Poole town centre to/from Merley, Poole

The consultation has now closed on this route and we’ve published a report summarising the results. Thank you to everyone who took the opportunity to have their say on the proposals.

As shown on the picture to the right, the route has been divided into four sections, and we are working through comments on the proposals for each of these sections to help inform more detailed design development.

As the design work progresses, we will be publishing our responses to the themes that emerged through the consultation on a section-by-section basis. Our responses on the following sections can be found below, while our responses on themes relating to other sections will be published here as they become available.







The original proposals that we consulted on are retained below for reference.

Wimborne Road - proposals in this section include:

  • More priority for cyclists and pedestrians and wider footways on Serpentine Road
  • New parallel crossings at the Wimborne Road/Denmark Lane/Serpentine Road roundabout
  • Light segregation (eg flexible poles) to be installed on the existing on-road cycle lane on the western side of Wimborne Road between the roundabout and Heckford Road
  • The existing bus lane on the eastern side of Wimborne Road maintained
  • New toucan crossings along Wimborne Road
  • A new two-way protected cycle track on the western side of Wimborne Road, with access maintained to/from properties where required
  • On-street parking to be removed along the western side of road
    More priority for people walking and cycling along Wimborne Road across most adjoining roads
  • No access for vehicles between Wimborne Road/Stokes Avenue. Access would be maintained for people walking or cycling
  • Upgrade of the New Inn junction, providing dedicated signal timing for cyclists and priority to those walking and cycling

Darbys Lane - proposals in this section include:

  • A planter box installed and vehicle restrictions currently in place between Darbys Lane and Wimborne Road. This is being consulted on separately as part of Experimental Traffic Regulation Order
  • New wayfinding signage
  • Improvements to the Darbys Lane/Dorchester Road junction
  • Improvements to the shared use path leading to Trigon Bridge

Trigon Bridge – Canford Heath - proposals in this section include:

  • Improvements to the shared use path leading to Trigon Bridge. The handrail height would also be increased on the bridge to improve safety
  • A new two-way shared path on Harwell Road, between Trigon Bridge and Darbys Lane North and new parking restrictions on Harwell Road to create space for the path
  • Improvements to Darbys Lane North
  • Improvements to the existing shared use path near schools and the leisure centre
  • A new toucan crossing point on Canford Heath Road

Gravel Hill - proposals in this section include:

  • Upgrade to the existing paths along both sides of Gravel Hill
  • Improvements to the existing path into Canford Heath


Further information on the proposals

There are some aspects of the programme which apply to all routes and sections:

E-scooters

BCP Council is participating in the Department for Transport’s 2021 trial for rental electric scooters. The rental scooters can be used on roads, signed cycle lanes and shared cycle/pedestrian facilities in Bournemouth and Poole. Private e-scooters are still, and will remain, illegal for use on public roads and cycleways. Find out more from the BCP website.

Biodiversity

Where the removal of trees or other vegetation may be needed as part of the TCF proposals to deliver sustainable transport infrastructure, we will be aiming to deliver biodiversity net gain. This means we would undertake new planting, for example, at the same place or another location in south east Dorset to ensure that habitats which may be affected by our programme are in a better overall state than before the work started. We will work closely with relevant statutory environmental bodies and other groups, including council parks and tree officers, to assess the impact on any trees or vegetation as the proposals develop.

Wayfinding

As part of the proposals to encourage more walking and cycling across south-east Dorset, a network of wayfinding signage is being introduced. More information about the works that are already underway is available from the BCP website. Additional locations where signage is being considered are identified in the detailed maps available as part of this consultation.

Maintenance

The proposed TCF routes would be managed within BCP and Dorset Councils’ ongoing maintenance programmes.

The consultation has now closed on this route and we’ve published a report summarising the results. Thank you to everyone who took the opportunity to have their say on the proposals.

As shown on the picture to the right, the route has been divided into four sections, and we are working through comments on the proposals for each of these sections to help inform more detailed design development.

As the design work progresses, we will be publishing our responses to the themes that emerged through the consultation on a section-by-section basis. Our responses on the following sections can be found below, while our responses on themes relating to other sections will be published here as they become available.







The original proposals that we consulted on are retained below for reference.

Wimborne Road - proposals in this section include:

  • More priority for cyclists and pedestrians and wider footways on Serpentine Road
  • New parallel crossings at the Wimborne Road/Denmark Lane/Serpentine Road roundabout
  • Light segregation (eg flexible poles) to be installed on the existing on-road cycle lane on the western side of Wimborne Road between the roundabout and Heckford Road
  • The existing bus lane on the eastern side of Wimborne Road maintained
  • New toucan crossings along Wimborne Road
  • A new two-way protected cycle track on the western side of Wimborne Road, with access maintained to/from properties where required
  • On-street parking to be removed along the western side of road
    More priority for people walking and cycling along Wimborne Road across most adjoining roads
  • No access for vehicles between Wimborne Road/Stokes Avenue. Access would be maintained for people walking or cycling
  • Upgrade of the New Inn junction, providing dedicated signal timing for cyclists and priority to those walking and cycling

Darbys Lane - proposals in this section include:

  • A planter box installed and vehicle restrictions currently in place between Darbys Lane and Wimborne Road. This is being consulted on separately as part of Experimental Traffic Regulation Order
  • New wayfinding signage
  • Improvements to the Darbys Lane/Dorchester Road junction
  • Improvements to the shared use path leading to Trigon Bridge

Trigon Bridge – Canford Heath - proposals in this section include:

  • Improvements to the shared use path leading to Trigon Bridge. The handrail height would also be increased on the bridge to improve safety
  • A new two-way shared path on Harwell Road, between Trigon Bridge and Darbys Lane North and new parking restrictions on Harwell Road to create space for the path
  • Improvements to Darbys Lane North
  • Improvements to the existing shared use path near schools and the leisure centre
  • A new toucan crossing point on Canford Heath Road

Gravel Hill - proposals in this section include:

  • Upgrade to the existing paths along both sides of Gravel Hill
  • Improvements to the existing path into Canford Heath


Further information on the proposals

There are some aspects of the programme which apply to all routes and sections:

E-scooters

BCP Council is participating in the Department for Transport’s 2021 trial for rental electric scooters. The rental scooters can be used on roads, signed cycle lanes and shared cycle/pedestrian facilities in Bournemouth and Poole. Private e-scooters are still, and will remain, illegal for use on public roads and cycleways. Find out more from the BCP website.

Biodiversity

Where the removal of trees or other vegetation may be needed as part of the TCF proposals to deliver sustainable transport infrastructure, we will be aiming to deliver biodiversity net gain. This means we would undertake new planting, for example, at the same place or another location in south east Dorset to ensure that habitats which may be affected by our programme are in a better overall state than before the work started. We will work closely with relevant statutory environmental bodies and other groups, including council parks and tree officers, to assess the impact on any trees or vegetation as the proposals develop.

Wayfinding

As part of the proposals to encourage more walking and cycling across south-east Dorset, a network of wayfinding signage is being introduced. More information about the works that are already underway is available from the BCP website. Additional locations where signage is being considered are identified in the detailed maps available as part of this consultation.

Maintenance

The proposed TCF routes would be managed within BCP and Dorset Councils’ ongoing maintenance programmes.

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