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Walking and cycling routes in Portsmouth: have your say

Do you walk or cycle from the east of the city to the centre?

Portsmouth City Council is asking residents to participate in a survey on plans to improve walking and cycling routes in Portsmouth and Southsea.

The council hopes to make improvements to the route via Goldsmith Avenue and Winston Churchill Avenue. The aim is to make travel by foot and bicycle safer, and to reduce car pollution.

The survey is in two parts. The first part examines Goldsmith Avenue, and the second part focuses on Winston Churchill Avenue.

The plans include:

  • Moving the existing cycle lane at Fratton Road roundabout to the front of the footway
  • Improving the junction with Southern Railway Depot to make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians
  • A loading bay for large vehicles outside the Rifle Club
  • Upgrading the pedestrian crossing on Victoria Road North to a Toucan crossing
  • Making the Canal Walk road closure permanent
  • Additional space and installing CCTV and more lighting along Sydenham Terrace
  • A segregated cycle lane along Winston Churchill Avenue.
  • Signposting a quieter route for cyclists along Somers Road, Rivers Street and Wellington Street, passing the Somerstown Community Hub
  • A new two-way cycle lane from St James’s Road to Middle Street
  • Upgrading the crossing outside Portsmouth Combined Court Centre to a Toucan crossing

Residents are invited to attend online presentations on the scheme on Monday 20th December, at 3pm or 5.30pm, when there will be an opportunity to ask the engineers questions. There will also be drop-in sessions throughout December and January.

To learn more, and to take part in the survey, visit

The South East Hampshire Rapid Transit website, www.sehrt.org.uk, is well worth a read if you want to know more about plans for travel in Portsmouth.


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