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Traffic information relating to Old Portsmouth and vicinity. email comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .The 20 mph signs had been removed from Pembroke Road as this road had been left off the council’s original list of streets being subjected to this speed restriction.

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• It was suggested that there were not enough 20MPH signs along the High Street and some drivers appeared to be ignoring the new limits.
• David Baynes suggested that a ‘Welcome to Old Portsmouth’ sign could be sited at the entrance to the area which could incorporate the 20MPH limit.

May 2008: In his report, Geoff Terry stated that:
• The road at the Wightlink Ferry entrance was still in poor condition as the stones were badly cracked and breaking up. He had no report of when this would be repaired.
• There was still no date advised for the proposed opening of the access to Gunwharf from the Wightlink passenger terminal at the railway terminal on the Hard.
• Bob Stewart advised that access was currently difficult through West Street owing to the building work at 10 West Street (which appears to have stopped) and condition of the pavement and loose cobbles on the road in front of this building.

April 2008: OldPortsmouth 20 mph discussion Geoff Terry said that he was surprised that this 20mph limit had been placed on the High Street as it was, after all, part of major road A3 and was under the impression that a 30mph limit would remain on major roads within the city. However, the number of 20mph signs on the High Street had been kept low – meeting FOOPA’s efforts to keep ‘street furniture’ to a minimum. He had, however, been informed that a resident of Pembroke Road had complained about the positioning of the limit signs directly outside of his house. It was considered that these could have been placed a little further along the road nearer Pembroke Park where residences would not have been directly affected.

Old Portsmouth residents’ opinions on the positioning of the signs would be welcomed and Geoff had already requested that a facility for residents to express their views via the web site would be useful. Webmaster Rob Wood’s views on this would be welcome. (Please email views to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )

A temporary repair had been made to the road/pavement at the entrance to the Wightlink Ferry Port. However, more work was needed there.

Previous General Updates

The temporary closure of Unicorn Gate had not appeared to present any further difficulties to traffic.

The temporary closure of the Pedestrian Gate on the ‘Millennium Chain’ between the Wightlink Ferry Port and Gunwharf Quays Residential Area on Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 12.30am and 4am was still being discussed between local representatives and the police. This was being considered in view of the threats to Wightlink staff ‘during the small hours’ busy periods.

The proposed walkway access plan from the Railway Station and Gunwharf Quays Shopping Area had been agreed in principle and was expected to be open by June 2009.

Disabled Parking Spaces in Old Portsmouth
The recent re-allocation of parking spaces has caused some problems to disabled personnel. FOOPA has contacted the Council on this issue but has been advised that the spaces are 'courtesy bays' only at present. However, as from the end of the year, their restriction to 'Blue Badge' holders will be possible under new powers. FOOPA will monitor situation.

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 November 2008 )
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