Travel Portsmouth

Creating a cleaner, greener, better connected city

“By 2036 Portsmouth will have a people-centred travel network that prioritises walking, cycling and public transport to help deliver a safer, healthier and more prosperous city.

(Draft vision from Portsmouth City Council’s Local Transport Plan)

Have your say on the draft Local Transport Plan

The draft Portsmouth Local Transport Strategy consultation is open from 29 September for 12 weeks. Your views will help us to further develop our plans to create an inclusive, active and sustainable travel network for a safer, healthier and thriving city.

Portsmouth’s draft Local Transport Plan sets out our vision to create a cleaner, greener and better connected city. Our draft plan brings together a number of schemes which share a common aim: to create an environment that supports residents, workers and visitors by providing better and more sustainable travel choices.

For a range of reasons, people living in many UK towns and cities have become more dependent on the car. In Portsmouth this has resulted in unhealthily polluted air, traffic congestion and reduced levels of physical activity.

A new approach is needed. We are working across the council to address these local challenges and bring about a dynamic transport network that is accessible, safe and affordable and prioritises walking, cycling and public transport.

Through this website you can find out more about our plans to improve walking, cycling, public transport and air quality in the city. We will be asking for your feedback on our plans and schemes via consultations as they arise. By providing your views you will help us develop accessible travel options for all and together we will shape transport and travel in Portsmouth.

Our priorities

Transforming public transport

Public transport connections need improving in some areas. We are working to prioritise rapid and reliable public transport to make it easier for people to travel in our city.

cleaner air

Everyone who lives in, works or visits the city should be able to breathe air that will not damage their health – there needs to be fewer and cleaner vehicles in the city.


Most trips within the city are short but despite this the car is too often the ‘go to’ choice. We all need more space so we can safely walk in the city.  


Most trips within the city are short but despite this the car is too often the ‘go to’ choice. We all need more space so we can safely cycle in the city.  


Portsmouth’s ports and other businesses are central to the success of the city – we need to ensure the transport network allows business to prosper.

Current schemes

You can find out more about our current schemes, and any consultations that are taking place, on the map below.