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Creating a cleaner, greener, better connected city

Next steps for the draft Local Transport Plan

Thank you to everyone who has been involved and commented on our emerging Portsmouth Transport Strategy. We’ve updated the strategy following the comments received and the final document will be going to Full Council for adoption in October 2021.

The Portsmouth Transport Strategy has been developed to ensure that all residents and visitors can get into, out of and through the city safely and efficiently on all modes of transport, whilst prioritising a travel network that addresses the challenges currently faced. The strategy will seek to 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 Strategy will set out the vision for how we want our city to be by 2038. This vision will be underpinned by four strategic objectives and a set of policies for each objective, detailing how we will get there.

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 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)

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.