This part of the city has embraced the "Portsmouth Cycling Town" idea, with its logo of a bicycle surrounded by a red ring proudly displayed on every lamp post down the sea front.
And being good citizens, the locals carry their bikes instead.
What makes Portsmouth a good candidate for a cycling town? Is it the population density (high); the geography (flat, no good leisure cycling). No, it is something it has in common with Bristol. FirstBus providing the bus service
Or in this case, providing nine buses a week. This shared absence of anything resembling public transport is a compelling reason why both Bristol and Portsmouth have embraced cycling.