Details of the scheme
This route is one of the highest used cycle routes in the conurbation with high potential for further growth in its use. The aim of this trial is to create a safer environment to travel to and through the area on foot or by bicycle. This provides an improved safety for those using the nearby community centre.
An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to prioritise cycling in Darbys Lane at the junction with Wimborne Road (New Inn Junction). These changes are temporary to allow people to have their say on the changes until 21 February 2021, before any decision would be made on whether to make them permanent.
The temporary changes are:
See more information about the changes.
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.
Emergency measures to support Active Travel are being introduced across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole funded by the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Funding.
Have your say
If you wish to formally object to or support the proposed Order, please send your comments by 21 February 2022 to:
- ETROresponse@bcpcouncil.gov.uk, putting ‘ETRO/4’ as the subject heading, or
- ETRO/4, Growth and Infrastructure, BCP Council, Civic Centre, Poole, BH15 2RU.
Please include the reference ‘ETRO/4’, your name and address and specify the grounds for your support or objection in your response.
Any representations received may be made public. Written objections and support will be considered by the council before deciding whether or not to make the experimental measures permanent.
We are currently reviewing the measure considering feedback from the first six months of the trial. A full report on the findings and outcomes of the ETRO will be considered by the Portfolio Holder for Transport, who will make a decision on whether the changes should be made permanent, retained (with minor alterations), or removed. The experimental order can also be maintained for further review, up to a maximum period of 18 months.