Evening Hill Cycle Lane

Background

BCP Council introduced a trial protected cycle lane up Evening Hill in July 2020 for six months to allow people to have their say. The protected cycle lane helps users cycle safely along this busy road, and will hopefully encourage more visitors and residents to use their bikes to travel to and from the beach, as well as cycling along the coast. This is one of several Emergency measures to support Active Travel that have been introduced across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole funded by the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Funding.

Prioritising walking and cycling also helps us to contribute towards tackling the council’s declared climate emergency and to enable people to make journeys to work, school, and for leisure, by bicycle instead of using cars or public transport as contained in the Local Transport Plan

Outcome

Considering a report on the consultation findings and feedback from the trial, Councillor Mike Greene, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability has decided to retain the protected cycle lane at Evening Hill. Councillor Mike Greene said:

"Following a six-month public consultation, we are now planning to retain the protected cycle lane introduced at Evening Hill. Two thirds of those who travel through the area for work and leisure that took part in our consultations were in favour of this decision. In addition to this, we are proposing to introduce some major changes based on the feedback received from residents.

This includes new disabled parking bays on Shore Road and Alington Road. We are also planning to widen the footpath on Alington Road and add a new zebra crossing on Shore Road to the north of Alington Road. These improvements will ensure that those with mobility issues and watersports users will be able access to the area and enjoy local green spaces.

These changes will help to create a safer environment for people walking and cycling. This will further contribute towards meeting our declared climate emergency by supporting more sustainable journeys through the area."

Background

BCP Council introduced a trial protected cycle lane up Evening Hill in July 2020 for six months to allow people to have their say. The protected cycle lane helps users cycle safely along this busy road, and will hopefully encourage more visitors and residents to use their bikes to travel to and from the beach, as well as cycling along the coast. This is one of several Emergency measures to support Active Travel that have been introduced across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole funded by the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Funding.

Prioritising walking and cycling also helps us to contribute towards tackling the council’s declared climate emergency and to enable people to make journeys to work, school, and for leisure, by bicycle instead of using cars or public transport as contained in the Local Transport Plan

Outcome

Considering a report on the consultation findings and feedback from the trial, Councillor Mike Greene, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability has decided to retain the protected cycle lane at Evening Hill. Councillor Mike Greene said:

"Following a six-month public consultation, we are now planning to retain the protected cycle lane introduced at Evening Hill. Two thirds of those who travel through the area for work and leisure that took part in our consultations were in favour of this decision. In addition to this, we are proposing to introduce some major changes based on the feedback received from residents.

This includes new disabled parking bays on Shore Road and Alington Road. We are also planning to widen the footpath on Alington Road and add a new zebra crossing on Shore Road to the north of Alington Road. These improvements will ensure that those with mobility issues and watersports users will be able access to the area and enjoy local green spaces.

These changes will help to create a safer environment for people walking and cycling. This will further contribute towards meeting our declared climate emergency by supporting more sustainable journeys through the area."

Page last updated: 18 November 2021, 09:53