Portsmouth plans sustainable transport

Transport officials in Portsmouth are hoping their plans for more walking and cycling initiatives will get the go-ahead this week.

The News in the city reports that a cabinet meeting will consider the local transport plan which includes bike hangars, a park and cycle system and e-scooter hire.

It’s part of a 16 year local transport plan, but has been adapted to respond to the Covid crisis. Some ideas such as temporary road closures and low traffic neighbourhoods have already been fast tracked.

Portsmouth City Council’s traffic and transport boss, Councillor Lynne Stagg, told the paper, “At the core of this all is the need to improve air quality, which improves health, as well as encouraging people to be more active that also improves health.”


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