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Creating a cleaner, greener, better connected city

Portsmouth Transport Strategy approved

The Portsmouth Transport Strategy was officially adopted on Wednesday 13 October 2021. This sets out the vision for how we want our city to be up to 2038 and confirms our priorities to deliver better connectivity across the city and beyond, along with our commitment to cleaner air and reducing carbon emissions.

The strategy has been developed to make sure all residents and visitors can get into, out of and through the city safely and efficiently on all modes of transport, whilst prioritising walking, cycling and public transport. The strategy will create space for residents to transition to cleaner and more sustainable travel options, encouraging behaviour changes and a move towards a greener and more sustainable transport network, whilst still maintaining accessibility for those car journeys which are necessary. The Portsmouth Transport Implementation Plan sets out the activities that are planned over the next two year’s that will support us in delivering against the vision.

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.

“By 2038 Portsmouth will have a people-centred, connected, travel network that prioritises walking, cycling and public transport to help deliver a safer, healthier and more prosperous city.

(Vision from Portsmouth City Council’s Local Transport Plan)

Our priorities

Transform 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.