Cycling

Brand new bike share scheme launched

The scheme, called ‘Beryl Bikes by Breeze’, allows you to hire a pedal bike for local journeys or an e-bike for a longer journey, without the need to own and store a bike yourself, across Portsmouth, Southampton and on the Isle of Wight. This means you have another greener way to travel across the city, so you’re helping to tackle the climate emergency, while improving your health and reducing the number of cars on the road. Find out more about how to hire a Beryl bike.

Future of cycling in Portsmouth

To support our Local Transport Plan, and in line with the government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS), our Safer Travel team has developed an ambitious draft Local Walking Cycling and Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP).

We want to encourage people out of their cars by creating a walking and cycling network that is safe, inclusive, accessible, convenient and attractive. This will help people to get from A to B in the most direct way possible when making every day journeys, such as commuting, going to the shops or travelling for education. It will also play a big part in improving local air quality.  

The draft Portsmouth LCWIP is an ambitious plan that proposes significant investment over the next 10 years that looks to transform the city for both walking and cycling. 

For the initial phase, a network of main corridors and several east-west routes have been identified based on the greatest potential to increase cycling. Cycling-improvement schemes are also included in the Local Transport Plan.

New Cycle Parking available in Southsea

New multi bike parking is available at two sites in Southsea, on Marmion Road and along the sea front near Southsea Beach Cafe.

These bike racks provide space to park six bicycles and take up less than one car parking space on the road. Named bike corrals, they respond to requests from the local community for more cycle parking.

This means that you can cycle across the city and storing your bike whilst you visit Southsea’s shops, dining and leisure facilities, or go to work. If more people swap their car journey for cycling it can help reduce traffic congestion, noise and create cleaner air for everyone, while improving your health and wellbeing too.

These bike corrals are part of a twelve month trial to investigate whether this kind of facility will benefit visitors to the local area. If you have any questions or would like to provide any feedback on this trial, please email travel@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.