East-West Active Travel Route

Winston Churchill Avenue is a popular route for people traveling into the centre of the city and back again from surrounding areas.

We want to improve this route to make it more attractive for people to walk and cycle from the east of Portsea Island to the city centre, and beyond towards Portsmouth Harbour. Our proposals here build on the work we’re also planning at Goldsmith Avenue, extending from Victoria Road North to Guildhall Walk via Winston Churchill Avenue.

We’re planning new and improved walking and cycling infrastructure to enhance safety for everyone and encourage active travel. Our plans aim to make this route safer for people who walk and cycle, through separated cycle lanes, improved awareness and increased priority for cyclists and pedestrians at junctions. More people walking and cycling instead of driving also means less traffic congestion, better air quality and improved levels of fitness.

The proposals are an important part of Portsmouth’s Transport Strategy and the supporting draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). This is an ambitious delivery plan that proposes significant investment over the next 10 years that looks to transform the city for both walking and cycling.


Our consultation period for this scheme is now closed. It was open from 6 Dec 2021 to 9 January 2022, and the feedback we received will help us decide where to make specific improvements to this route, and how best to implement these changes.

You can now view the results of this consultation at our Your City, Your Say website.

Next, we will collate and analyse the responses, before releasing a detailed plan for the area. A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will be applied for and designs will be taken to Portsmouth City Council for approval to proceed. Find out more about TROs at our Portsmouth.gov.uk site.