This report prepared by Walter Menteth and Deniz Beck presents a proposal for the adoption of a Low Traffic Zone (LTZ) in the heart of Portsmouth, focused around Fratton Road.
The proposal addresses the need to improve Covid 19 public health provisions for users of commercial premises on Fratton Rd. to enable those premises to re-open safely while offering improved public space assets and instilling public confidence in use of the area.
Adoption of a temporary LTZ might also open opportunity for long term improvements, by testing. The full impact upon high streets of Covid 19 are yet to be appreciated, but improving measures for future recovery, however, remains an imperative.