Darby's Lane

Category
ETRO
Date(s)
Friday 7th August 2020 (00:00) - Sunday 21st February 2021 (23:59)
Description

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:

  • Darby’s Lane has been closed to all motor traffic at the junction with Wimborne Road and Fernside Road (the New Inn Junction).
  • Motor vehicles will no longer be able to exit Darby's Lane onto Wimborne Road or Fernside Road.  Vehicular access to adjacent businesses and residential roads will not be affected.
  • There will be no loss of parking spaces.
  • The closure will be carried out using timber planters and appropriate signage, which will still allow people walking or cycling to get through.
  • The traffic signals timing will be adjusted at the New Inn junction and the Dorchester Road junction to account for the change in traffic flows.

See more information about the changes.

Darbys Lane map

Background information

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

Your views are important to us and we want to hear from those who live in, work in or visit the area.

This process is anonymous. You can give feedback using the online form throughout the trial period. During the trial the council will consider the feedback. 

The council will undertake a review after six months. Comments received by 21 February 2021 will be considered as part of this review.

Formal comments

If you wish to formally object to or support the proposed Order, please send your comments by 21 February 2021 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.

Next Steps

We intend to review the measure in early 2021.  A full report on the findings and outcomes of the ETRO will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet, 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.