Parking and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy Consultations now live
We have launched parking strategy and electric vehicle infrastructure strategy consultations to seek feedback on a series of proposed objectives and policies developed through engagement with key stakeholders.
You have until midnight on Sunday 29 October.
The parking strategy will take an integrated approach to parking across the city. It will include a review of parking in the city centre and district centres and encourage sustainable and alternative travel for some journeys where possible. It’s recognised that this will mean some people will leave their cars at home more often and will need access to parking spaces nearby. It’s hoped that this will have the effect of improving people’s environment and quality of life, as well as helping regeneration in the city.
The EV infrastructure strategy aims to improve charging infrastructure for people living in, visiting, and working in the city. It will also look at expanding the council’s off-street electric vehicle infrastructure, as well as helping the council vehicle fleet convert to EVs.
You can also visit events throughout the city to discuss your views and take part. These are the first three events:
- North End Library, Wednesday 27 September, 2pm-6pm
- Cosham Library, Wednesday 4 October, 11am-5pm
- Commercial Road, Wednesday 11 October, 2pm-6pm
- The Gibson Centre, Thursday 12 October, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Travel in Portsmouth
In recent years we’ve made a lot of improvements to how people can travel in Portsmouth. You may have seen some of the work we’ve done but it isn’t always clear how different things fit together to make bigger improvements for the whole city.
With the help of the local community, we’ve developed a Transport Strategy which creates a route map for how the city will become safer and healthier place for everyone, with road networks that support the growth of the city.
Just imagine in 2040, Portsmouth is a city with easy travel. Fewer journeys are made by car because we have excellent public transport connections between bus, train, cycling and walking routes, making it easier and more enjoyable to be out and about.
Read our special edition Travel Portsmouth magazine to find out about everything we’re doing. This was sent to all households in Portsmouth in February 2023.