We all want to live in a city with a travel system that is greener, cleaner and safer for all. Our city is densely populated and while many of us need to own a vehicle, they cause congestion and contribute to over 50% of air pollution. Like many cities across the country, Portsmouth is facing a serious problem with air quality.
Listening to people in the city, we have developed a number of documents that set out our vision for Portsmouth. However, newly available monitoring data from last year shows the situation is continuing to get worse and we won’t improve the situation as quickly as the government wants.
Our vision documents:
- The local transport plan (2011-2031) – guiding the development of the city’s transport network until 2031.
- Air quality strategy (2017-2027) – our aims for improving and maintaining healthy air quality in Portsmouth.
We all have a part to play in improving air quality within our city. We are asking everyone in Portsmouth to do what they can to travel more sustainably. Leaflets have been sent to all homes in Portsmouth to increase awareness. Together we can make a difference to our city, today and in the future.
Visit My Journey website to find out the facts about air quality, effects on health and help bust the myths about engine idling.