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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.

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Latest news

A breath of fresh air, get the bus for FREE on 20 June for Clean Air Day! – Portsmouth City Council, 14 June 2024

Portsmouth drives forward with £500k award for traffic light upgrades, 20 March 2024

New parking technology to be introduced for fairness and efficiency, 20 March 2024

Next stop in Pompey a Living Roof bus shelter, 19 March 2024

Blast from the past: Nineties time capsule discovered during works to improve walking and cycling, 19 March 2024

Have your say on proposed bus lane improvements in Portsmouth, 15 March 2024

Portsmouth paves the way with safer, greener ways to travel, 15 March 2024

Driving into Portsmouth? Share your views and help develop parking for city visitors, 15 March 2024

New electric buses create a buzz in Portsmouth and Fareham, 14 March 2024

Strong support for council’s parking strategy, 13 March 2024

Plans for fewer delivery vehicles on Portsmouth streets, 13 March 2024

Have your say on improvements to safer and more inviting walking routes on Tangier Road, 12 March 2024

Portsmouth’s bus stops get an information screen upgrade, 11 March 2024

15 more on-street EV chargepoints energised in Portsmouth, 6 March 2024

Come and join ‘the buzz’ of Portsmouth’s new electric bus fleet, 6 March 2024

Safer trips to school with camera enforcement, 4 March 2024

Portsmouth’s Hard Interchange set for major road surface replacement in 2024, 4 March 2024

Clearing the path for greener schools in Portsmouth, 1 March 2024

Green light for more accessible crossings at traffic lights across Portsmouth, 14 February 2024

Portsmouth bus boom: city rated first in England for bringing passengers back to the bus, 14 February 2024

Have your say on bus stops in the city to help make travel safer and easier for passengers, 14 February 2024

Two Portsmouth schools pave the way for safer, cleaner streets, 9 February 2024

‘Hop on’ ANY bus with more convenient tickets, 9 February 2024

Work starts on new Charlotte Street bus and bicycle route, 1 February 2024

Second ‘Tiger Crossing’ completed in Portsmouth, 29 January 2024

Portsmouth licensed private hire vehicles in bus lanes trial proves a success, 26 January 2024

Hundreds of older person bus pass holders benefit from free travel to Portsmouth hospitals, 26 January 2024

Council to discuss single operator for rental e-scooters and cycles, 23 January 2024

Safe, secure, cycle storage options unlocked, 22 January 2024

Portsmouth sets the bar high: Leading the nation in rental e-scooter and bike parking, 12 January 2024

24/7 bus routes dawn in Portsmouth, 9 January 2024

Quicker bus journeys and safer walking and cycling for Portsmouth in 2024, 9 January 2024

Portsmouth bus transformation underway, 2 January 2024