Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation - Friday, 18th March, 2022 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - The Guildhall, Portsmouth. View directions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Decision:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of Members' Interests

Decision:

There were no declarations of members' interests.

3.

Local Transport Plan 4 - Implementation Plan 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Purpose

 

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for the updated Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP 4) Implementation Plan 2022/23 - 2024/25 following the approval of the 2022/23 budget at February 2022 Full Council. The report also includes information about the monitoring and governance of LTP4, which will be updated in the 2022/23 to 2024/25 Implementation Plan.

 

RECOMMENDED that:

 

(i)             The attached Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4) funded schemes 2022/23 (Appendix A) is adopted as part of Portsmouth's LTP4 Implementation Plan 2022/23 - 2024/25;

 

(ii)           Authority is delegated to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation and the Section 151 Officer to update the Local Transport Plan 4 Implementation Plan with the attached proposed Local Transport Plan funded scheme list (Appendix A);

 

(iii)         Authority is delegated to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation and the Section 151 Officer to agree any minor amendments to the Implementation Plan that may be required to take account of future funding changes and relevant national policy guidance;

 

(iv)         The Cabinet member notes that the funded Infrastructure Programme, Transport hub funding and other revenue and externally funded highways and transport work programmes contribute to the delivery of the LTP4 and the implementation plan 2022/23-2024/25 will be updated to include these;

 

(v)           The process for monitoring of LTP4 be noted; and

 

(vi)         The process of governance of LTP4 be noted.

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS - that:

 

i)      The Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4) funded schemes 2022/23 (attached to the report at Appendix A) be adopted as part of Portsmouth's LTP4 Implementation Plan 2022/23 - 2024/25;

ii)    Authority delegated to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation and the Section 151 Officer to update the Local Transport Plan 4 Implementation Plan with the attached proposed Local Transport Plan funded scheme list (Appendix A);

iii)   Authority delegated to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation and the Section 151 Officer to agree any minor amendments to the Implementation Plan that may be required to take account of future funding changes and relevant national policy guidance;

iv)   The Cabinet member noted that the funded Infrastructure Programme, Transport hub funding and other revenue and externally funded highways and transport work programmes contribute to the delivery of the LTP4 and the implementation plan 2022/23-2024/25 will be updated to include these;

v)    The process for monitoring of LTP4 be noted; and

vi)The process of governance of LTP4 be noted.

4.

Portsmouth Rental E-Scooter Trial Scheme pdf icon PDF 395 KB

Purpose

 

This report provides update on the operation of the rental e-scooter trial andseeks approvalto furtherextend the rental e-scooter trial from the current scheduled end date of 31 March 2022 until 30 November 2022.

 

RECOMMENDED that theCabinet Memberfor Trafficand Transportation:

 

(i)         Notes the information contained within the report on the rental e-scooter trial to date.

(ii)       Approves renewal of the Vehicle Special Order(VSO) for Portsmouth's e-scooter rental scheme to 30 November 2022, in accordance with the Department for Transport's new end date, to legally enable the rental e-scooter trial to extend beyond its scheduled end date of 31March 2022.

 

(iii)      Notes that Portsmouth's corresponding Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to allow rental e-scooters in cycle tracks, cycle lanes and bus lanes is due to expire on 15 September 2022, and that a further Cabinet Member decision will therefore be required in due course for the e-scooter rental scheme to effectively operate beyond that date.

 

 

Appendix A - E scooter rental trial Wave Two opinion survey (Aug 2021 - Sept 2021)

Appendix B - E scooter rental trial Wave Three opinion survey (Dec 2021 - Jan 2022)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS to:

 

i)      Note the information contained within the report on the rental e-scooter trial to date.

ii)    Approve renewal of the Vehicle Special Order (VSO) for Portsmouth's e-scooter rental scheme to 30 November 2022, in accordance with the Department for Transport's new end date, to legally enable the rental e-scooter trial to extend beyond its scheduled end date of 31 March 2022.

iii)   Note that Portsmouth's corresponding Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to allow rental e-scooters in cycle tracks, cycle lanes and bus lanes is due to expire on 15 September 2022, and that a further Cabinet Member decision will therefore be required in due course for the e-scooter rental scheme to effectively operate beyond that date.

 

5.

TRO 102B/2021: Proposed parking restrictions in various locations pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Purpose

 

The purpose of this report is to consider the public response to the proposed parking restrictions in Althorpe Drive and Chasewater Avenue in Portsmouth.

 

RECOMMENDED that:

 

(i)             The proposed 21m of No Waiting At Any Time double yellow lines in Althorpe Drive, is implemented;

 

(ii)           In Chasewater Avenue the proposed extension to the operating times of the Loading Only Bay from 9am-11am to 9am-1pm is implemented;

 

(iii)         In Chasewater Avenue the proposed reduction in the operating time of 30-min Limited Waiting from 11am-6pm to 1pm-6pm is implemented; and

 

(iv)         It be noted that the remainder of TRO 102/2021 was brought into operation under TRO 102A/2021 at the end of January 2022, due to no objections being received to those proposals. Therefore, any proposals approved following this report will be brought into operation under TRO 102B/2021.

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS that:

 

i)      The proposed 21m of No Waiting At Any Time double yellow lines in Althorpe Drive, is implemented;

ii)    In Chasewater Avenue the proposed extension to the operating times of the Loading Only Bay from 9am-11am to 9am-1pm is implemented;

iii)   In Chasewater Avenue the proposed reduction in the operating time of 30-minute Limited Waiting from 11am-6pm to 1pm-6pm is implemented; and

iv)   It be noted that the remainder of TRO 102/2021 was brought into operation under TRO 102A/2021 at the end of January 2022, due to no objections being received to those proposals. Therefore, any proposals approved following this report will be brought into operation under TRO 102B/2021.

6.

Proposed Taxi Rank on London Road, North End pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Purpose

 

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for the trial of a 22-hour taxi rank in London Road, North End under an experimental traffic regulation order (ETRO) operating between 9am and 7am.

 

RECOMMENDED that:

 

(i)         An experimental traffic regulation order (ETRO) is undertaken for a 22 hour (9am to 7am), two-car, taxi rank located at the southern end of the southbound bus lane on London Road, close to the junction with Laburnum Grove;

 

(ii)       An information report be taken to Licensing Committee outlining the outcome of this decision; and

 

(iii)      A report be brought back to the Cabinet Member of Traffic and Transportation with the results of the trial before the end of the ETRO period.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS that:

 

i)      An experimental traffic regulation order (ETRO) is undertaken for a 22 hour (9am to 7am), two-car, taxi rank located at the southern end of the southbound bus lane on London Road, close to the junction with Laburnum Grove;

ii)    An information report be taken to Licensing Committee outlining the outcome of this decision; and

iii)   A report be brought back to the Cabinet Member of Traffic and Transportation with the results of the trial before the end of the ETRO period.

 

7.

Update on rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Purpose

 

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the proposal to install rapid electric vehicle (EV) charge points in various car parks and associated user tariffs for Stubbington Avenue car park.

 

RECOMMENDED that this information report be noted.

Decision:

The Cabinet Member noted the report which is for information only and is not subject to call-in.

8.

EWATC and SEHRT Route 801 and Walk 80 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Purpose

(i)         The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the proposed measures designed to improve the walking and cycling environment, for information purposes, as well as to share the public consultation feedback, and communicate the next steps to be taken up until construction, which is due to take place later this year.

(ii)        The South East Hampshire Rapid Transit (SEHRT) Walk 80 and Route 801, funded by the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), and the East West Active Travel Corridor (EWATC) funded by Portsmouth’s Local Transport Plan (LTP), are being developed between Fratton and City Centre, to provide active travel benefits for pedestrians and cyclists along this key route.

(iii)       Proposed measures are intended to deliver a range of walking and cycling improvements including on and off-road cycle provision, improved crossing points and junction re-prioritisation, in line with LTP4's vision of having a people-centred, connected, travel network that prioritises walking, cycling and public transport to help deliver a safer, healthier and more prosperous city.

(iv)      A meeting was held on 9 of February 2022 to brief the Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Traffic and Transport on the results of the consultation and agree and confirm the next steps (detailed design).

 

RECOMMENDED that this information report be noted.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member noted the report which is for information only and is not subject to call-in.

9.

Accident and Casualty Report 2020 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Purpose

 

To introduce the Accident and Casualty Report 2020.

 

Recommended that this information report be noted.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member noted the report which is for information only and is not subject to call-in.