road for easier delivery access.

This work supports local businesses by encouraging more people to visit local shopping areas and explore their area without driving. This could also lead to less traffic congestion, better air quality and improved levels of fitness.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Leader of Portsmouth City Council, said: “Feedback from our local communities is essential in creating spaces where businesses and residents can thrive. We look forward to hearing feedback on ideas around more inclusive parking, traffic calming measures, and safer junctions. We want people who live in and visit the area to feel safe and confident walking to and from the shops, cafes, and library.”

This event will also be an opportunity to share feedback about the changes made so far. In the summer, two continuous footways were installed at the junctions of Neville Road and Idsworth Road to make it safer for people to cross. This involved a section of the road being raised to pavement level to help show priority for pedestrians and help to reduce traffic speeds at these junctions. In the near future, white lines will be installed across both Neville Road and Idsworth Road junctions to help make the junctions clearer.

These proposals will also be made available to view on the parking, roads and travel section of the Portsmouth City Council website.

Later in the spring, there will be a 21 day period when feedback will be formally collected on the phase two proposals. Further details will be shared nearer the time about how to have your say.

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