Temporary pedestrian crossings in Portsmouth

Temporary pedestrian crossings in Portsmouth

The safety of Portsmouth residents during the coronavirus pandemic continues to be the focus behind temporary changes in the city.

Recent additions to the city, are two signal-controlled crossings that will be located on Eastern Parade.

This change creates safe crossing points to access road closures on the seafront roads.

Closures have been put in to help create space for social distancing as lockdown restrictions start to ease.

Located between Helena Road and Bruce Road, and between Burbidge Grove and Brading Avenue, the crossings will help vulnerable people cross the road.

Some car parking will be suspended as required for this type of crossing, this means drivers can see people about to cross and approaching the crossing.

Canoe Lake car park will be opened to compensate for the loss of car parking spaces on Eastern parade, meaning seafront road closure will be altered  so that people can access the car park.

These measures are being introduced as more members of the public are walking and cycling.

Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation, Cllr Lynne Stagg said:

“It is important we do all we can during the pandemic to keep people safe as they travel and this is one of many changes that are taking place, including making additional space where it is available on our high streets, creating additional cycling space in the city center that connects our current cycle routes.

There is more to do and I look forward to sharing this with you soon.”


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