Dear Portsmouth City Council,
In an article in “The News” published on 23rd January 2015 Portsmouth City Council is quoted as stating that “ journey times have not increased significantly and after making improvements, traffic within the city centre now moves more freely.”
My own observations of the length of queues on the M275 southbound heading for the City Centre lead me to believe that the introduction of the park and ride scheme at Tipnor has led to a significant increase in delays in traffic getting in to Portsmouth.
To make it clear, the particular stretch of road I am enquiring about is from the northern end of the M275 where it comes off the M27, up to Market Way roundabout.
In order for Portsmouth City Council to make the statement that it has in the press, I must assume that it has data to back up its comment and I therefore write to request clarification of the following:-
a) What studies have been done to examine the issue of delays to traffic coming in to Portsmouth, both prior to the introduction of the new Park and Ride bus lane and subsequent to its introduction.
b) Who conducted the study and how much did the study cost.
c) How was the study conducted and at what dates and times was any surveying carried out.
d) Could you provide me with full details of the findings.
I appreciate your attention and look forward to receiving a reply.
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Dear Mr Humphrey,
INFORMATION REQUEST - Traffic congestion
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In response to the FOI
The Air Quality and Road optimisation project covered 6 areas of the city.
Proportionally, this equates to £10,308 for corridor one (M275 to St
TomTom data £1,960
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