Cycling and walking infrastructure plan

We are working with Hampshire County Council and Sustrans to produce our Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) which will replace our existing cycle strategy and walking strategy.

This LCWIP will act as an evidence base for the improvement of existing, and the development of future cycling and walking networks across the borough; it will also support relevant external funding bids for these infrastructure schemes.

Draft document

A draft of the LCWIP was produced to support the County Council’s bid to the Department for Transport for funding from the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), a £1.28bn national funding stream designed to support the development of public transport, walking and cycling.

The draft is currently being reviewed in light of feedback. A copy of the draft document is available here.

A revised TCF bid for the Portsmouth area (including Fareham, Gosport and Havant) made in 2020 was successful which means some of the walking and cycling improvements in the draft LCWIP can now be implemented. More details about the Transforming Cities Fund bid are available on the Portsmouth City Council website.

Cycle routes

The LCWIP will identify a network of primary and secondary cycle routes. These are the main routes connecting main destinations and places of interest such as schools, stations, employment centres and shopping areas.

Other feeder routes will be identified later. As a first stage of this work we are publishing our aspirational cycle map.

This is a version of our existing cycle map which shows what the cycle network might look like in 2036; the end date of the new Local Plan.

We are also publishing, alongside this aspirational map, an additional plan for making the cycle network more understandable by introducing a system of route numbering which would be applied to wayfinding along the routes highlighted.


Funding would be from a variety of sources which may of course change over time with government policy.

Currently we would look to Section 106 or 278 agreements with developers, Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) or other dedicated funds (such as the Transforming Cities Fund).