We have been awarded £214,515 in funding from the government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund to create temporary schemes to enable social distancing while walking and cycling. These schemes are monitored to ensure they are work well for residents, businesses and users.
Following engagement activity on proposals for the new cycle lanes, we have tried to strike a balance between views from different parts of the community. A decision was made at the Covid Response Board to carry out a three week trial of the cycle lane following support from residents but concerns from local businesses.
The cycle lanes will be separated from other traffic by plastic bollards attached to the road surface, providing extra protection for cyclists. Parking suspensions will be put in place from 21 October ahead of work to install the cycle lanes the following week.
To share views once the trial scheme is in place email EATF@porstmouthcc.gov.uk