Opening date: 29/09/2020

Closing date: 21/12/2020


Name: Local Transport Strategy 2020

We want to hear your views on our draft transport strategy.  This strategy will shape the way that people travel in Portsmouth over the next 16 years, and it is important that we hear from everyone, residents, businesses, commuters and visitors, so we can deliver an inclusive, active and sustainable travel network which will create a safer, healthier and more prosperous city.

The way people choose to get around in Portsmouth needs to change to meet the demands of today and the future. Our ambitious strategy and Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) aim to create a greener, safer and healthier future for journeys in the city.

What is consulted on and why?

The Transport Strategy is fundamental to the growth of Portsmouth and sets out ways in which we will improve connectivity, promote cleaner air and reduce carbon emissions.

The survey provides more details about our vision for the draft transport plan over the next 16 years and includes four objectives and key considerations detailed within 20 policies. Through this plan we want to ensure greener travel is accessible to everyone, including residents, people who work in the city, visitors and businesses. You can read a summary of our objectives below.

We are also consulting on the Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) which addresses the need to create a more sustainable network to support walking and cycling. The coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in active travel and we need to develop a network which supports this.

Have your say

Read our draft plan and have your say. Follow the links below or request a paper copy or large print version by calling 023 9284 1347 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday). Paper copies of the draft plan will be available in libraries from October. If you have any questions about our draft strategy please email

View Portsmouth Local Transport Strategy (LTP)

Take the Portsmouth Local Transport Strategy survey

Next steps

Our consultation closes at midnight on 21 December 2020. Once the results of the survey have been analysed we will develop our plan based on the feedback you have provided. This will then be discussed in detail by full cabinet early next year and if approved, will be adopted at full council.

Supporting documents

It is a statutory requirement for a Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to be undertaken for the draft Local Transport Strategy (LTP4). Please find below accompanying statutory documents which have been undertaken as part of the plan.

You can also find a sunray diagram which illustrates potential schemes to be developed as part of the LTP4.

Portsmouth Habitat Regulations for the LTP4

Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Portsmouth LTP4 – environmental report

Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Portsmouth LTP4 – summary

Sunray diagram of potential schemes

Strategic objectives - summary

Delivering cleaner air

Creating cleaner air for everyone who lives, works, visits and studies in Portsmouth that will not damage their health. Along with a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) we propose to introduce complementary measures including more charge points for electric vehicles and expansion of the park & ride.

Prioritising walking and cycling

Improving the city’s walking and cycling infrastructure to encourage people to use their car less for short journeys. We propose reallocating road space to provide traffic-free cycle routes and high-quality walking connections as well as providing space to safely accommodate new technologies, such as e-bikes and e-scooters.

Transforming public transport

The South East Rapid Transit Network (SEHRT) will support bus routes, building on existing routes in Gosport and Waterlooville. We will allocate more street space to SEHRT and local bus networks, leading to faster and more reliable journeys and will work with bus, rail and ferry operators to make wider improvements to city-wide services.

Supporting business and protecting our assets

We propose to ensure that a well-maintained transport network supports our ports, naval base and freight delivery, reducing the number of goods vehicles on our streets and reducing costs for business. We will ensure that the network flows effectively, ensuring properly co-ordinated highway works and efficient use of kerbside space.