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Southampton City Council (GB)

Southampton City Council (GB)

Southampton's economic importance is related to the presence of two regional transport hubs: the international airport and international seaport. The city centre is identified as key area for economic regeneration and the city also has plans to become the country's leading low carbon city.The city's transport focus is based on ensuring the vitality of the
local economy, reducing the environmental impacts of transport, continued delivery of transport improvements, addressing health problems and improving access to the port and around the city.
The following topics are of particular interest:

  • cycling,
  • behaviour change and health (particularly RTI & bus priority),
  • Intelligent Transport Systems,
  • integrated ticketing,
  • cleaner fuels (particularly for freight and public transport),
  • land use planning and transport,
  • Shared space / public realm,
  • urban freight delivery and city logistics.

The city plans to get more involved in the Environment & Health in Transport and Mobility & Traffic Efficiency working groups over the next year.To consult the City Centre Action Plan, click here.

Southampton is involved in LEAP (Leader for Energy and Action Planning), European Environmental Maritime Skills (BEEMS) projects, BUYZET and CITYLAB.

  • Member Type: Full Member
  • Management Committee: NA
General Information
  • Land area: 51,81 square km
  • Total population: 240 000 hab.
  • Population density: 4 733/km²
Road network length
  • Motorways: 0
  • Main roads: 90 miles
  • Secondary roads: 281 miles
  • Cycling network: 0
Traffic volume
  • Traffic volume: 96 (Traffic Index 100 = 2000)
Public transport
  • Metro: 0
  • Tram: 0
  • Bus: 150 services
Modal split
  • Car: 58,6 %
  • Public transport: 22,4 %
  • Cycling: 2,6 %
  • Walking: 13,6 %
  • Other 2,8%

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