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  • Seminar 1:Transport and health28 October 2014

  • Setting the scene: Overview of local transport policy in PortsmouthMarc Griffin - Portsmouth City Council

  • The City of Portsmouth206,000 inhabitants (Est. 2014) Unique mostly flat topography with an area of 40.15km (15.5 miles) 49km (30.5 miles) of coastlineMixture of business types5 train stations and 8 Ferry services Distinguished by its historic, diverse and vibrant waterfront with the Naval Dockyard, Commercial Ferry Port, and Southsea seafront.Portsmouth is ideal for walking and cycling.


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  • The City of PortsmouthAs a city Portsmouth is important in providing An effective transport network,Healthcare, Education,Employment, Shopping, Leisure,Culture.*

  • Transport Overview - Local Transport PlanTransport is an enabler of activity and has a key role to play in:

    building vibrant local communities,underpinning and enabling regeneration,moving towards a sustainable future.

    Local Transport Plan 3 sets out how both Portsmouth and the wider South Hampshire sub-region will be tackled

  • Each Local Transport Authority in England and Wales has a statutory duty to produce and adopt a Local Transport Plan

    Portsmouth City Council has developed the third Local Transport Plan strategy, which covers the period up to 2031 working closely with Solent Transport partnersTransport Overview - Local Transport Plan

  • Transport has considerable influence on health and quality of life, not only in terms of improving access to society and encouraging healthy lifestyles but also in promoting overall well being and quality of life. Transport Overview - Local Transport Plan

  • Portsmouth and the South Hampshire Sub-regionThere is increasing recognition of the fact that transport challenges cross authority boundaries

    Portsmouth City Council works with Southampton City Council, Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council to form Solent Transport to develop and deliver transport improvements for this functional economic area

    Phil Marshall Solent Transport will expand on this later*

  • Physical Challenges to transport

    *Island city with limited space to expand the road networkOnly 3 roads linking Portsmouth to the mainlandVery high housing density and mix of housing designsHistoric sections of city & a large number of listed buildingsLarge student population55% of those aged over 65 have a Limiting Long Term Illness (LLTI)Large number of cars within the city

  • Psychological challenges to transport

    *Active travel not cultural norm or seen as convenient not just a Portsmouth problemLow confidence in road cycling High fear of crime levelsHigh levels of cycle theftLimited access to affordable cycling equipmentPoor perception at present of cycling within the city

  • Transport Team Structure - PCC

  • Transport Policy and PlanningSupport Portsmouth City Council and provide input to Solent Transport,Contribute to Solent Transport studies,Contribute to the Local Development Partnering, Provides delivery reports to government on the Local Transport Plan,Develop Transport Policies and Strategies as appropriate including future links to sustainability and Public Health.

  • Transport Policy and PlanningSupport with the development of transport related business cases,Transport Studies, Workplace Travel Plans (influencing behaviours) and monitoring,Support and input with DfT information requests and efficiency projects, Support for Electric Charging Points strategy,Manage and support Park and Ride Strategy and bus operations.

  • Park and Ride is catalyst to drive further transport improvements and regeneration in the city including: City Deal, Northern Quarter,Hard Interchange projects, Alternative transport options into the city.

  • 663 car park spaces,Priority bus lane into Portsmouth, Terminal building with toilet provision, Enclosed waiting room,Cycle storage,Brompton Bikes,Electric Charging Points

  • Transport Policy and PlanningHighways Development Control assistance including:Advising transport implications of development applications, including the determination of all off-site works Support for public challenge from PCC comments in the event of a hearingPlanning application advice CIL, S38, S106 and S278 AdviceOpportunity to influence sustainable transport

  • Network ManagementTransport modelling support Junction Capacity modelling support Accessibility modelling and interpretation Traffic Signals design Feasibility to Detail Design for Traffic Management Schemes Traffic Monitoring (e.g. Congestion, Air quality) Street Design including pedestrian environment Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) support Scheme development for traffic management

  • Responsible for the provision of advice on active travel and implementing solutions to varied and complex issues.

    Work closely with the Road Safety team

    Provide advice to a wide range of audiences,

    Project manage schemes that will improve the active travel network within the city

    Maintain and update the Definitive Map (Public Rights of Way PROW)

    *Road Safety and Active Travel

  • Active Travel within PortsmouthPortsmouth lends itself to different methods of Active Travel promoting the health agenda

    Will factor in the future social and economic development of the city

    Aims to give all residents the tools to choose to travel actively in their everyday activities including the benefits.


  • LSTF Benefits over past 3 yearsImproved infrastructure for Sustainable Modes within PortsmouthIncrease in visitor numbers/ number of attractions visited.Contribute to economic growth in Portsmouth (including increased job creation)Provide a better environment for visitors and residents (including reduced carbon emissions)Improved information and travel options for visitors


  • Recent Successes of Active Travel

    The creation of the Community Cycle Hub at Winston Churchill Avenue.An improved link between the south of the City and Cosham station (Pilgrims Way).The installation of additional cycle parking in busy areas of the City.The Shipwrights Way cycle route (phases 1 and 2).*

  • Recent Successes of Active Travel (cont.)The improvement of signage and road markings (for both pedestrians and cyclists) within the City70% of children actively travel to school!Cycle events in conjunction with other external business stakeholdersMore accurate walking and cycling mapsBikeability training to children and adultsWayfinding boards throughout the city


  • Alfred Road Cycle SchemeAdvanced stop lines added at Bishop Crispian Way and Queen street including cycle detection.

    Carriageway widened to allow cyclists to pass stationary traffic.

    Signage improved to encourage use of the subway rather than footpath along Alfred Road.

  • Alverstone Road cycle signalDedicated cycle signal to allow cyclists full access to the junction with Milton Rd/Velder Ave.Guardrail removed and dropped kerbs installed - cycle detection in the ground that will place a demand when the cycle sits on itThis phase can appear twice in the cycle if demanded.

  • Elm Grove/Outram Road

    Right turn traffic lane removed New cycle lane and detection added to Victoria Road

    Cycle detection added to Victoria Rd North for right turn into Elm Grove

  • On-going projects promoting sustainabilityPROW signage and mappingCycle parking (various locations)Review and remediation of current cycle infrastructure Signs and lines rationalisation Building relationships with both internal and external stakeholdersImprovements to the current cycle counters within the cityEducation and Enforcement events


  • Proposed Future SchemesWork to promote polite cycling within the cityImprovements to be made to the cycle network in the north western corner of the cityMilton Road shared routeCreate/improve walking/cycle routes in conjunction with new development in the cityThe continued installation/upgrading of PROW signageHGV Awareness Trading Places*

  • Proposed Future Schemes (Cont.)On-going improvements being made to the walking and cycling signage within the cityEducation and Enforcement events with Hampshire Constabulary Walking and cycling maps to be re-designedGIS mapping of cycle pathways within the city to be undertaken*

  • Proposed Future Schemes (Cont.)Working with the University of Portsmouth to improve student safety when traveling actively Measure the level of interest in cycling throughout the cityBuild and maintain relationships with key stakeholdersContinuation of myjourney



  • Schools education - Primary*

  • Schools education - Secondary


  • CyclingCycling on pavement second most common complaint to the Council. Joint operations at key locations.

    Cycling without lights

    Be Bright events -491 cyclists engaged with bag covers/lights


  • Bikeability*Cycling training available to all primary schoolsBid for, and awarded, the funding from DfTDelivered by Pedal Power1457 children trained March 13-April 14

  • The Hard Interchange*

  • Overview of Transport Policy in the Solent Area

    Transport and Health Event, Portsmouth28 October 2014

    Phil MarshallPrincipal Transport PlannerSolent Transport

  • Overview of TransportPolicy in the Solent AreaSolent - Some Key CharacteristicsSolent Transport BackgroundSub Regional Transport ModelTransport Delivery PlanTravel Patterns and TrendsInvestment SecuredLooking Forward

  • Solent Some Key Characte