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Cycle scheme: Eastern Road to the city centre


Closing Date : 31/03/2023


Opening Date :


Contact:

Name: Project Management Office

Email: sehrt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk


Overview of the scheme

Transforming Cities Fund logoThis proposal aims to improve four sections of the Eastern cycle route. Measures such as widening shared paths, giving priority to people who walk and cycle across minor side roads and accesses, and providing safe crossing points will further improve safety along this popular route.

The proposals are an important part of Portsmouth’s Transport Strategy. Supporting the Transport Strategy is the emerging 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. This phase of the Eastern cycle route development is funded through the Transforming Cities Fund.

These proposals include improvements identified for LCWIP route sections 301-8, 301-9, 301-C & 301-13. You can view the draft LCWIP here: https://travel.portsmouth.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/74.463-LCWIP-Plan.pdf

What is proposed and why

This is a popular walking and cycling route. It is used to access Admiral Lord Nelson school and many employment sites. Improved footways and cycle paths will provide safer routes linking Eastern Road to Moneyfields Avenue, offering a feasible alternative to the private car.

All proposals are subject to consultation.

Our proposal includes improved cycle infrastructure at the following locations:

  • Anchorage Road/Robinson Way (LCWIP reference 301-8)
  • Dundas Lane (LCWIP reference 301-9)
  • New Road to Fratton Road (LCWIP reference 301-C)
  • Lake Road – City Centre North (LCWIP reference 301-13)

Next Steps

Schemes are in the final stages of preliminary design. Once complete proposals will be presented to stakeholders for consultation, details of which will be provided here.

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