Evening Hill Trial

Tuesday 14th July 2020 (00:00) - Thursday 14th January 2021 (23:59)

Background information

Emergency measures to support Active Travel are being 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.

Details of the scheme 

BCP Council has introduced a trial protected cycle lane up Evening Hill. The new protected cycle lane will help users cycle safely along this busy road, and hopefully encourage more visitors and residents to use their bikes to travel to and from the beach, as well as cycling along the coast. 

These changes are temporary to allow people to have their say on the changes until 14 January 2021, before any decision would be made on whether to make them permanent.

Find out more information about the changes.


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Have your say

The trial will start on Tuesday 14 July 2020 and will be in place for 6 months, with a review in early 2021.

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. 

Next Steps

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 trial 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.