What you can do to lower air pollution

Around half of Portsmouth’s air pollution comes from transport, and 65% journeys made by residents are under 5km – so if you’re a resident or a visitor, what are we going to do about it?


Use public or sustainable transport

Explore on foot, bike, scooter, or utilise the extensive bus network including our Park & Ride

Clean Air Cyclist Portsmouth

Upgrade your vehicle

Upgrade your car to an electric or hydrogen vehicle, or one with better fuel efficiency.

Electric vehicles Portsmouth

Travel smart

If driving is your only option, encourage friends and family to car share on the way to work or school.

Car Share Clean Air Portsmouth

Engine idling

Engine idling impacts air pollution levels, whilst also wasting fuel

Engines Off Portsmouth

Don’t burn rubbish or wood

DEFRA states that 38% of primary particulate matter is from open fires and solid fuel stoves1.

Bonfire Clean Air Portsmouth

Use quieter routes

Lower your air pollution exposure through using our designated quieter routes for cycling and walking. View map.

Scooter Portsmouth