Safer Roads

This consultation has now closed. We are analysing the results and will publish a report when it is ready.


We asked, local businesses and visitors to share their thoughts on proposals to deliver several road safety improvements to further reduce the risks of collisions along the A35 between Iford and St. Paul’s roundabouts, as well as the A3049 Ashley Road and surrounding areas.

The council has been allocated £1.89million from the Department for Transport (DfT) Safer Roads Fund to implement additional road safety measures in this area, with additional money provided by the Bournemouth Town’s Fund.

As well as improving road safety, the proposals also focus on improving accessibility for pedestrians and disabled people, with the aim of making the area more inviting and safer for everyone.

The proposals include:

  • Additional crossing facilities for pedestrians and people who cycle with footpath widening at St. Swithun’s roundabout and a new contraflow along St Swithun’s Road South.
  • New pedestrian crossings and reconfiguration of the existing traffic islands at Christchurch Road. roundabout, with new kerb alignments and road markings along Centenary Way and Ashley Road.
  • A new crossing on Christchurch Road for pedestrians and school children, with enhanced cycle lanes to protect riders from parked cars and traffic.
  • Several junction enhancements to further reduce the risk and severity of collisions and improve pedestrian accessibility.
  • Extension of existing 20mph zones in Boscombe to include additional residential roads and sections of the A35 and Ashley Road.

Your views are important to us and this is an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposals that will be used to help shape the detailed design stage. Please note that no decisions have been made at this stage and will only be made once your feedback has been considered.

Have Your Say

Come and talk to us

We will be holding two drop-in events where you can meet officers and asks question about the proposals:

The consultation will close at 11:59pm on 23 April 2024. If you have any questions or need the survey in a different format, please email saferroads@bcpcouncil.gov.uk. You can also refer to our FAQs.

This consultation has now closed. We are analysing the results and will publish a report when it is ready.


We asked, local businesses and visitors to share their thoughts on proposals to deliver several road safety improvements to further reduce the risks of collisions along the A35 between Iford and St. Paul’s roundabouts, as well as the A3049 Ashley Road and surrounding areas.

The council has been allocated £1.89million from the Department for Transport (DfT) Safer Roads Fund to implement additional road safety measures in this area, with additional money provided by the Bournemouth Town’s Fund.

As well as improving road safety, the proposals also focus on improving accessibility for pedestrians and disabled people, with the aim of making the area more inviting and safer for everyone.

The proposals include:

  • Additional crossing facilities for pedestrians and people who cycle with footpath widening at St. Swithun’s roundabout and a new contraflow along St Swithun’s Road South.
  • New pedestrian crossings and reconfiguration of the existing traffic islands at Christchurch Road. roundabout, with new kerb alignments and road markings along Centenary Way and Ashley Road.
  • A new crossing on Christchurch Road for pedestrians and school children, with enhanced cycle lanes to protect riders from parked cars and traffic.
  • Several junction enhancements to further reduce the risk and severity of collisions and improve pedestrian accessibility.
  • Extension of existing 20mph zones in Boscombe to include additional residential roads and sections of the A35 and Ashley Road.

Your views are important to us and this is an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposals that will be used to help shape the detailed design stage. Please note that no decisions have been made at this stage and will only be made once your feedback has been considered.

Have Your Say

Come and talk to us

We will be holding two drop-in events where you can meet officers and asks question about the proposals:

The consultation will close at 11:59pm on 23 April 2024. If you have any questions or need the survey in a different format, please email saferroads@bcpcouncil.gov.uk. You can also refer to our FAQs.

Safer Roads Map

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1. Click below to open the map.

2. Once opened, you can zoom in and out, and drag to move around the screen.

3. The proposals are shown using different colours on the map. You can click on the colours to see which proposal they represent (existing or proposed 20mph, puffin, toucan, uncontrolled or zebra crossings, junction improvements and side road entry treatments). Information about the proposals can be found in our information document and FAQs.

4. To see other users’ thoughts, simply click on pins that appear on the map.

5. To add a pin that represents your comment, i.e., what you like or dislike about the proposals, and/or anything else, please click the + button on the left-hand side. Drag and drop the relevant pin onto the map, where you can leave a comment and/or image. 

6. Please note: everything you put on the map is accessible to others, so it is encouraged not to reveal any personal information.

7. In addition to commenting on the map, you can also give us your views using the online survey

Page last updated: 26 Apr 2024, 08:24 PM